Black Dynamite

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (4,842)

Black Dynamite is an animated comedy TV series that aired on Adult Swim from 2011 to 2015. The show is a parody of 1970s blaxploitation films and follows the adventures of the titular character, a former CIA agent and Vietnam War veteran, as he fights against notorious criminals and corrupt politicians in an effort to keep the streets of his city safe.

The character of Black Dynamite is played by Michael Jai White, a martial arts expert and actor who also served as an executive producer on the show. Black Dynamite is depicted as a tough, resourceful, and highly skilled fighter, with a cool and composed demeanor that belies his deadly abilities. He is also a ladies man, frequently bedding various women throughout the show.

The show's supporting cast includes Kym Whitley and Tommy Davidson, who played Black Dynamite's sidekicks, Gloria and Cream Corn respectively. Gloria is a no-nonsense activist who frequently clashes with Black Dynamite over his womanizing ways, while Cream Corn is a streetwise hustler who provides plenty of comic relief with his snappy one-liners and wacky schemes.

Other notable characters include Richard Nixon, who is depicted as a villainous mastermind behind various conspiracies; O.J. Simpson, who is portrayed as a bumbling and inept criminal; and Snoop Dogg, who plays a drug lord named "Macktastic."

The show's animation style is heavily influenced by the classic blaxploitation films of the 1970s, with bold colors, exaggerated character designs, and plenty of action-packed set pieces. The show's creators also made a point to include various nods and references to classic blaxploitation films, such as Shaft, Super Fly, and Foxy Brown.

Overall, Black Dynamite was well-received by audiences and critics alike, who praised the show's irreverent humor, stylish animation, and well-executed parodies of classic blaxploitation films. While the show only ran for two seasons, it has since gained a cult following and remains a beloved entry in Adult Swim's lineup of programming.

Black Dynamite is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on July 15, 2012.

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The Wizard of Watts or Oz Ain't Got S&@# on the Wiz
9. The Wizard of Watts or Oz Ain't Got S&@# on the Wiz
January 10, 2015
Black Dynamite's one day off couldn't be more work: every-one needs his help AND a riot blows up. A brick to the head sends BD hallucinating into the Magical Land of Oz-Watts, a trippy technicolor world where... everyone needs his help!
8. "Diff'rent Folks, Same Strokes" or "The Hunger Pain Games"
December 6, 2014
The Whorephanage is shut down, leaving the orphans to be adopted by a group of rich white friends.
7. "American Band Standoff" or "The Godfather of Soooul Train" or "Get on Your Goodfellas"
November 28, 2014
Cream Corn is excited as hell at getting a chance to dance on Soooooooul Train, the hippest trip in America, but BD knows the truth - the music game is a vicious, to-the-death battle between the Godfather Don Cornelius and murderous Dick Clark of American Bandstand. Cream Corn becomes a Soul Train dancer, and Don's old muscle Black Dynamite sees that just when he thought he was out... they pull him back in.
6. "Mister Rogers' Revenge" or "Please Don't You Be His Neighbor"
November 23, 2014
On the Orphans' collective birthday, Black Dynamite brings them all to a show taping with their favorite TV white man, Mister Rogers. Now, you'd think that Fred Rogers was never a trained Special Forces killer and that he would definite-ly not kidnap all the Orphans in a deranged attempt to pro-tect them from evil TV executives - and that's exactly what doesn't not happen! With the cops outgunned and the Orphans behind guerrilla defenses, it's up to Black Dynamite to in-vade that neighborhood and face off with Mister Rogers him-self.
5. "Sweet Bill's Badass Singalong Song" or "Bill Cosby Ain't Himself"
November 15, 2014
Thinking he was financing a film with positive images, Bill Cosby unwittingly helps Melvin Van Peebles make an x-rated "Blaxploitation" film.
4. "How Honeybee Got Her Groove Back" or "Sexodus" or "Night of the Living Dickheads"
November 8, 2014
A busted-up Whorephanage needs repairs and busted-up whores need a vacation, so Honey Bee takes the harem to Jamaica for R&R.
3. "Warriors Come Out" or "Mean Queens of Halloween"
October 31, 2014
It's Halloween in LA and Cream Corn convinces BD and the Crew to go to a street party where, let's just say, ain't nobody in the closet. Everything's gay (as in happy) and gay (as in gay) until the Emcee is assassinated in front of everyone! The unseen shooter frames BD and the Crew, and now they're on a run for their lives, trying to clear their name, pursued by every gay gang south of West Hollywood!
Black Jaws or Finger Lickin' Chicken of the Sea
2. Black Jaws or Finger Lickin' Chicken of the Sea
October 25, 2014
A soul-food-eating contest is interrupted by a man-eating shark.
1. "Roots: The White Album" or "The Blacker the Community the Deeper the Roots!"
October 18, 2014
When ROOTS hits the air and the Community finally sees just how bad slavery was, Al Sharpton whips everyone into a rep-aration frenzy and they storm Beverly Hills, enslaving eve-ry white honky cracker they can find! But BD sees that since you can't even keep white slaves alive without caviar and arugula, being slave masters is actually bringing the Community down. Is Black Dynamite actually going to fight for the White Man's freedom?
Where to Watch Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite is available for streaming on the Adult Swim website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Black Dynamite on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Adult Swim.
  • Premiere Date
    July 15, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (4,842)