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    I can't wait for this show to die. I am tired of Adult Swim grren lighting Blaxploitation and black shows which only serve to laugh at or poke fun of the perceived stereotypes in the black community. This show would be more accepted by me if there were other shows of color that were straight forward well written animated series but I would rather have nothing on television than only watch these step and fetchit type shows...no mater how well they are animated.
    Michael Jai White created the movie and show as a parody of blacksploitation movies. Be mad at him, not Adult Swim.

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    Well, I think a greater problem is the only black cast animated shows that have been green lighted recently have been stereotype parodies, thus pushing those of color in the creative field to come to a conclusion that only shows that aim to poke fun at the black community are aired(and this sure seems the case on Adult swim). Is the non black communities need "to see characters that look like them" so bad that they would not regularly watch a well written ,well animated cartoon with a primarily black cast? (I saw all the uproar when black actors were put into the hunger games...even though the physical description of them in the books were very open ended...so maybe I am answering my own question).

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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedavenger View Post
    Well, I think a greater problem is the only black cast animated shows that have been green lighted recently have been stereotype parodies, thus pushing those of color in the creative field to come to a conclusion that only shows that aim to poke fun at the black community are aired(and this sure seems the case on Adult swim). Is the non black communities need "to see characters that look like them" so bad that they would not regularly watch a well written ,well animated cartoon with a primarily black cast? (I saw all the uproar when black actors were put into the hunger games...even though the physical description of them in the books were very open ended...so maybe I am answering my own question).
    Adult Swim makes parodies of just about every culture: Squidbillies are red neck white trailer trash, Metalopocalypse rips apart the metal community ( and I find it to be rather spot on and very funny) etc.

    I happen to love blaxploitation ( and many other styles of exploitation films ) so I see no harm in the love Michael Jai White shows for the genre and for 70s culture as a whole. White women get ripped apart on this show too and I love it. Maybe because I treat people with respect and honor for their skills and talents first and their background second, I am not bothered. If you're a good person, great. If you create something that catches my eye wonderful. I'll give almost anything a chance if it looks fun or good to me, but I love when folks can step back from the seriousness and just laugh at themselves.

    I am not mocking folks desires for diversity, not at all. Sometimes, it is fun to let your hair down though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedavenger View Post
    Well, I think a greater problem is the only black cast animated shows that have been green lighted recently have been stereotype parodies, thus pushing those of color in the creative field to come to a conclusion that only shows that aim to poke fun at the black community are aired(and this sure seems the case on Adult swim). Is the non black communities need "to see characters that look like them" so bad that they would not regularly watch a well written ,well animated cartoon with a primarily black cast? (I saw all the uproar when black actors were put into the hunger games...even though the physical description of them in the books were very open ended...so maybe I am answering my own question).
    So shows like American Dad & Family guy dat poke fun @ white people shud b cancelld 2?

    And many white(as well as many other races) luv those shows....& we/SZ dont c u complaining abt dem.

    If such shows can exist written & created by white people & b successful with over 8 seasons under d belt, y not let black people do d same?

    As of d sho...it very hilarious & we luvd d ep2 a lil betta dan ep 1 which was also chest busting funny.

    "Isaac Lays" LOL!

    "sIR WE FOUND 2 BOWLING BALLS"

    Any1 get d mic handler dropping in2 d scene just like in d movie...LOL

    Creme-corns pants droppd......suspicious? BD's expression was priceless. LOL!

    D skipping rope scene

    Honeybee recognising Ringo's schlong....Ringo creating a 'windmill/blowdryer' with his shlong ...LOL!

    "Things r getting deeper & deeper within d thighs of dis porn case"...LOL!

    "Its a white woman........zoom in....& she's white"....LOL!

    Bullhorn truely deserves an audio tape.

    Any descriptions on d next ep?

    Cant wait!
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    about the first episode can any one explain this



    Ninjas do wrong to each other sometimes, and in that way, the force of the Earth comes around the moon, and at that presence, the dirt, it overshadows the grass, and at that point you like "I can't cut this grass, there's no sun coming through!" So in order to be neighborly with each other, the two fruits need to look each other in the eye and understand we can only be ripe, when the ripe is wrong. You know what I mean?

    no i did not know what he mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick/babs View Post
    about the first episode can any one explain this



    Ninjas do wrong to each other sometimes, and in that way, the force of the Earth comes around the moon, and at that presence, the dirt, it overshadows the grass, and at that point you like "I can't cut this grass, there's no sun coming through!" So in order to be neighborly with each other, the two fruits need to look each other in the eye and understand we can only be ripe, when the ripe is wrong. You know what I mean?

