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The Rising Son is a TV series soap opera parody that details the life of Jesus Christ. It was a life action series on Adult Swim, the late-night programming block on Cartoon Network. It features stories such as Joseph trying to tell Jesus who his real father is, Jesus suing his father, also known as God, for 23 years of back child support, and Jesus producing kittens from his lower digestive tract. It even features Jesus debating the very existence of God and believing that his mother is his savior, not God. This show mentions many Biblical figures by name.

Adult Swim
1 Season, 5 Episodes
April 19, 2009
Cast: Dan Mengini, Andrew Benator, Debra McDavid, Bill Tush
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The Rising Son Full Episode Guide

  • Mary and Joseph struggle with telling Jesus who his real father is. Meanwhile, Jesus is confused by the mysterious creatures he keeps creating.

  • Joseph has a dream that it is okay to reach outside of his marriage. When the angel incarnates as a beautiful seductress it causes multiple problems for Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

  • While working at his father's furniture store Intelligent Design, Jesus gives away all of their stock to the poor. After Joseph fires him, Jesus gets a new job at Pontius Pilate's restaurant, the Lion's Den, after discovering a new power: the ability to turn couscous into a dessert that is soon named after Mary's new slave: Tiramisu.

  • Joseph struggles with telling his son Jesus who his real father is. Jesus supports Mary's and Magdalene's new philosophy about feet, meets their promoter Judd, and shows his father his newly found power to produce kittens from his intestinal tract.

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