Press Release: Adult Swim Announces Holiday Programming
Adult Swim Sets Schedule for Heart-Warming Christmas Eve Spectacular
Special Holiday Episodes from Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force,
Family Guy, The Venture Bros., Squidbillies and Pee-wee’s Playhouse Begin
at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25
What would Christmas be without longwinded stories,
family violence, awkward moments, celebrity cameos, kicks to the groin and
lots of liquor? Well, on Adult Swim, not much of anything. That’s
why, on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (ET, PT), Adult
Swim has assembled a lineup of holiday episodes, or at least ones with
Santa Claus in them.
While most of the nation is getting ready to track
Santa on the local news’s Doppler radar, Adult Swim starts with a Santa
ready to kill on Futurama. Wrapping things up is Pee-wee’s Playhouse
Christmas Special, in which Pee-wee learns the true meaning of Christmas
and gets visits from a cavalcade of stars. In-between, Adult Swim offers
two episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force that are vaguely related to the
Christmas, a demon ruins everything at Doc Venture’s holiday party, the
Robot Chicken crew kicks Kris Kringle in the groin and, on
Squidbillies, Early takes Santa hostage, and only a NASCAR legend can save him.
Oh, and there is also an episode of the new series Assy McGee that has
absolutely nothing to do with Christmas.
Following are the roasted chestnuts on tap for Adult
Swim on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. All times ET, PT.
10 p.m. Futurama: “A Tale Of Two Santas” – As
Christmas approaches Bender faces execution when he fills in for the murderous
10:30 p.m. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: “Cybernetic Ghost of
Christmas Past from the Future” – A Robot comes over and causes Carl’s
house and pool to fill with blood. He tells a really long, boring story
that has something to do with Christmas.
10:45 p.m. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: “T-Shirt of the Dead” –
An ancient Egyptian t-shirt gives Meatwad unfathomable powers. Special
guest appearance by Santa Claus.
11 p.m.: Family Guy: “A Very Special Family Guy
Freakin’ Christmas” – The Griffins have a Merry Christmas even though Lois
and her carefully laid holiday plans fall apart. Stewie is convinced
there really is a Santa Claus.
11:30 p.m. Assy McGee: “Conviction” – A local drug epidemic
overtakes the city and puts Detective McGee’s life at stake. This one
has nothing to do with Christmas.
11:45 p.m. Robot Chicken Christmas Spectacular – Gohan and
Goku from DragonBall Z help save Christmas. Then Santa Claus is killed
- but was it due to an international drug-smuggling ring? A smattering
of sacrilegious fare rounds out the special.
12 a.m. Squidbillies: “Rebel With A Claus” – Early
12:15 a.m. Moral Orel: “The Best Christmas Ever” – Moralton
on Jesus’ birthday…a very special Moral Orel.
12:30 a.m. The Venture Bros.: “A Very Venture Christmas” –
In this Christmas special, everyone on the Venture Compound is getting
into the holiday spirit. Dr. Venture is a bit behind on his shopping,
but he’s excited about hosting his annual Christmas Eve shindig. Brock
turns out to have some sentimental Yuletide traditions. Dean and Hank,
who still believe in Santa Claus, accidentally unlock a magical demon
who threatens to ruin Dr. Venture’s annual Christmas party and murder
all his guests. Dr. Billy Quizboy and Mr. White hit on Traina, Dr.
Orpheus’s underage daughter. Meanwhile, The Monarch plans the ultimate gift
for his paramour, Dr. Girlfriend – the destruction of the entire
Venture Compound. It’s a wonderful life.
12:45 a.m. Tom Goes to the Mayor: “Rat’s Off to Ya” – Tom
creates a T-shirt that reads “Rat’s Off to Ya” for Christmas. It
becomes a big hit, but the idea is quickly stolen from Tom by a local novelty
store. Jeff Garlin guest-stars as Pat Croece, a novelty store owner.
1 a.m. Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special –
Christmas is coming and Pee-wee is getting very excited. He is putting
together his Christmas list, but it’s getting awfully long. When Pee-wee
finds out that getting everything on his list means that the rest of
the kids won’t get what they want, what will he do? Special guests
including Magic Johnson, Grace Jones, k.d. lang, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi
Goldberg, The Del Rubio Triplets, Frankie Avalon and Anette Funicello and
Dinah Shore all stop by, joining Playhouse regulars like Cowboy Curtis,
Reba the Mail Lady, Chairry, Conky and Magic Screen for this fantastic
The Adult Swim lineup includes top-rated original comedies such as Aqua
Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks, Robot Chicken and Harvey Birdman,
Attorney at Law; acquired series Family Guy, Futurama and American Dad;
and action/animé series like InuYasha, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone
Complex and Samurai Champloo. Adult Swim remains the #1 ad-supported
basic cable network among young adult viewers, ranking in October 2006 as
the top cable network in delivery of its target demos, adults 18-34,
adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24, according to data from Nielsen
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting
System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated comedy and
action series for young adults. Airing overnights six days a week for
a total of 45 hours weekly, Adult Swim shares channel space with
Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired
programming for children and families, and is seen in nearly 91 million U.S.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major
producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the
leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.