Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Boondocks premiere

So im realizing as im going along here that many of my first few posts are kind of 'popular culture' oriented (movies, tv shows, books) while what i would really like to get into at some point is more along the lines of actual 'organizing strategies' but maybe this is just my way of pulling all of you in...

I was really excited when i started seeing all of these Boondocks billboards popping up all over New York City a few weeks back. I never imagined that Aaron McGruder's popular comic book strip would be translated into a nationally televised tv show. Come to find out that Cartoon Network (which airs the show on Sunday nights as part of their 'adult swim block') is spending a record amount of money on Boondocks (According to their people, its the most they have ever spent on one of their animated shows). The first show finally premiered this past sunday and it lived up to the hype. Catch the re-runs if you can but i will leave you with just one scene. The crew (Huey, Riley and Granddad) moves into a (all-white) suburban home and they are invited to a garden party at the major's house. About half an hour into the smooze-fest Huey grabs the open mic and proclaims: "whats up people... just wanted to let you know that Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was a terrorist, and the Bush administration knew about 9/11..."

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I'll see if I can somehow check this show out. Sounds awesome...