Cartoon Dump

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Cartoon Dump
Created byFrank Conniff
Developed byJerry Beck
Directed byScott Ingalls
StarringErica Doering
Frank Conniff
Kathleen Roll
Voices ofJoel Hodgson as Dumpster Diver Dan
Theme music composerBrad Kay
Frank Conniff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Jerry Beck
Frank Conniff
Editor(s)Kevin O'Regan
Camera setupTomas Arceo
Eric Meacham
Running time7 to 10 minutes
Original networkOfficial website; YouTube
Original releaseJuly 11, 2007 – present
External links

Cartoon Dump is an online comedy series/video podcast created by Frank Conniff (formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000) and animation historian Jerry Beck. A live version is currently making monthly performances at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles, California and premiered in New York City in January 2008. The show is currently running on the first Mondays of each month at QED: A Place to Show and Tell in Astoria, New York, and hosted by Conniff.

Story and format[edit | edit source]

Set in a garbage dump, the show is a parody of stereotypical children's TV programming. The host of the show, “Compost Brite” (Erica Doering), despite being constantly cheery, obviously suffers from depression as well as anorexia nervosa. Compost Brite starts each episode with the show’s theme song, a jolly tune played on a theatre organ (however, Compost Brite is seen playing a guitar). Each episode features slightly different lyrics. After this, Compost Brite usually has a brief satirical discussion with the viewers on topics such as nutrition, dry heaves or how mediocrity pays off in the end. Later one of Compost Brite’s friends, usually “Moodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl” (Conniff) joins in to sing a song or plug some fictional product which is sponsoring the show. This leads into the bulk of each episode, an obscure cartoon from Jerry Beck’s archives.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

As of November 2007, there have been six episodes of Cartoon Dump. As the episodes have no official titles, they are shown here with the titles of their respective cartoons.

  1. "Mighty Mister Titan"
  2. "The Big World of Little Adam"
  3. Bucky and Pepito: "The Vexin' Texan"
  4. Captain Fathom: "Rustlers of the Sea Range"
  5. "The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole"
  6. "The Adventures of Sir Gee Whiz on the Other Side of the Moon"