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(Deadline)   Adult Swim greenlights 'Black Jesus' live-action comedy series from the creator of The Boondocks comic strip and short-lived animated series. This will of course cause no controversy whatsoever   (deadline.com) divider line 61
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2014-03-11 08:49:37 AM
The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.
 
2014-03-11 08:56:34 AM

AltheaToldMe: The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.


And they don't Swim. What's that all about?
 
2014-03-11 08:57:50 AM
I am grateful.
 
2014-03-11 09:06:12 AM

nunyadang: AltheaToldMe: The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.

And they don't Swim. What's that all about?


"Adult Swim" is the time at a public pool when the kids have to stay out. Gives the old farts (like me) a chance to dog paddle without being tripped by a kid or meeting up with a floating turd.
 
2014-03-11 09:07:48 AM
No one cares what airs on Adult Swim. They showed Morel Oral with no problems. Robot Chicken does a Jesus joke every other episode.
 
2014-03-11 09:09:01 AM

Lee451: nunyadang: AltheaToldMe: The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.

And they don't Swim. What's that all about?

"Adult Swim" is the time at a public pool when the kids have to stay out. Gives the old farts (like me) a chance to dog paddle without being tripped by a kid or meeting up with a floating turd.


Ya don't say?
 
2014-03-11 09:09:21 AM

Lee451: nunyadang: AltheaToldMe: The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.

And they don't Swim. What's that all about?

"Adult Swim" is the time at a public pool when the kids have to stay out. Gives the old farts (like me) a chance to dog paddle without being tripped by a kid or meeting up with a floating turd.


Then how do you explain the programming choices on Adult Swim? Floating Turd could be used to describe most of the shows on Adult Swim.
 
2014-03-11 09:10:49 AM
Also:

Whar season 4 of Boondocks, the only show I can find hilarious, yet can't quote without getting permamuted on Xbox Live?

WHAR?!

/...
/APRIL 21st?! TO THE DVR!!!
 
2014-03-11 09:20:26 AM
Jesus was an Israeli Jew. No way he could have had blonde hair, blue eyes, amirite?!

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2014-03-11 09:23:10 AM
This has potential to be amazing.  The Boondocks can be hit or miss.  If he can tap into that genius without overworking the same themes like he can sometimes do it could be one of the best things ever.  At the very least it will freak out a ton of Bible Belters which is always fun.
 
2014-03-11 09:27:28 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Also:

Whar season 4 of Boondocks, the only show I can find hilarious, yet can't quote without getting permamuted on Xbox Live?

WHAR?!

/...
/APRIL 21st?! TO THE DVR!!!


Sweet!

/Have they ever aired the Uncle Ruckus reality show episode, I bought the Season 2 DVDs just to see that one.
 
2014-03-11 09:31:41 AM

s2s2s2: Jesus was an Israeli Jew. No way he could have had blonde hair, blue eyes, amirite?!

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Cause that picture was taken 2,000 years ago, before Mediterranean ship traffic turned the entire region around that sea into a genetic potpourri?
 
2014-03-11 09:38:47 AM

nunyadang: Lee451: nunyadang: AltheaToldMe: The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.

And they don't Swim. What's that all about?

"Adult Swim" is the time at a public pool when the kids have to stay out. Gives the old farts (like me) a chance to dog paddle without being tripped by a kid or meeting up with a floating turd.

Then how do you explain the programming choices on Adult Swim? Floating Turd could be used to describe most of the shows on Adult Swim.


Some of it really sucks, some of it doesn't.

I do applaud Adult Swim for giving opportunities to random shows. It's up to the shows to impress the audiences at that point.
 
2014-03-11 09:52:55 AM

scottydoesntknow: nunyadang: Lee451: nunyadang: AltheaToldMe: The use of the word "Adult" in Adult Swim is disingenuous at best.

And they don't Swim. What's that all about?

"Adult Swim" is the time at a public pool when the kids have to stay out. Gives the old farts (like me) a chance to dog paddle without being tripped by a kid or meeting up with a floating turd.

Then how do you explain the programming choices on Adult Swim? Floating Turd could be used to describe most of the shows on Adult Swim.

Some of it really sucks, some of it doesn't.

I do applaud Adult Swim for giving opportunities to random shows. It's up to the shows to impress the audiences at that point.


Yup. We might never have the gems if we didn't have the crap.
 
2014-03-11 10:10:57 AM

Tom_Slick: Jim from Saint Paul: Also:

Whar season 4 of Boondocks, the only show I can find hilarious, yet can't quote without getting permamuted on Xbox Live?

WHAR?!

/...
/APRIL 21st?! TO THE DVR!!!

Sweet!

/Have they ever aired the Uncle Ruckus reality show episode, I bought the Season 2 DVDs just to see that one.


Not that I know of.
 
