What does [Adult Swim] mean?

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  1. StormRider

    StormRider Diamond Member

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    Why does the Cartoon Channel refer to Futurama as Adult Swim? What does it mean? They also show Anime during this time.
     
  2. tweakmm

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    Adult Swim is the block of time where they play, quite possibly, the funniest cartoons ever or really cool anime.
    Sealab 2021 0wnz j00.
     
  3. RichieZ

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    usually anime with more realistic violence and sometimes adult situations
     
  4. SoylentGreen

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    Yea Sealabs first few episodes were the absolute funny.
    I, Robot and Happy cake oven.
     
  5. slick230

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    AquaTeam Hunger Force owns j00!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. StormRider

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    But why do they call it Adult Swim? What does it stand for?
     
  7. tweakmm

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    I think you are reading way too much into the name.

     
  8. tweakmm

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    double post
     
  9. ISAslot

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    At some pools during the day, after a certan amount of time, like and hour, they call all the kids out and have adults only for 10 minutes.

    This is why they use this term.
     
  10. SoylentGreen

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    I never watched futurama. This cyclops chick is pretty hot.
     
  11. slick230

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    It's just a name for the block of programming. "Adult" because the subject matter isn't the same level as Deputy Dog, it's more, how shall I put this, ADULT. I don't know where they got the "Swim" part from, but oh well.

     
  12. FoBoT

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    so it means for adults only, no kids allowed

    but futurama isn't that "adult"
     
  13. ISAslot

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    wow, i'm suprised so many of you don't know the term adult swim

    maybe it's because i'm floridian and there are a ton of pools around here.

    All i know is that is sucked when you're a kid and you have to get out for 10 minutes, 10 minutes is an eternity, especially when your on a hot pool deck.
     
  14. slick230

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    It has a lot of double entendre, stuff kids might giggle at, but only adults would REALLY get the true meaning of.

     
  15. DaveSimmons

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    exactly. Just warning parents this isn't the Pokemon and Ed Edda Edna Edny cartoons they're expecting on Cartoon Network. Also promoting to everyone these are the "cool" toons.

     
  16. rpc64

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    Why even do the "Adult Swim" if the adults only get 10 minutes?? That's like nothing. I don't get it.
     
  17. loup garou

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    Wow, I'm surprised so many people have never heard the term "Adult Swim" before. Oh, and StormRider, congrats on a less than annoying post for once.
     
  18. ISAslot

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    It's not more for the adults to swim, but actually for the lifeguards to take a break.

    Only the grown ups can swim in the pool when the life guard is off duty.
     
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    OMFG they put Family Guy back on?

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  20. rpc64

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    Ohhh. Ok.
     
  21. slick230

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    Any parent that is letting their kid stay up that late that they can watch "Adult Swim" should be kicked in the face repeatedly.

     
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    He's violating seabreeze! No he's just positioning himself awkwardly... oh now he is....


    Family Guy is the best show ever
     
  23. nativesunshine

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    ::cries::

    no more cable at my house..


    no more futurama, family guy...anime....


    no more adult swim..


    ::cries::

    :(
     
  24. Glitchny

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    indeed, damn fox for taking it off the air