After Toonami's revival on Adult Swim in 2012, Tom 3.5 occasionally delivered motivational, introspective speeches interspersed with clips from Toonami's shows. A trend which Tom 5 followed after he replaced TOM 3.5.
"So here's the deal, life doesn't always wanna be your friend. Sometimes it'll feel like life wants to hurt you. [...] But you can't just hide, cuz nobody likes a quitter. You gotta take chances. [...] I never said it was gonna be fun. Or easy. Whether you're totally ready, or when you least expect it. Doesn't matter, life'll punch you right in the face. [...] Now you can lie there for a second, cry a little if you need to, but get back on your feet. Cuz it's the gettin' back up that counts. That's what shows you've got heart. That's what helps keep you goin'. [...] Fall down 7 times, get up 8. [...] And know we'll be right there with you. [...] Only Toonami, on Adult Swim."
"Ok, it's time you and I had a talk about the facts of life. [...] Reruns suck, but there's no escape. Welcome to the television business. [...] If anybody knows reruns it's us. Not because we wanna do it that way, but sometimes you have to. [...] You can't make a new cartoon show everyday, so you're destined to fall behind and show one more than once. [...] Hey, we're sorry about that. I know you guys get burned sometimes, don't judge us too harshly. [...] I mean, afterall, we are doing this for you. [...] Have no fear, plans are in place to secure the future. [...] It's gonna be a party, hang out."
"Well, I guess it's time to hate on haters. [...] We've all got one. It's the person who says, that sucks, no matter what you're doin'. [...] Now this isn't the same as criticism. Criticism serves a healthy function. Sometimes it can even help you get better. That's because it comes from a good place. Hating, however, is when someone just wants to cut you down. They wanna watch you fall. [...] Toonami's had a lot of criticism, and a lot of haters in our time. We welcome the criticism. Cuz this is a work in progress and we wanna hear what you guys think. Because we love you. But, when it comes to haters, old Tom learned his lesson a while ago. You can't let them get to you. [...] So keep your head up. Keep doing what works for you, and don't be afraid to listen to your critics. But always, always, ignore the haters. We all deserve better."