Western Animation: Cartoon Network Groovies
Imagine a channel that showed a bunch of music videos during commercial breaks. These videos featured footage from the shows the network aired, and sometimes even had original animation made for it. And here's the kicker: many songs were done by prominent artists like They Might Be Giants, Will.i.am, and even Devo. Prepare to be surprised, as this was Cartoon Network during the late 1990s/early 2000s.You can view many of them here and here.
Some of the original Cartoon Network Groovies made were...:
- Atom's Theme (The Atom Ant Show)
- Back to the Lab by Prince Paulnote (Dexter's Laboratory)
- Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl) by Shonen Knife (The Powerpuff Girls), a music video showing clips of The Powerpuff Girls and the names of the villains in both English and Japanese.
- Chemical X (The Powerpuff Girls)
- Circles by Soul Coughing (Various Hanna-Barbera cartoons), a Deconstructive Parody of the Going in Circles trope
- Courage the Cowardly Dog by They Might Be Giants (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
- Dee Dee and Dexter By They Might Be Giants (Dexter's Laboratory)
- Dexter (What's his name?) by Coolio (Dexter's Laboratory)
- El Kabong Rides Again by Calexico (Quick Draw McGraw)
- Go Monkey Go! by Devo (The Powerpuff Girls)
- Gorilla 4 Sale by Micheal Ungar (Magilla Gorilla)
- Hey, Johnny Bravo! by The Reverend Horton Heat (Johnny Bravo)
- Jabberjaw (Running Underwater) by Pain (Jabberjaw), showing The Neptunes as a ska band playing on a vintage metal Jabberjaw lunch box and rescuing Shelley from an eel who falls for her during a performance.
- L'Amour A Un Odeur by Pink Martini (Pepe Le Pew)
- Mars Forever by Fantastic Plastic Machine (Marvin the Martian)
- Meet The Flintstones (a remix of the Flintstones theme, with trivia about the show)
- Musical Evolution (Josie and the Pussycats), showing the Josie and the Pussycats theme as a disco tune, a late 1970s punk anthem, a country ballad, a KISS-style arena rock song, and as a techno/house beat.
- My Best Friend Plank by Film Tecknarna (Ed, Edd n Eddy)
- Pork Jam by Soapbox Studios (Porky Pig), remixing lines from his cartoons, along with his stuttering
- Secrets By Will.i.am (Dexter's Laboratory)
- Signal in the Sky (Let's Go!) by The Apples In Stereo (The Powerpuff Girls)
- That Time is Now by Micheal Kohler (Superfriends)
- The Incredible Shrinking Day by Garrett Freireichnote and Stuart Hillnote (Ed, Edd n Eddy)
- Time is Running Out (Jonny Quest)
- Wascally Wemix by Todd Eaton (Elmer Fudd/Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck)
- When It's Over by Sugar Ray (George of the Jungle)
- Yogi Bear Live at Yellowstone by High School Jim (Yogi Bear)