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The Adam Finley Award: Call for considerations

by Jason Hughes, posted May 21st 2008 1:08PM
tv squad awardsFor many longtime TV Squad readers the name Adam Finley could only be associated with one thing: the wide world of animation. Adam was passionate about animation, covering many shows for us here as well as reporting on anything and everything happening in the industry. So it's only right that the award for Excellence in Animation be named after him.

There's all kinds of possibilities for contenders here. I'd give a nod to both Star Wars tributes -- Family Guy and Robot Chicken -- and South Park definitely stretched their animation style with 'Major Boobage,' but I didn't think the episode was all that good. Aqua Teen Hunger Force had some good episodes this season (personal favorites include the VeggieTales parody and that crazy trilogy that opened the season).

But I've by no means watched all the best in animation this year, so I call out to you, dear readers. Which episodes or shows do you think set the bar or even raised it in this past year? Are The Simpsons out of their prime and not worthy of TVS recognition? How about King of the Hill or American Dad? The new The Mr. Men Show is retro-tastic, simple, but still cleverly awesome! Too many to handle! Help me TVS Readers, you're my only hope!

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heinlein

Lucy, The Daughter Of The Devil. Funny show that finally got its first season. Lets you see a new side of the devil and DJ Jesus, and has really good stories.

May 24 2008 at 3:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alicia

Robot Chicken. The Star Wars special was one of the best things on TV all year.

May 24 2008 at 2:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lovelain

gotta go w/ family guy: blue harvest.

May 24 2008 at 12:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Excellence in Animation is an oxymoron.

May 23 2008 at 11:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
btarlinian

Honestly, it has to be Avatar. I don't think there is anyone who has seen an episode of that show who doesn't like it. And like the cartoons of yesteryear, it appeals to both kids and adults.

May 22 2008 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mariah

Robot Chicken. Absolutely. I almost die of laughter watching that.

May 22 2008 at 6:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Wyant

South Park- Smartest show on TV
Death Note- Bitchin' anime, and I don't even like anime
Venture Brothers- Hilarious and irreverent, like Johnny Quest on mushrooms
Metalocalypse- Dethklok
American Dad- Has really found it's voice over the years and stands on its own

Bender's Big Score is choice but should get penalized for being broken down into episodes for Comedy Central.

May 22 2008 at 7:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Argus

Avatar

May 22 2008 at 6:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nickmagoo

METALOCALYPSE!!!!!! hilarious, gory, awesomely savage music with awesomely ridiculous lyrics...what more could you ask for?

May 22 2008 at 12:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pantrygirl

Venture Bros.

May 22 2008 at 12:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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