Skatoony (found original British version of Cartoon Network quiz show; 2006-2008)
Skatoony was a game show which aired on Cartoon Network from 2006 until 2008 in the UK and was later remade for American and Canadian audiences from 2010 until 2013. The UK version aired after midnight on the main channel and in the middle of the day on Cartoon Network Too. The second channel re-ran the show until the channel closed in 2014 and the main channel stopped airing the show at some point in 2017.
Origins[edit | edit source]
The show originally started as a competition on the Cartoon Network UK website. It was later adapted for TV to become a few phone-in shows from 2001 until 2005. Some of these shows were Skatoony Truckatoony where children could call in and if they see their face on the TV, they would win a truck filled with toys, Skatoony Quizmas where animated characters guessed a question to win a prize, and Ready Steady Skatoonywhich there is no information on but there is an un-named promo which could be the show. The promo states that after following clues in a song and calling a hotline number, the player would be awarded prizes. There was also Skatoony Balloony where if the player correctly guesses where the hot air balloon Chudders and Earl are on crashes, they would win prizes.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The show revolved around real children and animated characters competing to win prizes including a PSP, Nintendo Wii, iPod Touch, and/or a Nintendo DS. There were also side plots where either the studio would be invaded or the quiz block would move to different locations. The quiz would have four different rounds in each of them, the two people with the least points would be eliminated. The first round in every episode was Bang On! or Bogus? which was a true or false general knowledge quiz. The second and third rounds would be one of a few rounds, some of the most notable ones being Hoo Flung Dung! where players would have to guess what Hoo was drawing with poop, and Danger Grid of Doom where after each question, the contestant who guessed correctly chose a square which could remove, add or multiply points. The final round would be the Quiz Champ Challenge which was another general knowledge quiz where players had to guess the answers correctly under a time limit. During this round, The Earl would offer a deal where you can gain more time but you need to answer more questions to win the round. Sometimes if the contestant is doing well, The Earl would not offer a deal.
Differences[edit | edit source]
Certain characters were changed or replaced in the American version with certain contestants being replaced with characters from the Total Drama and Jimmy Two-Shoes series. One of the most notable changes was that the boss of the UK version Tony Eagle Eyes and his nephew TJ were replaced with two completely different characters named Charles La Puck and CJ. Because of this, certain episode titles had to be changed. Most of the voice actors were also changed.
Availability[edit | edit source]
While every episode of the American version is available online, only 33 full episodes of the UK version are available (one of which, 'Inside Eagle Eyes', is only available as a low quality TV screen recording). Aside from those, a further episode, the penultimate 'Cafe Le Quiz', is mostly complete aside from the opening moments of the second half, and many clips of the different rounds and random scenes also exist. Furthermore, screenshots of the UK versions of the episodes "Quiziatori Gladihost" and "To The Quiz Cave" were mistakenly used on the Starz and Hulu streaming services before they were removed. The screenshots are still viewable on Amazon however. In addition, the Marblemedia Kids website (the production company who make Skatoony in the USA) used promotional artwork intended for the UK version of the show.
Starting from September 4th 2019, Skatoony Remastered has been uploading episodes of the show. Most of the episodes that have been accounted for so far originate from his uploads. On May 30th, 2022, the final missing episodes "Halloween" and "In Your Dreams" (along with a higher quality version of "Inside Eagle Eyes") were uploaded to YouTube by user Taylor Wright, rendering the whole series as found.
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|1||Knights and Daze||Found|
|3||I Stink, Therefore I Am||Found|
|5||Skeleton Crew In Da House||Found|
|7||To The Quiz Cave||Found|
|9||Hoo Loves You, Baby!||Found|
|13||Hooray for Bollywood||Found|
|16||Space: The Final Souffle||Found|
|20||Stop the Pop||Found|
|21||Inside Eagle Eyes||Found|
|22||It Could Be You||Found|
|23||I Spy, You Quiz||Found|
|24||Out to Sea||Found|
|31||Follow that Quizblock||Found|
|34||Quiz to the Future||Found|
|36||In Your Dreams||Found|
|38||Cafe Le Quiz||Found|
|39||Host of Doom||Found|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Screenshots[edit | edit source]
Idents[edit | edit source]
Bumpers[edit | edit source]
Phone-in Shows[edit | edit source]
Advertising[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- A video reviewing Skatoony which also mentions the history of the show. Retrieved 24 Jul '19
- The Amazon page on Skatoony. Retrieved 30 Nov '19
- The Marblemedia Kids website which has a section for the show. Retrieved 24 Jul '19