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    Dats d whole point. LOL!...DATS D JOKE RIGHT DER.

    Ep 2 is awesome.....seen it twice now.

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    I think the issue remains is the ONLY animated shows starring black casts are parodies...there is no wide ranging depiction of black characters (animated or live action) and this serves to pigeon hole black culture as a stereotype rather than diverse in how the members of that community feel, live, behave, and believe. "White" people have had years of animated movies and series (even most anime is drawn with white characters) and so squid billies or American dad becomes a parody of an "aspect" of white culture and not the totality of it. No one is above being made fun of or poked fun at I just long for the day people of color have a balanced depiction in media of multifaceted notions of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick/babs View Post
    about the first episode can any one explain this



    Ninjas do wrong to each other sometimes, and in that way, the force of the Earth comes around the moon, and at that presence, the dirt, it overshadows the grass, and at that point you like "I can't cut this grass, there's no sun coming through!" So in order to be neighborly with each other, the two fruits need to look each other in the eye and understand we can only be ripe, when the ripe is wrong. You know what I mean?

    no i did not know what he mean
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick/babs View Post
    about the first episode can any one explain this



    Ninjas do wrong to each other sometimes, and in that way, the force of the Earth comes around the moon, and at that presence, the dirt, it overshadows the grass, and at that point you like "I can't cut this grass, there's no sun coming through!" So in order to be neighborly with each other, the two fruits need to look each other in the eye and understand we can only be ripe, when the ripe is wrong. You know what I mean?

    no i did not know what he mean
    LMAO...a very round about way of keeping the past in the past. I love when Black Dynamite and/or someone else explains something either 1) forward and backward or 2) so obtusely it's just funny as all hell.

    Last night's episode was the weakest of the bunch for me. I found myself laughing at few times at BD's dialog, but little else. Probably won't watch this episode again. I'm sure it'll be funnier next week.
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    I've only seen the second episode, it was really funny.

    I guess it's technically a prequel series, since Bullhorn and Cream Corn are still alive? Or perhaps it's more like South Park logic, where dying doesn't really have to matter.

    The mystery-solving scene was one of the best in the movie, and it was great here as well. I don't know if they should do it every week, though. But the Klan and the Black Panthers teaming up to stop interracial porn was hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedavenger View Post
    I think the issue remains is the ONLY animated shows starring black casts are parodies...there is no wide ranging depiction of black characters (animated or live action) and this serves to pigeon hole black culture as a stereotype rather than diverse in how the members of that community feel, live, behave, and believe. "White" people have had years of animated movies and series (even most anime is drawn with white characters) and so squid billies or American dad becomes a parody of an "aspect" of white culture and not the totality of it. No one is above being made fun of or poked fun at I just long for the day people of color have a balanced depiction in media of multifaceted notions of them.
    Was the Fat Albert cartoon a parody of black culture? Just wondering what you think about it?

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    it doesn't do it for me in animated form. but i loved the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post

    I guess it's technically a prequel series, since Bullhorn and Cream Corn are still alive? Or perhaps it's more like South Park logic, where dying doesn't really have to matter.
    I think it's one of those "better not to ask" questions, but if they had to they'd probably call it a prequel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GozertheGozarian View Post
    Michael Jai White created the movie and show as a parody of blacksploitation movies. Be mad at him, not Adult Swim.
    Well, Adult Swim agreed to air it, so they don't get a pass.

    The show's use of stereotypes is so ham-fisted and charmless that labeling it "parody" is generous. But the only thing about it that offends me is that it's really not very funny. The two episodes I watched had maybe a good laugh or two, but that was pretty much it.

    The animation is pretty nice, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    I've only seen the second episode, it was really funny.

    I guess it's technically a prequel series, since Bullhorn and Cream Corn are still alive? Or perhaps it's more like South Park logic, where dying doesn't really have to matter.

    The mystery-solving scene was one of the best in the movie, and it was great here as well. I don't know if they should do it every week, though. But the Klan and the Black Panthers teaming up to stop interracial porn was hilarious.
    Yeah that was hilarious. I love the mystery solving and like, you, do not feel they should use it every episode. The one element I enjoyed from this week was Black Dynamite himself. Every single time he tries to explain something, he does it forwards and backwards. Just kills me.

    As far as Bullhorn and Cream Corn, I'd love it if both of them alive in the live action sequel (should they get to do it) and I'm glad to see them here.
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