What A Cartoon!

From the creators of Talking Simpsons comes What A Cartoon!, an audio exploration of every cartoon ever! Join hosts Henry Gilbert and Bob Mackey (as well as several guests) for an in-depth look at a different episode of a different cartoon every week!


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What A Cartoon! - FLCL (Fooly Cooly)

After producing one of the most influential anime series ever—Neon Genesis Evangelion—animation studio GAINAX went from adapting a comic about high school relationships to something even more unexpected: a coming-of-age story about robots that...


 25 June 2018  1h53m

What A Cartoon! - Freakazoid "Next Time, Phone Ahead/Nerdator"

Chosen by one of our premium Patreon supporters, we're doing one of the first season favorites of Kids WB's Freakazoid! Matthew Jay joins Bob and Henry to talk all about this episode as the pinnacle/end of an era for Steven Spielberg's TV toon empire!...


 18 June 2018  1h53m

What A Cartoon! - Home Movies "The Party"

We're headed back into Adult Swim territory as we check out the UPN reject that helped kick off Cartoon Network's successful programming block and ultimately didn't find a great home there. But for four glorious seasons, Home Movies adapted the...


 11 June 2018  1h21m

What A Cartoon! - Space Ghost Coast to Coast "$20.01"

This week Bob and Henry are joined by Matthew Jay of Cartoons 101 to dig into Space Ghost and his oddball show that would pave the way for Adult Swim. After digging into how Alex Toth's fantastical superhero became the face of Cartoon Network's...


 04 June 2018  1h33m

What A Cartoon! - Cowboy Bebop "Mushroom Samba"

Two decades ago, Cowboy Bebop made its debut and the show feels just as cutting edge today as it did back then. Bob and Henry are joined by Nathan Ortega to discuss this special episode of Bebop as Ed gets her own adventure in "Mushroom Samba." Take a...


 28 May 2018  1h14m

What A Cartoon! - Samurai Jack "The Princess And The Bounty Hunters"

Our premium patron David Whittington returns for his second pick, the Cartoon Network cult classic Samurai Jack! We dig into the Spaghetti Western-style episode that barely even features the title character. It's one of the most interesting episodes...


 21 May 2018  1h11m

What A Cartoon! - The Venture Bros. "Escape to the House of Mummies Part II"

We've finally reached our first Adult Swim series on What A Cartoon, and it's their longest-running one to date: The Venture Bros.! Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer's creation launched as a Johnny Quest spoof in 2004, but over the years, it's grown into...


 14 May 2018  1h31m

What A Cartoon! - Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Bounty"

Star Wars expert and cool person Kat Bailey joins us to dive deep into the CGI series that did the impossible: Making the Star Wars prequels good! We hop into the twentieth episode of season four (currently available on Netflix), and get some cool...


 07 May 2018  1h18m

What A Cartoon! - Beavis and Butt-Head "Substitute/Pregnant Pause"

Buckle in, because it's gonna get stupid as we dive into Mike Judge's first TV series (and first massive success), Beavis and Butt-Head. While on the surface B&B might seem like a braindead, ugly cartoon, like any Judge project there's a whole lot...


 30 April 2018  1h17m

What A Cartoon! - Bobby's World "Swim By Me"

This week's What A Cartoon! takes us back to Fox's Kids and the early 1990s as guest Dave Rudden brings us into Bobby's World. The Howie Mandel passion project ran for a surprisingly long time, and we dig into the bits that are better than we remember...


 23 April 2018  1h6m