Skatoony (found original British version of Cartoon Network quiz show; 2006-2008)

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Promotional artwork for the show used on the Marblemedia Kids website.

Status: Found

Date found: 30 May 2022

Found by: Taylor Wright and Skatoony Remastered

Skatoony was a game show which aired on Cartoon Network from 2006 until 2008 in the UK and was later remade for American and Canadian audiences from 2010 until 2013. The UK version aired after midnight on the main channel and in the middle of the day on Cartoon Network Too. The second channel re-ran the show until the channel closed in 2014 and the main channel stopped airing the show at some point in 2017.

Origins[edit | edit source]

The show originally started as a competition on the Cartoon Network UK website. It was later adapted for TV to become a few phone-in shows from 2001 until 2005. Some of these shows were Skatoony Truckatoony where children could call in and if they see their face on the TV, they would win a truck filled with toys, Skatoony Quizmas where animated characters guessed a question to win a prize, and Ready Steady Skatoonywhich there is no information on but there is an un-named promo which could be the show.[1] The promo states that after following clues in a song and calling a hotline number, the player would be awarded prizes. There was also Skatoony Balloony where if the player correctly guesses where the hot air balloon Chudders and Earl are on crashes, they would win prizes.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The show revolved around real children and animated characters competing to win prizes including a PSP, Nintendo Wii, iPod Touch, and/or a Nintendo DS. There were also side plots where either the studio would be invaded or the quiz block would move to different locations. The quiz would have four different rounds in each of them, the two people with the least points would be eliminated. The first round in every episode was Bang On! or Bogus? which was a true or false general knowledge quiz. The second and third rounds would be one of a few rounds, some of the most notable ones being Hoo Flung Dung! where players would have to guess what Hoo was drawing with poop, and Danger Grid of Doom where after each question, the contestant who guessed correctly chose a square which could remove, add or multiply points. The final round would be the Quiz Champ Challenge which was another general knowledge quiz where players had to guess the answers correctly under a time limit. During this round, The Earl would offer a deal where you can gain more time but you need to answer more questions to win the round. Sometimes if the contestant is doing well, The Earl would not offer a deal.

Differences[edit | edit source]

Certain characters were changed or replaced in the American version with certain contestants being replaced with characters from the Total Drama and Jimmy Two-Shoes series. One of the most notable changes was that the boss of the UK version Tony Eagle Eyes and his nephew TJ were replaced with two completely different characters named Charles La Puck and CJ. Because of this, certain episode titles had to be changed. Most of the voice actors were also changed.

Availability[edit | edit source]

While every episode of the American version is available online, only 33 full episodes of the UK version are available (one of which, 'Inside Eagle Eyes', is only available as a low-quality TV screen recording). Aside from those, a further episode, the penultimate 'Cafe Le Quiz', is mostly complete aside from the opening moments of the second half, and many clips of the different rounds and random scenes also exist. Furthermore, screenshots of the UK versions of the episodes "Quiziatori Gladihost" and "To The Quiz Cave" were mistakenly used on the Starz and Hulu streaming services before they were removed. The screenshots are still viewable on Amazon however.[2] In addition, the Marblemedia Kids website (the production company who make Skatoony in the USA) used promotional artwork intended for the UK version of the show.[3]

Starting from September 4th, 2019, Skatoony Remastered has been uploading episodes of the show. Most of the episodes that have been accounted for so far originate from his uploads. On May 30th, 2022, the final missing episodes "Halloween" and "In Your Dreams" (along with a higher quality version of "Inside Eagle Eyes") were uploaded to YouTube by user Taylor Wright, rendering the whole series as found.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Episode Status
1 Knights and Daze Found
2 Invasion Found
3 I Stink, Therefore I Am Found
4 Pirates Found
5 Skeleton Crew In Da House Found
6 Xcqankly Found
7 To The Quiz Cave Found
8 Quizoo Found
9 Hoo Loves You, Baby! Found
10 Quiziatori Gladihost Found
11 Superheroes Found
12 Dinosaur Found
13 Hooray for Bollywood Found
14 Body Swap Found
15 Sports Academy Found
16 Space: The Final Souffle Found
17 Pre-School Problem Found
18 Trash Talk Found
19 Vikings Found
20 Stop the Pop Found
21 Inside Eagle Eyes Found
22 It Could Be You Found
23 I Spy, You Quiz Found
24 Out to Sea Found
25 Freakshow Found
26 Destination: Moon Found
27 Halloween Found
28 Stoopid Santa Found
29 TJ's Birthday Found
30 Amusement Park Found
31 Follow that Quizblock Found
32 Style Trial Found
33 Pop Video Found
34 Quiz to the Future Found
35 Broke Tony Found
36 In Your Dreams Found
37 Unusual Suspects Found
38 Cafe Le Quiz Found
39 Host of Doom Found

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Idents[edit | edit source]

An ident on Cartoon Network Too starting at 0:45.
An ident on Cartoon Network where Chudd Chudders is trying to find his glasses.

Bumpers[edit | edit source]

Two next bumpers on Cartoon Network starting at 0:00 and 1:44.
A later bumper on Cartoon Network Too starting at 10:16.
A now and later bumper on Cartoon Network.
A collection of bumpers and idents including a next more Cartoon Network bumper at 0:00, two Boomerang bumpers at 0:20 and two more Cartoon Network bumpers from 2017 at 1:00.
A next bumper on ToonFM for a phone-in show.
Two bumpers of "Skatoony Scribbles" at 5:02 and 9:06.

Phone-in Shows[edit | edit source]

One of the Skatoony Truckatoony promos.
The other Skatoony Truckatoony promo.
Skatoony Quizmas at 10:55, 13:55 and the un-named promo at 15:52.
Skatoony Balloony promo at 9:49.
A few Skatoony Balloony promos at 0:36, 4:04, 5:47, 7:20, 9:00, 10:28, 10:50, 11:40, 13:12, 13:59, 16:11, 18:06, 19:59, 20:45, 22:28, 24:28, 27:40, 28:01, 30:56, 32:06, 33:47, 36:54, 39:52, 41:39, 42:01, 43:56, 46:34, 48:29, 49:30, 50:52, 52:53, 53:11, 54:21, 55:36, 55:57, 56:56, 57:25, 1:00:46 and 1:01:42, a random promo at 39:13 and a Penguin Summer Competition promo at 15:11.
One of the Skatoony Phone-in competitions.
A Toon FM segment featuring Johnny Bravo phoning a Skatoony contestant.

Advertising[edit | edit source]

An example quiz and clips from the show used to promote the show in theatres.


See Also[edit | edit source]

Anthology Series[edit | edit source]

Bumpers and Interstitials[edit | edit source]

Pilots[edit | edit source]

Live-Action[edit | edit source]

Other Cartoon Network Series[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]