Happy Promo New Year, Part 19: The launch (and end) of UPN and WB

Introducing UPN… featuring ground-breaking new shows like “Platypus Man” and “Pig Sty.” Uh, never mind.

From 1997: Don’t call us the baby network — we’re the network, baby! Oh, UPN.

The 1995 launch of the WB; kiss the frog.

And here’s the WB sign-off promo from 2006:

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    Introducing UPN… featuring ground-breaking new shows like “Platypus Man” and “Pig Sty.” Uh, never mind. From 1997: Don’t call us the baby network — we’re the network, baby! Oh, UPN. The 1995 launch of the WB; kiss the frog. And here’s the WB sign-off promo from 2006:

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    Introducing UPN… featuring ground-breaking new shows like “Platypus Man” and “Pig Sty.” Uh, never mind. From 1997: Don’t call us the baby network — we’re the network, baby! Oh, UPN. The 1995 launch of the WB; kiss the frog. And here’s the WB sign-off promo from 2006:

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    Introducing UPN… featuring ground-breaking new shows like “Platypus Man” and “Pig Sty.” Uh, never mind. From 1997: Don’t call us the baby network — we’re the network, baby! Oh, UPN. The 1995 launch of the WB; kiss the frog. And here’s the WB sign-off promo from 2006:

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