I had a very different experience on Camp Lazlo than Rocko. ( and in turn PBS is very different from Lazlo) . I started feeling like I had to go through a major life trauma with each show I did, since I dealt with the death of my first wife on Rocko, and on Lazlo, I went through a painful divorce. ( So far, on Luna, no life traumas, except a big move to Belgium which has been good.).
But I also didn’t feel the connection to my crew on Lazlo like my other two shows. Cartoon Network had a very strange vibe as a whole. Different politics. In a way I was coming in on Gendy and Craig McCrackens turf. Not so welcoming. I admit I made some mistakes during that time, but although I got along much better with the Cartoon Network brass (except for the McDonalds commercial fiasco) than I did with the Nickelodeon of the 90’s, it still feels like a bittersweet time. Nobody knows, on any show, what goes on behind the scenes. Does it make for a better show? Or a tougher show to do? I felt on Rocko ( and with Luna) I had a more committed team to the overall goal of what we were doing with the show.
But when it came out on the air, I hope it entertained.