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|Created by||Craig "Sven" Gordon|
|Written by||Craig "Sven" Gordon and Stuart Hill (The Slack's segments)|
|Directed by||Tripp Rhame (The Slack's segments)|
|Creative director(s)||Michael Ouweleen|
|Theme music composer||Joey Santiago|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes|
|Executive producer(s)||Pola Changnon|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||October 2 –|
October 30, 2005
|Related shows||The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers|
Sunday Pants is an American animated anthology series created by Craig "Sven" Gordon and Stuart Hill for Cartoon Network, produced by Spitfire Studios, and aired from October 2–30, 2005. The series primarily aired every Sunday night at 9:30 PM, hence the name Sunday Pants. The series only lasted for 11 episodes, while only the first five aired. The show was cancelled on February 5, 2006.
After its predecessor, What a Cartoon!, Cartoon Network produced an all-new animated short series consisting of overseas shorts, pilots, college shorts, or even shorts created for the show itself. Sunday Pants first aired on October 2, 2005. The anthology varies between different types of animation, from traditional hand-drawn animation, to Flash, or even CGI, similar to shows like MTV's Liquid Television and Nickelodeon's KaBlam!. Michael Ouweleen, co-creator of Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law served as the show's creative director.
The show has a similar concept to What a Cartoon!, except that the shorts are 1–3 minutes long and the show is squeezed to be 23 minutes (without commercials). There are animated and live-action intervals in-between shorts. The live-action ones are performed by American band The Slacks, while the animated ones are produced by WeFail.
This is the second Cartoon Network original series to be rated "TV-PG". Despite not airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line-up, it is considered more of a traditional adult's animated comedy than a children's cartoon.
The show lasted for less than a month, with its final airing taking place on October 30, 2005. In January 2006, the show was announced to be returning the month after, but said return never came to fruition and the series was ultimately cancelled. Since the series' cancellation, reruns of Bernard and Monstories aired on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang as short-form programming in between shows.
In 2015, several cartoon streaming sites released the five out of eleven episodes that were produced on their sites. It is now easy-to-find on the web with a simple Google search. In 2020, the rest of the produced episodes were upload to YouTube with their masters' derived from Stuart Hill's Vimeo which were uploaded two years prior to the YouTube upload.
List of known shorts aired on Sunday Pants
|Title||Created by||Production company(s)|
|The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers||Dan Chambers, Mark
Huckerby, and Nick Ostler
|Pesky Lye and Studio B Productions|
|Animungus||Matthew Ehlers||Curious Pictures|
|Bernard||José Luis Ucha and Claudio
|BRB Internacional, RG Animation Studios, and|
|Blue Dog Blues||Mair Doyle||Cosgrove Hall Films|
|The Brothers Pistov||Lincoln Peirce||Global Mechanic|
|Bus Stop Talk||Dana Muise||SpazzCo Animation|
|Capt. Linger||Stuart Hill||J. J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc.|
|CRAZY Demands!||Craig "Sven" Gordon|
|Dr. Lyle Pushkin's Guidebook for the
|Andy Merrill||Noodlesoup Productions|
|Food Court Diaries||Liz Blazer||Ka-chew!|
|Flummoxed||Craig "Sven" Gordon||Picasso Pictures|
|Freshman Clowns||Scott Sonneborn||Curious Pictures|
|The Great Pinkerton||John McIntyre||Cartoon Network Studios|
|The Hall of Presidents||Matt Peccini and Josh Koppel|
|History According to Noodle||Andy Merrill||Acme Filmworks, Inc.|
|IMP||Andy Fielding||Red Kite Animation|
|Jean-Luc & Dondoozat||Garcia "Gark" David||Bibo Films, Nelvana Limited, Canal + France,|
and Teletoon France
|Loving Lovers in Love||Stephen Mank||Primal Screen|
|Monstories||Lance Taylor||Facelift Ent. Inc.|
|Moonwalk||Josh Koppel & Matt Peccini||Josh Koppel Productions|
|News Channel Station News U.S.||Stuart Hill||Picasso Pictures|
|Oogloo + Anju||A. Martian||Ka-chew!|
|Periwinkle Around the World||Aaron Springer||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Scissor Kid||Stephen Mank||Primal Screen|
|Show & Tell||Casper Kelly||Soup2Nuts.tv|
|Surely You Joust||Craig "Sven" Gordon|
|Thadlow's Driving School||Stuart Hill|
|The Topside Rag||Monkmus||Ka-chew!|
|T.I.N.Y.||Primal Screen||Primal Screen|
|Travel Logs||Stuart Hill||Soup2Nuts.tv|
|Weighty Decisions||Adam Pava and Tim McKeon||C. Kingsley Weatherhead Moving Pictures and|
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Dangerous Situations"||October 2, 2005|
|2||"Insatiable Cravings"||October 9, 2005|
|3||"You Can't Get There from Here"||October 16, 2005|
|4||"Sports"||October 23, 2005|
|5||"Let Me Entertain You"||October 30, 2005|
|6||"Does It Bite?"|
- "Feed Me"
- "I Don't Feel So Good"
- "Lasers (Misc.)"
- "Short People in Desks"
- "Funny Sweet"
- "Just Add Sauce"
- Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 604. ISBN 978-1538103739.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)