Cartoon Network and Coasters!

Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:31 AM

Cartoon Network aired a new show in the vein of Cash Cab: Brainrush! Contestants are strapped into a coaster and asked questions as they ride. I missed the first show, as it aired June 20th at 8:00 pm. Did anyone see it?

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:50 AM

It was filmed at Knotts. I didn't watch tho...looked really stupid.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 1:03 AM

They've been showing it in the "first look" or whatever it's called in the video preview/ads before the previews at various movie chains. I'd like to know why CN is showing non-cartoons. It's like MTV not playing music. Oh wait...

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 1:20 AM

It played as an (annoyingly loud) on-screen commercial at the cinema before the previews that preceeded "Up."* The 12-yr-olds in the audience thought it was cool. Us old, grumpy folks did not.

*Best movie of the year so far, FWIW.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:45 AM

Forgive me for writing this, as it's not Coaster Related.

During the last few years Television Programming has gone downhill faster than an S&S Freefall with all the riders having Anvils strapped to them. "Reality" shows have taken over Network after Network like some Malignancy from Hades. At the same time the number of Commercials thrown at the viewers during each show has increased to INSANE levels, in some cases over 20 minutes of the hour is nothing but Advertisments.:( 30 Months ago I got fed up with this and CANCELLED my Cable Subscription, as I decided paying $65.00 a Month was a WASTE. That money is now used to purchase Commercial-Free Programming on Home Video. The Differance is like that between The Voyage and the Looping Star. (DVDs being the Former, Network/Cable TV being the latter!) And the best part is, after I finish watching a DVD, I GET TO KEEP IT!!!:)

Last edited by Regulus, Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:41 PM
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Sunday, June 21, 2009 9:39 AM

Yep, I have to agree with you realty tv sucks! I miss the good old days of tv. I could never get rid rid of my directv though as I love sports to much, especially the NFL ticket during football season.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:14 AM

The other day I was looking for some cartoons for my daughter on tv. Checked nick...none there, checked disney , none there, checked cartoon network.....none there eather.

Call me silly, but with a name like "cartoon network", is it too much to ask that they actualy play cartoons?

The same thing can be said about mtv. Why it it called mtv, when it has nothing to do with music anymore?

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:52 PM

Mamoosh said:
"Up."*


*Best movie of the year so far, FWIW.

I agree. I love the old man and the talking dog! The montage near thestart of the movie was pure genius. I was smiling and laughing at thebeginning of the montage, and then found myself almost sobbing by theend of it, and it lasted only a few minutes. Awesome villain as well,I could almost understand why he was the way he was.


Regulus said:
Forgive me for writing this, as it's not Coaster Related.

...faster than an S&S Freefall with all the riders having Anvils strapped to them.

...like some Malignancy from Hades.

The Difference is like that between The Voyage and the Looping Star.

Very funny stuff there. 'Didn't sound off topic to me at all...lol

This show sounds slightly interesting, as long as they change up the coasters and maybe the parks every so often. Are the contestants kids? Why would it be on CN? I wish cable channels would stick to their specialty. I got really mad many years ago when MTV had an add campaign that said, "If you want music, get M2!"

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:08 PM

"Up" made you cry? Dayum you're a wuss! ;)

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:17 PM

I've seen it twice, cried both times. The beginning is very sad.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:27 PM

Yeah, I get that a lot. People don't realize how softhearted I am until they get to know me. I'm a big, muscular, tough looking guy. It's pretty funny.

I also wiped a few tears at the beginning of Star Trek, another movie I'd consider one of the best of the year, when James Kirk was born and daddy died. lol

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:32 PM

crazy horse said:
The other day I was looking for some cartoons for my daughter on tv. Checked nick...none there, checked disney , none there, checked cartoon network.....none there eather.

Call me silly, but with a name like "cartoon network", is it too much to ask that they actualy play cartoons?

The same thing can be said about mtv. Why it it called mtv, when it has nothing to do with music anymore?


Same thing as well with TV Land. Now they are getting into reality shows as well. Funny thing about such shows, many people in the TV business actually don't care that much for them either. The other site I belong too their webmaster did an interview with some bigshot from CBS and even he admitted to that. Not a surprise there since over the years both Jerry Springer and Maury Povich have both claim they really don't like doing such shows as "who is my baby's father? or "I slept with my sister's lesbian lover". Then why do they do such shows? Cheap and safe...safe as is they will always get the viewers which equals money. Lots of money.

Just like Madonna. Its been reported over the years that she not only HATES pop and country music but she doesn't even like her own hits but that multi-million dollar paycheck is just too hard for her pass up so she continues doing pop music and the tours. Oh Madonna doesn't allow her own kids to listen to her own hits either nor are they allowed to watch TV, listen to the radio, have internet access, read newspapers & magazines nor are they allowed to visit amusement parks either. Madonna considers such stuff... "trash".

