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
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networktruTV
Original releaseJune 13 –
July 18, 2009
External links
Website

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man vs. Cartoon on truTV: The Science of The Road Runner". trutv.com. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  2. ^ "TruTV Picks Up Man Vs. Cartoon". Movieweb.com. 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.