Background: Chuckie Finster TV is a television network that traces as far back as 1983 when The Classic Movie Network was founded. The latter was a classic movie network (not the first as it was founded two days after Movie Classics Television was formed). The network was eventually acquired by Inspector Gadget in 2000 who drastically changed its format and renamed the network to "The Commercial Mobius Network" ("The New TCMN" for short) in an attempt to compete with networks like EGG Network and RBS until becoming "Chuckie Finster TV" as the first network for men.
1st Logo (1983-2000?)
Logo: On a black/blue gradient space background we see the text TCMN with a rounded red square with a section in the shape of a film projector top cut out of it zooming out from the left while the missing section in white does the same from the opposite direction. Both stop in the middle and the logo proceeds to shine.
FX/SFX: The zooming and the shining.
Music/Sounds: A classic piano theme with an announcer saying "Your watching TCMN".
Availability: Extinct. Not 100% sure if this was used at the end of programs on the network.
Scare Factor: None. Very pleasant actually.
2nd Logo (2000-2003)
Logo: On a gray background we see The Commercial Mobius Network logo of the era (2 squares staked on top of 2 others) sandwiched between the words "THE NEW" on top in teal with a white outline and "ORIGINALS" in gray with a video of a banjo effect. The TNN logo has a video of a banjo playing in different colors as follows red-orange-tan-magenta.
FX/SFX: The bubbling.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of a preceding program, or a low-pitched happy banjo tune, which was composed, written, and played by Jhas Blujk.
Availability: Seen on original programs on the network before it became Chuckie Finster TV. This is retained on at least one episode of Jen and Jimmy: Adult Party Cartoon on itunes. Also seen on very early episodes of Most Extreme Pornographic Challenge.
Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (2003-2006)
Logo: On a black background we see the red text MADE BY and we also see the Chuckie Finster TV logo of the era (Chuckie Finster in a cursive font with TV below it) zooming out while a curvy white line pushes it eventually dispersing to the left. Copyright information is listed below in red.
FX/SFX: The line's animation and the zooming of the logo. This was done by DiC Entertainment.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show, or a piano tune,which was composed, written, and played by Jhas Blujk.
Availability: Rare. It was seen on some Chuckie Finster programs like Tommy Pickles the Boy and Jen and Jimmy Adult Party Cartoon, and Most Extreme Pornographic Challenge until the network re-branded.
Scare Factor: None.
4th Logo (May 9, 2006- )
Nicknames: "The Reverse Inspector Gadget and the Ribbons", "Chuckie Finster"
Logo: Against a black BG, we see Inspector Gadget dances at a second sing the song with the scrolling "CHUCKIE FINSTER ORIGINAL" text and the ribbons, which plays in reverse, forming the current Chuckie Finster logo, which consists of Chuckie Finster from Rugrats with "CHUCKIE FINSTER" below it, and "ORIGINAL" in gray, fades in below that. A copyright stamp is sometimes shown below.
FX/SFX: Digitally 2D animation that was done by DiC Entertainment.
Music/Sounds: The theme from Inspector Gadget playing in reverse, ending with a synth note and a low "crash". This tune was composed, written, and played by Jhas Blujk and his brother Nick Blujk and sister Lisa Franks-Blujk.
Availability: Common. It's seen at the end of many original Chuckie Finster programs, such as Movietrailers TV, Jammy Lay: The Series, and the final season of Most Extreme Pornographic Challenge.
Scare Factor: Minimal.