I am not a big fan of cartoons, I’ll be honest. I stopped watching them about the same time that I stopped going to primary school, and went off to high school. I think that’s when you stop doing a lot of things.
But I do watch the more adult-themed cartoons, because the sense of humour portrayed in them appeals to me. As for the childish cartoons, they were funny many years ago, but I just don’t find them funny now. My brother is a different story. He is obsessed with cartoons and anime and all that, and he’s much older than I am. That I can’t figure out.
Anyway, the shows I do watch include The Simpsons, South Park, and more recently, The Cleveland Show. The Cleveland show is a spin-off of Family Guy – an adult cartoon which some love and others hate, reason being that they consider it intellectually inferior to the likes of South Park.
But I often find myself watching The Cleveland Show, and for more than one reason, which I’m sure you’re going to pick up any second now. Sometimes when I listen to Cleveland’s son, Cleveland Brown Jnr, speak, I often get that familiar tingling feeling. It has something to do with his soft-spoken, funny sounding voice, and maybe even his naive, innocent demeanour – in a more empathetic approach - I’m sure some of you know what I’m speaking of.
Other characters I often find myself getting a reaction from include the female bear, Arianna (Tim’s wife), and also Cleveland Brown’s father, LeVar "Freight Train" Brown. He appeared in the somewhat lewd episode where he ended up having relations with Auntie Momma (who ended up being a transvestite).
Why do I watch this stuff?