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Sunday Pants
GenreComedy
Variety
Created byCraig "Sven" Gordon
Stuart Hill
Written byCraig "Sven" Gordon and Stuart Hill (The Slack's segments)
Directed byTripp Rhame (The Slack's segments)
Creative directorMichael Ouweleen
StarringThe Slacks
Voices ofVarious
Theme music composerJoey Santiago
Composers
  • The Slacks
  • Mike Geier (additional songs)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes
  • 11 (whole)
  • 5 (aired)
  • 6 (unaired)
  • 2 (scrapped)
Production
Executive producersPola Changnon
Michael Ouweleen
Producers
  • Craig "Sven" Gordon
  • Stuart Hill
  • Nathania Seales (supervising producer)
  • Mark Apen (line producer)
Editors
  • Jon Dilling
  • Mark Farmer
  • Mike Grable
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
  • Spitfire Studios
  • WeFail (animation segments)
Distributor
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseOctober 2 (2005-10-02) –
October 30, 2005 (2005-10-30)
Chronology
Related showsThe Amazing Adrenalini Brothers
Bernard
IMP
Mr Bean

Sunday Pants is an American animated anthology series created by Craig "Sven" Gordon and Stuart Hill for Cartoon Network, produced by Spitfire Studios, and aired from October 2 to October 30, 2005. The series primarily aired every Sunday night at 9:30 PM, hence the name Sunday Pants. Out of the completed 11 episodes, only the first 5 aired.

Production

After its predecessor, What a Cartoon!, Cartoon Network produced an all-new animated short series consisting of overseas shorts, pilots, college shorts, or even shorts created for the show itself.[1] Sunday Pants first aired on October 2, 2005. The anthology varies between different types of animation, from traditional hand-drawn animation, to Flash, or even CGI, similar to shows like MTV's Liquid Television and Nickelodeon's KaBlam!. Michael Ouweleen, co-creator of Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, served as the show's creative director.

The show has a similar concept to What a Cartoon!, except that the shorts are 1–3 minutes long and the show is squeezed to be 23 minutes (without commercials). There are animated and live-action intervals in-between shorts. The live-action ones are performed by American band The Slacks, while the animated ones are produced by WeFail.[2]

The show lasted for less than a month, with its final airing taking place on October 30, 2005. In January 2006, the show was announced to be returning the month after, but said return never came to fruition and the series was ultimately cancelled. Since the series' cancellation, reruns of Bernard and Monstories have aired on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang, as short-form programming in between shows.

List of known shorts aired on Sunday Pants

Title Created by Production company(s)
The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers Dan Chambers, Mark
Huckerby, and Nick Ostler
Pesky Lye and Studio B Productions
Animungus Matthew Ehlers Curious Pictures
Bad Clay Fables Craig "Sven" Gordon
Bernard José Luis Ucha and Claudio
Biern Lliviria
BRB Internacional, RG Animation Studios, and
Screen 21
Blue Dog Blues Mair Doyle Cosgrove Hall Films
The Brothers Pistov Lincoln Peirce Global Mechanic
Bus Stop Talk Dana Muise SpazzCo Animation
Capt. Linger Stuart Hill J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.
Class President President Craig "Sven" Gordon
CRAZY Demands! Craig "Sven" Gordon
Dr. Lyle Pushkin's Guidebook for the
Happy Boy
Andy Merrill Noodlesoup Productions
Exam Pixie Craig "Sven" Gordon
Food Court Diaries Liz Blazer Ka-chew!
Flummoxed Craig "Sven" Gordon Picasso Pictures
Freshman Clowns Scott Sonneborn Curious Pictures
The Great Pinkerton John McIntyre Cartoon Network Studios
The Hall of Presidents Matt Peccini and Josh Koppel
History According to Noodle Andy Merrill Acme Filmworks, Inc.
IMP Andy Fielding Red Kite Animation
Jean-Luc & Dondoozat Garcia "Gark" David Bibo Films, Nelvana Limited, Canal + France,
and Teletoon France
Loving Lovers in Love Stephen Mank Primal Screen
Monstories Lance Taylor Facelift Ent. Inc.
Moonwalk Josh Koppel & Matt Peccini Josh Koppel Productions
News Channel Station News U.S. Stuart Hill Picasso Pictures
Oogloo + Anju A. Martian Ka-chew!
Periwinkle Around the World Aaron Springer Cartoon Network Studios
Scissor Kid Stephen Mank Primal Screen
Show & Tell Casper Kelly Soup2Nuts.tv
Surely You Joust Craig "Sven" Gordon
Thadlow's Driving School Stuart Hill
The Topside Rag Monkmus Ka-chew!
T.I.N.Y. Primal Screen Primal Screen
Travel Logs (also known as Lester Champion's Travel Logs) Stuart Hill Soup2Nuts.tv
Watering Hole
Weighty Decisions Adam Pava and Tim McKeon C. Kingsley Weatherhead Moving Pictures and
Aquatic Curios

