* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ABA with a rotating cast of B's, most notably ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''.
** About a third of the episodes of the spinoff version of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' used the Two Shorts format, occasionally with a quickie musical filler.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' uses the Two Shorts format, with short live-action fillers in between: "And now a word from us kids!"
** In some of the newer episodes, "A Word from Us Kids" was replaced by "Postcards from You!".
* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' ran an ABA format, despite Captain N not technically being a short, with a 22-minute Captain N episode being framed by 11-minute ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' episodes over the course of an hour. The last season was instead Two Shorts, with a ''Super Mario World'' cartoon and an 11-minute Captain N cartoon (usually one of the 22-minute episodes from the earlier seasons butchered into 11 minutes).
* Creator/CartoonNetwork Examples
** ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' shared an ABA format with ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' until, as above, the second-string short was spun off. Neither show lasted very long.
** ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ABA with either ''Dial M for Monkey'' or ''The Justice Friends''.
** Done only occasionally in the early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends.''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' was initially aired as ''Grim and Evil'', sharing an ABA structure with ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' before the latter was [[SpinOff spun off]] and then cancelled. Both shows became two short format.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Some special episodes filled the whole 22 minutes, but most were of the Two Shorts format.
*** Except the fourth season, which had only two of 13 episodes in this format.
* ''WesternAnimation/CoolMcCool'' followed the ABA format with B being Harry [=Mc=]Cool.
* {{Doug}}'s Nickelodeon seasons were Two Shorts format, with the exception of the full-length series premiere and the Halloween and Christmas specials.
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' uses the [=ABA=] format, with the "B" slot taken by a Dragon Tales Tune.
* ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' uses the Two Shorts format, with the addition of a closing super-short segment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' uses the Two Shorts format, with the exception of specials.
* Creator/HannaBarbera Examples (''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'', their first half-hour series, was the TropeMaker for the format.)
** ''[[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs 2 Stupid Dogs]]'': ABA structure, with new ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' episodes in the middle.
** The original ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}'' ran ABA with ''WesternAnimation/TheGalaxyTrio'' as the B.
** ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', ABCA with "Wing Dings" and ''Magnificent Muttley''. Later in the run the show went AABC.
** WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow originally was ABC with Huck as C with WesternAnimation/YogiBear as A and WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks as B. When Yogi left. Huck became A, Pixie and Dixie stayed B and WesternAnimation/HokeyWolf became C.
** ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' as the A running ABA with WesternAnimation/DinoBoy.
** [[WesternAnimation/YogiBear The Yogi Bear Show]] was ABC. It featured Yogi as A, WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}} as B and WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle as C.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', ABA with ''WesternAnimation/USAcres'', also known as ''Orson's Farm'' overseas and on the DVD cut. Originally aired in an hour-long form on Saturday morning, making it a Six Shorts format, but it was really two ThreeShorts episodes grafted together.
** In between the shorts most of the time would be "Quickies". There were three kinds: as mentioned above, there was a "Garfield Quickie" based on the Garfield strips, a "US Acres Quickie" based on the ''U.S. Acres'' strip, and a special kind named "Screaming with Binky", to inform viewers that the show wasn't over in the usual half hour, and starred [[MonsterClown Binky the Clown]].
** The first season was only aired for a half-hour. Starting with Season 2 onward, the show was aired for an hour.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' generally did two 11-minute shorts, though some episodes did take up the whole 22 minutes (e.g. "Parent's Day" and "Helga on the Couch"), and "The Journal" took up two separate 22-minute blocks.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther''. [=ABA=], with the B being either a short with ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', or a less well-known Creator/DePatieFrelengEnterprises cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/TheAntAndTheAardvark'' or ''{{Misterjaw}}''.
* Zigzagged from "played straight" to "averted" with ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. Some episodes had two shorts, some had two shorts and a fake commercial, and a handful of episodes (like "Son of Stimpy" and "Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen") don't have this format.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' followed the ABCA format. The "Rocky" segments took up the beginning and the end, the B would be either "Fractured Fairy Tales" or "Aesop and Son", and C would be "Mr. Peabody" or "WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight".
** Another Jay Ward program, ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'', followed the ABC format, with the other two segments being "Tom Slick" and "Super Chicken."
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' uses an unusual format, where one full-length episode is framed by two super-short segments.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is generally Two Shorts. In fact, between the 1991 premiere of ''Rugrats'' and the 1998 premiere of ''The Wild Thornberrys'', ''every'' {{Nickelodeon}} cartoon was generally Two Shorts (with the exception of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', which was an animated sketch comedy). These are still the majority.
** The first Christmas episode is a full-length episode, with the title screen popping up halfway through saying "Later That Day" and simply continuing the same episode [[ExactWords later that same day]].
