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    Drawn Together on Comedy Central

    I almost wasn't sure where to put this thread, since it claims to be "TV's First Animated Reality Show." Anyway, I finally caught an episode of this cartoon spoof of reality television and it was hilarious! Is anybody else watching this?

    If you haven't seen it or don't know what it is, here's the official website for more info:
    http://www.comedycentral.com/tv_shows/drawntogether/

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    Plus, here's a snippet on the show from Eonline:

    Although the show is completely animated, creators Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein claim that their show is just as much "reality" as any other reality show.

    "We manipulate our characters in the same way," says Silverstein.

    Okay, so technically Drawn Together is a parody of the Real World-Big Brother variety of reality TV, right down to the communal hot tub. But calling it "the first animated reality show" makes for more interesting marketing copy.

    The 'toon "stars," drawn traditionally and in 2-D digital ink and paint animation, include: Clara, a sheltered, song-singing fairytale princess, is quick to discriminate; Foxxy Love, a strong-headed musician, has her pants off more than on; Wooldor-Sockbat, a yellow whatchamacallit, vies too hard for attention; Toot Braunstein, a pudgy heartthrob, is manipulative underneath her doll-faced exterior; Xandir, a videogame warrior, is sexually ambigous; Ling Ling, an Asian trading-card monster, is a sociopath; Spanky Ham, an uncouth pig from the Internet, farts on command and urinates to mark his territory; Captain Hero, a self-absorbed superhero, is misogynistic.

    Unlike most reality stars, these hassling housemates have already had their 15 minutes of fame--they're each based on archetypal 'toons.

    Wooldor-Sockbat is reminiscent of SpongeBob SquarePants; Toot could be Betty Boop's sister; Ling Ling has Pokémon in her pedigree; Xandir looks like he came straight from a Final Fantasy game; Princess Clara has Disney DNA; Foxxy Love could have sat in with Josie and the Pussycats, and so on.

    "We wanted them to be familiar so they'd register with people," Zoe Friedman, the executive in charge of Development at Comedy Central tells E! Online, but "they're all spoofs."

    Drawn Together not only spoofs the world of animation and reality television, but also pop culture and social evils.

    "We're not bigots, we make fun of bigots," Silverstein says. "We're not trying to offend anyone."

    Although New York's MTA banned posters advertising Drawn Together after receiving complaints about Toot flashing her (pixelated) cartoon breasts, so far no lawyers for Disney or Nickelodeon have tried to shut down the 'toon, and the purveyors of unscripted television actually like being an object of their mockery.

    "It's genius," says Bachelor host Chris Harrison. "It's the ultimate compliment."

    "Parody is a sincere form of flattery," says Matt Kunitz, executive producer of Fear Factor.
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    It's sort of like South Park meets The Real World meets The Surreal Life. Cute show for adults only.
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    Mr Texie got me into this show, but I've only seen a few episodes. I really like Ling-Ling
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    i love drawn together. ling-ling is an utter riot.

    -(in japanese) "go ling-ling it's your birthday. not for real-real. just for play-play."
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    The finale was on last night. This show is definitely for adults, but oh-my-gosh it was hilarious - the best sendup of Big Brother and their "twists" that I could ever imagine. My stomach was hurting from laughing. The writers for these shows have definitely done their reality TV homework.

    I just died when (spoilers)
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    the pig was shooting and he started naming off, "this one's for Jun and Jee and the man-troll..."
    I had other favorite parts but they can't put them on a PG13 site.
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    This show was a HOOT! I loved it when Toots discovered bulemia.
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    Or when they discovered they could get buzzed by disappointing Ling-Ling and then licking her?

    This must sound weird if you've never seen the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hepcat
    I had other favorite parts but they can't put them on a PG13 site.
    I want to talk about this show, but so much of what I want to discuss is probably pushing the bounds of PG-13ness and human decency (e.g. the episode concerning bedding "Bleh" was so, so, sooo wrong! And yet I could neither turn away nor stop laughing.)

    Anyway the finale was superb. Every reality tv fan would die laughing, with the ridiculous twists, and the Trump/Richie Rich spoof was just in time for the end of The Apprentice.

    Also, the Spanky speech Hep refers to was a show-stopper. I wish I had taped it, I would transcribe it here, it's that good.
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    Please Help

    There was a song in episode 5. The one that played while Bleh was walking to the pool. does anyone know what it was?

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    They've got some wickedly funny writers - and it's obvious they've watched all of reality TV, too. Oh man, the Trump/Richie Rich guy delivering his *ahem* catch phrase. The sausage pizza. The bulimia. Oh, I can't talk and it's killing me!

    So, does anyone know if there will be more episodes? They seemed to be hinting at a sequel parodying another big reality show.
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