Even ten years later, I view that as the most obnoxious April Fools Day prank Adult Swim has ever pulled. That run of FMA was the first time I was able to see the series from the beginning and they literally ripped that chance away from me.
Hey, I was in the same boat as you and I don't have a stick up my ass about it. Besides, it was neat hearing the full ED for that special run.
Toonami's return is the best April Fools' stunt, though, followed by the Space Ghost marathon.
Was the incredibly rude response really necessary?
It was my first time seeing FMA from the beginning and they basically made the episode unwatchable. Really hard for me to not have been annoyed about it at the time and it made a big enough impression that I still remember the disappointment I felt when I went to watch my recording of what I thought was a normal episode.
A lot of the other April Fools Day stuff that I remember Adult Swim doing was pretty harmless, but in that particular instance they destroyed the actual dialogue of various shows. You're more than welcome to disagree with me, but I think that calling something like that "obnoxious" seems pretty fair.
...Okay, it wasn't. And your points are good, I probably just didn't care as much because I was, like, 11 when I first saw that episode.
You're a cool dude, AntiLawn. Sorry 'bout the rudeness.
[if they had a truce emoji, I'd put one here]
A truce sounds good to me. In hindsight, I was probably a bit rude myself and I apologize for that.
I'm not trying to tell you how to be a parent but i know there's nothing more devistating than a child dying from an accidental drowning. Four is not too young, if she could at least tread water that would be a critical difference.