''Liquid Television'' is an Emmy award-winning anthology animation program, produced by Colossal Pictures, that ran on Creator/{{MTV}} from 1991 to 1994, with the first season also running on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Two]] concurrently with MTV. It has served as the launching point for a number of original series that later became popular on their own, such as ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheHead''. The bulk of ''Liquid Television'''s material was created by independent animators and artists specially for the show, and some previously produced segments were compiled from festivals such as ''SpikeAndMikesSickAndTwistedFestivalOfAnimation''. Music/MarkMothersbaugh composed the show's theme music. There were also a large number of animation pieces adapted from the work of Art Spiegelman's comic compilation, RAW. RAW featured underground cartoonists such as Mark Beyer, Richard Sala, and Peter Bagge. In particular, ''Dog-Boy'' by Charles Burns was based on the artist's series from RAW.

Selected segments from the series, including the first appearances of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', were released on two VHS tapes in the late 1990s as ''The Best of Liquid Television'' parts one and two. These tapes are long out-of-print . A collection volume, titled ''Wet Shorts (The Best of Liquid Television)'', comprising the two VHS tapes, was available on DVD but this too is out-of-print.

Shorts from the series are now being officially uploaded onto http://liquidtelevision.com

[[AC: Recurring Series]]
* ''The Adventures of Thomas and Nardo''
* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''
* ''The Art School Girls Of Doom''
* ''Buzz Box''
* ''Crazy Daisy Ed''
* ''Cut-Up Camera''
* ''Dangerous Puppets''
* ''Dog-Boy''
* ''Footworks''
* ''Invisible Hands''
* ''Joe's Apartment''
* ''Miss Lidia's Makeover To The Stars''
* ''Psycho-Gram''
* ''Soap Opera''
* ''The Specialists''
* ''Speedbump the Roadkill Possum''
* ''Stick-Figure Theatre''
* ''Winter Steele''
!! This series contains examples of:
* {{Antimatter}}: In one series, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpecialists'', the heroes meet up with their antimatter counterparts, who were chromatically opposite but otherwise identical.
* BadassLongcoat: The guy with the gun that shoots colors in the "The End" short.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheyKilledKennyAgain: Speedbump the Roadkill Possum.
* CoolShades: The guy in "The End".
* ADateWithRosiePalms: In one "Crazy Daisy Ed" short, he starts jamming his friend's guitar and sings that the landlord masturbates on the rooftop. The nervous landlord begs him not to sing that, he offers Ed's friend years-free rent.
* DerangedAnimation: Frequently.
* FakeOutOpening: Most of the first season episodes started with a music video playing, only for it to gradually morph into the Liquid Television.
* {{Jerkass}}: Raisin's brother Malcolm.
-->'''Malcolm:''' Yeah... right.
* NegativeContinuity: WesternAnimation/AeonFlux died at the end of every short.
** The same thing goes to Speedbump the Roadkill Possum.
* NippleAndDimed: The ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' shorts.
* PlantPerson: Crazy Daisy Ed is literally a walking, talking flower.
* SeinfeldianConversation: "This Is Not Frank's Planet" features a spaceship flying through various surreal landscapes while the two (unseen) occupants argue about whether or not they're lost.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'', at least for Stick Figure Theatre.
** ''WesternAnimation/CartoonSushi'' for ''Liquid Television''.
** ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', which aired on fellow MTV Networks station Nickelodeon, premiered three years after ''Liquid Television'' ended. Like ''Liquid Television'', it was an animated anthology consisting of various shorts from independent animators (with one short, ''Life With Loopy'', sharing a studio with ''Joe Normal''), however aimed at a preteen audience.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The first "Crazy Daisy Ed" short begins with him being on the ground like a normal flower. He gets tired of just looking at the city and wants to actually be there.