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The Ripping Friends 

The misadventures of a quartet of muscleheaded superheroes.


John Kricfalusi

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2002   2001  
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Series cast summary:
Mike MacDonald Mike MacDonald ...  Rip 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Michael Kerr Michael Kerr ...  Chunk 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Merwin Mondesir ...  Slab / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Mark Dailey Mark Dailey ...  Crag 9 episodes, 2001-2002
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Fox's Ripping Friends Announcer 8 episodes, 2001


The misadventures of a quartet of muscleheaded superheroes.

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Animation | Comedy


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8 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Les déchiqueteurs See more »

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Alternate Versions

Edited, toned-down episodes are broadcast on Fox; the original, raunchy episodes, complete with lewd jokes and sex scenes, are aired on Cartoon Network. See more »


Spun-off from The Goddamn George Liquor Program (1997) See more »

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What the??
15 September 2001 | by gemini313See all my reviews

This animated program is odd. Abnormal. Unusual. Strange. I could keep going, but I can't think of anymore words. Actually I can, but, anywho.

I know you're thinking, "What the *bleep* is a Ripping Friend?". Well, my friend, a ripping, umm, friend is a superhero that wants to rip (or destroy) all that stands in the way of freedom and justice. In order to prepare themselves for this on-going battle, they go through rigorous training. Ummmmm . . . yeah.

It's aimed at kids, but I can't see how (or even why). Let me take that back, I can see it (the characters look funny and say funny things), but I think the average child probably wouldn't get the majority of the jokes. Half of those jokes are dealing with the characters names: Crag (the oldest of the RF's), Slab (the group's little lamb--that's a joke in itself), Chunk (the RF's teenage rebel yell), Rip (I call him 'Rip the Roid'--if you've seen the show, you know what I mean), Jimmy (the everloving man b**ch), and, I saved the best for last, He-Mom (the RF's foster mom).

Here's a sampling of the dialogue in the recent episode I saw: [sic] "Don't die on me. If you do, I will kiiiiiiill you!"

Later in the episode, one of the RF's gets shocked as part of his training. He screams, eyes bulging, "I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!" When the current is finally shut off, he says, "Aww, I was just starting to have fun!"

I've never seen anything like this on network television for kids, and I love and watch cartoons frequently. Then I remember, it IS Fox. What did I expect?

You know what? I still have to give it an 8. Hey, I grew up watching the Fox Network. What did you expect??

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