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 s cartoons, reminiscent of Betty Boop.
Toot demands to be the center of attention, cuts herself with razor blades, eats excessively when depressed and often instigates conflict in the house. Spanky Ham voiced by Adam Carolla: A sex-obsessed, toilet-humored , obnoxious pig and a parody of various Internet Flash cartoon characters as well as The Real World: Ling-Ling voiced by Abbey DiGregorio: Animation style[ edit ] The show's visual style is that of digital ink-and-paint.
The style was chosen both for the retro feel it gives the show and for the versatility and freedom it allows the animators, providing an environment in which it is possible to combine many different styles of animation. Another unique aspect of the show is that, where most cartoons present their characters, though animated, as real within the show's world, the Drawn Together characters retain their identities as cartoon characters even within their animated world, and acknowledge their status as animations.
The show has cameo appearances by famous characters or in some cases, copyright-avoiding clones from all across the animated spectrum. In keeping with the various animation styles for the characters, Wooldoor and Toot have four fingers on each hand, whereas Clara, Foxxy, Hero and Xandir have five.
In promotional artwork for the show, Toot and Wooldoor are drawn with the standard five fingers, but in the show itself they have four. Whereas most of the characters are drawn with black outlines, Clara and items belonging to her are drawn with soft edges, a reference to Disney animation techniques, which involve "cleanup" of any black outlines.
Contrasting, Toot is drawn in the grainy, high-contrast monochrome of her era's technology. The show was made by Rough Draft Studios in Glendale, California , with much of the animation done at the studio's facilities in South Korea. A gag in "The Drawn Together Clip Show" is that they show a list of all the Korean children who died animating the show.
The movie was produced by 6 Point Harness and done completely with Flash animation due to budget cuts. Cancellation[ edit ] A total of three seasons were produced.
Season 3 began airing on October 5, , and took a mid-season break which started on November 15, The second half of season three began airing on October 4, TV Guide listed this episode as a series finale and described the episode as follows: Since cancellation, the show has partial rotation late-nights, and airs uncensored on Comedy Central's Secret Stash and on Logo.
Despite the cancellation, the official page of Drawn Together in Myspace had suggested the fans call Comedy Central and convince them to make a new season. The humor is largely morbid and satirical in nature, its primary focus being the mockery of stereotypes and the casual exploration of taboo subject matter, such as masturbation , paraphilia , kinky sex , BDSM , homosexuality or gay marriage , abortion , rape , incest , pedophilia , spousal abuse , racism , homophobia , antisemitism , necrophilia , terrorism , violence and death.
Nearly all episodes feature at least one death, and several episodes feature characters going on killing sprees or perpetrating or becoming victims of mass murder , the main characters will subsequently return alive and uninjured, either in the subsequent episode, or within the time frame of the same single episode. The show breaks the fourth wall regularly; on one occasion, the show mocks Adam Carolla , the voice of Spanky Ham.
Despite the show's overt and underlined sexuality, the characters' innocent and sensual sides are often the main driving force of the plot alongside comedic non-sequitur moments intended to parody standard plot lines.
This adds romantic comedy , melodrama , action film , war film , court drama and other genres to the pool of spoofing material. The hot tub kiss as depicted on promotional posters. 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 disasters , depictions 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 continuity , events 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.
The latter episode also received an F from the magazine. Despite the criticism, the Season 1 overall received positive reviews, with a Metacritic rating of 7.