|Sunday, October 30, 2005
23:13 - Stare-based community
The Adult Swim bumpmeisters have been poking viewers in the ribs for a couple of weeks now, clearing their throats, and whispering with unaccustomed earnestness in our ears. They really want it made clear that Something Important Is Coming™. Something too important for irreverence. Something massive.
We just thought we should let you know
This whole Boondocks thing
which premieres November 6th
Which doesn't just mean it's not for kids.
It also means it's for those mature enough
to handle certain things.
Oh, and by "reality"
we mean racism.
This is the show whose teaser for the past three weeks has been Huey, in camo fatigues, walking up to a microphone at some kind of fancy white-bread dinner event, tapping it, and saying:
Excuse me? Everybody, I've got a brief announcement:
Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11.
Thank you, and good night.
Why do I get this pernicious feeling that my conception of "reality" isn't about to undergo some huge upheaval?
I guess it goes to show they know their viewership, though. Who but ironic, solipsistic, disillusioned, self-parodying, self-loathing young hipsters watches this block anyway?
Hell, why didn't they just give Ted Rall or Tom Tomorrow an animated series?
UPDATE: more, via LGF.