2014-03-11 10:15:10 AM
When Venture Brothers! I need it.
 
2014-03-11 10:20:47 AM

Smackledorfer: Yup. We might never have the gems if we didn't have the crap.


Have there actually been gems lately? I pretty much tuned out when the live action abominations basically took over.
 
2014-03-11 10:21:31 AM
Never seen the comic strip.  Are we talking a Samuel L Jackson so serious and angry it's funny Jesus or a David Chapelle just funny in a self deprecating way Jesus?  Other?
 
2014-03-11 10:31:12 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Never seen the comic strip.  Are we talking a Samuel L Jackson so serious and angry it's funny Jesus or a David Chapelle just funny in a self deprecating way Jesus?  Other?


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2014-03-11 10:55:27 AM

elguerodiablo: 2,000 years ago


You mean when Israel was under Roman rule?
 
2014-03-11 11:04:35 AM
I dont know what it is but any live action show on Adult Swim I will take a pass on.
 
2014-03-11 11:14:12 AM

groppet: I dont know what it is but any live action show on Adult Swim I will take a pass on.


Thats probably because every last one of them is vapid burn-out nonsense.  I always though ATHF was about as shallow and random as they could get, I was very very very wrong.  Outside of Rick & Morty (like it) and perhaps Space Dandy (jury still out) I haven't seen a new Adult Swim program that was worth watching.
 
2014-03-11 11:44:28 AM
I'm offended that it's another live-action show.  Still, at least it's not another Tim & Eric production.
 
2014-03-11 11:54:18 AM

groppet: I dont know what it is but any live action show on Adult Swim I will take a pass on.


They are all heinous. And enough with the stoner friggin fillers. If I see that bald guy eat another donut, or another friggin night owl, I'ma shooting the TV
 
2014-03-11 11:55:11 AM

Geoff Peterson: groppet: I dont know what it is but any live action show on Adult Swim I will take a pass on.

They are all heinous. And enough with the stoner friggin fillers. If I see that bald guy eat another donut, or another friggin night owl, I'ma shooting the TV


On second thought, Children's Hospital (the one episode I saw) was actually pretty funny.
 
2014-03-11 12:21:52 PM
Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV are both good live-action shows.

Adult Swim shows are hit or miss, but at least they're different even if they fail. I don't get anything Tim and Eric have ever done for Adult Swim, but at least it's not the same cookie-cutter bullshiat on television.
 
2014-03-11 12:29:38 PM

Geoff Peterson: Geoff Peterson: groppet: I dont know what it is but any live action show on Adult Swim I will take a pass on.

They are all heinous. And enough with the stoner friggin fillers. If I see that bald guy eat another donut, or another friggin night owl, I'ma shooting the TV

On second thought, Children's Hospital (the one episode I saw) was actually pretty funny.


What I've seen of it on Youtube was pretty good.
 
2014-03-11 12:42:33 PM

wraith95: Smackledorfer: Yup. We might never have the gems if we didn't have the crap.

Have there actually been gems lately? I pretty much tuned out when the live action abominations basically took over.


Ntsfsdsuv has some hillarious parts.

Eagleheart too, though it is a bit heavy on the miss.

The bits where patton oswald on thsh is talking to the recordings of his dead father are good.

Ymmv and that is exactly why it is great that some channels have space to try things out. The main networks can barely seem to justify keeping Community running.

Adult swim created a place for comedians and writers to enjoy themselves without immediate dismissal to a dead slot and subsequent cancelling.
 
2014-03-11 12:44:22 PM
And with all the channels on cable to complain about, there should easily be room for AS.
 
2014-03-11 12:48:50 PM
wait, The Boondocks got cancelled?

I thought they just have long spaces between seasons...
 
2014-03-11 01:03:08 PM
If this is in any way, shape, or form, an extension of The Boondocks sense of humor, I will be there.

Uncle Rukus was an hilarious character.

Whole show was pristine

/ Anything from Aaron McGruder, I will watch.
// Gin Rummy 4 life
 
2014-03-11 01:06:44 PM

smerfnablin: wait, The Boondocks got cancelled? No one said that.

I thought they just have long spaces between seasons...  Wikipedia is your friend.

 
2014-03-11 01:34:47 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: wait, The Boondocks got cancelled? No one said that.

I thought they just have long spaces between seasons...  Wikipedia is your friend.


Subby did, you raving dickhead.
 
2014-03-11 01:55:39 PM

Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: wait, The Boondocks got cancelled? No one said that.

I thought they just have long spaces between seasons...  Wikipedia is your friend.

Subby did, you raving dickhead.


Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.
 
2014-03-11 02:18:46 PM
Aaron McGruder is hilarious and I do like his style.  (He bashes Republicans often.  Democrats tried to get him to shill for him and he pretty much replied that he did not like them either.)

