Cartoon Network hated Cow and Chicken

According to Fred Seibert, who was the driving force of the What a Cartoon! shorts program, Betty Cohen, the first CN president, was heavily against Cow and Chicken and didn't want the show to be made. Some points brought up was because the pilot did test poorly in focus groups (though it improved later on) and the character of Red Guy (known as The Devil) would stir controversy.

What do you think Cinemaphile? Was CN in the right?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk which opinion do you wanna hear?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    truteal

    After Ren and Stimpy, most producers probably weren't very fond of Ren and Stimpy style cartoons (but I think they're plebians)

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The focus group improvements can be debated as it reportedly did well in key markets like New York.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the show, but you can tell it's a filler cartoon only made to reach syndication numbers.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You already made this thread weeks ago.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is a bot, makes the board look active

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love Cow & Chicken and David Feiss is one of the greatest talents still working in the industry.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why Cartoon Network Studios dropped it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They didn’t drop it. Feiss chose to end it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Stop lying, literally says in the video. Dexter, PPG and Johnny Bravo continued while Cow and Chicken was dropped, never reaching the 2000s.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You’ve been saying that same bullshit for ages now. Cow and Chicken already had 52 half hours under its belt, it didn’t need more.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cope, shit cartoon that only lasted 2 years. Outclassed by Angry Beavers and Timon and Pumbaa.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it only lasted two years and therefore it was… LE BAD
              Were you dropped on your head as a baby?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was clearly a filler C-List cartoon. Dexter had a longer appeal. Still used to this day with merchandise, DVDs, Multiversus and Genndy is on the top.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok, so you WERE dropped on your head as a baby. Good to know.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You’ve been saying that same bullshit for ages now. Cow and Chicken already had 52 half hours under its belt, it didn’t need more.

          Cope, shit cartoon that only lasted 2 years. Outclassed by Angry Beavers and Timon and Pumbaa.

          Hold on there buddies, how come they hated Cow and Chicken but I Am Weasel with its similar humor (and subtle Trek references) got to survive for another year?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I Am Weasel in total has 79 7-minute segments, which is roughly 26 half-hours. It lasted longer so they could package episodes easier for rerun purposes.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can only say that CN wa a massive hit in Poland at least. Among both kids and teenagers. That's all I can say. Don't know about the others, but it's one of the greatest cartoons ever made

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    based

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      samegay

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To this day I'm surprised by the distaste I see for Cow and Chicken on the internet. When I was a kid, my classmates also liked the show, only one friend didn't.

    Baboon was hilarious.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wait you're that self hating zoomer that gets his opinions from e-celebs, that explains the repeated thread

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both as a kid and still today I think I Am Weasel is just a better show. Especially once the Red Guy starts showing up there too so it was just the best of both in one show

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Without this show we wouldn’t have gotten Billy and Mandy chowder and uncle grandpa

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It mogged Ren and Stimpy

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't know April march did the theme song to I am Weasel until a few weeks ago. Kinda amusing

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Charlie Adler hates Trump

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok, and?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The original short had Chicken going to Hell for smoking a cigarette. Feiss clearly didn't give any fricks about Broadcast S&P.

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