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'The Boondocks' draws the line on Tyler Perry

June 22, 2010 | 11:41 am


Aaron McGruder of "The Boondocks" and Tyler Perry of "House of Payne" and "Meet The Browns" are on the same TV team. They both produce hit shows for Turner Broadcasting.

But executives for the broadcaster, which owns TBS and the Cartoon Network (home of "The Boondocks") might be wise not to sit the two at the same table at the next company retreat.

The latest episode of "The Boondocks," the satirical animated series that airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim slate, makes vicious fun of Perry and his brand, which blends melodrama, raucous comedy and religious themes. Coming under ridicule is his portrayal of Madea, the foul-mouthed, gun-toting grandmother at the center of many Perry movies and plays.

The installment features a thinly disguised version of Perry as a closeted cross-dressing cult leader whose professed love of the Christian faith is a mask for his true sexuality. 

For the full story, read "Aaron McGruder's "Boondocks" lampoons Tyler Perry"

-- Greg Braxton

Photo credit: Adult Swim

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