* A lot of specials and one-off episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' are constructed like this:
** The "Treehouse of Horror" {{Halloween Special}}s are the most obvious example.
** The episode "Trilogy of Error" has its three seemingly irrelevant plots (Homer accidentally cutting a finger off; Lisa trying to get to a science fair; Bart and Milhouse discovering a mafia's illegal fireworks ring) become [[HyperlinkStory connected more and more throughout]].
** There are several episodes, such as "Tales From The Public Domain", "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase", and "Simpsons Tall Tales", which use either a FramingDevice of characters telling each other stories with a UniversalAdaptorCast, or simply BreakingTheFourthWall, to connect them to the main continuity.
** [[ExecutiveMeddling The studio executives actually planned originally for all the episodes to be in this format]], but thankfully they were eventually convinced otherwise.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' generally uses the two 11-minute shorts format. A few episodes, including the pilot, used the three shorts format, and 22-minute episodes are considered specials.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuper6'' also followed the ABC format with A being Super Bwoing, B being the Brothers Matzoriley while C would feature Elevator Man, Super Scuba, Granite Man, Magneto Man or Captain Zammo.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' often alternated between three shorts and full length episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ran as three shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' uses a Two Shorts format for most episodes. However, there have been several full 22-minute episodes, an extended-length Christmas episode, and two occasions were the second short takes place within the same time as the first short, often to show different points of view. There have been points where the show ran in QuarterHourShort format, mostly new shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong very rarely'' used the Two Shorts format.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' also ''very rarely'' used the Two Shorts format.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' ''very rarely'' used the Two Shorts format as well.
* The "Anthology of Interest" episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', as well as "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular", "Reincarnation" and "Saturday Morning Fun Pit".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' used this format for its first season, but it wasn't really ABA, or ABC, more like ABZ, DFA, or WTF, but switched to full 22-minutes episodes for its second season.
** Which was the setup for a BrickJoke for the AnimatedActors of the other superheroes to show up and complain about not getting any airtime.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'' followed [=ABA=], with the B being a short featuring Clyde Crashcup, a BunglingInventor who invented things already in existence.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats''. The B was ''The Catillac Cats''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' animated series was ABA, with A being the actual cartoons and B as a sing-a-long with two Beatles songs and introductions for each.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' follows the two-short format.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'' also follows the two-short format.
* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: The Series'' used the Two Shorts format most of the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' used the two shorts format.
* This format persisted into the 1980s, with ''TheKwickyKoalaShow''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did this with a Halloween special, wherein they re-created three movies based on Creator/StephenKing novels with the Family Guy characters. They did ''Film/StandByMe'', ''{{Film/Misery}}'', and ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. The surrounding material involved Peter introducing them, and reminding us all that Creator/StephenKing is the greatest author of all time.
** The "Viewer Mail" episodes follow this format with three short episodes with plots taken from viewer ideas.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' does the two stories format.
* Since 2010, most Creator/CartoonNetwork shows have had episode premiere as {{Quarter Hour Short}}s or TwoShorts with one being new, then aired as TwoShorts for re-runs.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' follows the two shorts format, with the exception of three episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' mostly uses two shorts, but there are some episodes (like "Ziterella" and "The Environmentals") where it's just one episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs'' also uses the two shorts format.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' mostly had two shorts (much like most other original Creator/CartoonNetwork programming under the "Cartoon Cartoons" brand[[note]]and a lot of the current Cartoon Network programming, though those cartoons are just packaged as two-short cartoons in daytime reruns. Whenever a new short comes on Thursday, the network airs the new short first, followed by a repeat of the last rerun that came on...unless, like the ''Regular Show'' episodes "Exit 9B," "The Real Thomas," "Skips' Story," and "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special," there was a full, 30-minute episode that can't be broken into two parts[[/note]], save for ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', which had an ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' cartoon in between two ''Cow and Chicken'' cartoons until ''I Am Weasel'' was spun off to its own show), but the seventh episode of season one had three shorts ("If It's Wright, It's Wrong," "The WesternAnimation/TimeSquad Recruitment Ad," and "Killing Time.")
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' aired in this format. First was ''My Little Pony'', and then one of three other shows. ''My Little Pony'' was the only segment to get aired every week. The other properties, ''Glo Friends'', ''Moondreamers'', and ''The Potato Head Kids'' (yes, really), alternated each week.
* Every show aired on WesternAnimation/KideoTV, which included ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'', ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'', ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'', ''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelylocks'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}''. When the shows were re-run on their own and released on VHS, they each became two stories.
** ''Popples'' is the only exception. Some tapes had up to six episodes!
* ''The WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Comedy Show'' uses the A-B-A format. The B portion features [[TexAveryMGMCartoons Droopy's]] adventures, with Slick Wolf as the antagonist and other Creator/TexAvery characters in supporting roles.