The Boondocks as a comic is truly funny.  The TV show is hilarious (and about the only show where the word 'attractive and successful' works).  I look forward to seeing this endeavor from him.
 
2014-03-11 02:28:42 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: wait, The Boondocks got cancelled? No one said that.

I thought they just have long spaces between seasons...  Wikipedia is your friend.

Subby did, you raving dickhead.

Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.


Its all good, you just brightened up my day:

In 2011 it was announced that The Boondocks had been renewed for a fourth season, which would consist of 20 episodes to air in January 2014, but has been pushed back to April 21, 2014.
 
2014-03-11 02:57:33 PM

smerfnablin: Jim from Saint Paul: Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul: smerfnablin: wait, The Boondocks got cancelled? No one said that.

I thought they just have long spaces between seasons...  Wikipedia is your friend.

Subby did, you raving dickhead.

Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.

Its all good, you just brightened up my day:

In 2011 it was announced that The Boondocks had been renewed for a fourth season, which would consist of 20 episodes to air in January 2014, but has been pushed back to April 21, 2014.


Seems to me that the date is off by one day...at least if they want a high rating...
 
2014-03-11 03:07:39 PM
Jim from Saint Paul:

Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.


STOP BEING NICE!!!
 
2014-03-11 03:16:34 PM
Also, if Adult Swim wants to add a new show, they could amp this one up to adult levels and roll it out


(please oh please oh please)

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2014-03-11 03:20:14 PM

SubBass49: Seems to me that the date is off by one day...at least if they want a high rating...


They're putting it in the Monday 10:30 slot (the slot they used to use for week-after-Fox-aired Family Guy eps). They'll likely also air those eps on the following Sunday, but the premieres will be Monday at 10:30.
 
2014-03-11 03:23:24 PM

Smelly McUgly: Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV are both good live-action shows.

Adult Swim shows are hit or miss, but at least they're different even if they fail. I don't get anything Tim and Eric have ever done for Adult Swim, but at least it's not the same cookie-cutter bullshiat on television.



Tim and Eric are a blight upon this world. I've tried watching a few shows they've been involved in, and while I like avante garde stuff their shows are just shiat.

Boondocks I couldn't get in to either. Maybe it's just me, but racism doesn't seem any more palatable to me just because the promulgators aren't white. Some of the episodes I watched seemed to be making fun of racism one minute while engaging in it without any self-awareness the next.
 
2014-03-11 03:34:20 PM

mongbiohazard: Some of the episodes I watched seemed to be making fun of racism one minute while engaging in it without any self-awareness the next.


It's almost as if they're acknowledging through humor that it's a complex subject and no one is actually free from racist thoughts.
 
2014-03-11 03:58:36 PM

wraith95: Smackledorfer: Yup. We might never have the gems if we didn't have the crap.

Have there actually been gems lately? I pretty much tuned out when the live action abominations basically took over.


Ah yes, the sweaty awkward av nerd show. Boy, those were a hoot.

Also, I took all them asswhuppins for THIS?
 
2014-03-11 04:00:57 PM

Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul:

Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.


STOP BEING NICE!!!


Sorry.
 
2014-03-11 04:02:44 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul:

Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.


STOP BEING NICE!!!

Sorry.


Are you from Canada?

j/k sorry for being a dick.
 
2014-03-11 04:09:37 PM

Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul: Geoff Peterson: Jim from Saint Paul:

Now that I reread that, I can see where you get that idea. My apologies for being incorrect.


STOP BEING NICE!!!

Sorry.

Are you from Canada?

j/k sorry for being a dick.


HAHA YOU PUSSY. GOTCHA!

/j/k... it's all good, lol
 
2014-03-11 06:25:15 PM

groppet: I dont know what it is but any live action show on Adult Swim I will take a pass on.


Childrens Hospital and Eagleheart are both quite funny
 
2014-03-11 08:06:15 PM

Stile4aly: mongbiohazard: Some of the episodes I watched seemed to be making fun of racism one minute while engaging in it without any self-awareness the next.

It's almost as if they're acknowledging through humor that it's a complex subject and no one is actually free from racist thoughts.



That would be smart, sure, but that wasn't my impression of what they were doing. Like I said, "without any-self awareness".
 
2014-03-11 08:09:08 PM
The Boondocksstrip was pure perfection: incisive, concise, relevant, timely.

The show was a complete disappointment.  I struggled through the first season, but it started to pander very heavily to the types of people McGruder made fun of in the strip.  I was very disappointed.

Not interested in this.

/also,  Adult Swimsucks
//but I don't smoke weed, so that might be why I think that.
 
2014-03-11 08:33:39 PM

IAmYourBrainOnDrugs: /also,  Adult Swimsucks


You don't find any of the adult swim lineup to be funny?
 
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