Sunday Night Cartoons

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We’ve had The Simpsons for as long as many of you have been alive.  And if that is indeed the case, I hope your parents don’t know you come to this blog.   You know who you are you little bastards.  In addition to Springfield’s First Family, we have King of the Hill from Mike Judge and the one-two punch of  Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy and American Dad.  Many people adore Family Guy, despite the superficial resemblences to The Simpsons.  One of the reasons it may have done poorly in the initial seasons was that by comparison, it wasn’t as "good" as The Simpsons.  But the fine folks at Cartoon Network helped make it a hit on its own by putting it in the Adult Swim bloc of programming.  Now back on FOX, the show has really found its own voice and making some of their best shows yet.  Last night’s Family Guy with Frank Sinatra, Jr. was one of the better offerings in an increasingly funnier season of episodes.

Adult Swim  is also responsible for one of the best new shows out today.  The Boondocks is an animated version of the daily cartoon strip carried in many papers, including The City Paper.  Last night’s episode spoofing the reality television shows that promise new houses and jacked up cars for the deserving and tragedy stricken was super good.  Plus, anything that has John C. McGinley in a guest spot as a possible secret government agent is worth spending thirty minutes with.

Next week’s Boondocks preview has Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. coming out of his coma thirty-odd years after being shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.  Watch as Dr. King marvels at the McRib Sandwich.  Seriously.  It was in the previews for next week’s show.  Sunday night at ten.

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One Response to “Sunday Night Cartoons”

  1. Tara Says:

    I have to agree, last night’s Family Guy was absolutely hysterical!

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