Monday, October 8, 2007

How to Win Black Friends and Influence People

Well, the easy answer to getting more black friends, like Stephen Colbert does, is to watch tonight's Season Premiere of THE BOONDOCKS.

For those of you unfamiliar, I did mention The Boondocks in a previous post on METABIGOTRY. And for those of you who were paying attention in class that day, you will get to see a prime example tonight at 11:30pm (EST), on Cartoon Network.

Yes, the Master of Racial Disaster Aaron McGruder is back on the TV with his seminal thought-provoking TV Cartoon show on Adult Swim.

[Here's a link to a 2005 ONION Interview with Aaron McGruder]

In the next season, we can expect to see some old characters like the fictional rapper Thugnificent

And welcome some new celebrity voices:

  • Busta Rhymes

  • Snoop Dogg

  • Ghostface Killah

  • Cee-lo

  • Lil Wayne

  • Donald Faison ("Scrubs")

  • Aisha Tyler

  • Marion Ross ("Happy Days")

  • Mos Def

  • Xzibit

  • Charlie Murphy

  • MTV's Sway

  • Katt Williams


  • For those of you who have the resources (Cartoon Network), I'm going to ask this of you--- a homework assignment.

    Here's your assignment:

    1) Watch tonight's episode of The Boondocks.

    2) Bring a notepad and take notes. (Yes, I mean it! Write down what you liked, what bothered you, what you found disturbing, what you learned, etc.)

    3) Come back and comment here on this post. I really want to hear what people think about the way McGruder addresses issues at hand. (Did you like it? Did you hate it? What would you like to see changed?) Because your reactions will directly help with my comedy. Maybe I can change, add, or expand on something that McGruder didn't.

    Thanks for your participation. I'll see you back in class tomorrow!

    And then you'll be well on your way to winning black friends and influencing people! The Black Dale Carnegie would be proud!


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    7 comments:

    Les Becker said...

    Noooo!! Give me an assignment I can manage! I want to be able to say "I have to watch TV - it's part of my homework" - but you're not making it easy.

    Hot Glue Gun said...

    So uhhh... what marketing book did you read?

    Lucy said...

    Les - I'm sorry you couldn't be a part of the assignment. I know that you, and the rest of our neighbors to the north, have The Comedy Network? But I don't know how long it will be 'til you receive The Boondocks. Don't worry! I'm sure it will be on YouTube tomorrow. And to all my Int'l friends/readers, you get a pardon/extension on the homework assignment.

    Hot Glue Gun - So I can't tell if that's sarcasm, but if you don't get it by now, I'm not going to be able to explain this one. And where's your blog, by the way? I see it's most convenient for you to comment but leave no way to get back to you. Most convenient...

    drips of paint said...

    sorry teach .... I have skip so many class I ought to be kicked out and assignment definitely do not like me ... hopeless case

    SassyAssy said...

    Interesting assignment...can't wait to read the write ups!

    Sidhusaaheb said...

    I'd rather win friends, regardless of their skin-colour!

    :)

    Lucy said...

    drips of pain - No problem, Drips! You can always try for the next week. The show is on every Monday night.

    sassyassy - I wish more kids followed the assignment. It looks like pure mutiny in the classroom.

    sidhusaaheb - You're right, Sid. We shouldn't select our friends based on skin colour, but clearly by wallet size.