Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Boondocks

If any of you are offended easily, and are stuffy ass pureitanical stick up your ass "right-winger" mid-west types, then this is defenitaly not the place you need to be. SO LEAVE NOW WHILE YOU' STILL HAVE AN UNTARNISHED SOUL.

Now that they are gone, let's get into some real offensive non politically correct bad ass dirty type shit. Can I get an "AMAN"? (aman!)... Thank you. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the "BOONDOCKS". For those of you that haven't heard of it, let me try and explain. It's an animated series that satirize different African American stereotypes, and plays up the clash between two young black kids from the hood juxtaposed against a white middle American suburb that they move to shortly after the death of their parents. A classic "fish out of water" type animated comedy. Let me make this very clear before I go any further. THIS IS NOT A KIDS CARTOON! Not at all! It airs on Cartoon Network late at night during their "adult swim" viewing block (check your local listings... lol, I've always wanted to say that). It's the brain-child of very talented cartoonist Aaron McGruder. It started off as a comic strip, but quickly gained popularity and spun into a half-hour series for television. He recruited some A-List celebs for the voice over work. Regina King does the voice of both Riley & Hewey (the two young brothers), and John Witherspoon for the voice of the grandfather (aka *Mr. Bitches). They've only completed two full seasons so far, and both of those are available for purchase on DVD. If you've never watched the show before, there's no way I could describe this cartoon that would even get you close to understanding its greatness, so I decided to share one of my favorite episodes form season 2. Oh yeah... I forgot to mention that this show throws the "N" bomb around more times than Michael Richards, Imus, and Dog the Bounty Hunter combined. Just be warned. So, here it is. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the show.

FYI: Uncle Rawkus, although he's a Black man, he hates Black people. That's right. It's not a typo. He's racist against his own race. He plays the priest in this episode. I think he's one of the funniest and most original character ever created in recent years... Just watch the damn clip:

The creators of the series have just launched a brand new website that's packed with a lot of cool stuff. You can view full episodes (limited). You can check out behind the scenes footage of how it's made. There's a section where you can read a more detailed bio for each character, and all kinds of interesting shit like that. Whoever designed the site did a beautiful job. You can tell they put a lot of work into it as a "thank you" or "tribute" to the fans of the show. It's very easy to navigate, so here's the link: http://www.boondockstv.com. Definitely worth your time to check it out (fan or no-fan) .

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