Fox Kids "Bartcasting" (found "The Simpsons" promotional event on children's program block; 1996)
The logo for the event, taken from a promo.
Date found: 06 Nov 2022
Found by: krudvid
"Bartcasting" was an event that took place on Fox Kids for a single day on November 2nd, 1996 to promote The Simpsons, specifically, the upcoming season at the time: Season 8. During the event, Bart Simpson had "taken control" of the Fox Kids satellite, and was now in control of the broadcasting. This amounted to Bart Simpson hosting the regular Fox Kids lineup of cartoons on that day along with the occasional Simpsons clip that aired during commercial breaks, leading up to a sneak peek at the season 8 premiere.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Since "Bartcasting" was a one-off promotion, these hosting segments had not been seen or aired since their initial airing on that Saturday, and there is very little information online about this event in general. On May 21st, 2022, YouTuber Joseph A. Sobora uploaded a compilation of Fox Kids commercials recorded on November 2nd, 1996, from WFLD-TV, Ch. 32 in Chicago, IL, including one of the previously lost Fox Kids "Bartcasting" bumpers.
On November 6th, 2022, all bumpers from the "Bartcasting" event were uploaded to YouTube by krudvid.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
The Simpsons[edit | edit source]
- The Simpsons (partially found deleted scenes of Fox animated sitcom; 1989-present)
- The Simpsons (partially found scripts for unproduced episodes of Fox animated sitcom; 1990s)
- The Simpsons "Some Enchanted Evening" (partially found original pilot of Fox animated sitcom; 1989-1990)
- The Simpsons Movie (partially found alternate versions and deleted scenes of animated comedy film; 2007)
- Currys (partially found "The Simpsons" Sky One sponsorships ads from British electronics retailer; 2009-2010)
- Season Six Alternative Packaging Program (lost audio from phone number based on "The Simpsons" animated TV sitcom; 2005-2011)
- Al-Shamshoon (partially lost unaired Arabic dubbed episodes of "The Simpsons" animated series; 2005)
Fox Kids[edit | edit source]
- The All New Captain Kangaroo (partially found Fox Kids reboot of CBS children's series; 1997-1998)
- Cybersix (partially lost Fox Kids version of animated series based on comic; 2000)
- Detective Conan (lost unaired Fox Kids English dub pilot; existence unconfirmed; 2000)
- The Fox Cubhouse (partially found Fox Kids preschool anthology series; 1994-1996)
- Fox Kids (partially lost animated "Frankenfox" bumpers from children's channel block; 1991-1992)
- Little Shop (partially lost Fox Kids animated series based on horror comedy film; 1991)
- The Mr. Potato Head Show (found Fox Kids puppet series; 1998-1999)
- The Slayers (lost Fox Kids version of anime series; 2001)
- Toonsylvania (partially found Fox Kids animated series; 1998-1999)
- The Vision of Escaflowne (partially lost Fox Kids dub of anime; 2000-2001)
- Youngblood (partially found production material for cancelled Fox Kids animated series based on comic; 1995)
- Zazoo U (partially found Fox Kids animated series; 1990-1991)
Reference[edit | edit source]
- A forum thread discussing the event. Retrieved 02 May '20