Get animated with Roker, Powerpuffs

Friday, April 11, 2003

You have to hand it to Al Roker. The morning-show weatherman will do just about anything to get on evening television. A few months back he submitted to the indignity of gastric bypass surgery for a "Dateline" camera crew. Tonight, he becomes an animated character on the teen-centric cartoon "The Proud Family" (5 p.m., Disney).

"The Proud Family," an NAACP Image Award-winning cartoon, takes a few liberties with Roker's sunny personality. He appears as a zoot suit-wearing owner of a teen nightclub that becomes the destination of choice for Penny and her adolescent pals.

The marathon kicks off with the episode "Slumbering with the Enemy," in which Mojo crashes a slumber party with the girls, and wraps up near dawn with a repeat of "Too Pooped to Puff."

Tonight's other highlights