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The '''Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown''' was a week-long event held by Kids' WB! from September 6 to September 11, 1999 involving a sweepstakes contest and the Pokémon anime. Viewers would send in letters describing their favorite Pokémon, and during the week, random letters would be drawn and read on the air by Meowth and Professor Oak. An episode would be shown after each of these animated segments. On Saturday, episodes highlighting the top five favorite characters lasted from 8:00-10:30 a.m., and the event concluded with an hour-long block of Pokémon.<ref name="R1">[http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/1999/09/01/kids-wb-catches-pok-fever-as-pok-montakes-over-the-airwaves Press release by Time Warner.] Retrieved 27 September '17.</ref>
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The '''Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown''' was a week-long event held by Kids' WB! from September 6 to September 11, 1999 involving a sweepstakes contest and the Pokémon anime. Viewers would send in letters describing their favorite Pokémon, and during the week, random letters would be drawn and read on the air by Meowth and Professor Oak. An episode would be shown after each of these animated segments, usually prominently featuring the favorite Pokémon. On Saturday, episodes highlighting the top five favorite characters lasted from 8:00-10:30 a.m., and the event concluded with an hour-long block of Pokémon.<ref name="R1">[http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/1999/09/01/kids-wb-catches-pok-fever-as-pok-montakes-over-the-airwaves Press release by Time Warner.] Retrieved 27 Sept '17.</ref>
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==Results==
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The results were as follows:<ref name="R2">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYBx4cFWR0Q Description of YouTube upload of the only known surviving promo.] Retrieved 27 Sept '17.</ref>
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*20. Snorlax
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*19. Primeape
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*18. Growlithe
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*17. Cubone
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*16. Ponyta
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*15. Butterfree
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*14. Psyduck
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*13. Charmeleon
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*12. Vulpix
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*11. Meowth
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*10. Raichu
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*09. Eevee
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*08. Blastoise
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*07. Ditto
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*06. Jigglypuff
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*05. Bulbasaur
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*04. Squirtle
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*03. Charmander
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*02. Charizard
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*01. Pikachu
  
 
==Known Promos==
 
==Known Promos==
* A promo announcing the event, aired before it started.
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*A promo announcing the event, aired before it started.
* According to a MySpleen comment, a segment where Meowth and Professor Oak read a letter from a viewer whose favorite Pokémon was Eevee because it looks like a dog. Meowth remarks "Acts like one too. EEVEE, ON THE PAPER!"
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*A short bumper in which Professor Oak tells the viewer to stay where they are because the Countdown will return.
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*According to a comment on the private site Myspleen, a segment where Meowth and Professor Oak read a letter from a viewer whose favorite Pokémon was Eevee because it looks like a dog. Meowth remarks ''"Acts like one too. EEVEE, ON THE PAPER!"''
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Of all the segments featuring Meowth and Professor Oak, only one is known to have survived: the promo for the event itself, aired before it started. A torrent exist on MySpleen consisting of recordings made during the event, but none of the Meowth and Professor Oak host segments are included as they aired before the theme song..
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Of all the segments featuring Meowth and Professor Oak, only two are known to have survived: the promo for the event itself, aired before it started, and the aforementioned bumper featuring Oak aired during breaks. A torrent exists on MySpleen consisting of recordings made during the event, but none of the Meowth and Professor Oak host segments are included as they aired before the theme song.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 21:33, 4 January 2021

Kids' WB! Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown.png

Screencap of one of the surviving promo.

Status: Partially Found

The Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown was a week-long event held by Kids' WB! from September 6 to September 11, 1999 involving a sweepstakes contest and the Pokémon anime. Viewers would send in letters describing their favorite Pokémon, and during the week, random letters would be drawn and read on the air by Meowth and Professor Oak. An episode would be shown after each of these animated segments, usually prominently featuring the favorite Pokémon. On Saturday, episodes highlighting the top five favorite characters lasted from 8:00-10:30 a.m., and the event concluded with an hour-long block of Pokémon.[1]

Results[edit | edit source]

The results were as follows:[2]

  • 20. Snorlax
  • 19. Primeape
  • 18. Growlithe
  • 17. Cubone
  • 16. Ponyta
  • 15. Butterfree
  • 14. Psyduck
  • 13. Charmeleon
  • 12. Vulpix
  • 11. Meowth
  • 10. Raichu
  • 09. Eevee
  • 08. Blastoise
  • 07. Ditto
  • 06. Jigglypuff
  • 05. Bulbasaur
  • 04. Squirtle
  • 03. Charmander
  • 02. Charizard
  • 01. Pikachu

Known Promos[edit | edit source]

  • A promo announcing the event, aired before it started.
  • A short bumper in which Professor Oak tells the viewer to stay where they are because the Countdown will return.
  • According to a comment on the private site Myspleen, a segment where Meowth and Professor Oak read a letter from a viewer whose favorite Pokémon was Eevee because it looks like a dog. Meowth remarks "Acts like one too. EEVEE, ON THE PAPER!"

Availability[edit | edit source]

Of all the segments featuring Meowth and Professor Oak, only two are known to have survived: the promo for the event itself, aired before it started, and the aforementioned bumper featuring Oak aired during breaks. A torrent exists on MySpleen consisting of recordings made during the event, but none of the Meowth and Professor Oak host segments are included as they aired before the theme song.

References[edit | edit source]