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What Robot Thinks of Cartoon Network Today... by kartoonfanatic What Robot Thinks of Cartoon Network Today... by kartoonfanatic
The one time I am compelled to put my signature on a sketch...
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. :heart:
Enjoy the revenge.

Whatever Happened to Robot Jones (c) Greg Miller

Cartoon Network, fry. :flame:
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Themagicalfox Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cartoon Network is going against me.


because their making my least favorite tv show, Teen titans guu Shooting a :la: GIF Teen Titans Go - Scream 
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, compared to the rest of CN's current lineup, it kinda reminds me of the crap Nickelodeon is trying nowadays to pass for cartoons with effort...
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Themagicalfox Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ikr? This is what happens when CN cancels one show.



but I still like SU.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've heard SU is good, just haven't had the mindset to sit down and see if I like it.

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.
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Themagicalfox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yea, if CN can do that one thing and bring back the old cartoons, everything will be better
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tailsdollfangirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
old shows are used to be fun and all but when new shows happen to come by and bite them in the ass
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was 12 when the show premiered on CN. I loved it. At that time I was recording cartoons on tape. So I recorded all the first season episodes which I still have today. At the same time, I started drawing him on paper. But when the second season started, I couldn't believe that Robot's voice changed. I hated that which caused me to stop watching the show. They made him sound like a little kid. Eventually later on, I found out the show got canceled. Today I still watch the show on the internet. I don't mind the new voice. Also I still have those recorded episodes on tape with his original voice. I'm so happy I still have that today. Anyway I like the drawing. Makes me laugh just looking at it.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was about 7 when the show came on (Parents was the first episode I remember seeing) and as I remembered it, his thoughts/DLEs were read in one voice and his spoken words in another voice (I remember it being very distracting nevertheless), but that turned out to be completely wrong. >.< I don't mind the Bobby Block voice too too much. I think they could have done worse, although I kinda think they were just bullying Greg Miller when they made him do that. Anyway, I'm glad we have as many original voice episodes as we have. 
Do you really still have those tapes? :O How many have the original voice, if I may ask?
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. All first season episodes on one tape including the pilot. I recorded them at the time the show was airing. That was in the summer of 2002. I still like to watch them today. Before I saw any episodes, I first saw the commercial on CN about the new show. That instantly got me interested in checking it out.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
That. Is. Awesome. Do you think you might know how to upload them to Vimeo or Youtube so that the fanclub can see? There are still a lot of original voice episodes from that season that can't be found anywhere else. ^^;
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I don't know how to upload videos on the computer. Especially with a video tape. Nobody like uses tapes anymore. It's all DVDs today.
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Robot-Electro-Jones Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Do you have a video capture adapter? Something that could connect the computer to the VCR...
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WMbravesRJ02 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I don't have something like that. I don't know so much about computers, uploading videos and such. I'm sorry.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's OK. I'm really glad to hear someone has the tapes though. =D
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sometimes I just wish I could go back in time so I could see this show on TV again.
But sadly there is no way to travel back. 
Atleast it's still on the Internet!!!
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Agreed. =3 I can barely remember when this show was on TV that I remember. I mean, I know which episodes I saw but they are nothing like watching them again, it's kinda weird. =P
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
yeah, i was about 3 when the show premiered in 2002. so i couldnt remember much of it but thank god in 2005, i was watching CN one day and then the cartoon cartoon show started and at the exact moment i saw robot jones rerun on the show, i was all like OMG, this show...
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
That Cartoon Cartoon Top 5 block, correct? Funny thing is, I swear I used to watch that block all the time, and I never saw one Robot Jones cartoon on there, even though I heard it played multiple times on there... Once the show was cancelled, that was the last time I ever saw it played on the network, so finding the episodes was literally a flashback to a decade ago. X)
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
the cartoon cartoon show actually was a short show that aired old cartoon cartoons in a compilation.
here this is the intro to it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ZzQq…
BTW, it was during the CN city era. LOL XD
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah, yes, I remember this. Not too much different from the Top 5, I think they just included some classics and changed the name. X)

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
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Ethanthedude Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
yeah, i kind of agree. and yes they are still doing cartoon planet but on saturday mornings.
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.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, I'll have to check that out.... though from the sounds of it, they're not showing RJ or others like Time Squad or something... =(

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...
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Wordgirlserenity67 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss RJ!!!!
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I do, too... so much. :iconmiseryplz:
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Wordgirlserenity67 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROBOT WE MISS U!!
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Demoniclilangel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I fricking LOVE IT
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:flame::rage: CARTOON NETWORK :rage::flame:

