Drawn Together was an American adult animated sitcom which ran from 2004 to 2007 (3 Seasons / 36 episodes). The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and placed various cartoon characters (caricatures of well known cartoon characters) in a reality TV “Big Brother” setting.
The “contestants” included:
- Captain Hero (voiced by Jess Harnell): A sociopathic, chauvinistic, perverted, antiheroic, pansexual, necrophilic and lecherous spoof of Superman.
- Wooldoor Jebediah Sockbat (voiced by James Arnold Taylor): A bizarre children’s show character in the mold of SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Princess Clara (voiced by Tara Strong): A pampered, religious and bigoted princess who is a spoof of Disney princesses such as Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
- Foxxy Love (voiced by Cree Summer): A sharp-tongued ghetto-spoof of Valerie Brown from Hanna-Barbera’s Josie and the Pussycats, she is a promiscuous mystery-solving musician.
- Toot Braunstein (voiced by Tara Strong): An overweight alcoholic retro-style sex symbol from black-and-white 1920’s cartoons, reminiscent of Betty Boop.
- Xandir P. Wifflebottom (voiced by Jack Plotnick): A hypersensitive, homosexual, overemotional and effeminate spoof of video game heroes like Link from The Legend of Zelda.
- Spanky Ham (voiced by Adam Carolla): A sex-obsessed, toilet-humored, obnoxious pig and a parody of various Internet Flash cartoon characters.
- Ling-Ling (voiced by Abbey DiGregorio): A homicidal spoof of Pikachu from the Pokémon franchise, he speaks in pseudo-Japanese gibberish (or “Japorean” – a portmanteau of “Japanese” and “Korean” – as Ling-Ling’s voice Abbey DiGregorio calls it) with English subtitles.
After three seasons, the show was cancelled. Subsequently, The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! was released on April 20, 2010.
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