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General F.A.Q.

How can I get a job at [adult swim]?

Your best bet is to go to www.TurnerJobs.com and check for Adult Swim jobs there. You can even submit your resume through that site. Your worst bet is to pester us on the message boards.

I'm a college student and I want to intern at Adult Swim. How can I get info on how to do that?

That information is also posted at www.TurnerJobs.com.

I'm going to be near Atlanta. Can I get a tour of Williams Street?

No. Sorry, if we started doing that, we’d never get any work done.

I have a script that I want to submit. Where do I send it?

Sorry, [adult swim] does not accept unsolicited scripts. In fact, our attorneys won't even let us open them.

How do I get to tell you that you suck and then you make fun of me on TV?

Go to our message boards. Click on the folder entitled "Bumps" inside the [adult swim] tv board. Then, just start posting as many of your misspelled rantings as you'd like and cross your fingers that someone uses it. Please remember that by posting on our Boards, you give up all legal rights to everything in perpetuity forever and ever. (See Terms of Use.)

Where can I find a list of the songs that you play during the black & white bumps? I will never use this information for anything, but I need to stick my nose into everything.

The vast majority of music on Adult Swim is comprised of a gigantic corporate library known in the industry as royalty-free or "Needle-Drop" music. Entertainment corporations often pay an upfront fee to license this music for a specific period of time, during which they can use it however they want. Very rarely, however, music is solicited by our producers on a case-by-case basis.

Why does the schedule change so much?

Because it's television and we have to respond to changing competition and ratings. And because we can.

Why don't you play the opening or ending themes to some of the anime?

Because, in general, anime runs longer than US programming. One way we can address the problem of squeezing these shows into our narrower programming slots is by shortening the opens and closes. Some anime programs have opens and closes that are almost two minutes long.

Why don't you show your anime subtitled? Use SAP or something. Dubs **bleep**!

Our control room is not equipped to run text on the SAP channel. Additionally, we feel that dubbed anime appeals to the majority of our audience.

When is Adult Swim going to get its own channel?

As soon as it is financially viable. Or as soon as we are relatively certain that an Adult Swim network can be profitable instead of losing millions of dollars a year. One of the main difficulties is the ability of cable systems to carry new networks.

Why do some shows have closed captioning and others don't?

Generally closed captioning gets done at the end of the year--new episodes of original shows usually finish production so close to the premiere date that there's no time to accomplish this beforehand.

Adultswim.com Video

What can I watch in the Video section?

Our Video section offers full-length episodes online, as well as a multitude of clips from our shows.

I can't see the Video section on my computer! What's wrong?

To run our Video section, you must have a high-speed connection (DSL or Cable modem). You should also have Flash 9. 0.124 (to be overly specific).

I live outside of the United States. Why won't you let me watch your shows in the Video Section?

If it were up to us, we'd totally let you. But it's not up to us. Due to licensing restrictions and some other legal mumbo jumbo we can’t decipher because we chose to make cartoons for a living, we’re not allowed to make the Video section accessible to users outside the United States. Sorry.

What is this whole Video Commentary thing?

The Video Commentary player is a way to offer show-related content contextually. Basically, it allows the people from the shows to talk at length about behind the scenes stories of what you are watching.

How do I use it?

There are two ways to use the Interactive Video Player. First, you can watch the episode all the way through and click on whatever extra material that might interest you as it pops up. The other way is to expand the menu to the right and zoom straight to the extra content. It's faster, but you'll lose a lot of context that way. Once you're done viewing an extra and want to go back to the episode, just click "Return to Show." You can also expand the main viewing area by selecting "Full screen."

Shows

How can I find out when a show is on?

The adultswim.com homepage has a daily schedule with show times and episode names for the next week. Or you can click the schedule labeled "TV" next to the daily schedule and check out a longer ranged schedule. (But keep in mind, the long range is subject to change for a bunch of reasons). Also, you can check out the adultswim.com video schedule in this section as well.

What do the ratings on the schedule mean?


TV-G General Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language, and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.

TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested. This program may contain some material that some parents would find unsuitable for younger children. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the following: intense violence (V), intense sexual situations (S), strong coarse language (L), or intensely suggestive dialogue. (D)

TV-MA Mature Audience Only. This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program contains one or more of the following: graphic violence (V), explicit sexual activity (S), or crude indecent language (L).

Community

I have a question about the message boards.

We have a whole section of help related to the message boards and community features. You can check that FAQ out by clicking HERE!