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Drawn Together (TV Series –) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A page for describing YMMV: Drawn Together. receives the least amount of screen time of anyone in the cast, but is one of the most popular characters. Hate ads? You could always use adblocker. Or make CCC even better by going Gold. About DRAWN TOGETHER: Meet the Cast (18+ Only).
Comedy Central's original tagline for the show was "Find out what happens when cartoon characters stop being polite… and start making out in hot tubs", referring to Clara and Foxxy's kiss in the pilot episode. The line is a parody of The Real World's tagline, "Find out what happens when people stop being polite… and start getting real.
The extensive use of stereotypes is another controversial aspect of the show, though the intent is actually to make fun of bigotry. As Jess Harnell states in the DVD commentary for "Hot Tub", "Most of the racism on the show is coming from people who are so obviously stupid about it; it really isn't that threatening". Jewish people are mocked, including creators and principal cast member Tara Strong. Other content known to be featured on some episodes are occurrences of natural disastersdepictions of dictators and sexual fetishes.
Drawn Together is heavy with popular culture references. Animation is a major source of material; as mentioned above, many characters from comics and animated cartoons make cameo appearances and often are the subjects of parody.
However, numerous live-action films, TV shows, and video games are referenced as well. Reality shows are another prime inspiration, not surprising given that Drawn Together is presented as a reality show that takes place in a cartoon world. However, although many of the first-season plots made extensive use of the reality show scenario, this aspect of the show has largely been de-emphasized in later episodes.
One notable factor of the series are musical numbers. Some are parodies of real songs i. In terms of continuityevents in different episodes contradict each other, as there is a loose sense of canon.
One such example is in "The Other Cousin" and "N. Another is Foxxy's various and contradictory stories about her son Timmy one involves selling him on the black market, another involves her accidentally shooting him after believing him to be rabid, when he was really just brushing his teeth.
Plots and gags are often used that do not make any type of internal sense, but are used as one-off jokes, as when Foxxy, who is in her twenties, is said to have a teenage grandson. Some episodes begin with a fake recap of events supposed to have happened in a non-existent previous episode. According to executive producer Bill Freiberger, "Very little on Drawn Together can be considered canon. If you try to find continuity on this show you'll drive yourself nuts.
The only thing that's consistent is we try to make the show as funny as possible. And we'd never let a little thing like continuity get in the way of that. Though Secret Stash programs typically have the nudity still censored, Drawn Together is an exception to this.
Some nudity not seen in the original broadcast is shown in the Secret Stash version, while the nudity in other scenes is censored with a caption reading "DVD only"; this is done as a way of promoting the show's DVD releases.
Three of the show's voice actors had worked with creators Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein on other projects: Principal cast member Tara Strong has stated that she deeply loves the show, as it was such a departure from the family-friendly productions that she was used to working on at the time.
The only problems that she had with it were a few jokes related to Anne Frank. Actor Jack Plotnick ended up being cast because he could play a gay man without resorting to stereotypical mannerisms such as the gay lisp. Chris Edgerly appears in the majority of Season One and Two episodes despite not having a regular role on the series.
Critical reception[ edit ] The pilot episode, "Hot Tub", was given mediocre reviews, which focused mostly on its crudity. USA Today deemed Drawn Together "the smutty offspring of Real World and Superfriends ", stating that the pilot pushed the limits of taste, being overpowered by violence, sex, and disgusting subject matter.
The domination of Clara's racism in the story was criticized as being a weak attempt to "send up racism while still showcasing its cruel excitement". Toot's cutting was praised as a good parody of self-harm presented on reality shows, but Spanky's flatulence was considered more disgusting than humorous. For the most part, Clara is unaware that she is being offensive to others; her beliefs were implanted on her by her father. Throughout the first half of Season Three, Clara begins a dark, downward spiral, reaching her lowest point in "Lost in Parking Space"; believing that the Rapture had come and left her behind, Clara sells her soul to a delivery driver whom she believes to be Satan and dedicates herself to hurting others, ultimately becoming a torturer.
However, when she discovers that her first victim is Foxxy, she realizes her mistake and rededicates her life to God, becoming a much kinder and sympathetic individual. In "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine", she is revealed to have a strong Electra complex towards her father, originated from him preferring to be with strippers rather than her, which makes her even have simulated lesbian sex with Foxxy in front of him. In original artwork before the show's release, Clara was originally drawn as a blonde, with a different dress and a lighter skin tone.
