The Problem Solverz (originally titled Neon Knome) is an American animated television series created by Ben Jones, a member of the art collective Paper Rad, for Cartoon Network. The series centers on the titular Problem Solverz trio of Alfe, Roba, and Horace, as they solve and sometimes create the various problems that plague their town. After the original pilot Neon Knome was rejected by Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim for looking too cute, it was picked up and re-tooled by the main network, which premiered the series on April 4, 2011.

History

The first animated short featuring Problem Solverz characters Alfe, Roba and Horace, was "Gone Cabin Carzy".

In 2008, several animated web shorts called "Problem Solvers" appeared on Youtube on Paper Rad's official channel. These shorts were released on DVD as a bonus to the periodical The Ganzfeld 7. While these episodes didn't contain the main characters, they did introduce the "problem solving" element of the show, and some main characters of this series made cameos on The Problem Solverz.

In 2010, Neon Knome, a pilot episode for the series, was pitched as an adult-oriented animated series for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, and was released on Adultswim.com as part of their Big Uber Network Sampling. Later, in December 2010, Adult Swim announced that Neon Knome was being re-tooled as a regular Cartoon Network show.

Due to bad ratings, Cartoon Network stopped airing the show after season 1. In March 30, 2013, The unaired season two episodes were released on Netflix.

Characters

  • Alfe (voiced by Ben Jones) is a large, fluffy, half man-dog-anteater and a creature who was found and raised by a young Horace (in the beginning of Neon Knome) who is the leader of the trio. He loves to devour large quantities of pizza and acts impulsively during missions. In one episode, he claimed he lived in a cage as a child. Like a cat, he coughs up furballs whenever he chews his fur. People thought his name was "Alfie".
  • Roba (voiced by Ben Jones) – is the smartest member of them, being a half robot half human cyborg, who is incredibly insecure and anxious about everything. He is Horace's twin brother. People even thought his name was "Rabbo".
  • Horace (voiced by Kyle Kaplan) – is calm and collected member of the team, usually using common sense with his actions and taking care after Alfe, his companion. He is Roba's twin brother and the smartest of the trio.
  • Tux Dog (voiced by John DiMaggio) – is an extremely wealthy dog who helps the Problem Solverz in some of their cases, but is just as often the source of their problems. He insults Roba for his personality flaws and appearance. He does have a British accent. We know, his cheeks obviously looks like a butt.

Episodes

Season Episodes
Precursor Shorts 2 2006 2007
Pilot 2008
1 18 April 4th, 2011 September 29th, 2011
2 9 March 30th, 2013

Prescursor Shorts

name: original airdate:
Alfe: Gone Cabin Crazy 2006 (on a trash talking DVD)
Problem Solverz 2007

Pilot

name: original airdate:
Neon Knome 2008

Season 1

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season:

name: original airdate
1 1 Time Twister April 4th, 2011
2 2 Videogamez
3 3 K-999 and Da Little Explorerz
4 4 Awesome Banditz
5 5 Funny Facez
6 6 Hide and Seek Ninjaz
7 7 The Mayan Ice Cream Caper
8 8 Badcat
9 9 Fauxboro
10 10 Magic Clock
11 11 Breakfast Wars
12 12 Zoo Cops
13 13 Hamburger Cavez
14 14 Puffy Puppiez
15 15 Glam-Vampire Hunterz
16 16 Problem Solverz Academy
17 17 Mermaid Rad
18 18 Tux Dog's Island September 29th, 2011

Appearances in other media

Home Media

The series' first season is available to watch on iTunes.

Gallery

Episodes

Main Article: The Problem Solverz/Episodes
Cartoon Network Studios Series
Cartoon Network Original Series
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