Agro's Cartoon Connection Online
Agro's Cartoon Connection was an Australian children's television show that aired on the Seven Network from 1990 to 1997. Shown on weekday mornings, it was primarily hosted by Agro, a puppet played by comedian Jamie Dunn.
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Holly Brisley||-||Herself (1995-1997)|
|Ian Calder||-||Crikey the Clown|
|Carol Gibson||-||Dorm Boys (Matron) - Space Cadets (Computer) The Twonks|
|Jesse Gibson||-||Dorm Boys - Space Cadets - The Twonks|
|Michael 'Gibbo' Gibson||-||Himself|
|Brett Johnson||-||Dorm Boys (Billingsly)- Space Cadets (Ginkobaloba) The Twonks|
|Charlotte La Rue||-||Mia|
|Stacey Thomson||-||Ranger Stacey|
Jamie Dunn would film Agros Cartoon Connection in Brisbane, Queensland. Then fly down to Melbourne that day, during the last years of Tonight Live With Steve Vizard quite often when Agro was standing in as host for Steves absense before Richard Stubbs took over.
Agros Cartoon Connection was broadcast 5 days a week, all except weekends. A Super Saturday show was later short lived, and also a Super Sunday show. The shows weekly run showed footage of an audience. The audience was fake and shot seperatly to the show, and only the weekend "Super" shows where filmed with a live audience of children and parents.
Agro started off on the show Wombat before channel 7 decided the puppet should be hosting kids cartoons over animal education and Agros Cartoon Connection was born, and keeping a small segment of the show for wild life rangers to bring animals on in a smaller time frame.
Agro made very little TV appearances since the cancelation of A.C.C. Up until 2013 when he began making appearances on The Early Morning Show as an interviewing puppet.
Filmings did not take place with a live audience due to Jamie Dunns frequent adult humour slipping through and often having to be told it was not suitable for a kids show. Outtakes surfaced on the internet many years after the shows end showing how dirty his humour could get.
Agro was the replacement show after the finish of The Earlybird Show with Marty Monster.
During the shows run, Agro released 4 albums with jokes and songs. The album sales where a mediocre success.
Agro's full name is Agro Vation.
Agro's design is based on Animal from The Muppet Show.
Agro had two video games based on him. One being "Agro Soar"on Game Boy, and "Agro's Fantastic Arcade Gateway"