|Posted by Anna H. on April 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Since tomorrow is Easter, I thought I would share this Cartoon Sunday blog 1 day in advance. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's season finale airs tonight at midnight on Adult Swim's Toonami block.
Tokyo Ghoul is postponed because Toonami wanted to rush JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and replace it with the 2nd season of Attack On Titan. Supposedly, after Attack On Titan ends, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure will return to Toonami with its 2nd season, Stardust Crusaders.
Honestly, I thought Attack On Titan ended 2 years ago. I really do hope JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders airs on Toonami, after Viz Media finishes dubbing it.
While Toonami tards nit pick, whine, and fixate on every show's ratings, viewers like yours truly happen to be enjoying other Seinen Action Anime such as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Tokyo Ghoul. These are NOT the stereotypical Toonami Anime.
I was originally going to make today's blog about the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. That was until I learned about the death of Charlie Murphy, last Wednesday.
As I said earlier, Charlie's death was shocking and sad. I will never forget meeting him in my original dorm's lobby at Carthage College 12 1/2 years ago. I had the chance to meet Charlie Murphy, before he and the cast of Chappelle Show did their stand-up comedy routines.
The cast of Chappelle Show was doing their comedy tour in tribute to Rick James. Luckily, they visited us at Carthage College that year.
This happened during the time, when my family was forced to attend and partake in my uncle's wedding and my grandfather was terminally ill. On September 10, 2004, I had just moved back into the dorms for the fall term at Carthage College.
I was broke and my cell phone was shut off, at the time. Therefore, I had to use my previous dorm's pay phone in the lobby. (Yes, pay phones still existed in 2004 but they were fastly becoming obsolete.)
As I was talking to my youngest aunt via pay phone, Charlie Murphy jogged passed me, saying, "Hey! How's it going?" I ended up doing a double take and was "star struck."
You may be wondering WHY I am explaining this to you. Those who did NOT already know, Charlie Murphy voiced the character, Ed Wuncler III on Adult Swim's cartoon, The Boondocks.
The character Ed Wuncler III was an affluent, white, Iraqi war vet and a domestic gangster with the so-called "blackcent."
The Boondocks: Ed Wuncler III Explains About His War Experience In Iraq (2005)
Samuel L. Jackson voiced his friend's character, Gin Rummy.
The Boondocks "The Absence Of Evidence Is Not The Evidence Of Absence!" Scene (2005)
Wearing that "W" medallion, Ed Wuncler III could be viewed as the parody of a young President George W. Bush combined with the characteristics of the rapper, Eminem. "Ed" somewhat reminded me of a white version of the rapper, 50 Cent because he wore medallions. Also, I always associated the "W" to stand for Wuncler and war.
Some of my favorite scenes from The Boondocks usually consisted of Ed and Gin Rummy committing crimes together. Not that I condone and glorify the criminal lifestyle, but watching it in a Black Animated Sitcom meant for sociological and political satire is hilarious.
In tribute to the late Charlie Murphy, here are scenes of he and Samuel L. Jackson voicing their characters, Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy. In the episode, "Thank You for Not Snitching," Ed and Gin discuss the stupidity of cell phone technology, while invading people's homes.
The Boondocks: Ed & Gin Rummy Discuss The Stupidity Of Cell Phone Technology (2007)
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