Fridays aka "Cartoon Cartoon Fridays" (partially found interstitials from Cartoon Network channel block; 1999–2007)

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Status: Partially Found

Cartoon Cartoon Fridays (abbreviated as CCF and later simply retitled Fridays) was a Friday-night programming block on Cartoon Network for their assortment of original animated series, collectively known as "Cartoon Cartoons". It premiered on June 11, 1999, and went through several iterations before concluding on February 23, 2007.


Cartoon Cartoon Fridays

Cartoon Cartoon Fridays premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on June 11, 1999. For its first year, CCF broadcast new episodes of Cartoon Cartoons that were framed with live-action segments and sketches. On June 9, 2000, CCF was hosted for the first time by a Cartoon Cartoon character, that being Eustace from Courage the Cowardly Dog. This revamp was headed by the start of The Big Pick, a special broadcast event featuring a new cartoon pilot every week for 10 consecutive weeks. All such pilots, except for Uncle Gus, have been found.

For the next three years, the block was presented in a revamped format by Primal Screen, the same studio that produced the bumpers and interstitials on Cartoon Network during the late 1990s and early 2000s. This redesign had a white background, a red and yellow ribbon, and a blue disc featuring the logo for CCF. During this time, CCF would feature a different Cartoon Cartoon character or characters hosting the block every Friday, including characters from Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Time Squad, and Sheep in the Big City.


The Cartoon Cartoon character hosting format would last through mid-2003, when CCF was temporarily replaced by a hostless Summer Fridays. In October 2003, a live-action iteration would take its place. Simply titled Fridays, the new block featured a different introduction and theme music, and its hosts were Tommy Snider and Nzinga Blake. Unlike the old CCF format, which occasionally recycled old animation, Fridays featured brand new segments every week. In addition to live-action characters, the revamped block often incorporated other formats for segments, such as puppetry. Blake would be replaced on the series the following year by voice actress Tara Sands.

Later iterations

In 2007, the Fridays block ended and was replaced by Friday Night Premiere Thunder, which premiered on April 6, 2007. This block went on hiatus after May 25, 2007, until it was replaced on June 1 by Fried Dynamite, which aired new segments until September 26, 2008. Fried Dynamite would be replaced by You Are Here shortly afterwards.


Although many episodes have been recovered over the years, others remain lost. Promotional bumpers made for the block's broadcasts are scarcely available. Voiceover work on these promos was provided by Harry Shearer (1999-2000), Tom Clark (2000-2002), and Doug Preis (2002-2003).

November 17, 2000

This was the premiere night of the short-lived series Sheep in the Big City. Edd (from Ed, Edd, n Eddy) hosted a unique night that was never aired again. Throughout the program, the title character of Johnny Bravo as well as Chicken (from Cow & Chicken) harassed Edd to the point where he had to call for Baboon (from I Am Weasel) to beat up the troublemakers. This is one notable CCF that is missing from YouTube user ccffreak's account.[1] A few very brief clips of this night can be seen in the CCF theme from 2002. Also, a small clip appeared in a fan-made video, but it is hard to hear due to narrator talking over it. On September 16, 2015. Lost Media Wiki user Nodog uploaded the Edd segments in full.

The Edd segments in full.

Brief clips from this night are seen at 0:41 and 1:09.

Scene from that night starting at 2:01.

Christmas in July Party

The Christmas in July Party aired July 20, 2001. It used all the same bumpers as the Christmas Party special in 2000, only with Baboon yelling "in July" when necessary. It is notable for airing the pilot of Codename: Kids Next Door, "No P in the Ool".

Edd Checks the Schedule (ads)

For the last half of 2000, there was a new series of ads which featured Edd checking who was going to be hosting the following week. The only one of these ads that ever resurfaced were for the Halloween Party special and the block from the week that Sheep in the Big City premiered. The remaining advertisements have yet to be found.

Ad at the start of video.

"Cartoon Network's Fridays" host segments

In October 2003, Cartoon Cartoon Fridays was rebranded as "The New Fridays" and given new host segments, featuring live-action hosts Tommy & Nzinga. Unlike its predecessor, Fridays host segments changed every week, meaning that its host segments are much more difficult to find than the CCF host segments. Many of the Fridays host segments are currently lost and missing from YouTube, although they have been mentioned on forums such as ToonZone. However, a few segments from mid-2004 have surfaced and were uploaded in a compilation video.

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"Summer Fridays" segments

Beginning on May 23, 2003, CCF adopted a temporary look called "Summer Fridays" that ran from 7pm until 12am every Friday night. Unlike CCF, these segments were not hosted by a character. Very little footage exists online of the block; CCFfreak, a YouTube user who archives Cartoon Cartoon Fridays host segments, stated that he did not like the block as soon as he saw the first host segment and only has the first half or so of a Kids Next Door episode from the first night saved. However, more footage has begun to be preserved; CN archivist SpongeBranded uploaded a few host segments from the block in November 2016, and Captain B. Zarre has uploaded the intro and a few host segments of the "Fridays" block that used very similar bumpers.

2004 audio promo

LMW user ""Nodog"" has uploaded an audio promo from 2004 in an old Ed Edd, n Eddy tape.


RebelTaxi's video on the subject.

See Also

Anthology and Short Series


Bumpers and Interstitials



Other Cartoon Network Series


External links