Has nothing to do with my handwriting looking like a fourth grader's, oh no. XP
I'll try to put a different sketch in between all of these RJ uploads, but the bot NEEDS some LUV.
Enjoy the revenge.
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones (c) Greg Miller
Cartoon Network, fry.
I made this back when CN was still sort of stuck in the "CN Real, we can't admit it was a failure so here's one or two more live action shows" phase. I can't speak for it in 2016 because I don't have the channel anymore, but at the time, ... yeah. It was bad.
I kind of just imagined Robot toweling his butt off with the logo after seeing that Yogman food fight bumper from the Powerhouse CN Era.
CN has basically did a 180 to how they were when I drew this.
but I still like SU.
I don't know why CN is milking this Teen Titans Go thing so hard. Usually they give up on these lame spinoffs after a year. Totally remove the Titans element from it, that's a whole different conversation, the ideas it teaches are kind of insulting to children's intelligence, let alone older kids who know better. If they just cut the cord on this show nobody even asked for, and bring in something with at least double it's worth, maybe CN would actually start to see golden days again.
Do you really still have those tapes? How many have the original voice, if I may ask?
But sadly there is no way to travel back.
Atleast it's still on the Internet!!!
Either way, it's a shame they don't have this anymore, or Cartoon Planet... are they still doing that? It seemed so pointless, they were showing the shame freaking cartoons every other week, like the same exact episodes! DX
but i only watched it to see Ed edd n eddy again. also how could brak and zorak from space ghost coast to coast be on a cn show for young audiences? i mean WTF?
Anyway they need to bring back the cartoon cartoon show again
and have reruns of both RJ, and ed edd n eddy!
well atleast the boomerang channel is still in good hands.
I wondered that thing about Brak and Zorak hosting the block. Well, Cartoon Planet started off as a block on Friday nights. I suppose that just proves that it was geared towards older viewers who grew up with the cartoons, rather than introducing them to the new generation of viewers for possible syndication. It's really a big tease, like having RJ in the 20th anniversary promos and then not showing him AT ALL, even for a day, and I'm kinda mad about it. X(
I completely agree, they ought to bring back the cartoon cartoon show--hell, why not bring back the original Cartoon Cartoon Fridays with the different cartoon hosts every week? I mean, if they're just going to show reruns of the old cartons, might as well slap some old, era-relevant bumpers around them, like they're kinda sorta doing with The 90s Are All That on Teennick. They've already got all kinds of Friday's host bumpers in their archives, it wouldn't hurt to show a couple of those instead of Brak And Zorak's lovable but quickly annoying 5 bumpers they play over and over...
Thanks for the fav. Glad to hear from you again.
There could be lot of reasons why RJ didn’t make it, but most of those lie with CN, as most of the stubborn choices they made over Miller’s head made it so that it became difficult for the show to gain the ratings that it originally promised. (I mean, I think CN had to be pretty convinced RJ was worth the effort if they gave it its own show even though Billy and Mandy won the Big Pick). What’s sucks is that RJ came at a time when CN was enforcing all of these new ideas and policies that never affected shows like PPG and Dexter’s on their road to success, some of which pretty much ripped the series of RJ down the middle from season one and two, symbolized by the changing of the voice at the start of season one.
My frustration with CN lies with the fact that their decisions basically destroyed the potential of creativity of their cartoonist. That’s why so many… er… mediocre and really random shows got the green light, while God knows how many other promising cartoon pitches hit a wall for some stupid, insignificant reason or another. It doesn’t affect just RJ, but what RJ symbolizes is the new scrutiny CN took on once they thought they were a channel worth crap.
Eh, sorry for the text block.
Looking back on it, I wonder what it was about RJ that CN thought needed so much careful handling. Was it because it was a show about a young teenager with episodes dealing with the problems of growing up? Because that was kind of a new, mature area that Cartoon Network hadn't really tapped the waters of yet, even if the touchy parts were worked around with five year old level comedy relief like fart jokes and dull puns... there was a certain amount of morale that the show kind of danced around, and not for comedy, but to actaully try and teach oncoming middle schoollers something about the way the world works (mostly about how freaking cruel it is), but the ending of each episode with the Data Log didn't have quite the deep sentiment that a show like As Told by Ginger had, but there was definitely heart in there.
Some of them don't even seem like they are at my level, but a level purposefully designed if I decided to get high. There sums up Problem Solverz.