** A later series, ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'', started off using the A-B-A format, with ''Tom and Jerry'' as the A and either Droopy or Spike and Tyke as the B. As it went on, however, the producers stopped using the format and just put together three shorts at random, though there was usually at least one Tom and Jerry short.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' airs in the ABAB format, with the B segments being live-action segments about kids exploring the theme of the episode, in a similar manner to the "A Word From Us Kids" segments mentioned in the Arthur examples above. Most of the time, the episodes will have the same theme. "Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty/Daniel Tiger Goes to the Potty" and "Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!/Neighborhood Thank You Day" are two examples of this.
* ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates'' aired in a three-shorts format, but unlike most shows, the B segment wasn't in the middle. Two Jake segments aired first, and the B-segment, a Neverland Pirate Band music video, aired last.
* ''The All-New {{Popeye}} Hour'' (Hanna-Barbera, 1978) followed an AABCA pattern. A was a standard Popeye cartoon, B was "Popeye's Treasure Hunt" (later "Popeye's Sports Parade"), and C was "Dinky Dog".
* ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' used Two Shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'' used Two Shorts for each 22-minute episode, except for specials.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' used Two Shorts, excepting a few 22-minute segments and "Escape from Cluster Prime", which ran for 44 minutes.
* ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' uses Two Shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/NedsNewt'' also uses Two Shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/RabbidsInvasion''.
* ''The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour'' had Three Shorts as the first half of the program, with two episodes of ''Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo'' and one of ''Scrappy and Yabba-Doo'', with all of the second half dedicated to Creator/RubySpears' ''The Puppy's New Adventures''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends Storytime With Thomas]]'' was ABA with ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie''. Each episode would also have a Thomas song or a segment recorded at a Day Out With Thomas event at the beginning.
** It's worth noting that Mumfie itself was aired in an ABA format in the [=USA=] on Fox Family and on NickJr in the [=UK=]. The B segment was Mumfie Melodies, a song compliation. Six of these segments were made, with only three on YouTube. The three other segments? [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Well, good luck finding them, as they only appeared on out-of-print VHS tapes!]]
** Thomas currently airs in America as an ABA program, with a song in between episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' is Two Shorts. In seasons two and three, there were puppet segments in between episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' alternated between full 22 min. episodes and Two Shorts episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' had a three shorts formula most of the time in an AABC format (sometimes the order of the shorts were rearranged as BAAC or ABAC depending on the episode). One A segment would be an eleven-minute story, then the commercial break, the next A segment being a seven-minute story (during the first season, these were the original ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' shorts, save for the first two shorts from '98 which were written into the eleven-minutes as flashbacks due to the first two shorts taking place two years prior to the events of the series and the 1999 shorts), the B segment being a three-minute short starring Snap (Rudy and Penny would not appear in these shorts, nor anything involved in the real world unless the title card showed a real world character erasing the chalk drawing on the chalk board title card), and then the C segment being a one-minute music video.
** A few episodes did avert the usual formula: "Double Trouble" using an AC format (the episode was 24 minutes plus the music video), three episodes ("Rudy's First Adventure/Rudy's Story", "French Fry Falls/Gift Adrift", and "The Smooch/Power Play") used the AAC format (two eleven-minute episodes and a music video), one episode used a ABAB format ("Mellow Drama Falls/Snapshots II: Wild [=ChalkZone=]!/The White Board/Doofus Penny")- one eleven-minute episode, a three-minute Snap short, a seven-minute story, and another three-minute Snap short (making it one of the few episodes without a music video), one episode used an AAB format without a music video due to the B segment being a minute longer than usual ("That Thing You Drew/That Sinking Feeling/Insect Aside"), and then the Christmas special "When Santas Collide" just aired a full 24-minutes without a music video.
* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' typically had a two-shorts format, although two episodes were full 22-minute stories and the final episode (in production order) contained three 7-minute shorts.
* The first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'' had an ABCD format. A was ''Frankenstein'', B was either ''Night of the Livijng Fred'' or a B-horror movie parody, C was ''Igor's Science Minute'' and D was ''Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}} Mixels: Mixed Up Special]]'' was a ''nine-shorts'' special. Seven of them were shorts that aired earlier in ''Mixels''' first season and the other two were 5 to 6-minute 'minisodes' that debuted with the special.
* ''WesternAnimation/TootAndPuddle'' followed the ABA format when aired on television - a story, followed by the interstitial "Boomerang Song," followed by another story. The downloads offered on Website/YouTube are presented as individual stories.
* ''The New WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker Show'' used the ABA three shorts format. The first and third shorts were about Woody while the second starred WesternAnimation/ChillyWilly instead.
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