Thanks for the fav. Glad to hear from you again. =D
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Demoniclilangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same. I am currently working on a random set of sketches for robot
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Cool. I miss you're Robot art. :iconrobotjonesplz: :heart:
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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I miss robot Jones ;~; It's sad that he didn't get much popularity when the show was airing, but he will always have a place in my heart full of love and oil <3
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Mine too. :heart:

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. ^^;

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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I couldn't agree more. Well said my friend :iconclapplz: It just really pisses me off that they would allow bullshit shows like The Problem Solverz, or SMFA and that they would expect that crap to make it big time on CN when really they only last for about 6-7 episodes, gets canceled, and nobody even notices it because the show didn't impact it's viewers the way they wanted it to. Sadly it was the same end result for Robot Jones but it seemed like that show actually impacted a lot of people who actually gave the show a chance and stuck around for it, but of course that just totally flew right over CN's head and they took down the show *sigh* 

(sorry for the rant, but I take RJ very seriously)
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I actually like getting to talk with more people about RJ. The show is the perfect example of what happens when a network gets an ego... anyway, you're right. RJ was given the rights to be a show, but under a bunch of ridiculous conditions that basically screwed the viewers over.

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.
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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah at least RJ actually tried to teach kids a lesson at the end of the episode. How many cartoon shows do you see doing that now a days. That's something really rare I still have trouble finding in many of the cartoons I watch today.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I really don't remember the last time I saw a cartoon like that... seems like ages. I remember when Spongebob used to try to teach kids something at the end of every other episode. The morals they push in the recent episodes, if they even have them, are blunt and broad, like 'be grateful of everything around you' and such. The Fairly Oddparents used to have quite a few ending morals themselves, but they completely gave that up after season two...
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ThatOneMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Let's just say that the new cartoons CN has to offer these days will never live up to the moral, story line, or greatness the old cartoons had. But don't get me wrong, Regular Show and Adventure Time are pretty good shows (sometimes Amazing World of Gumball too) but it just feels like the old cartoons gave me more of a pleasant dose of humor, a good lesson to be learned, and creativeness with each episode.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
The latest CN shows aren't horrible when it comes to the job of making you laugh, that might be something that in some cases the newer shows might do better for older, teenage audiences. But in every other category: Setting, episode plot, lesson of the day, that's where the newest shows seem... empty.
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. Disbelief
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Robot-Electro-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
You know, it's funny you should mention that. I saw a thread over on forums.spacebattles.com a few weeks ago started by a mother who said that she'd shown her son some older cartoons, and he'd later asked her "how come none of the new cartoons are about helping people and stuff?", or something like that.
Sad times.
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Hylian-Socks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I'm sorry to interrupt ...It's true. Waaaah! 
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
 :CheerUp:  At least Miller still loves his creation and considers working on it again someday, if he can get the rights back...
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Hylian-Socks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Yeah.Hug 
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Robot-Electro-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Fuck CN, they deserve this.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This was actually the nice way of me putting it...

He's a freaking robot, there's a lot of ways this could have gone. :chainsaw:
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Robot-Electro-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
As a robot, he doesn't really need to shit, so he doesn't need to wipe his ass either. But I saw where you were coming from.
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
There was this one commercial bumper on Youtube where Robot wipes himself with the CN logo... back when they were a more modest company. Here's the link if you haven't seen it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhQZWV…

I'm actually surprised that CN card enough about RJ to make bumpers for it during the Powerhouse era. These blew me away.

Also, RJ does... erm... use the bathroom to pee kind of like humans, so it's not out of question that he might also wipe himself. (Apparently he sits down, too, and knowing he doesn't exactly have male plumbing, and females do wipe themselves, well... ).

Anyway, the CN logo in theory works more like a towel anyway. He's using it to dry off after getting wet or getting a shine down or something, so it's not nearly that offensive. Gah, I can't believe I went into so much detail! DX
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Robot-Electro-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Uuuhhh, you might wanna see this:
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Hylian-Socks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Poor CN, but it's true,but, more poor Robot Jones:saddummy: :iconfrollolaplz:
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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hehe, a little mean, I know. But seriously, what gives, CN? DX
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Hylian-Socks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Oh no!.Just kidding,I love Cartoon Network :iconlinkhappyplz: just  I miss  Robot Jones.:saddummy:

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kartoonfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:iconthinkplz:Gotta respect CN for giving RJ it's own series when it didn't win the Big Pick, but still the way it treats it now... I mean, I think even Sheep in the Big City got shown on Boomerang. :cries:
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