Drawn Together Uncensored: Season Three

Drawn Together Uncensored: Season Three
Following in the footsteps of controversially offensive shows like Ren & Stimpy and South Park, Drawn Together is an over-the-top parody of cartoons, wallowing in crude humour of a violent and sexual nature. Beginning with a Real World-type premise, a group of eight cartoon clichés are placed in a mansion where their every action is recorded for the television viewing audience. Each of these characters, whether a rip-off of Superman, Pikachu, Zelda or Betty Boop, is a gross exaggeration of the original taken to disgusting new heights. Watching the creators and writers lampoon these characters through the reality TV format creates a lot of laughs, but even better is the opportunity they get to place these characters in familiar settings and situations. In season three, which is unfortunately the final season, we get to see their demented take on classic cartoons like Muppet Babies ("Drawn Together Babies,” where the characters’ origins are exposed), Fat Albert ("Foxx and the Gang Bang”) and cereal mascots ("Breakfast Food Killer”). And in the process, no race, religion or handicap is safe from attack. If blood and gore, vomit, incest, necrophilia, drug use, grotesque genitalia or any of a number of other societal taboos bothers you, Drawn Together is likely not for you. On the other hand, if you dig that kind of thing, Drawn Together’s uncensored DVDs are the perfect product, giving you the opportunity to watch the show the way it was meant to be seen: extended, with all of the profanity un-bleeped and the nudity — rotten balls and all — exposed. "Breakfast Food Killer” is a season highlight, while season finale "The Elimination Special, Part II: The Elimination” concludes the season, and the series, on a low note. This two-disc set is light on bonuses, with only a few overcrowded commentaries that reveal little of interest, another karaoke sing-along section for the handful of musical numbers (with the option to retain or remove the vocals) and a few network promos. Drawn Together is a funny show with a great premise, and the best way to watch it is uncensored on DVD. (Paramount)