Man vs. Cartoon

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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 network truTV
Original release June 13 – July 18, 2009
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Man vs. Cartoon is an American popular science television program airing on truTV.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

Episode list[edit]

EP# Title Airdate
1 "Rube Goldberg Competition" June 13, 2009 (2009-06-13)
2 "Rocket Skates/Pendulum Bomb" June 20, 2009 (2009-06-20)
3 "Spear/Boulder Drop" June 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)
4 "Fan Skates/Cannonball Rocket Sled" July 4, 2009 (2009-07-04)
5 "Plane Bomb/Hot Air Balloon Anvil Drop" July 11, 2009 (2009-07-11)
6 "Plates/Indestructo-Ball" July 18, 2009 (2009-07-18)


  1. ^ "Man vs. Cartoon on truTV: The Science of The Road Runner". Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. ^ "TruTV Picks Up Man Vs. Cartoon". February 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ "TruTV Readies "Man vs. Cartoon"". The Hollywood Reporter. February 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Man vs. Cartoon: Episodes". truTV. Retrieved 2009-07-06.