As Blayde mentioned in the comment section, there was once a cartoon show named New Kids on the Block. Basically, it was a giant ad for the New Kids songs, because they at least crammed in two songs into two episodes. What made the show even worst were the live ‘comments’ by the real New Kids during the episode. They would pop up in little boxes and make remarks about the story.
The show is bad, but I figured I’d watch an episode for reviewing purposes.
This episode attempts to be culturally respectful, but comes across incredibly racist. One of the New Kids (Jordan) decides that he is tired of banging groupies and wants a real relationship with a girl that doesn’t know who the New Kids are. (How about going into the future, like 2007, you’ll find many people here,
He encounters an Arab girl who wants out of an arrange marriage and falls in love with
The animation is cheap, almost to the early 80s quality. The voice acting is embarrassingly bad. The live inserts are out of place too, Mr. T style.
The episode breaks out every stereotype possible for people of Middle Eastern origins. There are beheading jokes and guys running around with huge swords. It gets so silly that the father of the Arab daughter brings his own camels to
The show was even worst than I remembered, and check out the strange version of their song ‘I’ll be loving you forever’.
Is it any surprise this show was produced by DiC animation?
(Note: I was a little embarrassed when I started watching this episode in the School Library and I received some strange looks as people walked pass my screen. I also laughed out loud because of how stupid this episode is.)You can't jump the shark when your show is already shitty.