This was later reversed. Kevin Sandler's article of them claimed that these cartoons were both less " bawdy " than their counterparts at Comedy Central and less " socially responsible " than their counterparts at Nickelodeon. That show was called Sunday Pants ; it first aired on the day of October 2, On April 1, Cartoon Network launched a digital cable and satellite channel known as Boomerang , which was spun off from one of their programming blocks that featured retro animated series and shorts. Branding and marketing agency Troika developed the "Dimensional" style guide , a list of rules on how the graphics should be implemented on the channel. You can help by converting this section to prose, if appropriate. Adult Swim debuted on September 2, with an episode of Home Movies ; the block initially aired on Sunday nights, with a repeat telecast on Thursdays. Kids Next Door premiered; the former was short-lived, but the latter became a juggernaut for the network in the mids. Samples resigned from his post on February 9, , following a bomb scare in Boston caused by packages left around the city that were part of an outdoor marketing campaign promoting the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Editing help is available. The concept was previously thought unlikely to attract a sufficient audience to be particularly profitable, however the CNN experiment had been successful and Turner hoped that Cartoon Network would also find success. This was arguably the first time the network revived a "classic animated icon" in an entirely new context for comedic purposes.