How ya feeling Boo? (Boo laughs) It’s time to check out some cartoons so *monumentally* awful… That networks hastily stepped in to cancel these horrors before they could do any further damage! So let’s check out the “Top 6 *Worst* Cancelled Cartoons!” Just a note that I tried to focus *mainly* on the cartoons I haven’t talked much about before… Just to keep it interesting. But I’ll certainly mention those… *OTHER* cartoons in the DIS-honorable Mentions! After the ones I’ve talked about, I’ll focus more on how these *ABYSMAL*, shambling messes managed to get — Themselves prematurely canned. Anyway… onto the countdown! Number *SIX* “Bubsy the TV Series” Titled “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” Bubsy: What could ‘poshibly’ go wrong!? Strider: Oh, Bubsy… So many, “*many* things could go wrong! In fact, the existence of *this* cartoon is about the equivalent *wrong* — Of interrupting a sermon to defecate to the pope’s face! How is it *possible*!? How could you turn Robert Paulson, the voice of Yakko, into such an… Infuriating, malignant steaming pile!? It’s up for debate whether it’ll be more exhausting to listen to Bubsy for 5 minutes… Or an actual screeching cat! So, after an averagely received game, Bubsy’s team decided to hire the… *Brilliant* masterminds behind “Widget the World Watcher!” To turn the most 90’s, cliche, loud, obnoxious wailing kitty into a, somehow, even more obnoxious animation! This intro alone, watching this intro feels like my computer screen caught a cold and is just… Repeatedly sneezed onto my face! (Bubsy sneezes and Strider voices disgust from being sprayed with it) Strider: Uh… Bless you! As for the story? We basically watch 20 minutes of Bubsy being egotistical… While his hyper-active [neice and nephew] continually scream! Neice: I want him to play with me! Nephew: No, he wants to play with me! Strider: In other words, this is the type of story that *only* appeals to the — United Federation of Insane Cat-Loving Screaming Wolverine Mole-People! And what’s *most* tragic about this is it contains some of animation’s greatest voice talents! Like Tress MacNeille, the voice from “Futurama,” “The Simpsons,” and “Animaniacs!” And freaking Jim Cummings! The voice of… *everything* awesome! And given the creators managed to turn these voice talents — into a cartoon so *infuriatingly*, unfunny, and unwatachbly dreadful… That almost an Olympic achievment in itself! And for number five… “The Garbage Pail Kids” cartoon Believe it or not, CBS actually ordered an entire *SEASON* of this abomination — (Suddenly soft-voiced) Only to abruptly pull it a few days before it’s original airing. Why? Because *raging* protests were held by three separate groups… For this kids’ cartoon ridiculing of the handicapped… Glorifying of violence… And basically acting as one big infomercial for the trading cards! And frankly, even all that aside… It still *shamelessly* parades its laziness! I mean, for starters, just *look at this*! They literally couldn’t be bothered to animate a face onto this poor girl! I mean, the entire intro looks about the equivalent to my monitor puking out– Choppy, reject Dic animation graphics! Maybe I should get you virus checked…. Picasso’s clinically insane *blind* cousin could paint more attractive things with his armpits! And the stories just make *zero* sense at all! For example, in this episode we have a *naval* squadron made entirely of talking fingers! I guess they’re easier to animate than faces. Then this “finger squadron” might start bombing suburban aliens dancing on a picnic cloth! Then the city might randomly switch to night for some reason! Then the entire world ight be covered in purple.. ice cream? This *bizarre* Garbage Pail world *transforms* every second! *Purely* based on the whims whatever the insane asylum chimpanzee animators decided might look rad! Or *da youths!* And for cartoon about the Garbage Pail Kids, this show contains *surprisingly little* of the Garbage Pail Kids! They might get a momentary cameo here and there, but it’s mostly about these… Bore, lackluster, generic store-brand kids. So I can’t even call it that gross! Just… *DULL*! Number four…
Heads up: bright and flashing visuals, skip to 6:31 to avoid] “The Problem Solverz” There are some cartoons out there that employ *strong* character design! Cohesive jokes! And perfect comedy timing! This… is, most certainly, not one of those cartoon. “Problem Solverz” was a cartoon that was completely all flash and no substance. In fact, there were many, *many* flashes. Highly seizure inducing, hideous, torturous, excrutiating flashes that just never stopped! It became an outright challenge to look at “Problem Solverz” for a solid 20 seconds without feeling a… Mind-blowing headache coming on! And what little substance there is is not the… Good kind of substance. It’s a kind of substance that’s thrown out of the bargain bin and thrown into a trash compactor before being… *INCINERATED* in a nuclear waste vault! The story involves the… Hybrid fish man…
[This is a robot, specifically a cyborg] The big brown thing and….
