One Heartfelt Wish

Dear G4, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, MTV, and VH-1 executives,

Please stop.  Stop trying to be normal networks and go what back to what used to make you great. 

MTV, you’re the oldest and worst offender.  I swear MTV stood for “Music Television”, not reality shows and low-budget programming for and by attention whores.  What’s wrong with music videos?  It’s not like you don’t have 30 years worth of videos to work with.

Same goes to you, VH-1.  “I Love the _______” was great, but you used up that capitol when the no-name skanks Flava Flav turned down started getting their own spin-offs.

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, I’m addressing this to you for fear of what I know will happen.  It started out with late night crap like “Tim and Eric” and “The Mighty Boosh” that was on too late for anyone to see, but now you’re putting on reality shows for kids?  Just tell Craig McCracken and Genndy Tartakovsky you’re sorry and everything will be just fine.  Oh, and try showing classic anime on Adult Swim sometime instead of just licensing whatever trendy show comes along.  Anime’s been around for a long, long time now.  There’s a lot of shows that I imagine would do just as well on your Saturday night slot as the 30th re-running of “Kagome Gets New Shoes”.



And G4- you hurt me worst of all.  You and I used to be perfect for each other:  video game programming during the day, and anime at night.  It was magical.  Now I can turn the channel to see Cops at any given time, and no one in the hell knows when X-Play even comes on anymore. 

I don’t hate you, G4- I just hate what you’ve become.


Please come back to me,

-The Busboy

About The Busboy

The Busboy (a.k.a. John Robbins) is best known for being a regular co-host on the Chainsaw Buffet podcast. Aside from his work for the site, John is an avid fighting game player with a current competitive focus on Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. You can follow him on Twitter at "@_JohnnyFive".