In numerous interviews, it had been stated that at the time, one third of Cartoon Network's audience were adults. Space Ghost Coast to Coast , Cartoon Network's first foray into original programming, was created in specifically for late night adult audiences. She stated there was a new programming block coming out in September that was aimed for an adult audience. The screening was part of the Toyota Comedy Festival. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law was the winner and the pilot was screened.
Sedelmaier talked about working on the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law pilot. On August 31, Adult Swim. According to Linda Simensky , "We had a bunch of episodes to screen for Mike Lazzo and by only the second episode, he yelled, Buy it! The first anime broadcast on the block also aired on the night of its launch, Cowboy Bebop.
The block initially aired on Sunday nights from Adult Swim had a disclaimer that read "Parents strongly cautioned—the following programs are intended for mature audiences over the age of These programs may contain some material that many parents would not find suitable for children and may include intense violence, sexual situations, coarse language and suggestive dialogue.
Some of these bumpers were narrated by a lifeguard who spoke through a megaphone. Most notably he would shout "All kids out of the pool". The logo was the words "Adult Swim" in all capital letters, shown after a freeze frame of the footage. The next year, the lettering was changed to white letters. Sedelmaier ,  Watering Hole, a series of shorts about animals talking in a bar created by Soup2Nuts ,  s Hanna-Barbera action cartoons dubbed with the voices of children,  a series of shorts called Not for Air that had the speech of Hanna-Barbera characters bleeped to make it seem like the characters were swearing,  The New Adventures of The Wonder Twins ,  What They're Really Thinking, which had a voice narrate a character's thoughts in a comedic way, and Brak Puppet Party, a puppet show featuring classic Hanna-Barbera characters.
Various anime programs displayed on the block from At this point, Adult Swim stopped airing on Thursday nights. On January 12, , the senior citizen bumpers were replaced by animated safety manuals featuring Adult Swim characters. The logo was changed to the words "adult swim" in red and a black circle with a yellow penumbra. Beginning on January 13, , Adult Swim was airing five nights a week, Sundays through Thursdays from Saturday Nights were dropped.
From left to right: New bumps debuted on May 25, , and feature black intertitle "cards" in white Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold type. The most recent bumper cards have the "[adult swim]" or "[as]" caption somewhere within photographs of places — often with roads or road signs throughout the world. One of the more infamous bumps was " cus anime is teh s uck"; this started because of someone on the Adult Swim message board complaining about the anime programming on the block, and because the message board wouldn't allow the word "sucks" to be written, Adult Swim turned it into a running gag and sold T-shirts with the phrase written on it.
When this format is given, certain shows will be given a specified color indicating a premiere , with a caption at the bottom that reads "All Times and Music Eastern". The music in the background has a decidedly Indian flair. The Family Guy episode had to air on November 9. July 19, , Adult Swim had a publicity stunt telling viewers that they needed 1,, people to go to their website so they can "Free Hockey Chicken".
An Adult Swim employee was dressed as a chicken in front of a webcam being watched by viewers and he could not leave the studio until they reached their goal. The episode replayed 24 times to celebrate Election Day. According to a September 1, article in Promo magazine, representatives travel to 30 universities across the U. On March 28, , Adult Swim gained an extra hour, now ending at 6 a. On October 2, , Adult Swim regained the 10 p.
Mondays to Thursdays, and Saturdays. Adult Swim had a direct and important role in the revival of an aforementioned popular animated series, Family Guy. Due to the series' popularity in reruns, the block burned off " When You Wish Upon a Weinstein ", an episode of the series that had been banned from airing on Fox, in On New Year's Eve , Adult Swim had a countdown for the new year featuring characters from their shows.
The next day, Boston authorities arrested two men involved with the incident. Peter Berdovsky, 27, a freelance video artist from Arlington, Massachusetts , and Sean Stevens, 28, were facing charges of placing a hoax device to incite panic, as well as one count of disorderly conduct, according to CNN  which is also owned by Turner Broadcasting System. They are part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of Adult Swim's animated television show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Parent company Turner Broadcasting is in contact with local and federal law enforcement on the exact locations of the billboards. We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger. On January 1, , Adult Swim began airing reruns of King of the Hill and its sign-on time was expanded by one hour, moving from 11 p.
ET, extending the network's daily schedule to nine hours. The advisory sign-on bumper was changed from the traditional black and white text-only format to now feature various live action backgrounds similar to its non-advisory counterparts. The content warning message is "[adult swim] may contain mature material some viewers may not find suitable".
Adult Swim still airs the traditional black and white bumpers and advisory bumpers from Instead, the live shot identifications are shown. On March 31, , Adult Swim's sign-on time was moved to 8: ET, further extending the network's daily schedule to ten hours and effectively matching the airtime of most nights that Nick at Nite has.
ET hour back, making Adult Swim start at 9: This has happened twice since , from October 26 to November 29, , and September 26 to December 5,