While the reigning champions of this year's April Fools is easily Metal Archives turning all band photos into cat photos, we do give Adult Swim credit for creating an entire campaign for a fictional spin-off channel, Adult Swim Junior.
The goof is that a bunch of classic Adult Swim shows were reimagined as kid shows, including the very brutal metal opus, Metaloclypse, which is turned into Metalocalypse Babies.
This first tease of this fictional series was in the main announcement Adult Swim made yesterday.
They even created a mini-trailer for the show:
#adultswimjr pic.twitter.com/Hup3yNdf8d— adultswim (@adultswim) April 1, 2021
Some longtime Metalocalypse fans didn't really find it amusing, seeing as though the network dashed all hopes at a final season or closure. Here are some examples.
This is the only Metalocalypse content we’ve gotten in years, and that made this April Fools joke cut too deep. pic.twitter.com/rHvQYEahFb— Devin O'Neal (@DevinON07510025) April 1, 2021
Still waiting for that finale……. but hey… we got this….— Adam Soltys (@ASoltysArt) April 1, 2021
Wow so many great cancelled shows
Thanks @AdultSwim— The Best Virginian?? (@Best_Virginian) April 1, 2021