Watch Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite is, at it's core, a comedy. However, the exact nature of the comedy can be deceptive. When taken at face value one might perceive it as essentially crude humor for the sake of crude humor. The muscle bound titular character, Black Dynamite, travels both city and globe to pursue fights for various reasons. Along the way he and a cast of eccentric companions trade any number of quips and jokes.

However, there's far more to the show than these surface trappings. Black Dynamite is both satire and critique of any number of different genres and franchises. Characters who might seem to be a one note joke at one point will often later turn out to actually be deconstructions of popular or often used dramatic tropes. Black Dynamite himself, for example, is both a celebration and a critique of the blacksplotation heroes of the 1960s and 1970s.

One of the more impressive aspects of the show is how it balances this critique. The writers are careful to construct a show which can be enjoyed on it's own merits. Without any knowledge beyond the show itself, one can enjoy it as an action/adventure based cartoon with a heavy comedic element. However, anyone familiar with pop culture is sure to find a wide variety of subtle to blatant commentary on a variety of subjects. This can range from more common elements such as commentary on race relations of the 1960s and 1970s culture, all the way to acting as unofficial prologues to TV shows of the 1980s.

The only caution is that the humor might be a bit too crude at times for a younger or more sensitive audience. While the show is animated, it's most certainly not intended for younger viewers.

Adult Swim
2 Seasons, 21 Episodes
July 15, 2012
Animation & Cartoons, Comedy
Cast: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley, Tommy Davidson
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Black Dynamite Full Episode Guide

  • 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!

  • The Whorephanage is shut down, leaving the orphans to be adopted by a group of rich white friends.

  • 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.

  • Thinking he was financing a film with positive images, Bill Cosby unwittingly helps Melvin Van Peebles make an x-rated "Blaxploitation" film.

  • A busted-up Whorephanage needs repairs and busted-up whores need a vacation, so Honey Bee takes the harem to Jamaica for R&R.

  • 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!

  • A soul-food-eating contest is interrupted by a man-eating shark.

  • 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?

  • Our ass-kickin-friend-of-the-community, Black Dynamite, takes on his childhood mentor and surrogate father: That Frog Kurtis, a Puppet TV educator turned super villain!

  • The Reverend DADDY DYNAMITE left Black Dynamite when he was just 8-years old. But now he's back in the Community preaching a new kind of revivalism, and BD... couldn't be happier?

  • A soldier navigates Vietnam after being left behind.

  • A circus ape is infatuated with Honeybee and kidnaps her. Black Dynamite launches a rescue attempt but encounters his own problems during the mission.

  • Every year the Player's Ball-the annual international gala gathering of Pimps-tries to one up the previous years' festivities. This year, it's a costume party on a luxurious cross-country train.

  • It's Christmastime at The Whorephanage, and while Black Dynamite enjoys the holidays, he's distracted by what he can get the orphans for Christmas.

  • With the IRS on his case for a reported $60K and tax day fast approaching, Black Dynamite and crew experience one of their most challenging missions to date when they are hired to escort drug-addled and emotionally unstable cultural icon Richard Pryor (Eddie Griffin) to the comedy performance of his career.

  • It started as a mission to infiltrate the world of adult film in order to solve a case. But now Bullhorn may be in over his head... in bitches. Convinced he's found his true purpose (making bitches happy with his "Sweet Throat"), Bullhorn abandons crime fighting to become a celebrity porn star. It's up to Black Dynamite toextract his sidekick from the pornucopia of pleasure and convince him there's more important things in life than f*cking on film.

  • Jackson Five Across Yo' Eyes

  • Our ass-kickin-friend-of-the-community Black Dynamite takes on his childhood mentor and surrogate father: That Frog Kurtis, a Puppet TV educator turned super villain!

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'Black Dynamite': Watch The Complete, Un-aired, 11-Minute Pilot For the Adult Swim Series

Yidio Nation, meet the full 11-minute pilot of Adult Swim's upcoming 2012 animated series "Black Dynamite," based on the blaxploitation love-letter starring live-action "Spawn" star and "The Dark Knight" bit player Michael Jai White that became an action-comedy hit a few years back. But who is the man will post full episodes for his brother man? Colin. Can you dig it?

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