[Wikipedia calls is a man-dog-anteater.] The ugliest human ever conceived by mortals.
[The cyborg’s twin human brother.] Going around solving.. *barely* coherent mysteries. Roba: I’m looking at my time travel detector, and it’s detecting a lot of time travel. Strider: Though, most of the time, they’re responsible for most of the problems in the first place. The dialogue for the episodes is bland — The characters are either irritating or forgettable — And the “comedy” is mostly lame-brained fart jokes or just.. revolve around the… Brown thing binge-eating! Alfe: Pizza! Awesome! Mmm, gimme some pizza!! Strider: In fact, “Problem Solverz” was almost universally *panned* by critics before the end of the first season! So in response, CN cancelled it airing on *their* network and just shoved it on Netflix! Because apparently Netflix has a crowd for… Seizure-fishman-brown thing cartoons. I can’t hate “Problem Solverz” though because, as unsightly as it is… I feel like this came from a place of *earnest* imagination! It was just a.. *bizarre* animation idea pitched by one guy using his 1990’s Apple computer! Though I’m certainly *glad* it was booted off Cartoon Network! Narrator giving his best effort: Another exciting case solved by.. The Problem Solverz! And the *third* worst cancelled cartoon is… “Coconut Fred” Fred: GOOOD Morning, Fruit– Strider: MINUS 10 Points for the name! Imagine SpongeBob was made 12 times uglier… With a colour palette made of browns! And had ZERO originality whatsoever! Continue by stripping all the charm out of SpongeBob! And turning him into a big brown *smear* on your screen! Then pump out a bunch of cliche cartoon stereotypes for *minor* characters and.. *BEHOLD*! You now have *pure* garbage in animation form! If you thought Bubsy was annoying, well, he is. But Coconut Fred managed to combine both irritating, and forgettable so succinctly that it’s *worthy* of song! So our main character.. *FRED* — Minus another 10 points! Lives on an island inhabited by *fruit*! He causes general mayhem and disorder by materializing anything he can imagine! This might *sound* interesting, but they somehow turned this abstract idea into a forgettable, uninspired — Pile of squiggles and smears that… *Kind of* resemble a cartoon! From the graphics, to the characters, to the stories, to the sound effects… “Coconut Fred” is a cheap, crusty-brand imitation SpongeBob, not yet verified by the FDA! Fred: What’s up? Banana clones: Our underpants! Strider: The talking coconut’s highly philosophical, and emotionally stirring catchphrase is.. Fred Minus 10 Points for the Name: Yaaay meeeeeeee!!! Strider: Truly, a deep commentary on the stirring, enigmatic state of the human condition! Or.. not. Even Rob Paulson, who voiced the main character, panned this show! Stating he hates remembering voicing the character, and called the show he was currently voicing… “A shameless ‘SpongeBob’ rip-off.” After this show was hit with a *tidal wave* of negative reviews… Including from people actually making the show… The first season was cancelled by the smart cookies down at Warner Brothers animation (Sigh) Thank Jeebus for that! And the *second* worst cancelled cartoon is…
[PLEASE pause to read this!!! The next entry contains disturbing visuals, gore, and sexual imagery. Viewer discretion advised. 10:40 is safe again.] “King Star King” I have discussed this one before in “The Worst Cartoons of All Time” … Though it recently got knocked higher up the list by “The Slim Shady Show.” So let’s unpack this.. kinky fetish thing.. & talk a bit about why it’s significantly better than “The Slim Shady Show.” First off, a bit like “Problem Solverz,” I appreciate that some creativity and abstract thought — Was put into the animation of this show. I mean, I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it! It may be hideous, abysmal, over-sexualized, and completely incoherent, but hey.. Hats off for being creative! So… The plot synopsis *claims* it’s about the intergallactic warrior who fights evil throughout the… Gigantoverse… But the story is… void of any writing or intelligence — And is mostly made up of psychedelic imagery. While the characters *writhe*and moan on the screen as they do grotesque, bizarre things like… Cutting themselves open, or swallowing each other! In terms of.. what happened being the scenes… Well, apparently the original producers driven crazy after making the pilot — Wherein he was hijacked by an even more insane madman! Artists angrily *left*, as wearily plow through these 6 bizarre drug trip producer mislabeled “animation!” After Adult Swim looked at these 6 misshapen abominations the creators have made… They reluctantly aired the cartoon’s pilot *once* on actual TV during a Daylight Saving space! Unfortunately, they accidentally put it on Toonami, *outraging* Toonami viewers all over the world! While this cartoon