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Brickleberry
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Wow, another adult cartoon that tries WAY Too hard to be offensive, JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!
Genre: Animated sitcom
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
South Korea (Animation production)
Release Date: September 25, 2012 – April 14, 2015
Network(s): Comedy Central
Created by: Roger Black
Waco O'Guin
Distributed by: 20th Television
Starring: David Herman
Tom Kenny
Kaitlin Olson
Natasha Leggero
Roger Black
Jerry Minor
Daniel Tosh
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 37


Brickleberry is an American adult animated sitcom that aired on Comedy Central from September 25, 2012 to April 14, 2015.

Premise

The series follows a group of park rangers as they work through their daily lives in the fictional Brickleberry National Park near Hazlehurst in the Driftless Region of Illinois.

Bad Qualities

  1. It rip-offs Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show right down to the artstyle, the animation, and the cutaway gags. The series was even made and owned by 20th Century Fox and was initially planned to air on Fox next to Family Guy but was rejected for being "too offensive". And keep in mind, FOX is the same network who thought Allen Gregory was a good idea. In fact, the series actually aired on FX in Latin America, Brazil and Portugal and FOX itself in Italy. Like Family Guy, it also mocks stereotypical Christian fundamentalists all the time.
  2. The character designs are ugly and the animation is even more stilted and unexpressive than Family Guy, making it resemble even more of a cheap knock-off of "Family Guy". It doesn't help that it's animated by Bento Box Entertainment, the same studio behind Legends of Chamberlain Heights and the aforementioned Allen Gregory.
  3. There is nudity in almost every episode, all of which is barely censored (even on DVD). Only testicles, anuses, and animal genitalia are uncensored.
  4. Some episodes have stupid and messed up plots. For example, In "The Comeback", Malloy helps Woody pursue his former career on being a porn star to prove he’s still the best!
  5. Malloy is an atheist despite god, heaven, and hell existing in the Brickleberry universe, which is completely contradictory and likely was a failed attempt at irony.
  6. The characters are unlikable, very clichéd and derived from every Seth MacFarlane show ever made:
    • Steve is your typical idiotic and incompetent protagonist. He is a self-centered narcissist who does many stupid things, such as in the episode "Squabbits", where he forced a squirrel and a rabbit have sex with each other to create what Woody could later call "the cutest animal", though his snarky attitude does tone down a bit in season 3.
    • Woody is your typical bossy protagonist that is sometimes the villain.
    • Ethel is the sexy one that constantly acts like she's better than everyone.
    • Connie is the strong but ugly lesbian who's entire character boils down to talking about how disgusting she is.
    • Denzel is your typical "grandma dater" who acts rude to everyone.
    • Malloy is the typical "jerk to everyone talking animal" and is way too similar to Rallo from The Cleveland Show to the point where he's pretty much a furry version of him, not only do they both serve as the Stewie of their respective shows but they have extremely similar designs, the same kind of attitude and even their names sound & look alike.
  7. Most endings of each episode are cop-outs (especially "Global Warning").
  8. So many awful episodes, such as "Scared Straight", "Race Off!" and "Gay Bomb" just to name a few.
  9. Numerous unnecessary death scenes and gore, as an attempt to be shocking and edgy, despite nowhere near as violent as other cartoons.
  10. Immature and stupid humor, akin to that of a middle schooler or a really bad Adam Sandler movie.
    • There are lots of weak parodies and pot-shots at celebrities and politicians that make the worst of modern Family Guy look good. Thankfully, they're not frequent.
    • The show tries to make fun of everybody on the planet, such as crippled, disabled, gay, fat, and lesbian people.
    • The show uses racist stereotypes as jokes an attempt to be edgy and "satirical", with every race known to man being mocked, such as White Southerners, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians.
    • The episode "Two Weeks Notice" brought back the unfunny "God is black" joke.
    • Some of the jokes take it way too far, such as tons of graphic incest and rape jokes.
    • There are many disgusting and unfunny (running) gags.
      • Connie's vagina makes a grumbling noise.
      • Denzel has sex with old people.
      • Steve acts like an idiot.
      • Ethel tries to be the hot one and acts like the best.
      • Woody throws tantrums.
  11. Firecracker Jim has no point in the show other than being friends with Bobby and being a one-note jokes.
  12. It overuses bleeping, especially in words that aren’t profane. Even on DVD, Hulu, Netflix, and digital download, the swearing remains censored.
  13. The episode "Old Wounds" contains a gross closeup showing the remains of Woody's past partner's groin. It repeats four times.
  14. The show often tries way too hard to create and induce shock value as shown through its excessive swearing, nudity, profanity, and gory violence.

Good Qualities

  1. Some decent and good episodes here and there like "Little Boy Malloy" and "My Favorite Bear".
  2. Funny moments here and there. It's still a lot funnier when compared to other bad adult cartoons like Allen Gregory
  3. The voice acting is very decent, largely thanks to hiring talented voice actors like Tom Kenny, the voice of Woody.
    • The Polish dub of the show is also decent, as there were no censor beeps in that dub.
  4. The concept is actually creative, despite ensemble workplace comedies being done to death.
  5. Malloy can be funny sometimes, despite being unlikable.
  6. The animation is decent in a few aspects.
  7. Woody is the perfect villain for this show, as his unlikability actually goes well with his character. He's also got some good jokes as he's voiced by Tom Kenny.
  8. It's depraved parody of Smokey the Bear is one of the few good parodies in the show.
  9. The soundtrack is pretty good especially the theme song and end credits song, despite the latter being a stock public domain track.
  10. Some tolerable characters such as Dr. Kuzniak for example.
  11. Some episodes have fairly decent plots like the one where Ethel and Connie try to reproduce Malloy's species by making him mate with another bear.
  12. The Comic Book series that picked up were the series finale "Global Warming" left off is better than the actual show itself.
  13. Season 3 was a big improvement.

Reception

Despite a mostly positive reception with a 7.3/10 on IMDb, the series received negative feedback from critics for its offensive jokes and Family Guy style.


TheMysteriousMrEnter ranked this cartoon at 8th place in its top 10 worst cartoons of the 2010s while RebelTaxi mentioned it with Paradise PD in its list of the worst cartoons of the 2010s.

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