The producers of cult cartoon Boondocks
have launched an aggressive print campaign to win an Emmy Award, by reminding voters African-Americans don't fare well at the annual prize-giving. The TV show, which is adapted from cartoonist Aaron McGruder's award-winning comic strip, is up for three Emmys - including Outstanding Animated Program, and producers are trying to shame voters into picking their biting satirical show.
In the new campaign, featured in current TV industry trade magazines, producers state, "No black people on Frasier
, it won Emmys. No black people on Will & Grace
, it won Emmys. They finally put some black people on Desperate Housewives
, and they locked one of 'em in the basement. But, f**k it, we'll try anyway."
Boondocks is one of the more political cartoons on US TV. The show focuses on a politically-minded African-American family in Illinois.
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