Jewish Journal


July 30, 2009

‘Drawn Together’ movie reunites housemates



“Drawn Together’—the basic cable series that invited us to “find out what happens when cartoon characters stop being polite … and start making out in hot tubs”—is scheduled to return in 2010 with a direct-to-DVD release, “Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!”

For three seasons, Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein’s mash-up of reality TV parody and knock-off cartoon characters (Toot Braunstein = Betty Boop) pushed the boundaries of good taste with explicit dialogue, gratuitous violence, kinky sex and black humor that made light of such issues as abortion, spousal abuse and anti-Semitism. (Such good Jewish boys….)

Comedy Central cancelled the show in November 2007, and the creators say the last episode, an “American Idol” parody, isn’t how they envisioned the end of the series.

“That’s not how we wanted to go out,” Silverstein said at Comic-Con.

Going the “Futurama” series-to-film route, Jeser and Silverstein say the “Drawn Together” movie is currently in production, scheduled for a March 2010 release.

“Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” marks the return of The Jew Producer, who cancels the show without telling the housemates. He continues the reality TV-style competitions for his own amusement until Foxxy Love notices all the housemates can suddenly cuss without being censored. The characters (including Adam Carolla as Spanky Ham) venture to lands like Bedrock, a Fairy Tale Village and the fantastical Make-a-Point Land, hoping to get the series renewed, all the while outrunning enemies hell-bent on keeping them off the air.

In scenes aired at Comic-Con, the film skewers shows like “The Flintstones” and “South Park,” with gross-out humor that managed to make me wince a few times (and that’s saying something!). The executive producers hope strong DVD sales will get the series renewed, so they begged the Comic-Con audience to not share it online .. shortly before a live table read of a not-yet-produced 3D sex scene from the film that was to graphic to recount on this blog.

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