If animated characters were forced to live together, would they remain their upstanding and lovable selves, or would their "real" personalities peek out from under the artwork? That's the question posited by Drawn Together
, a no-holds-barred satire on reality series that trods gleefully on restraint and good taste in its quest for laughs. Co-created and produced by Dave Jesser and Matt Silverstein of The Man Show
, Drawn Together
chronicles the misadventures of eight cartoon characters (each thinly veiled takes on famous personas like Superman, SpongeBob Squarepants, and so on) who reside together in a Big Brother
-style house while hidden cameras capture their every move. As the first season unfolds, the roommates prove to be on their worst behavior, indulging in illegal substances (i.e., Pokémon
-style housemate Ling-Ling's fur in "The Other Cousin"), racism (spoiled princess Clara mistakes hot-pantsed black detective Foxxy for a servant in "Hot Tub"), and all manner of sexual shenanigans (a pregnancy scare forces Clara to reveal a monstrous physical problem in "Clara's Dirty Little Secret"). Obviously, the humor in Drawn Together
is strictly for grown-ups) and though it's occasionally vulgar for vulgar's sake, the show is frequently funny and well-performed by its voice talent. The two-disc set features all seven of the first-season episodes that were aired (one episode, "Terms of Endearment," which lampooned actor Christopher Reeve's physical impairment, was pulled after his death, and is slated for the second season), as well as commentary from the vocal cast with Jesser and Silverstein, a selection of deleted and expanded scenes, and most amusingly of all, a karaoke sing-along for the show's raunchy songs. --Paul Gaita
This is the true story of eight animated characters, picked to live together in a house to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.
Meet the stars of Drawn Together, eight cartoons from all walks of life who have to deal with each others quirks, differences and drunken gropings in a hot tub. From Clara, the racist fairy tale princess, to Foxxy Love, the sassy, sexy musician to Woldoor Sockbat the... whatever he is, these housemates fast learn the art of loving, punching and licking each other.