Bil Browning

Not for the easily (or even not-so-easily) offended

Filed By Bil Browning | January 13, 2007 4:05 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: animation, cartoon characters, comedy, coming out of the closet, LGBT community, stereotypes, television

Have you ever seen the Comedy Central's Drawn Together? The premise is that it's an animated reality show a la Big Brother. They've thrown together quite a few different cartoon characters and put them in one house to live for "the cameras."

Of course, because of liability reasons, the characters - while based on popular cartoons - are differently named and their appearances are tweaked a tad. (Betty Boop becomes "Toot," Superman is "Captain Hero," etc.) One of the characters, Xandir (who's based on Link from all the Zelda video games), comes out early in the season and gets "gay bashed." (No, it's not what you think!)

Now, I should warn you sensitive readers. This is one of the most patently offensive shows on television. The humor is crude, gross and definitely not politically correct. You'll have jokes about racial, religious, gender and sexual orientation stereotypes. While it is, most assuredly, not safe for work, it is really funny.

Your choice - but don't say I didn't warn you...

(UPDATE: The original video got taken down. Here's the same show only broken into two parts.)


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