Off the Air
is a series of Quarter Hour Shorts
on [adult swim]
. It's essentially a series of animated (and sometimes live-action) shorts centered on a particular theme. That being said, the shorts tend to be very bizarre
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Off the Air
provides examples of-
- Book Ends: Every episode sans "Animals" usually has footage from an earlier segment (often the first) appear at the end.
- Deranged Animation: Pretty much the main staple of the series.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The opening segment of the episode "Body" features a close-up view of the human nasal passages and throat. To say it looks like a certain part of female anatomy would be an understatement.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: The episode "Color" features the music video for "Datamosh" by Yung Jake, which includes footage from a Justin Bieber music video. The edit shown in the episode replaces Bieber's image with a stock photo of a Bieber-ish teen.
- Mind Screw: The series in general. A few shorts have something of a cohesive plot, though.
- Stock Footage: A good number of shorts is pretty much old footage from documentaries and TV shows.
- The Cameo: Space Ghost has appeared in every episode barring "Animals", usually as a Funny Background Event. Zorak also appears in "Colors" and "Nightmares", and in the latter, both of them along with Moltar appear during the credits.