The Slim Shady Show
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The Slim Shady Show is an internet cartoon that aired from 2000-2003. It was created by the famous rapper Eminem and revolved around his character, the eponymous Slim Shady, and his friends going on "wicked adventures."
Why It's Not The Real Slim Shady
- Abysmal flash animation that makes The Problem Solverz look like the Iron Giant! True, it is an early webtoon, but Homestar Runner premiered the same year and that looks television quality.
- Nauseating color palette that consists mostly of greenish brown, dark orange and saturated brown.
- All of the characters range from unlikeable and bland at best, to downright annoying and despicable at worst.
- Slim Shady is extremely unlikeable and obnoxious (Despite being accurate enough to the character of Slim that Eminem uses in his music, at least the music Slim had some wittiness and charm, but in the show, he comes across as a terrible person that always gets Marshall into trouble). And what's even worse, he's the main protagonist.
- Incredibly obnoxious, low-brow, mean-spirited, and offensive humor, in addition, stereotyping of homosexuals in one of the episodes.
- Removing Slim Shady itself, the rest of the characters are stereotypical. Like Big D who feels like an racist caricature of Afro-Americans.
- It's possibly a rip-off of South Park, not just because they parodied it, but because of its low-brow, offensive humor, constant making fun of celebrities and other pop culture, and its animation style.
- There's little to no premise to any episode. A lot of the plots are one-note and feel like they were written by a small child.
- Some moments feel very disturbing, like In "Movie Star Marshall", where Big D cannibalised Ma$e while singing in front of an audience or even a running gag of Slim Shady throwing an glass bottle in a school bus that falls in the ocean and lets some children to drown in the ocean.
- Unconvincing and inconsistent voice-acting, The actor who plays Big D overacts, while Eminem himself (In his roles as Slim, Marshall, and Ken Kaniff) underacts.
- A constant amount of swearing with no real point to it.
- Ugly and unappealing character designs.
- Irritating background music. It's a poorly made Hip-Hop beat that's at a constant loop, and it never changes pace or style.
- Poorly done celebrity bashing, which comes across as shocking, since Eminem is a master at that.
- Catchy theme song, despite it repeating "Slim Shady" a lot.
- Slim's design is decent. It actually looks like Eminem at the time.
- There are some bonuses for hardcore Eminem fans in some episodes.
- Slim Shady's meltdown in "Slimshank Redemption" could be seen as quite funny, depending on your view.
"Slimshank Redemption" was featured on the Special Edition Bonus DVD of The Eminem Show.