Adult Swim IDs

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The Dawn Is Your Enemy (June 2005 - January 31, 2010)

The Dawn Is Your Enemy

ID: On a light grey background, we see a landscape along with some white flowers seen in front of the screen. A sun is seen rising behind the landscape which has a face. A pair of two worried human eyes can be seen on the top of the screen. In the middle of the screen is the white text "The Dawn Is Your Enemy". While everything in the screen is all colorless.

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: Some ambient sounds, and a faint sound that sounds like a long metal scrape or a power saw.

Availability: Extinct. Was used as a sign-off.

Editor's Note: This bumper has earned a reputation (as well as popularity) for its creepy atmosphere. So much so, the bump spawned an infamous creepypasta that involved an full version of the bump existing, with the audio slowly turning from the ambient sounds to screaming and people being murdered. At the end, the sun winked before the channel went off-air to remedy the problem. Consequently, this was apparently the reason the bump was retired. Of course, this is fake and no such version exists, nor was it the reason. Adult Swim simply started using new bumps (but they were similar in style to the ones they replaced) until another makeover happened in 2011.


Asian Robots: Crawling (December 29, 2010-January 2011)

ID: TBA

Trivia: The crawling business businessman in the ID is actually a work of performance art by Momoyo Torimitsu. The footage of the robot in the ID was filmed at the streets of Sydney, Australia.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: The robot can give off an "Uncanny Valley" feeling for its movements.

Asian Robots: Face (December 30, 2010-January 2011)

ID: TBA

Trivia: The robot in the ID is actually a humanoid robot head named "Kansei" which means "sensibility" in Japanese. The robot was built in Japan at the Meiji University programmed to respond with various facial expression depending on the word typed in on its software. Here is a mini-documentary about it.

FX/SFX: The Asian robot making strange facial expressions along with the screen zooming in.

Music/Sounds: A sample of the Broadcast song "Tears in the Typing Pool".

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: This ident is considered extremely creepy, evoking a similar "Uncanny Valley" feeling like the previous ident.

Clown Kids: Buffet Girl (2011?)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Which is basically a clip from the 1976 self-mage film If Mirrors Could Speak along with a poorly 3D rendered cutout of Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Animals: Cat on Slide (January 2011)

ID: We see a calico cat wearing what appears to be a little white tank top shirt while being green screened onto footage of a first-person view of a person going down a large pink slide surrounded by other colorful slides in a carnival while the cat moves vertically up and down making it like its going down the slide. Before sliding down to bottom, the "as" logo pops up with the background being all black and the text showing the ID.

FX/SFX: The cat cheaply moving vertically pretty much done by software green screened onto footage of a first-person view of a person going down the slide.

Music/Sounds: The background noises of screaming children along with music from the band "Broadcast" titled The Black Cat. A sports bell can also be heard when the [as] logo pops out at the end.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Animals: Stocks Cat (January 2011, March 31, 2013)

ID: TBA

Variant: In 2013, it was used as an April Fool's ID with the [adult swim] logo replaced with [meow meow].

FX/SFX: The arrow animation which is technically stock animation. The zoom in of the cat and the [as] logo appearing.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct. It was used back then around January 2011. The ID did made a comeback in 2013 as an April Fool's ID.

Editor's Note: None.

Cow and Hay Bales (2011)

ID: During daytime, a grassy area is seen. There is an odd arrangement of hay bales, as well as a single hay bale separated from the arrangement. A cow appears from under the hay bales and tries to get up on top of them. The cow then trips and falls on the hay bales, which turns out to be the Penrose Stairs made of Hay Bales. Due to the never ending design of the Penrose Stairs, the cow keeps on falling down them.

FX/SFX: Animation by Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: Sounds of the environment, sound effects relating to the action, music.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Space Chickens (2011)

ID: In space, a large egg with visible mechanical insides and a cup-like part underneath is seen, with an identical, but smaller ship on top of it. The ship also has the [AS] logo and the US flag on it. A chicken holding a US flag and wearing an egg as a helmet comes out of the smaller ship and lands on the larger egg ship, placing the flag. Another, smaller ship lands on the small ship, and the chicken that comes out does the same thing. More ships and chickens appear.

