Drawn Together: Season Three (2006) - Uncensored

Genre(s): Animation / Comedy
Paramount || NR - 308 minutes - $26.98 || May 13, 2008
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2008-05-22


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

A U D I O &
.:: V I D E O ::.

Audio and Video

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): Dave Jesser and Matt Silverstein (creators)
Cast: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey McBride, Jack Plotnick, Tara Strong


Theatrical Release Date: NA


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Old Network Promos
  • Karaoke Sing Along


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: NA

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.::THE FILM::.

For the basic setup for Drawn Together, I refer you to this excerpt from my season 2 review:

”Drawn Together” is one of those adult cartoon shows that had me as soon as I heard the premise shortly before its first episode aired on comedy central. That premise is to put 8 cartoon and reality show archetypes (Xandir the gay video game warrior, Captain Hero the superhero, Toot the old school cartoon Betty Boop look-alike, Princess Clara the Disney-esque princess, Wooldoor Sockbat the wacky Roger Rabbit-esque toon character, Ling-Ling the Japanese Pokemon type, Foxy Love the Josie and the pussycatsesque black chick and Spanky Ham a piggy internet cartoon, phew!) in a house and film them as they live together and go about their day to days. Lots and LOTS of wackiness and carnage ensue using a variety of sight gags, satire, and humor directed at every ethnic group, religion, etc. that exists.

For the most part, it's a pretty good recipe for hilarity. The plots are nonsensical but they make sense in their own ways. A typical episode is usually spotlighting one (or two) of the housemates having some kind of goofy problem which they then go about solving in a silly way with the other characters used as support in that episode or as simply gags. Often the story will cut away to one or more of the characters in a confessional booth ala the "Real World".

NEW stuff starts... now: Just as there's an obvious shift from season 1 to 2, season 2 to 3 takes another tonal shift. Whereas season 1 was the "strictly reality show" season and season 2 was the "whatever crazy thing we want to do" season, season 3 slowly became the "parody" season. It didn't happen at first as the first handful of episodes from season 3 were still using the wacky formula and then around the 2 part episode "Lost in Parking Space" it changed. It was subtle at first, but then we started getting very obvious entire episode spoofs like Drawn Together Babies (Muppet Babies only Drawn Together) and "Charlotte's Web of Lies" (Charlotte's web spoof). It was an double edged sword because although the show was admittedly funnier at times, it also seemed that it made the writers lazier and thus the show's untimely end was not as sad as it could've been had things been an little more on the up and up.

Still, that's not to say season 3 isn't funny. I loved "Foxxy and the Gang Bang" where Foxxy goes very...Kill Bill shall we say and Lost in Parking Space part II has the best "Hakuna Matata" spoof I’ve ever seen. If you're a fan there's more to love but like I said, if you're not, tread lightly.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

Audio Commentaries - One of the best features of the last set is the best again here as we get more crazy wacky stories from the writers and actors. We don't get anything near as nutty as we did last time (where we had that commentary ABOUT the commentaries) but it's still fun to listen to.

Old Network Promos - Just a lot of stuff from the “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” and I think maybe one “Drawn Together” commercials. Never a fan of how Comedy Central lots their discs with this kind of stuff.

Karaoke Sing Along is back in action and it's the same as before. It's not quite as fun for me because I think season 2 has better songs but it's more of a personal taste thing so, it's really up to the viewer on this tone.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

Sound and video are good. As in the last set, I don't think some of these cartoon explosions should be this bombastic but whatever.



.::OVERALL::.

“Drawn Together” Season 3 isn't quite as good as 2 but slightly better than 1 as far as episodes go. What hurts season 3's box set most is the lack of any type of making of features that make the season 2 box set really special. A definite purchase for fans of the show or just adult animation in general.