At 6:00 PM, the madness stopped and viewers were thanked for their patience, and told that regular programming was about to resume... with the Screwy Squirrel Marathon, coming up next...but thankfully that didn't happen. Instead "Haredevil Hare" started a 6-hour "makeup session" filled with classic Warner Bros. cartoons to apologize for the inconvenience viewers endured (6:00 PM to 12:00 AM). Even after the marathon was over a voiceover promo for The Tex Avery Show teased, "Maybe they'll show a Screwy Squirrel cartoon!! ...uh, seen any good ones lately?"
Screwy Squirrel Day was the last time Cartoon Network celebrated April Fools with an unannounced special or marathon, possibly due to the complaints of viewers, instead opting for pre-announced stunts, like a Beetlejuice marathon the following year. It is somewhat of a precursor to the April Fools stunts Adult Swim would do in the future as they would become well known for their unannounced stunts.
- ↑ "Screwy Squirrel Day (4/01/97)". toonzone.com. April 1, 1997. https://web.archive.org/web/20041207144353/http://fridays.toonzone.net:80/screwysquirrel.html. Retrieved on May 16, 2018.