FX/SFX: Same as the last ID

Music/Sounds: A sci-fi droning sound throughout, with sound effects of the action and chicken sounds.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Tiger Invasion (2011)

ID: A city is seen, during daytime. A huge, UFO-like creature with the texture of tiger skin and with eyes on the lower half. There are ears on both the top and bottom. The camera zooms out to show another one, with a mouth open. On the left side, there is an alien with at least 5 spider-like fuzzy legs and a main body resembling a tiger's face, except that the mouth the mains open and more faces are underneath each other. More of these creatures are seen coming out of the UFO's mouth and jumping onto the ground, which isn't visible.

FX/SFX: Same as before

Music/Sounds: Music, some growling, groaning.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: It's a very strange ID, and the animation style can make it feel very creepy.

Elephant Spiral (2011)

ID: On an orange background (somewhat reminiscent of the Lightning Video logo), a long creature resembling a line of elephants, but with more elephants instead of faces, is seen walking on another similar creature, while another walks on top. We zoom out and we find out that the creature is a spiral.

FX/SFX: Same as before

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: Same as before.

Santa (December 2013)

ID: On a black background, we see Santa standing at the right, looking at an orange Christmas tree with the top of the tree ignited with a flame. After approximately 3 seconds, a hammer comes down and smashes Santa, as the Adult Swim logo appears in the top-right corner.

FX/SFX: Live-action.

Music/Sounds: A Christmas tune, with a female voice-over saying "Welcome to another night of in-your-face holiday magic." The music then comes to a sudden end after the speech has been finished.

Availability: Extinct. Was only used in December 2013.

Editor's Note: None.

Monster (2014)

Logo: In a beach, a monster suddenly appears. We pan through the monster destroying the top of a building and eating the top of it. We pan to the monster holding cars, and then we pan to the monster slipping and tripping on cars, thus destroying the building and forming the Adult Swim logo.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the monster, the buildings, and the skating, followed by a thud sound when the monster breaks the skyscraper.

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Carrot (2014)

Logo: In a grass setting, we see a carrot crawling. We then zoom out to reveal a horse, whose body stretches like a worm whenever he walks. He then sees the carrot, and its pupils grow wide and the horse tries to eat the carrot. The horse then tangles his head trying to eat the carrot, and the Adult Swim logo can be briefly seen.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the carrot, a stretching sound, the neighs of the horse, and when the horse tries to eat the carrot, something that sounds like "NAM NAM NAM!".

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Scare Factor: The horse's pupils growing wide and the weird subject matter can scare some.

Astronaut (2014)

Logo: In space, we see an astronaut hammering a washing machine with the Adult Swim logo on it. The hammer then hits the astronaut and he falls into the earth and lands on a whale. The astronaut is then sent flying back up into space and the washing machine shoots a laser at the moon, halving it and revealing a freaky spider-like cat along with some small ones as well. The cat then shoots green lasers.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the hammer, a punch sound, a falling sound (which is reversed when the astronaut is sent back into space), and 2 laser sounds. When the cat shoots the lasers, the same roar from the "Monster" ID.

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Scare Factor: The monster roar and especially the appearance of the cat itself can scare some people. Unfortunately however, the next one described is worse than this.

Toilet Cow (2014)

Logo: In a small room, we see a toilet. Out of nowhere, a spider-like cow with utters covering each leg climbs out the toilet, and spits out toilet lids with the very last one having the top part of a toilet lid. The top part of the last lid then opens up to reveal a white blob with cow spots. Then, utters form and create another toilet while the setting fades to a cloudy background. A cow with firework spark-like eyes then comes out of the toilet while its ears appear. The cow then moos at the viewer and all of a sudden, the Adult Swim logo appears.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: First, a toilet being tapped sound, then a suspenseful theme, with more tapping sounds when the cow spits out the toilet lids. A slime-like sound can be heard when the blob appears, then a stomach like sound when the utters appear on the blob. The suspenseful music builds up too when the second toilet is created, and the firework spark-like eyed cow's moo. After, the music comes to an abrupt ending.

