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Don't F**k with Oprah!



The Boondocks,"
The wrath of Oprah can be deadly (check in with the now empty luxury store Hermes). "We should all have a healthy fear of Oprah," said Aaron McGruder, creator of "The Boondocks," talking to the New York Times.

"The Boondocks" show airs next week on the Cartoon Network and promises to be "wildly scathing and racially charged" -- except anything that might upset Ms. O.

The first 10 seconds of the new show does give viewers the following incites: "Jesus is black, Ronald Reagan is the devil and the government is lying about 9/11."

Sounds like a real knee slapper, huh? I'm sure "Jesus as a Black man" will play well in Memphis.


SONY "FEARS" OPRAH, case in point: "Sony executives asked that McGruder "heavily edit an episode featuring an animated Oprah Winfrey being kidnapped by two thugs." Sounds like the show had a little too much bite. "They were scared of Oprah, which is O.K.," he said. "Oprah has the power to lay waste to entire industries with a mere utterance," Mr. McGruder said.

CARTOON CONTROVERSY COST MONEY: Cartoon Network told the NY Times it will be an expensive bid to piss people off. "Sony Pictures Television, producer of the series, gets a license fee of $400,000 per episode. Add to that the millions the network has spent on marketing trumpeting the show's premiere on Nov. 6 in the late-night "Adult Swim" block, and "The Boondocks" becomes the most expensive show the network has made." All for the love of the people.

"We don't have a lot of money, so we decided that for this year, we're going to put every dime we have into 'Boondocks,' " said Mike Lazzo, senior vice president of programming and production at Cartoon Network.

I going to say if this tanks "Lazzo" will be going for a long "adult swim."

By Henry Cruz


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