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The true life story of eight cartoon characters picked to live in a house and have their lives recorded continues on in this, the third and final season of Drawn Together. All your favorites are back as they continue to push the envelope of what is acceptable on reality television. There’s Clara, the racist anti-semantic princess; Foxxy Love, the mystery solver; the manly superhero Captain Hero; Ling Ling the cute but deadly Asian anime animal; Xandir, the video game adventurer, Spanky Ham, the internet download sensation; and Toots, the black and white 1920’s sex symbol.
Season Three continues to laugh in the face of political correctness, skirts the line of copyright infringement with each scene, and swings for the fences to offend everyone. And like any good sequel, creators Dave Jeser and Matthew Silverstein, along with an army of psychotic writers, push everything harder and faster this time around. If any punches were pulled for the first two seasons, they certainly don’t seem to be pulling any time around, and with no suits to please in order to get renewed for a fourth season, there is a freedom of vulgarity that has not been seen previously.
Being cartoons, the creators get away with a hell of a lot more than any live action show could ever hope for. The only thing that keeps the show from getting boycotted by, well just about everyone, is that the show goes so over the top that you forget to be offended. And like other brilliant social comedians such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Stephen Colbert and Ann Coulter, the ludicrous of the characters merely becomes a mirror to show off just how insane our demands have become for entertainment. I’m sure having a few Jews in the creative team gets them a lot slack too. That being said, Drawn Together should still be avoided by those with thin skin, women who are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, people with liver problems, and the elderly. Side effects may include seizures, abdominal pain, loss of sleep, and a desire to be on a reality television show.
This DVD release of Season Three of Drawn Together comes completely uncensored, with all the swear words unbleeped and the gratuitous nudity featured without mosaic blocking. I never saw these episodes when they originally aired, so I’m not sure if any additional material has been added back in that had to be removed for television broadcast, though from some of the jokes and punchlines I’m sure there is material here that was never aired.
Freaks & Greeks – Captain Hero is thrilled to discover Greeks have moved in next door, but remains oblivious to the fact that it is a family of Greek immigrants and not a Greek fraternity. Meanwhile, Ling-Ling’s sickly father moves into the Drawn Together house and falls in love with Toot.
Wooldoor Sockbat’s Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable! – Wooldoor’s new children’s show is finally hitting the air, but Clara is certain that it will turn kids gay faster than Tinky-Winky and SpongeBob combined. In the mean time, Toot pines away for the mythical “Wiener Mobile,” which is supposed to give out free hot dogs. but only to the worthy.
Spelling Applebee’s – Foxxy refuses to participate in a house Spelling Bee to win a gift certificate to Applebee’s. In the meantime, Captain Hero discovers Clara has a secret sexual fetish for car crashes.
Unrestrainable Trainable – Captain Hero discovers that the “special” Giant who’s been attacking the city is actually his son! In the mean time, Clara earns accolades by alternately taking care of Wooldoor, and keeping him sick with drain cleaner and sledgehammers.
N.R.A. y RAY – After the house is robbed, Captain Hero decides to get a gun for protection. In the mean time, Foxxy hides her thieving grandson Ray Ray in the walls of the Drawn Together house to hide him from the police.
Mexican’t Buy Me Love – Captain Hero is desperate to hang out with the Cool Kids, like Spanky, Clara and Foxxy while Foxxy is desperate to save the world from a meteor. In the meantime, Ling-Ling takes up cockfighting in order to bribe the Mexican police.
Lost in Parking Space Part 1 & 2 – Clara annoys her housemates by preaching about the upcoming rapture. When her housemates head off to the mall, Clara mistakenly thinks they’ve been taken off to heaven. In the mean time, the other housemates get themselves trapped in a compact parking space in the mall with little or no means of escape.
Charlotte’s Web of Lies – A spider has a one night stand with Spanky Ham, and relationship quickly turns into a fatal attraction. Meanwhile, Captain Hero comes face to face with his arch nemesis, and forges an unlikely bond.
Breakfast Food Killer – Wooldoor becomes the cereal mascot of Quackers cereal after the original mascot is mysteriously murdered.
Drawn Together Babies – The eight housemates are living together as babies, and when Mommy and Daddy leave them with a babysitter they begin to plot against her. They end up killing her and have to trick her boyfriend and cover up the whole thing.
Nipple Ring-Ring Goes to Foster Care – Child Services puts Ling-Ling in foster care, where he ends up in the house of Uncle Ben. Meanwhile, Hero becomes jealous of Xandir’s nipple ring and decides to get one himself.
Toot Goes Bollywood – Wooldoor hypnotizes Foxxy to try to discover why she is such a whore. Indians mistake Toot to be the Great Talking Cow and they take her to India.
American Idol Parody Clip Show – The housmates look back at the season and compete to stay in the house in an American Idol type competition, while they are forced to sing some show favorites with some new twists.
Episodes descriptions courtesy of TV.com
Each episode looks great, and is presented its original 4:3 format. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital Stereo.
Audio Commentary – Select episodes contain commentary from the producers, writers, and voice actors. The problem with the commentaries is that everyone tries to talk over everyone else and is barely coherent most of the time. A few gems of information are buried within, but for the most part the tracks serve little purpose
Karaoke – Some of the more outrageous songs from Season Three are now in Karaoke form! Each song is presented in a Sing-A-Long version (the vocal track plays with the song) and a Karaoke version (the vocals have been removed) along with the lyrics.
Promos – All the television teasers and commercials for all three seasons have been compiled here.
Comedy Central Quickies – Includes two brief clips from South Park and The Sarah Silverman Program.
The final season of Drawn Together retains all the energy and debased humor found is the first two seasons. Don’t hesitate to pick it up!
Paramount presents Drawn Together Season Three. Directed by Various. Starring Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Jack Plotnick, Tara Strong, Cree Summer. Written by Various. Running time: 308 minutes. Not Rated. Released on DVD: May 13, 2008. Available at Amazon.com.
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