And it was awesome.
The host of Toonami was originally Moltar, of Space Ghost fame. Then it moved onto a little robot named TOM, who went through a couple iterations of coolness. They would have random PSAs, game reviews, and just plain neatly edited and soundtracked bumpers - in between commercials and programming. These extras really turned Toonami into a culture force instead of just another cartoon show.
Toonami essentially laid the groundwork for the success of Adult Swim.
I'm bringing this up because I just found ToonamiAftermath.com - a fan resurrection of all that was right during that period of television.
If you too miss one Cartoon Network killed, give it a shot. Just don't give the people in the chatroom much faith. They're a bit... well...
A mod called me a douche for calling out homophobia.
But, at least there's ReBoot!