I applaud Matt Stone and Trey Parker for attempting to be "equal opportunity offenders" when they tried to depict the Prophet Mohammad (even in a non-offensive manner), even though it was ultimately censored by the cowards at Comedy Central.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said of Adult Swim. They have a claymation program dedicated pretty much entirely to mocking Evangelical Christianity called Moral Orel. It is written and produced by Dino Stamatopoulos, who has shows that he has excellent comedic writing talent in the past. Unfortunately, Orel is not very funny. I've seen most of the episodes and though they also take swipes at Catholics and Jews they've never touched Islam. And I imagine they never will.
I've been a fan of Adult Swim since they started up in 2001 but lately I am finding it hard to support them. Their comedy programming as a whole has been on a sharp decline in recent years, and it seems they waste their already minuscule budget on this kind of stuff. Sigh...
posted on 05/08/2007 6:00:27 PM PDT
by Zeon Cowboy
("Show me just what Muhammad brought... and there you will find things only evil and inhuman.")
To: Zeon Cowboy
The only good show that has come out of adult swim in a long time has been metalpoclypse, with robot chicken being a hit or miss show.
To: Zeon Cowboy
I've been a fan of Adult Swim since they started up in 2001 but lately I am finding it hard to support them. Their comedy programming as a whole has been on a sharp decline in recent years, and it seems they waste their already minuscule budget on this kind of stuff
Agreed. About the only reason I watch Adult Swim to begin with is Futurama and Family Guy. Unfortunately, Seth McFarland has a bad habit of ruining episodes of Family Guy by mocking Christians as well, plus the overall quality of Family Guy has gone straight down the toilet in recent months.
As for the rest of the programming on Adult Swim, it can be described in two words - stupifying garbage. You'd be hard pressed to find programming anywhere else on the dial more banal, stupid, childish and ridiculous than the tripe that fills up Adult Swim.
posted on 05/10/2007 1:11:46 PM PDT
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