Thread: When TNT showed cartoons

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    • 13 years 2 months ago
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    Does anyone remember the name of the show TNT had on weekdays during the early '90s where they showed nothing but cartoons? I checked Wikipedia, and all they do is mention a "TNT Weekday Cartoon line up" and that's it, but I'm pretty sure the show had a name. I also seem to recall TNT stopped airing the show around the same time Cartoon Network debuted.

    It was an hour and a half long show-- where I grew up in NY state, it ran from 6:30pm to 8pm-- and it showed all kids of cartoons: Looney Tunes, MGM cartoons (Tom and Jerry, etc.), Popeye, the Pink Panther, The Inspector, and even obscure ones like Hoot Kloot and The Ant and The Aardvark. It would also show weird shorts in between cartoons, all featuring a film production team in high speed. A skinny guy with a clapboard with the word "CLAP" written on it would come out, snap the clapboard, and something random would happen-- a stuffed lion would pop out and eat the director or something like that-- followed by applause.

    What jogged my memory about this was poking around RJ and finding [url=http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/1545/]this ad[/url], which I remember seeing during the commerical breaks while watching this show. I thought it was cool that they dug out an old ad to go with the old cartoons.
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    They had actually brought back their Cartoon Lineup for a short while in the later 90's and I remember Watching it WeekDay Mornings back in 1997!
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    OMG I used watch this to.
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    I never saw it on TNT, but I remember USA used a similar line up of old Hanna Barbarra cartoons.
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    yeah i think its what origenaly turned into cartoon network. i remember scooby doo being shown alot as well as the real adventures of Johnny quest
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    Quote by hsmith98
    I never saw it on TNT, but I remember USA used a similar line up of old Hanna Barbarra cartoons.


    The Cartoon Express.
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    Quote by Reaper
    Quote by hsmith98
    I never saw it on TNT, but I remember USA used a similar line up of old Hanna Barbarra cartoons.


    The Cartoon Express.


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    Honestly my earliest childhood memory was watching the Pac-Man cartoon that they used to show on there. Then I remember throwing up on my cat. ops:
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    the cartoon express was the best it had everything.
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    We're going to sing you a lullaby
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    Quote by maxdrive
    the cartoon express was the best it had everything.


    I cannont argue with your logic!
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    Quote by Reaper
    Honestly my earliest childhood memory was watching the Pac-Man cartoon that they used to show on there. Then I remember throwing up on my cat. ops:


    A lot of my early childhood memories involve tv shows and movies too.

    I'm not so sure that's a good thing...
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    Quote by Ninjak
    Quote by Reaper
    Honestly my earliest childhood memory was watching the Pac-Man cartoon that they used to show on there. Then I remember throwing up on my cat. ops:


    A lot of my early childhood memories involve tv shows and movies too.

    I'm not so sure that's a good thing...


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    I remember watching Looney Tunes on TNT all the time, but I don't remember what the block was called.
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    I remember more hanna barbara stuff on tnt most of it was new stuff like captain planet new adventures of johnny quest i remember when it was dieing it would just show a hour of scooby
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    We're going to sing you a lullaby
    A big scary monster man is coming for you
    He'll gobble you up like chunky beef stew.
    Mmmwah!
    Goodnight!
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    I'll have to dig out a tape (found one not too long ago), but I'm relatively certain that the "blocks" you are referring were simply called "Bugs Bunny and Friends." TNT also, as mentioned, ran episodes from various series of "Scooby Doo" as well as "Captain Planet" on weekday mornings.

    Cartoon Network premiered in 1992, and I know for a fact that TNT was still running those cartoons as late as 1995 (perhaps later), so that doesn't totally explain their disappearance from the network. TNT did on several occassions air CN originals in the mid '90s ("Johnny Bravo," "Dexters Lab") -- again I know this 'cuz I recently found a few on tape.

    Of course, I didn't have CN until 2002, so my knowledge of their programming before that is shaky (I'm assuming it used to essentially be Boomerang -- which I still don't have....).
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    "Bugs Bunny and Friends" . . . I think you might be right. The between-commercial promos always had clips from old Bugs cartoons. Thanks, Owepar.

    I wasn't 100% sure about the Cartoon Network/ BB & Friends cancellation connection, but I could've sworn we got CN not long before or after TNT stopped showing BB & Friends.
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    Hmm...looking at this topic has inspired me to make one, based on TBS, though.
    Quote by Owepar
    I'll have to dig out a tape (found one not too long ago), but I'm relatively certain that the "blocks" you are referring were simply called "Bugs Bunny and Friends." TNT also, as mentioned, ran episodes from various series of "Scooby Doo" as well as "Captain Planet" on weekday mornings.
    Are you sure TNT showed Scooby and Captain Planet on weekday morns? I know TBS did. When I think weekday mornings, with TNT, I think stuff like Gumby & Friends.
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    Yep I remember when they showed cartoons and TBS showed cartoons too. That's when these channels were cool now today all the show is Drama on TNT and stupid stuff on TBS what happen Ted Turner what's going on.
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    TNT Toooooooooooons

    I remember they used to have bumpers with a tourist guy that would say that.

    Then they had some stupid "gogo and rudys(?) cartoon show (possibly parade) Then they took the toons off
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    Was this during the time that they were showing Little Rascals too ?
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