The Noid infected pop culture so much in the ‘80s that he crossed into the realm of t-shirts, toys, and video games. But he mercifully disappeared from our TV screens by the '90s, not because the ads weren’t selling pizzas, but because of the kind of public relations nightmare that only a mentally ill gunman could create.
In January 1989, a man carrying a .357 Magnum revolver broke into an Atlanta Domino’s restaurant and held two employees hostage for five hours.
Eventually, the hostages escaped and the man was apprehended. His name? Kenneth Lamar Noid.
That was no coincidence. Kenneth Noid had been suffering from a dark carnival of brain problems that led him to believe that the bombardment of TV commercials inviting pizza fans to “avoid the Noid” were making fun of him, personally. The advertising campaign drove his psychosis to the point that he believed the Domino’s Pizza Illuminati were breaking into his apartment while he was away to monitor him.
This… is the Cartoon Network schedule for Monday, March 13 to Sunday, March 19.
Worst schedule of all time. Not even joking or exaggerating. The word “variety” seems to be a thing of the forking past now. Only SIX shows air the entire week, with only THREE OF THEM AIRING MORE THAN ONCE. What the hell is CN thinking? I’ve been trying my hardest to defend the network but this… this is just unacceptable. Do they seriously think kids will even like this? I mean, this is worse than Nick with SpongeBob SquarePants.
If this doesn’t get changed swiftly by next week… hoo boy. I’d give up.
New this week:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Mon-Thurs at 5:30p
Teen Titans Go! - Fri at 6:00p
The Powerpuff Girls - Fri at 7:45p
Justice League Action - Sat at 7:30a (fun fact… CN advertised last Saturday’s episode like it was going to air at night time.)
LEGO Nexo Knights - Sat at 7:45a
Top 3 shows (and essentially the only three shows):