might have had *some* artistic thought put behind it… Its animation *flows* onto the screen like toxic ooze! Spilling out a slimy, gangrenous mess that couldn’t be mopped up by an army of trained Italian janitors — Named Waldo! Luckily for us, Adult Swim made the wise decision to NOT allow anymore episodes of “King Star King” on TV! Hooray! Narrator giving his best effort: Another exciting case solved by.. “The Problem Solverz!” And before we get to number 1, I’d like to give the usual DISHonourable mentions! “Fanboy and Chum Chum” Theme: I mean, look at our underwear! Strider: (Sarcastically) Oh, tragedy! I’ve already talked about this one in “Worst Nickelodeon” and “Worst Kids’ Cartoons!” So this cartoon will have to remain cancelled and forgotten, like it deserves! “Sanjay and Craig” Ugh! Revoling and annoying, and dragged on *far* longer than it had to before being cancelled! (Seething with pure hatred) “BREADWINNERS” Ugh, this one *SO* deserves to be on the list! But I’m not discussing it! Nope! Nope! No way! This cartoon already has had *more* than enough publicity, and deserves to fade into obscurity! “Allen Gregory” An obnoxious, and *highly* unlikable cartoon aimed at the 0.1% for some reason. I talked about this one in the “Worst Modern Cartoons” though, so I gave it a skip. (Merely annoyed, not purely hateful) “Annoying Orange” This is.. *technically* not a cartoon! It’s a live action abomination of nature! So I don’t have to discuss it again! (The crowd cheers)
Hooray! Oh happy days! And now we return to that darker place as we return to one of the worst cartoons of *all time*! And the Number 1, *WORST* cancelled cartoon is.. “Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon” (Sighs) I feel like this is one of those *rare* cartoons that is so cataclysmically *abysmal* and awful… That merely by uttering the title, 1000 *decent* animators cry out in unison! Is there *any* worse cancelled cartoon out there!? So let’s talk about *WHY* this unidentifiable *tragedy* of *animation* was cancelled! Was it the horrendously offensive, grotesque imagery? That it was the most unfunny thing in the history of mankind? Well it turns out that the show’s creator,
John Kricfaluci — Someone in documentary: John was so far ahead of everybody else in the business. John: Let’s call him Old Rank Dirty Cock! (Girl laughs at the absurdity) Strider: -Had many loud, angry arguments with the network over “Ren and Stimpy.” Eventually leading to him being *fired* by the network before her could even finish the cartoon! But then, Viacom brought him back! Giving him full control over a “Ren&Stimpy” remake, asking for an extreme version of [the show] aimed at… *Adult* audiences! So basically, this subbed, angry creator came back, and huffed out one of the most long, prolonged, and — Agonizing, depressing hunks of spite and bile and then slapped the title “Ren and Stimpy For Adults” on it! As well as creating the *worst* cartoon episode of all time, “Ren Seeks Help” … There was also a sad slew of unpleasant, revolting, meandering episodes such as… “Stimpy’s Pregnant” or “Naked Beach Frenzy!” In fact, advertiseres were so upset with “Naked Beach Frenzy” that they outright refused to air them! Subsequently releasing the unfathomably rotten disaster they’d unleashed upon the world… Viacom *canned* the series before they could eve air the fourth episode! And the.. animation studio was put on hold indefinitely! One lawsuit later, our buddy John shut down his studio. He later announced that all the “Adult Party Cartoons,” — including the 10 cancelled episodes were coming to DVD! And it was then we all heard 1,000,000 animators cry out in unison! “Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon” was *VILE*! It combined the worst of animation ideas, the unfunniest of jokes, the weakest of shock value… And some of the most insultingly cruel scenes in all of animation… All under the guise of being “adult humor.” I can easily call “Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon” the *WORST* cancelled cartoon of *all time*! (Sigh) While we might still have some recurring bad cartoons… Nowadays, our opinions will often be noticed, and acknowledged by networks. Because *our* views are what make these cartoons happen — And we have all the powers of the digital age to have our voices heard on these. So use that power wisely, because here, your voice matters! And if you can think of a lousy cancelled cartoon I missed, feel free to leave it in the comments! My usual *big thanks* go out to my Patrons on Patreon. If you’d like to help decide reviews, get thanked in the credits, or just be kept up to date with my v-logs … Check out my Patreon at – patreon.com/PhantomStrider – I really appreciate it. And as always, thanks for watching! And I’ll see you next time! Subtitled by Jadrek Myers. Comissioned by Phantom Strider. Take good self-care.