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Well, Now That We've Got Your Attention, Let The Gaaaaames Begin!
Genre: Educational
Running Time: 25 minutes
Country: Canada
United States
Release Date: February 1, 1999 - April 1, 2000
Network(s): HBO
HBO Family
Created by: John Watkin
Eamon Harrington
Distributed by: HBO
Starring: Maggie Baird
Veena Bidasha
S. Scott Bullock
Greg Eagles
Arif S. Kinchen
Peter Lurie
Dawn Maxey
Edie McClurg
Michael McShane
Ritchie Montgomery
Alan Schlaifer
John Watkin
Mari Weiss
Danny Wells
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 39 (HBO Max), 52 ( - 52 episodes

Crashbox is a Canadian-American educational animated children's television series co-created by Eamon Harrington and John Watkin that aired on HBO Family from 1999 to 2000 in the United States and Asia.


The series is designed like a game show, and quizzes viewers on subjects such as math, nature, history, among other various subjects.

Why It Will Let The Games Begin

  1. Creative, catchy, and snazzy intro.
    • The theme song and credits are so catchy to listen to, despite being creepy.
  2. Speaking of the soundtrack, a lot of the music is very well composed and has a fun vibe to every style of the song each game takes place in, some of these include detective shows for example.
  3. Great animation.
  4. Nice claymation art style that fits the show very well. The art styles that went into each game were well thought out.
  5. Very great games such as the (Revolting Slob, Distraction News, Think Tank, Sketch Pad, Lens McCracken, Eddie Bull, Captain Bones, Psycho Math, Mugshots, etc).
  6. The humor in some games is amazing. The Professor Rocket from Psycho Math and Captain Bones for example.
  7. Likeable characters such as Eddie Bull, the Robots, Dora Smarmy, Jumpin Johnnie Jumble, Captain Bob, Revolting Slob and, Verity (depending on your view).

Bad Qualities

  1. The show can be creepy and or incredibly weird/ridiculous at times to younger and older viewers sometimes.
  2. Some games in the show can be unfitting for kids shows targeted for tomboys and boys. For example, in Season 1 a game called Paige and Sage has two Barbie dolls which are pretty unfitting.
  3. Episodes 27-39 basically reuses segments from earlier episodes that someone already watched which feels like a clip show which is why HBO Family removed them from reruns and on demand service in January 2016, thankfully Episode 40 got rid of it for Season 2 which made improvement over late Season 1 episodes (Episodes 27-39).


Crashbox received generally positive reviews from fans who love HBO, a division of WarnerMedia. The IMDb rating is 8.4/10.


  1. This is the most popular show on HBO Family, along with A Little Curious considering it had two interstitials, having more episodes than other shows, being remembered as an obscure hidden gem, and even having a Discord server relating to it despite being short-lived and much less popular.
  2. It is a fan favorite for many HBO Fans and Warner Fans who grew up watching the show.
  3. It is one of the most popular HBO Family Jam shows of the 2000s, 2010s decade.



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