Adult Swim reference in Camp Lazlo


Active Member
Dec 31, 2020
United States
I was watching the Camp Lazlo episode "Hello Dolly" and while Scoutmaster Lumpus was playing "bunk swimming" with the Bean Scout's and Lazlo asked how the water is, Lumpus replied "It's adult swim now let the grown-ups have fun". Do you think this could have been an intentional reference to Adult Swim? Specifically during the early days before it became a separate entity from CN, promos and bumpers would have a man on the megaphone shouting "All kids out of the pool for Adult Swim!"


Well-Known Member
Oct 23, 2014
Adult Swim got its name from an actual term used to designate the time period in which minors under 18 are prohibited from entering a public swimming area. So that line isn't really a reference to the TV network.

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Rock the Dragon
Jun 4, 2007
As others have noted, I think that was referring to the practice of Adult Swim rather than the programming block; the block itself was named after the period in public pools where no one under 18 is allowed to swim with the grownups. Camp Lazlo wasn't even the first show to showcase the practice of Adult Swim; it was also the subject of the pilot short for Codename: Kids Next Door, "No 'p' in the 'ool'". There was also an episode of Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete and Pete which dealt with Adult Swim, and that was years before the CN programming block.


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