Season 3 of Drawn Together, the weirdest cartoon ever, airs Sundays at 9:30 P.M. on The Comedy Network for the 2007-08 season. Although I can easily see why a lot of people are ...drawn ... to this over the top, often offensive, weird and adult oriented anime, cartoon and comic book spoof, I am not a big fan. There is the possibility though that the third season of Drawn Together might change my mind.
Drawn Together is basically Big Brother meets has been cartoon or anime characters such as Betty Boop, Captain Hero, some Japanese trading card creature, and a few others I cannot quite care to place aside from Princess Clara, a clear reference to Slow White. I can certainly why a lot of people find Drawn Together entertaining television and I am starting to think this is a show that validates The Comedy Network's tag "Time Well Wasted". I have to admit this is a very well written and wickedly funny at times TV show.
The first episode of season 3, Freaks and Greeks, is certainly entertaining and features more cultural references and offensive bits than I though possible to squeeze into a thirty minute show. The story line has a Greek family move next door and ever so bright Captain Hero thinks they are a Greek fraternity, tries to pledge it, and then exacts revenge. Meanwhile the Pokemon and Betty Boop character fight over the Pokemon's inheritance. All this of course includes fart jokes, vomit jokes, sex jokes, goat love but it also features some really cool references like Grease and a bonsai of the famous Eddie Adams photograph of General Nguyen Ngoc Loan shooting a North Vietnamese prisoner. Other very sick references include McCain and the Hanoi Hilton, Jewish lawyers, KKK members, and the true nature of real estate ladies. There is also a weird George Takei cameo (well, I think it's a cameo).
Episode 2 Drawn Together season 3 has an impossibly long title. Suffice to say Wooldor Sockbat gets his own TV show, is accused of preaching tolerance and acceptance -typical gay values-and features a really good spoof of the Terminator movies. Other references include Star Wars, a cruel one to Stuart Little, and Bradbury's All Summer in a Day.
Drawn Together certainly has improved since I first watched it a couple of years ago. I look forward to the 14 episodes of season 3 on The Comedy Network.
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