I’ve Only Just Learned of the Awesomeness that is Pibby
So April Fool’s Day came and went this past Friday, and apparently Adult Swim did this whole thing where they have their shows invaded by a dangerous black static. It’s a crazy zombie horror thing, and is a fun way to do April Fool’s.
But in learning about this gag, I also learned about this little short for a show called Come and Learn with Pibby. It debuted last Halloween and I totally missed it! And I’m sad I did, because this looks rad as hell!
This looks awesome! Is there going to be a real Come and Learn with Pibby show? That would be bloody brilliant. Anyway, now that I know about Pibby, I’m very happy to share knowledge of Pibby with you, too.
And you can watch the entire block of Adult Swim glitch stuff right here.
Let’s All Watch the First Episode of Birdgirl!
I shared the trailer for Birdgirl a couple weeks ago and now the first episode is here! And like many new comedies these days, they’ve put the entire first episode onto YouTube for everybody to watch! And I watched it, and it’s pretty fun! Now you can watch it too and judge for yourself.
I like it. I might try to watch more. Birdgirl, obviously, is a spin-off of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, which was a great show back in the day. Birdgirl is made with modern cartoon sensibilities and it’s still fun. Kudos to the whole gang who made this happen, it looks to be quality programming.
Birdgirl airs on Mondays on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Forget Shadow and Bone, Here Comes Rick and Morty!
If only I’d been a little more lazy or a little more patient! I randomly shared some random Netflix TV show trailer earlier today, but nuts to that, because we’ve got a new trailer for Rick and Morty! Woohoo!
Season 5 arrives on June 20! Not much to say about the trailer itself, other than it looks like some more Rick and Morty goodness! What’s not to love about this show? And the millions of episodes and seasons we’re going to be getting in the future!
Rick and Morty forever! Rick and Morty season 5 on June 20! Forever and ever! Woohoo!
Did You Know They’re Making a Birdgirl Cartoon?
I’ll admit, I haven’t watched Adult Swim in a dog’s age. I was all about that stuff at the very beginning, but who knows where they’ve gone since. But a random trailer caught my eye the other day: Birdgirl! It’s a sequel to Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.
We can only hope it lives up to the excellence that was Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.
And here’s a clip.
I’m going to hope for the best and try to check out some episodes when I can fit them into my busy, busy, busy schedule. Probably.
So, uh, The Venture Bros. Has Been Cancelled
2020 continues to extract a heavy toll on all of us. The Venture Bros., one of the greatest television shows of all time, has been quietly cancelled. Apparently it happened months ago while creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer were working on season 8.
This is pretty shocking. The reason for the cancellation hasn’t been revealed yet, but the fact that the show took several years between seasons probably played a part. We’ve only gotten seven seasons over the course of 17 years! I have often complained that it takes too long between seasons, and it would make sense for that to bite the creators in the butt in the end.
Cartoon Network has also posted on Twitter that they hope to continue the story somewhere else. Season 7 was not the planned ending, and considering how The Venture Bros. was all about building up and pushing off stories, it sucks to lose all of that ongoing material.
The Venture Bros. was a defining show for me back during its heyday. I even cosplayed as Henchman 21 at a couple comic book conventions! So it’s sad to see it go…but we all probably should have seen this coming at some point.