Last edited by Chriscub, Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:36 PM
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Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:00 PM

I dont know about any other area but in Hampton Roads we have a cartoon channel called Boomerang, which I totally love.. Its all the classic cartoons of when I was a kid. Not these new poorly drawn ones that (to me) offer maybe a laugh or two. I dont count the ones that were imported from FOX, like Futurama. Though I must admit, I did enjoy Space Ghost, Coast to Coast, but only because it sort of relates to the cartoons of long ago.

But when I saw the reality tv Ad during UP (which I must agree had a sad beginning to it.. Damn you Pixar for playing with my emotions), my first thought was MTV, here we come..

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:04 PM

The Plague of "Reality" Shows isn't the only thing that made me Cancel my Cable Subscription. The method used to finance these shows (Beside our Subscription Fees), was the turning point for me. I'd rather do a 24 hour Marathon on a Tilt-a-Whirl than endure some of the Commercials they show these days. There is a point where one can no longer take it any more, and that moment happened a few years ago. Forgive me if it sounds like I'm Preaching, but this is what happened:

In September of 2006 I attended a Bible Study my Church puts out. We meet at a member's House, and in addition to the Study we have a Potluck Dinner. Several members have Children, so it is a standerd policy to have a room where they can be entertained while we do our Activities. On this day the kids were watching Nickleodeon, and I was asked to serve Refreshments to the Kids. As I approached their room, the show they were watching went to a Commercial Break. The First Ad was for a Toy, no big surprise there.(After all it WAS a Kid's Network) Ad number two was that infernal Lizard hawking his Insurance. Irratating, but he seems to be everywhere. Unfortunately the same can also be said for the third ad. When I saw it I ran to the main Room to tell the Host what was on. She got to the room in time to see the tail end of that ad. It was for a diamond-shaped blue pill, which seems to like ripping off an old Elvis Presley Song for its Jingle. Bear this was A CHILDREN'S SHOW they had this ad on! The Host disconnected the Cable, and ran to a Store and bought a Children's Movie, which the kids saw for the rest of the time we were there. A Complaint was made to both the Network (Which told us that Company wasn't a Sponsor), and the Cable Company (Which told us they had no control over what is Advertised, citing "Constitutional Rights"). In the years since I have seen this ad (and others like it) aired at all times of the day, including times when Children are almost certainly watching, such as Early Evening Game Shows, Weekend Sporting Events and as I mentioned, during Childrens Shows themselves! This is the main reason I stopped paying for a TV Subscription, if they are going to finance their programs with this filth they obviouly do not need my Subscription Dollars, which I now use to get my Entertainment elsewhere!

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:44 PM

I have a solution to the commercial problem its called a DVR. I watch way too many prime time shows and sports to ever give up my package, however come this time of the year, my DVR empties pretty quick as there is nothing save some Discovery shows, the Daily Show and Colbert Report that air new episodes in the summer.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:21 PM

I'd get a DVR but for two things.

1. You have to pay a Monthly Fee.

2. There's hardly anything worth Recording these days, IMO. :(

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:45 PM

Regulus said:
...if they are going to finance their programs with this filth they obviouly do not need my Subscription Dollars, which I now use to get my Entertainment elsewhere!

I'd pay twice the going rate if more shows were sponsored with filth.

Then again, given the nature of your comment, your idea of filth and mine are vastly different. :)

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:48 PM

[cite sources please] ;)

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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:13 AM

I asked my satellite provider what it would take for me to get an HD-DVR, and they wanted me to sign a deal with the devil in my own blood, plus give them a few hundred dollars up front, plus pay a monthly fee of about $75. I watch basic cable and like it.

It seems like the off season around here, with all of these non-coaster topic hijackings. I may be partially to blame, and I should stop encouragin it. lol

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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:38 AM

I've had home phone, cable internet, and satellite TV service for the last 5 years, all three from different providers. Expensive!! I'm getting Verizon FIOS installed tomorrow, which will be replacing all three. I'm gaining pay channels (I no longer have to wait for killer series like Dexter and True Blood to hit DVD), but I had to sacrifice the NFL Sunday Ticket, which I'll miss, but overall I'll be saving over 70 bucks a month. Ridiculous.

ridemcoaster said:
Though I must admit, I did enjoy Space Ghost, Coast to Coast, but only because it sort of relates to the cartoons of long ago.

I was a fan of Harvey Birdman: Attourney at Law, myself. :)

Last edited by Vater, Monday, June 22, 2009 12:39 AM
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