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... more » 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.« less
"The premise was simple: do the same thing as MTV's "The Real World," but instead of using real people, use Pikachu, Superman, Betty Boop, Link (from the Zelda games), a generic Disney princess, and so on, and parody everything from M.C. Escher to drug addiction to Chinese sweatshop labor along the way. Taking the idea behind the Joe Schmo Show ("a reality series that's not real") one step further, this show broke every rule and turned the television multiverse on its head. How can a show without one original idea possibly be this unique and fresh? Though it occasionally relied on cheap shock tactics instead of real humor, its willingness to go "too far" helped to make it both addictive and unfathomably funny. This is the completely untrue story of seven cartoon characters picked to live in a house, not work together, and have their lives scripted, to find out what happens when people stop being real... and start being... DRAWN TOGETHER!"
Wrack em' Pig!
Nathanael D. Robinson | East Peoria, IL | 09/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best new toon out there. Purely adult but if you want your children brought up right, you'll make em' sit through it anyway. Something has to prepare them for the road ahead. They'll learn all the crap in school anyway. Why make em' wait? For the best in satire, filthy toilet humor, and just all around tastefully done bad taste, it's gotta be Drawn Together. Fun the whole family can enjoy.
"Why must I ruin everything beautiful?""
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 02/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What happens if you put a diverse group of cartoons together in a house with a million cameras? You get a setting that can parody just about anything it wants from facts of life books for kids all the way to The Apprentice. Nothing is sacred or safe.
The cast includes a good variety of cartoons. We have a Betty Boop type, a super hero, a Disney-style princess, a video game hero (looks like the star of Elf Quest), a Japanese Toy cartoon, an obscene internet download character, a mystery-solving musician (Josie and the Pussycats style), and a crazy wacky something or other. Together they manage to get on one another's nerves and reveal or discover truths about themselves.
I was a little put off by some of the things done to the Boop character right at the start but the first song had me seeing the real talent behind this parody. One can only guess how far this series can go. This is definitely not for children and gives South Park a run for language while the visuals go far beyond into what many would label as obscene. Still, there is real writing talent behind this show and it comes through bright and clear. They really understand their subject. If you are not easily offended you should check this one out."
Show with a great promise
Sachin Walia | Sunnyvale, CA, USA | 06/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"atlast an animated show for the grown-ups. i watched an episode on comedycentral sometime back and absolutely loved it. although show has lot of political incorrectness like most of the comedies but still enjoyable. i am one of those who like watching tv shows on dvd due to lame censorship on tv so i thought lets see on dvd. the dvd version is explicit and much more enjoyable than tv. i am looking forward to season 2 of this show."
J. Kennedy | KS United States | 05/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's a lot about this show that's great besides the jokes and situations. This show is a perfect example of how animation styles have varied over the years and across continents. Each character is representative of a type of genre/style, and they are not simply "drawn together" in the style of the animators or creators. Instead, each character stays true to his or her "origin". Ling-Ling, for example, always exhibits the slightly jerky movements so common in Anime. Foxy Brown even has the virtually undetailed eyes that so many cartoons in that genre did. Spanky also has those great thick outlines and super bright colors you'd expect from an internet flash cartoon.
Aside from the high quality and attention paid to (most likely unnoticed) detail, the jokes are hilarious. Sometimes they're predictable. Other times, they come out of left field. The whole thing is a beautiful satire on the sorry state of television (when in the world will the reality shows just go away?!) and just how addictive these poorly conceptualized shows can be for many people.
If you enjoy a good fart joke or two, then this is the show for you. If not, then steer clear, because fart jokes are about as tame as it gets with "Drawn Together".
This is definitely another one of Comedy Central's brilliant choices for their line-up. Keep up the great work!"