Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” to tackle Johnny Quest-ion

The Cartoon Network will begin airing “Adult Swim,” a late-night block of programming aimed at a more mature audience, on September 2, according to Many of the characters from the audience’s childhood will be brought back, primarily as guest stars on the courtroom drama Harvey Birdman, and will reveal aspects of their lives that may not have been mentioned during their Saturday morning careers. The premiere episode will feature Dr. Benton Quest suing his strapping companion, Race Bannon, for custody of Johnny Quest. While the relationship between the men is not clearly delineated, the implication is that the two were having off-screen adventures in that curiously female-free Quest universe. Whether Johnny’s Indian companion, Hadji, figures into the suit is not known. Future episodes will feature Scooby Doo’s Shaggy being hauled in for the vague charge of “possession” and Yogi Bear and Boo Boo facing charges of sending picnic baskets loaded with bombs to corporate heads.

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