He is also good friends with Xandir, Spanky, and sometimes Captain Hero. Most of his humor revolves around his childlike innocence, his happy-go-lucky nature, or his general strangeness; he is often used to assume a variety of professions to fit the needs of the scene. Among reality show archetypes, he represents the attention-starved weirdo.
Wooldoor is the least mature out of all the main characters, reaching puberty in "Clum Babies"; though it should be noted that Ling-Ling is far younger in actual calendar years, despite being a fully grown individual of his species.
Originally, Wooldoor's role was to have been that of a bipolar drug addict. However, creators Jeser and Silverstein decided to change this when Comedy Central producers protested, noting that the cast's personalities were getting too dark, and they needed a character who was innocent and childlike to contrast with the darker tendencies of the others; though Wooldoor does indeed have a dark side, he rarely shows it.
Wooldoor is originally described as a "Whacky Whatchamacallit", but the species are named "sockbats". The rest of his species was exterminated in a holocaust by a species of Strawberry Shortcake-like characters. In the movie, Wooldoor refers to himself as a "year-old schizophrenic drug addict with jaundice and several deformities.
In original artwork for the show, Wooldoor's nose was yellow like the rest of his skinand he wore socks with sandals. Voiced by Cree Summer A sharp-tongued parody of Valerie Brown from Josie and the Pussycatsshe is a promiscuousmystery-solving musician.
Most of her humor revolves around her sexual habits and her unsophisticated or uneducated manner of speech; she is often used to poke fun at black stereotypes, but is the wisest and most far-sighted of all the housemates. Her name is an amalgam of blaxploitation characters Foxy Brown and Christie Love. She has at least two children, Qualmella and Timmy the circumstances of Timmy's missing status change from episode to episodeas well as a teenage grandson named Ray-Ray. All were mentioned in a few episodes and were then taken away from her.
She was also a member of an all-girl band, The Foxxy 5, which consisted of various other female versions of black cartoon characters and is a reference to The Jackson 5 and the "mystery solving" cliche in cartoons.
Among reality show archetypes, she represents the sassy black womanoften acting as the voice of reason among the cast members or as Wooldoor puts it, "the only one in the house who isn't completely retarded"though she does have certain issues that spark her fiery temper, such as people taking her Funyuns.
Foxxy also has father issues ; he left for cigarettes when she was three years old. Her tail is the result of her father having sex with a fox. In original artwork before the show's release, Foxxy Love wore a different outfit. She is based on Betty Boop. Most of her humor revolves around her unattractiveness especially her weighther gluttony, or her frequent bouts of psychosis and alcoholism.
Toot's passion for cheese, as well as her tendency to cry and put on weight from "Requiem for a Reality Show"come directly from Crews. Most of his humor revolves around his sociopathic desires or his difficulty assimilating into American culture; he is often used to poke fun at Asian stereotypes.
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Among reality show archetypes, he represents the culture-shocked foreigner. However, according to executive producer Freiberger, this is just a gag and not canon. In "Super Nanny", it is shown that because Ling-Ling has Asian-like eyes he sees things as a manga instead of the way everyone else does. It was revealed that he had a bad relationship with his battle monster trainer, Gash a parody of Ash Ketchumwho would not allow him a chance to live his dream of becoming a dancer; in retaliation, Ling-Ling shot an electric ball at Gash and proceeded to disembowel him.
Ling-Ling's abilities include eye-beams, generating spheres of destructive energy with his hands, growing spines and claws when angered, detaching his tail and using it as a sword, secreting an addictive psychotropic drug from his skin when disappointed, and being able to sew almost anything out of raw materials high-end sneakers, working televisions, etc.
One of the recurring gags about the "Japorean" language he speaks is the exclamation " Yoko Ono! In original artwork before the show's release, Ling-Ling was green and much smaller, similar to Jerry the mouse from Tom and Jerry. Xandir is extremely sensitive, and easily scared or worried; among reality show archetypes, he represents the token gay participant.
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At the start of the first season, he often claims to be on "a never-ending quest to save his girlfriend", but in the episode "Gay Bash", along with help from the other housemates, Xandir comes out of the closet and this is often poked fun at by the other males in the house, and criticized by the homophobic Princess Clara. Xandir's girlfriend dumped him, but he found new love with a genie reminiscent of the character Genie from Aladdinwho was promptly kidnapped by Xandir's nemesis Lord Slashstab.
Xandir is now officially on a never-ending quest to save his boyfriend, but never really seems to do anything about it. This contradicts the notion that he was a confused closet gay with a girlfriend when he entered the show, although the Terminator storyline was very likely only canon to that particular episode.