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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 September '17.</ref>
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The '''Top 20 Pokéthon Countdown''' was a week-long event held by Kids' WB! from September 6th to September 11th, 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 Sep '17</ref>
  
 
==Results==
 
==Results==
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 September '17.</ref>
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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 Sep '17</ref>
 
*20. Snorlax
 
*20. Snorlax
 
*19. Primeape
 
*19. Primeape
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==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 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!"
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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.
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==See Also==
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*[[Animaniacs (unproduced "Minerva Mink" animated shorts; early 1990s)]]
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*[[Animaniacs "I'm Mad" (partially found original theatrical version of animated short; 1994)]]
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*[[Animaniacs "The New Year's Party Tonight" (partially lost alternate version of animated comedy series short; 1995)]]
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*[[Animaniacs "Potty Emergency" (lost deleted scenes of episode of animated comedy series; 1993)]]
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*[[Brainstem (lost preview version of "Pinky and the Brain" song; 1995)]]
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*[[Channel Umptee-3 (partially found Kids' WB! educational animated series; 1997)]]
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*[[Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (partially found pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated comedy series; early-mid 2000s)]]
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*[[Detention (found Kids' WB! animated series; 1999-2000) ]]
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*[[Earthworm Jim (partially found unaired pitch pilot of Kids' WB! animated series; 1995)]]
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*[[Kids' WB! (partially found animated "Backlot" bumpers of children's programming block; 1997-2003)]]
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*[[Kids' WB! (partially found "Crazy Takes" promos of children's program block; early 2000s)]]
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*[[Lobo (lost production material of cancelled Kids' WB! animated series based on DC character; 1990s)]]
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*[[Monster Allergy (partially found Kids' WB! English dub of animated series based on comics; 2006)]]
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*[[Waynehead (found Kids' WB! animated series; 1996-1997)]]
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*[[Welcome Home, Animaniacs! (partially found Kids' WB Saturday morning preview; 1995)]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 01:42, 14 June 2022

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 6th to September 11th, 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.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]