Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bro'Town on Oz TV - what do you think of it?

Natalie Craig writes in the AGE Green Guide 'Naughty New Zealand cartoon series Bro'Town grafts politically incorrect subject matter onto Biblical allegories...'

In Australia it's currently showing on SBS TV on Monday nights and is a seven-part series.

I've seen four of the earlier episodes on video, a Maori friend gave us. We laughed ourselves silly at the antics of this bunch of Auckland Islanders but at the same time were rather horrified by the language and attitudes which make fun of everyone and everything. It's made by the Naked Samoan crew who also did the film 'Seone's Wedding'. The dialogue is very quick and of course has those different accents - Kiwi and Islander, so a second viewing might pick up on some of the jokes.

Some of our friends just do not laugh at Bro'Town but I guess I am immature enough to think it hilarious.


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

Oh, well. When the extremely popular cartoon "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" first came out it drew a lot of fire and brimstone from activists claiming it was racist and portrayed black Americans in a stereotyped and very negative light.

The funny thing about it was it was entirely based on jokes written by the famous (black) comedian Bill Cosby...who also appeared regularly as the show's host/narrator!

Is it wrong for blacks to make fun of blacks...? Or do some people just need to chill out...?

8:04 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I eat my words after watching five minutes of episode three of the series - about stranger danger and worse. We had a very junior person in the lounge room and it was most unsuitable for her ears and eyes.
Sorry, I eat my words. They have gone too far this time.

4:07 AM  

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