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Editor's Note: The suspenseful music, extremely uncanny nature, the cow appearing out of nowhere at the start (which can possibly be considered a jump scare to some), the appearance of the cow itself, and the sudden ending can scare many people.

Bear How It's Made (2015)

ID: We see a blue teddy bear sitting on a shelf with some other toys as it zooms in on it. The scene then cuts to a first person view of a man shooting a blue bear, with blood coming from it when it's shot. It then cuts to the teddy bear's face, which cuts to other scenes (A knife cutting through the dead bear, A man stuffing red cotton inside the bear, which is now stitched, The same man sewing the bear, and a man ripping the fur off from a body-less bear head, which reveals its skull). It then cuts back to the teddy bear, as "[AS]" in white pops in.

FX/SFX: 2D Animation

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Long Pork (2015)

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ID: We see a pig with a human face and blond hair in a dirty room, with an axe, a butchers knife, a katana, a bonesaw and other weapons. The man-pig pees, and the logo cuts to black were we see a man chop this man-pig up. We cut back to the man-pig as he falls apart into pieces. We then cut to a black background with the words [adult swim] in pink.

FX/SFX: 2D Animation.

Music/Sounds: A constant dramatic sting that gets louder and louder, the breathing of the man-pig, and the sound of a blade slicing through the air, along with a quiet splattering noise when the pig falls apart.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Nitty Gritty (2015)

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ID: We see an elderly woman in a rocking chair knitting. The camera cuts to a side view, and to her sewing needles, which are knitting material with red fluid dripping off of it. The camera then cuts to the floor where we see the remains of the elder's legs, then the camera zooms out where we see the skeletons and corpses of several other animals. Finally, it cuts to a blood red screen with the words [adult swim] in green.

FX/SFX: CGI Animation

Music/Sounds: Old timely music which slowly turns into a dramatic sting before cutting off when the words come onscreen.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Akira (2015)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: CGI Animation.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: None.

Fight Room (2015)

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ID: The text [adult swim] is shown in white over a scene of two contestants preparing to fight each other in what looks like a cage with lights shining into it. The one on the left is wearing a blue helmet and shorts, while the one on the right is wearing red; both are shirtless. The [adult swim] text pans downwards as the words "FIGHT ROOM sponsored by" appear above it. When this text disappears, a yellow chainsaw comes onscreen, accompanied by the words "CHAINSAW MATCH special" in red lettering. The chainsaw spins in the center of the scene before morphing into two chiansaws, one of which goes to each contestant. The camera zooms in on Blue as he looks down at his chainsaw before suddenly glancing up. We cut to the Red running towards Blue, who blocks his attack. The camera cuts between the two contestants with their blades locked and sparks flying, until the Blue suddenly thrusts upwards, causing Red's chainsaw to go flying in the air. Both contestants give a shocked look, and the chainsaw comes falling down, lodging in Red's head. Blood pours down his face, and his body is ultimately flayed open as Blue looks on in horror with gore splattering onto him. As the Blue stares down at Red's body, dollar bills come raining down, and the text "BLUE WIN$! sponsored by [adult swim]" appears onscreen.

FX/SFX: Clay animation by Lee Hardcastle.

Music/Sounds: A male announcer saying "Adult Swim proudly sponsors Fight Room! Chainsaw Match Special!" as a trip gong goes off, followed by the sounds of chainsaws, the contestants gasping and groaning, and splattering noises when the red contestant is killed. The trip gong goes off again, and the announcer says "Blue wins! Sponsored by Adult Swim," as cheering and victorious music plays.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Mountain (December 2015)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Possibly Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Flower (December 2015)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Possibly Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Clarke (January 2016)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Possibly Extinct.

Editor's Note: None.

