Where to find old Cartoon Network ads, probably by Williams Street?
November 27, 2004 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Anyone else a fan of the TV adverts for Cartoon Network (by, I guess, Williams Street of Sealab 2021 and ATHF fame)? The new CG commercials are fun, and the old classics featured things like Shaggy doing a variation on the Whopper/Royale conversation from Pulp Fiction, and Johnny Bravo sitting around in Hopper's Nighthawks coffeeshop (having had his heart broken by Scooby Doo's Velma.) Hip stuff with obvious references aimed at adults. Can the adverts be found anywhere? Anyone want to sharez a link with me via e-mail? Thanks.
posted by Shane to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
Oh man, if someone emails you please post the link here!
(I loved those things more than some of the shows on CN.)
posted by batgrlHG at 1:53 PM on November 27, 2004

Do you mean any of these if this link does not work, just seach for cartoon network, the screenshots of each ad should tell you if they are the ones you wanted.
posted by dabitch at 2:16 PM on November 27, 2004

here's an old one...
Cartoon Network - Johnny Bravo Recruit

posted by dabitch at 2:19 PM on November 27, 2004

Wasn't it Quarter Pounder/Royale, or am I losing it? Wouldn't have tossed that out there if others hadn't already answered the real question.
posted by Alylex at 5:44 PM on November 27, 2004

Thanks, åsk! I should have thought of you and Adland right away. It looks like much of the older stuff is missing from Adland, though. But I'll check around (and gladly donate the two bob for good measure.)

Oops, yeah, Alylex:
Vincent Vega: And you know what they call a ... a ... a Quarter Pounder with cheese in Paris?

Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?

Vincent Vega: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is.

Jules: Then what do they call it?

Vincent Vega: They call it a "Royale" with cheese.

Jules: A "Royale" with cheese! What do they call a Big Mac?

Vincent Vega: A Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "le Big-Mac".

Jules: "Le Big-Mac"! Ha ha ha ha! What do they call a Whopper?

Vincent Vega: I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.

posted by Shane at 6:15 PM on November 27, 2004

Whoa, my [small] tags didn't work at all in that last comment, but I just checked the source and they're there ... WTF?
posted by Shane at 6:18 PM on November 27, 2004

Adult Swim will be having an "Old School Bumps" week coming soon. I'd share a date, but examination of their website and the atrocious message boards revealed no solid information.
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants at 6:53 PM on November 27, 2004

The only Adult Swim one i remember is the Superfriends Wassup commercial, which had me and my friends hysterical (this was at the very very inception of the 'whassup' trend that inevitably got played). You can find the advert here. (MOV file!)
posted by naxosaxur at 7:58 PM on November 27, 2004

Heh, thanks.

Anyone knows what this page is? It lists a ton of CN commercials, including the Pulp Fiction parody, like this:

Commercials: Cartoon Network (Scooby Doo: Shaggy/Droopy Pulp Fiction parody) (CN) (~1:00) (On FOX#239)

Does this indicate there are files of these out there somewhere? Or is it just some person's video collection listings. Sorry, I'm not always tech-savvy.
posted by Shane at 10:24 PM on November 27, 2004

(OT, but Shane: I imagine it's because you put the [blockquote] tag inside the [small] tag instead of vice versa. Blockquote probably has a style defined on MeFi that overrides the [small].)
posted by neckro23 at 1:17 AM on November 28, 2004

by, I guess, Williams Street of Sealab 2021 and ATHF fame

Probably at least a couple of the same people, though Williams Street as such did not exist at the time.

The only Adult Swim one i remember is the Superfriends Wassup commercial

Except that it wasn't produced by anyone involved with Cartoon Network or Adult Swim, and in fact never aired on television at all. It was created and distributed on the Web by Bryan Boyer.

Adult Swim will be having an "Old School Bumps" week coming soon.

It starts tonight, but these are not the bumps you're looking for. They're going to be rerunning the pool-themed bumps they used when Adult Swim originally premiered.

Anyone knows what this page is?

It appears to be just one guy's obsessive indexing of his own video collection.
posted by jjg at 9:30 AM on November 28, 2004

What's that show where they parody the Superfriends? It was too long to be an advert; it was a show. I saw one where the male wonder twin watched Wonder Woman take a bath by turning himself into the bath water.
posted by bingo at 10:33 PM on November 28, 2004

Thanks, all.
posted by Shane at 1:08 PM on November 29, 2004

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