Man vs. Cartoon
|Man vs. Cartoon|
|Starring||Students and researchers at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||June 13, 2009 – July 18, 2009|
Man vs. Cartoon is an American popular science television program airing on truTV. The premise of the show is that students and researchers at New Mexico Tech's Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center attempt to re-create contraptions and situations found in Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. Each episode begins with one or two cartoon clips that the competitors then try to re-create, attempting to succeed in killing the Road Runner where the Coyote had failed. In the first episode, for example, the students re-create a Rube Goldberg machine featured in Wild About Hurry that begins with a slingshot and involves a large number of steps, culminating in a cannon shot.
|1||"Rube Goldberg Competition"||June 13, 2009|
|2||"Rocket Skates/Pendulum Bomb"||June 20, 2009|
|3||"Spear/Boulder Drop"||June 27, 2009|
|4||"Fan Skates/Cannonball Rocket Sled"||July 4, 2009|
|5||"Plane Bomb/Hot Air Balloon Anvil Drop"||July 11, 2009|
|6||"Plates/Indestructo-Ball"||July 18, 2009|
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- "TruTV Picks Up Man Vs. Cartoon". Movieweb.com. February 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
- "TruTV Readies "Man vs. Cartoon"". The Hollywood Reporter. February 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
- "Man vs. Cartoon: Episodes". truTV. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
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