Man vs. Cartoon

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Man vs. Cartoon
StarringStudents and researchers at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes6
Running time60 minutes
Original networktruTV
Original releaseJune 13 –
July 18, 2009
External links

Man vs. Cartoon was an American popular science television program that aired on truTV.[1][2][3] The premise of the show was that students and researchers at New Mexico Tech's Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center attempt to re-create contraptions and situations found in Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. Each episode begins with one or two cartoon clips that the competitors then try to re-create, attempting to succeed in killing the Road Runner where the Coyote had failed. In the first episode, for example, the students re-create a Rube Goldberg machine featured in Wild About Hurry that begins with a slingshot and involves many steps, culminating in a cannon shot.[4]

Episode list[edit]

EP# Title Airdate
1"Rube Goldberg Competition"June 13, 2009 (2009-06-13)
2"Rocket Skates/Pendulum Bomb"June 20, 2009 (2009-06-20)
3"Spear/Boulder Drop"June 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)
4"Fan Skates/Cannonball Rocket Sled"July 4, 2009 (2009-07-04)
5"Plane Bomb/Hot Air Balloon Anvil Drop"July 11, 2009 (2009-07-11)
6"Plates/Indestructo-Ball"July 18, 2009 (2009-07-18)


  1. ^ "Man vs. Cartoon on truTV: The Science of The Road Runner". Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  2. ^ "TruTV Picks Up Man Vs. Cartoon". February 28, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "TruTV Readies "Man vs. Cartoon"". The Hollywood Reporter. February 29, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  4. ^ "Man vs. Cartoon: Episodes". truTV. Retrieved July 6, 2009.