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Monday, February 4, 2008

Episode of Cartoon Criticizing BET Executive YANKED


'Hunger Strike': The episode of 'The Boondocks' features protagonist Huey telling CNN of his plans to go on a hunger strike until all BET executives commit suicide. BET CEO Debra Lee is reincarnated as a character named 'Debra Lee-vil.'

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Episodes of Cartoon Criticizing BET Executives Are Yanked

"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

It's the memorable quote from "Better Off Dead," the 1985 comedy starring John Cusack. Change "white" to "black," and this week, it could just as easily refer to Huey Freeman, the central character of "The Boondocks."

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has tossed away two brand new episodes of Aaron McGruder's animated series, "The Boondocks." The show (and the previous comic strip of the same name) has always delved fearlessly into black culture and politics through the lives of two young black siblings from inner-city Chicago who've moved to the suburbs with their grandfather. More HERE

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