Aaron McGruder’s ‘Boondocks’ lampoons Tyler Perry
From theLos Angeles Times
Aaron McGruder of “The Boondocks” and Tyler Perry of “Meet the Browns” and TBS’ “House of Payne” are unlikely allies, but they have a common link. Both are the key creative forces behind some of Turner Broadcasting’s popular hits.
Still, executives for the broadcaster, which owns both TBS and the Cartoon Network (home to “Boondocks”), might be wise not to sit the two men together at the same table during the next company picnic.
The latest episode of “The Boondocks,” the satirical animated TV series that airs on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim slate, takes brutal aim at Perry and his brand, which blends melodrama, raucous comedy and religious themes. Coming under intense ridicule is Perry’s portrayal of Madea, the gun-toting, foul-mouthed grandmother at the center of many of his films.
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