Thanksgiving (November 2016)

ID: We see the same pink giant from "Clarke" staring at the viewer in a house. We then suddenly zoom on the giant while we see a creature with the same skin and face as the "turkey" from "Clarke" breaking into the house. The giant then screeches. During all of this, the "[AS]" logo is seen in the top-right corner.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: A weird theme with the sounds of the giant and house breaking.

Availability: Extinct, was seen on their Vine page, but is unknown if it ever aired on TV.

Editor's Note: None.

We Know You're Home (July 10 2016-)

ID: On a black background we see 3 buttons in the middle of the screen from left to right. The left button being green and has a white phone icon on the left side of the button and next to it on right side of it the white text "ANSWER" is seen. The middle button also being green but is more longer then the ones between it, and has a rectangular outline on the left of the button resembling a window while the right side of it having the text "ANSWER WITH VIDEO" appears. Then the right button being red and the left side of the button having the same icon as the green one on the left side of the screen while also having the white text on right side of the button "DECLINE" on it. The white text below the buttons "PICK UP" appear for a second and then at the same time at the same position the white text "We Know You're Home" appears until it cuts out to the [adult swim] logo.

FX/SFX: The text appearing and the buttons transitioning in.

Music/Sounds: The Skype ringtone.

Availability: Still in use.

Editor's Note: None.

Gym Bunny (2017)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Stop Motion animation using stuffed animals.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: None.

Gym Horse

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ID: We see a horse and its foal in the gym, with the foal weightlifting and the horse on the treadmill. The camera cuts to a boombox near it, then the horse increases the speed of the treadmill, causing it to fall over and crush its tail, spewing out guts that read [AS].

FX/SFX: Same as Gym Bunny.

Music/Sounds: Some 80s-sounding casual music, then splattering effects.

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: None.

Gary Takes The Elevator (2018-)

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ID: We see a red demon with blond hair, a yellow polo shirt and khakis (Gary) from behind. He is on a ledge in a hellish atmosphere, and is in front of an elevator. He presses the elevator's button before turning to face the camera as he waits, scratching his leg. The elevator opens to reveal a gray monster with tentacles and one glowing red eye as Gary jumps back against the wall in horror. The monster unfurls its tongue and devours Gary as the doors close again, this time with the words "Adult Swim" written on them in black.

FX/SFX: Clay Animation by Lee Hardcastle.

Music/Sounds: The sound of the button being pressed and Gary humming, followed by a dinging noise, roaring and screaming.

Availability: Possibly shown with airings of Your Pretty Face Is Going To H***.

Editor's Note: None.

Gary Gets A Virus (2018-)

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ID: We see a close-up of a messy computer desk. On it is a file reading "From Claude," which is then picked up by Gary from the last ID. We zoom out to see more of the hellish atmosphere as Gary takes a look at the file and a floppy disc falls out. Gary picks up the disc and inserts it into the computer. The monitor begins flashing black, red and white, with a skull shape appearing on the screen before a black slimy creature emerges and devours Gary, forming the words "Adult Swim" on the wall with its tentacles.

FX/SFX: Same as Gary Takes The Elevator

Music/Sounds: Computer noises after the disc is inserted, followed by roars and shouting.

Availability: See above.

Editor's Note: None.

Claude Follows Directions (2018-)

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ID: We see a red devil with glasses, a yellow polo shirt and khakis (Claude) holding a clipboard, along with a brunette woman with a purple shirt. Both are standing on a ledge. To Claude's right is a lever, and to the woman's right is a contraption with several sharp implements. Claude looks at his clipboard and pushes a lever, causing the contraption to be activated. The woman is startled, and the camera zooms in on her as she trembles in fear. It then pans over to the contraption, before panning back to the woman and Claude, who pushes her to the right. It ultimately pans down as the woman is presumably killed by the contraption, her blood splattering on the floor and forming the words "ADULT SWIM".

FX/SFX: Same as the last two.

Music/Sounds: Claude murmuring to himself ("Let's see here, hmm... Like that... There, and push... And we're done!"), the contraption buzzing and whirring, the woman gasping and screaming, and a splattering noise when she is killed.

Availability: See the last two.

Editor's Note: None.

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