The Adult Swim Network was a series of risque' animated shows that premiered on the Cartoon network in 2001. The basic premise behind Adult Swim was cartoon shows that were more geared toward adults. The shows featured various sketches that were sexually suggestive and were not necessarily meant for children. As a result they were shown in the later hours of the night when the normal demographic of Cartoon network (children 7-15) would be asleep. The title "Adult Swim" comes from the public swimming pool designation where only adults are allowed to swim.
The programming block has had several notable animated shows. The one that perhaps stands out the most would be a show called Aqua Teen Hunger Force. This cartoon deals with various themes and misadventures and features anthropomorphic fast food characters. Master Shake (an ice cream shake), Frylok (a package of fries), and Meatwad (a slab of hamburger) are the main characters. They sometimes deal with their human roommate Carl.
Another popular show in the Adult Swim programming block would be that of the Squidbillies. This show is about some cartoon mud squids that live in the Appalachian Mountains of Dougal County Georgia. The squids are called the Cuyler family, and they are involved in a variety of destruction and mayhem throughout each episode.
As you can from these two examples, the Adult Swim programming block has a variety of unique television shows that peddle adult humor and surreal humor. Although not meant for children, adults will get quite a laugh from these shows.