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Fun With Family Guy

For years Family Guy has been one of the most irreverent and controversial shows on television. When your show gets canceled and only makes it back on the air due to a rabid Internet fanbase, it goes to show that you are one of the best at what you do. Family Guy has always strives to push the envelope, and not only does the show not apologize for this, they revel in it. Would you really think that Family Guy’s Emmy campaign would be anything less than over the top?

In a world that strives to be politically correct, Family Guy flips the world the bird. Like most comedies, when it comes to awards the focus is on fun (The Boondocks slogan their first year was “Fuck It, We’ll Try Anyway”). For Family Guy it is fun and making fun that they excel at. They decided to try a theme they call “Celebrating Diversity”. So without further adieu, here are the highlights from Family Guy’s Emmy mailer…

The “Celebrating Diversity” theme is carried on inside with a list of all writers on the animated show grouped by ethnicity/sexual orientation: “Family Guy – written by 8 WASPS, 6 Jews, 2 Asian and 1 Gay.” They also had their poster featuring Peter Griffin in the movie poster from Precious. It isn’t a bad idea but can it top their success last year when it won for Best Comedy, the first cartoon to win in almost 50 years. At least last year’s mailer had better reasons to vote for the show. “We peaked 3 years ago, so by your logic we should get an Emmy now; You have to vote for us — we did a holocaust episode; and Family Guy with Tina Fey… Not really, we just want an Emmy”.

Will Family Guy win another Best Comedy Emmy this year? They have my vote (not that I have one or anyone cares what I think).

Gin Rummy Quote

Boondocks is the best cartoon strip and TV cartoon ever, there is no debate. They say what people think, they mock anyone and everyone, they say anything (they did an episode about the N (Nigga is a friend Nigger is an insult), and best of all, Samuel L Jackson plays a white militant Iraq vet named Gin Rummy. Rummy’s best lines are taken from Donald Rumsfield quotes “absence of evidence” and “unknown unknows” and made into huge satire. Here is the best…

Gin Rummy: I always say the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
Riley: What?
Gin Rummy: Simply because you don’t have evidence that something does exist does not mean you have evidence of something that doesn’t exist.
Riley: What?
Gin Rummy: What country are you from?
Riley: What?
Gin Rummy: ‘What’ ain’t no country I ever heard of! They speak English in ‘What’?
Riley: What?
Gin Rummy: English, motherfucker! Do you speak it?
Riley: Yeah.
Gin Rummy: So you understand the words I’m saying to you!
Riley: Yeah.
Gin Rummy: Well, what I’m saying is that there are known knowns and that there are known unknowns. But there are also unknown unknowns; things we don’t know that we don’t know.
Riley: What?
Gin Rummy: Say what again! Say what again! I dare you! I double dare you, motherfucker! Say what one more time!