Come and Learn with Pibby TV show depicting the three cartoon characters from the adult swim series.

Come and Learn with Pibby!

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Come and Learn with Pibby! is an Adult Swim show announced via a YouTube trailer in late October 2021. The trailer and premise of the show, which shows the decay of a fictionalized Cartoon Network universe at the hands of a glitchy corrupting shadow, gained rapid virality on the internet after its reveal, spawning several edits, fan art depictions and memes.

Origin

Uploaded by Adult Swim's YouTube channel on October 30th, 2021,[1] Come and Learn with Pibby! showcases the cartoon world of the titular character, Pibby, being overrun by a mysterious dark matter called "The Darkness," which turns the characters it captures into hostile, zombie-like entities. Throughout the trailer, Pibby is shown entering different cartoon worlds and encountering various iconic Cartoon Network characters from series such as The Flintstones, Adventure Time, Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory and many others. The trailer gained over 445,000 views and 68,000 likes in 22 hours (shown below).



Its creator, Dodge Greenley,[2][3][4] announced the publication of the show's trailer on Instagram, with a full poster showing Pibby battling against The Darkness[5] (shown below).


o dodgegreenley •.. PIBBY ♡ Q ♡ 20 likes dodgegreenley The trailer for the show i created is up on youtube! LINK IN BIO! Please go watch it! literally your views, comments, and shares support my work and make it more likely that we can have a full series! Thank you to everyone who worked on it and helped make Pibby come to life! PIBBY

Spread

Since the initial upload, news and hype for Pibby have increased dramatically online. On the subreddit /r/videos,[6] the trailer was uploaded on October 30th, 2021, by Redditor ben123111, which garnered over 500 upvotes and multiple comments of support for the show and wishing it to become fully fleshed out in two days.

Later that day, a Twitter[7] thread was started by Nick Raffa, who had leaked character lore that was posted onto 4chan about the characters, which generated more hype and led to fan art of the various stages of Pibby to be made, while earning 8,000 likes in two days (shown below).

PIBBY Pibby starts the series as a typical cutesy preschool character like Dora the Explorer, but by the end of the season, she has to become a hardened badass. She's a reluctant hero, wanting to stay child-like forever, but she sees her best friend eaten by an unknowable monster, and in each episode she has to grow and become the hero that she needed from the start. It's important for the voice of Pibby to be able to play both a trope cartoony cute character and also be able to portray more nuanced adult emotions while staying the same character at her core throughout. She's defined by her optimism, which starts as child-like joy, but ends as determined resolve. Pibby can be any ethnicity PILOT MID-SEASON END OF SEASON

A growing meme trend also showed other cartoons being consumed by the glitchy darkness that is seen within the show, with a notable example being uploaded to Twitter[8] by Nexter45Art on October 31st, depicting PIbby in a Worst Mistake Of My Life meme beside Peter Griffin, earning 11,000 likes in 10 hours (shown below).


DON'TEVER MEET PIBBY FROM LEARNING WITH PIBBY" WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE

Fred Flintstone Dies

Fred Flintstone Dies refers to a clip from Adult Swim's Come and Learn With Pibby! short where Fred Flintstone slides off a dinosaur and is then consumed by a wave of glitchy darkness, presumably dying. The clip became the subject of edits showing Fred dying in various ways shortly after the trailer dropped on October 30th, 2021.



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Yangy
Yangy

You know, this wouldn't be the first time where a small cute character and people from other worlds have to fight against eldritch beings that are overtaking the universe and mimicking bodies of their friends.

Difference is, one of them was already an eldritch slayer.

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JungleEvil
JungleEvil

This is pretty cool. Looks like a much more Grim Dark version of that Fusion Fall crossover game.

But keeping everyone on-model, albeit corrupted.
How does Cartoon Network “ok” the use of their more family friendly material for morbid use?

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