Episodes

Aired

No. Title Original air date
1"Dangerous Situations"October 2, 2005 (2005-10-02)

  • The Brothers Pistov: "Dangerous Situations"
  • IMP: "Spaniels"
  • Periwinkle Around the World: "Alps"
  • Weighty Decisions: "Ledge"
  • Travel Logs: "Colorado"
  • History According to Noodle: "Caveman"
  • Oogloo + Anju: "Ice Cream Fish"
  • Monstories: “Whack-a-Mole"
  • Bernard: "Hang Gliding"
  • CRAZY Demands!: "Monster"
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers: "Ocean of Terror"
  • The Topside Rag: "On a Lead"
  • Show & Tell: "Captain Amazo"
  • News Channel Station News U.S.: "It Gets Dark at Night"
  • Jean-Luc & Dondoozat: "The Sea"
2"Insatiable Cravings"October 9, 2005 (2005-10-09)

  • The Brothers Pistov: "Insatiable Cravings"
  • Blue Dog Blues
  • Show & Tell: "Chips"
  • Weighty Decisions: "Working Late"
  • Travel Logs: "Caribbean Cruise"
  • IMP: "Lasagna"
  • Oogloo + Anju: "Insatiable Cravings"
  • Loving Lovers in Love: "Country Drive"
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers: "Wings of Destiny"
  • Monstories: "A Change of Seasonings"
  • Thadlow's Driving School: "Naomi"
  • CRAZY Demands: "Hug"
  • Jean-Luc & Dondoozat: "Dinner is Ready"
3"You Can't Get There from Here"October 16, 2005 (2005-10-16)

  • Periwinkle Around the World: "Revolving Door"
  • Bus Stop Talk: "Math Mayhem"
  • Monstories: "The Max Files"
  • Dr. Lyle Pushkin's Guidebook for the Happy Boy: "First Date"
  • Weighty Decisions: "Hitchhiker"
  • Travel Logs: "Paris"
  • Bernard: "Balloon"
  • Thadlow's Driving School: "Danforth"
  • Show & Tell: "Pick Me"
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers: "Tightope of Triumph"
  • Watering Hole: "Koogleburg"
  • Loving Lovers in Love: "DMV"
  • Jean-Luc & Dondoozat: "Telephone"
4"Sports"October 23, 2005 (2005-10-23)

  • The Brothers Pistov: "Sports"
  • Travel Logs: "Hawaii"
  • Monstories: "A Couple of Good Sports"
  • Weighty Decisions: "Video Games"
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers: "Slopes of Peril"
  • The Hall of Presidents: "Andrew Jackson"
  • The Topside Rag: "Serve and Volley"
  • Bernard: "Paragliding"
  • Dr. Lyle Pushkin's Guidebook for the Happy Boy: "Mountain Etiquette"
  • Scissor Kid: "Meet Scissor Kid"
  • Oogloo + Anju: "Rubber Tree"
  • Surely You Joust
  • Show & Tell: "Protestors"
  • Jean-Luc & Dondoozat: "The Pool"
5"Let Me Entertain You"October 30, 2005 (2005-10-30)

  • Loving Lovers in Love: "Drive-In"
  • The Great Pinkerton
  • Thadlow's Driving School: "Sean"
  • CRAZY Demands!: "Trumpet"
  • Weighty Decisions: "Poker"
  • Show & Tell: "Jazz"
  • Bernard: "Taking Pictures"
  • Freshman Clowns: "Sprinkles, Snuggles, and Dawson"
  • Oogloo + Anju: "Remote Control"
  • Watering Hole: "In the Snack Mix"
  • The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers: "Joust of Glory"
  • IMP: "Who's Who"
  • Monstories: "A Rose by Any Other Name"
  • Capt. Linger: "Grieving on a Jet Plane"
  • Jean-Luc & Dondoozat: "The TV"

See also

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 604. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)