With a two-season, 24-episode order of The Boondocks in the works from HBO Max, Adult Swim has seemingly pulled several episodes of the popular series “due to cultural sensitivities.”Aqua Teen Hunger Force was also a casualty as well with some of its episodes being pulled also.
Adult Swim confirmed the episodes have been removed after Reddit users noticed some episodes were missing from HBO Max’s lineup. According to The Daily Beast, ATHF episode “Shake Like Me” from season six and “The Story of Jimmy Rebel” from The Boondocks‘ third season was removed. The reason for ATHF episode being removed is the title references John Howard Griffin’s 1661 book Black Like Mee in which Shake learns about stereotypes after being bitten by a black man. The Boondocks episode refers to, of course, Uncle Rukus’ relationship with a racist country singer and his bigoted music.
In a statement made to the Daily Beast, an Adult Swim representative stated:
“When Adult Swim transitions series to a new platform, we determine what episodes are selected through creative and cultural filters and our standards and practices policies. Oftentimes these decisions are made in collaboration with the show’s creators.” As such these episodes are “permanently retired due to cultural sensitivities.”
Confirmed by co-creator Dan Harmon, the sixth installment in the popular Rick and Morty franchise is in the works.
Harmon ever so slightly mentioned season 6 via an Instagram post for the tv show Community’s virtual table read.
One more magical thing about today: the script we’re reading, Cooperative Polygraphy, is by Community and Rick and Morty alum Alex Rubens, who is BACK at RaM writing on Season 6. Dan Harmon
The second half of season 4 of the Adult Swim series is currently airing and season 5 is still in development.
Rick and Morty‘s second half of episodes for the fourth season returns this year. In the teaser below, the dynamic duo can be seen causing mayhem across the galaxy.
Rick and Morty’s dark humor mixed with action/adventure is what sets this show apart from the rest of the animated shows. One could easily binge watch a whole season at once and not realize. Be sure to catch up on all current episodes before May 3.
Adult Swim has just announced “The Other Five,” referring to the next five episodes of Rick and Morty, will be dropping in May. The outer space, multiverse adventurers will continue their funny, yet dark excursions throughout the universe.
The official return of Rick and Morty’s second-half of season 4 will begin on May 3, 11:30 p.m. EST.
Coming fresh off their Pringles’ Super Bowl commercial, the latest Rick and Morty licensing comes to you with a donuts and a milkshake combo from Krispy Kreme. This will be an Australia exclusive with three donut flavors: Pickle Rick which will be a lemon flavor, Simple Rick’s Wafer Cookie, and Strawberry Smiggles.
As mentioned, all three donuts can be completed with a Fleeb Juice shake, made from Krispy Kreme’s blue heaven and raspberry flavors. If you’re lucky enough to live or be in Australia on March 16 then you can experience these special assortment of goodies from your favorite duo at select Krispy Kreme locations.