July 29, 2004

Cartoon Network to pick up animated The Boondocks

From The Futon Critic:

THE BOONDOCKS (FOX) - Cartoon Network is reportedly finalizing a deal to pick up the failed FOX pilot presentation from Sony Pictures Television, based on the comic strip by Aaron McGruder of the same name. The animated series chronicles the clash of cultures that ensues when two youths from inner-city Chicago, Riley and Huey, move to the suburbs to live with their grandfather. McGruder and Reggie Hudlin are the executive producers of the project.
On the rare occasion that McGruder isn't busy bashing conservatives, "The Boondocks" can actually be funny.

I don't hold out any hope that he'll stay away from controversy here though.

(Added to OTB's Beltway Traffic Jam)

Posted by mhking at July 29, 2004 03:42 PM

I know a lot of conservatives who think the Boondocks is funny. (I concur that McGruder tends to lose the humor when he beats the audience over the head with the point.)

Ever hear of a liberal who enjoyed Cox & Forkum?

Posted by: Gib at July 29, 2004 04:11 PM

I'm moderate-conservative, and I enjoy "Boondocks" (although I clearly don't always agree with it). President Bush's "ghetto-fabulous" TV ad targeting black voters was funny.

The best line was in 2000 or so, when MacGruder wrote in a strip that "Bush couldn't even lead OJ to a white woman." Politically incorrect punchline and foul to Bush, but funny.

Posted by: molotov at July 29, 2004 09:36 PM

I'm having a hard time seeing if/how this will work. I mean, how many anti-Conservative jokes can be relayed in a 30-minute stint? We'll see. Agreed, when the work isn't seeped in bitterness and hatress, there's some funny gems in there. The guy's definitely got talent.

Posted by: Ambra Nykol at July 30, 2004 11:35 AM

The comments are funny.

He slams Blacks who buy into hip-hop silly behaviors more than he's going against conservatives.
And he surely slams liberals as well.

Posted by: DarkStar at July 31, 2004 08:48 AM

And he surely slams liberals as well.

Because they're not radical enough.

Posted by: McGehee at August 1, 2004 12:19 PM

Its set for October...a long whiles away

Posted by: Shun at January 4, 2005 10:10 PM

I enjoy reading this comic and thing it will make a very funny show. I always read their comic and was shocked to see this on a adult swim bump.

Posted by: Onizuka at April 25, 2005 02:29 AM

I never really thought the strip was all that funny, witty or even clever. How hard is it to re-iterate verbage you've already heard? It's funny how Mcgruder makes fun of Bush's ignorance, when he oozes of ignorance himself. Believe me, this guy's head is bigger than the characters on his strip! I hope they cancel his show. As a consolation, they should buy him some humility!

Posted by: AMac at June 16, 2005 03:33 AM
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