Aqua Teen Hunger Force debuted on the block on September 9, with the episode "Escape from Leprechaupolis".
The block initially aired on Sunday nights from pm to am ET, with a repeat of the same block on Thursday nights.
It would show signs all around the pool saying things like "Warning Potential Violence", "Warning Strong Language in use", "Caution Sexual Innuendo", "Caution Limited Animation", "No Diving", "No Kids", "Warning Adult Situations", Some of these bumpers were narrated by a lifeguard who spoke through a megaphone.
Most notably he would shout "All kids out of the pool".
In numerous interviews, it has been stated that at the time, one third of Cartoon Network's audience were adults.This was followed by a trend of other adult-oriented animated shows, which included the following: Liquid Television, Beavis and Butt-Head, Aeon Flux, Daria, The Brothers Grunt, Duckman, The Critic, King of the Hill, South Park, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dr.Katz, Professional Therapist, Futurama, Clerks: The Animated Series, Dilbert, Home Movies, and Family Guy.At the Comic Con audiences got to see clips of the upcoming shows and vote for what show they wanted to see as a sneak peek.Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law was the winner and the pilot was screened.