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Postby TMBJon » Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:14 pm

Okay, right now I want to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futal persuit of a sadistic roadrunner who MOCKS him and LAUGHS at him as he is repeatedly CRUSHED and MAIMED! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Did anyone ever wonder how such a small independent TV channel was able to afford the royalties for Looney Tunes?
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Postby Tim E. Tanga61 » Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:36 pm


Okay, right now I want to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futal persuit of a sadistic roadrunner who MOCKS him and LAUGHS at him as he is repeatedly CRUSHED and MAIMED! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Did anyone ever wonder how such a small independent TV channel was able to afford the royalties for Looney Tunes?

I never thought of that!
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Postby CatraDhtem » Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:22 pm

Did anyone ever wonder how such a small independent TV channel was able to afford the royalties for Looney Tunes?


The same way they were able to afford "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Mr. Ed," and whatever other "old reruns" George was complaining about.....through the magic of syndication, which is no doubt one of the "fixed expensives" that Bob mentioned.

Before there was a Kids WB or a Disney Afternoon, weekday afternoon cartoons were syndicated to individual television stations. Companies such as Warner Bros., Turner, Universal, etc. would simply send a station a batch of loose cartoons to air however the station pleased....so it wouldn't be unusual to see a Popeye cartoon followed by a Bugs Bunny cartoon followed by a Pink Panther cartoon.

Warner Bros. ended their syndication offering of the individual cartoons in 1990 in order to compile a series called "Merrie Melodies." So feasibly, it wouldn't be impossible for U62 to have a selection of Looney Tunes shorts on hand.

But even then, I do see your point. U62 seemed more like a low-watt station that would air local high school basketball in prime time as opposed to a normal metropolitan independent UHF station.
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Postby TMBJon » Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:26 pm

Warner Bros. ended their syndication offering of the individual cartoons in 1990 in order to compile a series called "Merrie Melodies." So feasibly, it wouldn't be impossible for U62 to have a selection of Looney Tunes shorts on hand.

As a five year old in 1990, all I cared about was "Hey... new cartoons" as opposed to "Hey... it seems as if Warner Brothers ended their syndication and now have created a new series out of them! :P

But even then, I do see your point. U62 seemed more like a low-watt station that would air local high school basketball in prime time as opposed to a normal metropolitan independent UHF station.

that's more what i was getting at, but hey, if this is what UHF would really be like, then why would Al really be concerned with the station doing well if it was destined to be one of those stations that no one ever watches.
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Postby Clyde the Viking » Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:14 pm

Well, if he did show one, it could be one of those HORRIBLE Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons from the late 60s with cheap animation and music. *Throws up* I doubt those go for alot of money.

Besides alot of studios put shorts and films (except for Disney perhaps) for pretty cheap or they don't renew the rights and it ends up like "It's A Wonderful Life" (meaning that it's shown on every station around Christmas). ABC used to show Looney Tunes, then Nickeolodeon, and now Cartoon Network has them. They trade that stuff like baseball (or should I update it to Pokémon?) cards.

Horrible 60s limited animation! *Throws up again*

Sorry, getting defensive against those, but they really are pretty bad.
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Postby TMBJon » Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:48 am

While I was watching the "Wheel of Fish" segment at the concert the other day, I was wondering what happened to Kuni's karate school while he was shooting for UHF. Did he close the school down in order to appear in Wheel of Fish?
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Postby ccsyaoran » Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:55 am

OOOOOOR........ KARATE WITH FISH!!! .......red snapper! VERY deadly!


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Postby danthefanman » Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:23 am

Okay, right now I want to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futal persuit of a sadistic roadrunner who MOCKS him and LAUGHS at him as he is repeatedly CRUSHED and MAIMED! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did anyone ever wonder how such a small independent TV channel was able to afford the royalties for Looney Tunes?


Well you know that they're showing it, and I know that they're showing it, but Looney Toons doesn't.
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Postby TMBJon » Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:25 am

Well you know that they're showing it, and I know that they're showing it, but Looney Toons doesn't.

That's like the arguement in favor of Napster :P
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Postby danthefanman » Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:48 am

Im just sayin they could be playing it without permission. And hey, that is an argument for napster, i don't know why Looney Toons wants to know about my music downloads but hey.
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