Why Did So Many '90s Kids Cartoons Feature Edgy, Adult Comedians?

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With the early 1990’s came the bizarre fad of famous stand-up comedians, who weren’t necessarily “kid friendly” getting greenlit for their very own Saturday morning cartoons. Comedians like Howie Mandel, John Candy, David Wayne, and the now kinda-problematic... Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby. We're talking Camp Candy, Bobby's World, Little Rosey, Waynehead, Life with Louie, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley and a ton more shows that make us go wait a minute... whaaaaat?

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Hosted by: Melissa Aquiles
Written by: Jack Frederick & Melissa Aquiles
Edited by: Jack Frederick

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00:00 - Intro
00:58 - It started with Fat Albert
02:00 - The Ultimate Stand-Up Cartoon Timeline
06:20 - How successful were they?
08:13 - Why is this a thing at all?
10:56 - Melissa pitches some new cartoon ideas
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