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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.