Tuesday, November 1

More on Boondocks

PS re: The Boondocks coming to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim...

Thanks to Berry over at ChapterToo.blogspot.com for mentioning another great story on The Boondocks that ran on MSN's Newsweek page on the weekend.

Why all the fuss? Well, I find The Boondocks particularly appealing since:
  • Our girl Regina King is doing the voice of both Huey and Riley,
  • That absolutely insane comedian John Witherspoon (All day long, I put my foot up a dog's azz and --) is doing the voice of grandpa,
  • The R. Kelly trial episode sounds completely off the chain, with an animated Dick Gregory and Cornell West on one side of the controversy, and lotsa chirren with gold teefus on the other.
This Newsweek article from Berry also mentions that both Ed Asner and Michael Moore have taken part in this Cartoon Network series. Now this is what I'm likely to call politically correct programming.

Also, check out Aaron McGruder's soundbites at the San Diego Comic-Con, commenting on Lauryn Hill and more here.

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Blogger Mr. Techjitsu said...

I have been WAITING for this cartoon for a very long time. I hope that Aaron doesn't ease up on his hard-hitting personal commentary [or flame-out like Chappelle]...

2:57 PM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

mr. tech,

agree. the only thing is, these two possibilities, for dave chappelle at least, were connected.

it seems chappelle realized his "edge" was the bashing of his people in ways that non-blacks laughed at, not with. and the guilt of serving up baffoonery began eating away at him.

aaron is definitely swimming in those same shark-infested waters. but i believe the difference is that the characters' voices of reason will balance the crazy fodder they're criticizing.

we shall soon see!

12:07 AM  
Blogger Mr. Techjitsu said...

I saw a commercial clip for the show lastnight [have my TiVo set to catch it when it premieres]; I am having reservations about the choices in voice actors for the boys- is it me or do both voices sound TOO feminine? They don't need to be tenors, but damn... can I get some masculinity in Huey's tone?!?!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

wow, i can see how the lack of a little bass in the older brother's voice could irritate.

i'll even admit i was a little thrown to learn that regina king does both boys' voices. one boy's voice would have been fine in my mind.

so i'll hope that she's made them at least sound sufficiently distinctive. and yes, part of that distinction sure ought to be a little more bass in one's.

12:30 PM  

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