Geek In The Ghetto

May 22, 2008

Family Guy Spinoff—Potential PJs Alert [The Cleveland Show]

The Cleveland Show

Kid is obese. Daughter dressed like a video chick. Sounds about right

The Fox Network is spinning of Family Guy with The Cleveland Show in spring of ’09. This could be brilliant in the way Chappelle’s Show was or dreadful like Eddie Murphy’s The PJs. I would have preferred seeing a Quagmire spin-off, if any. Then again how long before Quagmire’s trademark head bob and catchphrase gets sickening?

Black themed satires often use the absurdity of racism and stereotypes to generate laughs. Sometimes they come off well, like in the case of the first few seasons of In Living Color. Often the characters turnout just unfunny, like Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Wanda in the last few seasons of the same show. Here’s hoping The Cleaveland Show isn’t the latter.

Family Guy is somewhat subversive like The Simpsons or slightly biting ala The Boondocks Season 1. If the producers can pull off that same effect I may end up watching. Preview clip below…


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