Class of 3000 is an Emmy Award winning American animated series that aired on Cartoon Network. It was created, executive produced, and starred by André 3000 of the hip hop group OutKast.The show follows Sunny Bridges (voiced by Andre 3000 himself), a world famous jazz and blues superstar. However, he has become disillusioned with celebrity life, ultimately resulting in him quitting a concert in Japan. He plans to retire, moving back to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia which the local Westley School of Performing Arts is having its own troubles with the threat of shutting down its music program. Lil D, a self proclaimed number one fan of Sunny's, discovers him back in town and, through some persistence, manages to re-ignite Sunny's love for music. Meeting the rest of Lil D's friends which make up the music class (Madison, Tamika, Eddie, Philly Phil, Kim, and Kam), Sunny agrees to teach them on the condition they keep the job fun for him.The series made its world premiere (previously advertised as a live premiere with performances by Chris Brown) on November 3, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with a one-hour special, came to Cartoon Network UK on May 28, 2007 and premiered on Cartoon Network Australia/New Zealand on February 4, 2008. Due to budget problems, the show was cancelled in October 2007 (though new episodes kept airing until May 2008) (it's likely the writer's strike of 2007-2008 didn't help, either). The show was co-created and developed by Thomas W. Lynch & Patric M. Verrone, who was the head of the WGA at the time of the strike. The show's head writer was a one Meghan McCarthy who currently serves a similar role on an another series.
Coincidental Accidental Disguise: The episode, "The Hunt for Red Blobtober", where the gang mistook Sunny for a pirate. The items were: sunglasses half-off (as in, only one lens), him wearing a blouse but the hanger became a hook in a sleeve, and Bianca accidentally writing 'Sunny Blidges' on the grain of rice thus making him say, 'R! R I say! R!'...then the parrot came and lampshaded the whole thing with, "Sunny's a pirate, do the math."
Deal with the Devil: Not really the devil, but a record company executive who fills the role rather well. Although at one point he started to refer to himself as the devil, but stopped himself.
The episode in question is called "The Devil and Lil'D", and it was implied he was the Devil throughout the entire episode (using blue demons that can replace their heads when they're chopped off as henchmen, belching fire, using zombies as a 'research and marketing' division, etc...)
Disappeared Dad: In the pilot episode, Madison points out that Lil' D never met his father.
Sunny: Who can tell me what the key to winning a regional music competition is? (hands go up) Sunny: And don't say 'musical ability'. (all hands go down except Tamika and Madison) Sunny: Or wedgies. (Tamika's hand goes down) Sunny: Or dolphins. (Madison's hand goes down)
Indy Escape: The Raiders of the Lost Ark was parodied in "Eddie's Money", with Sunny Bridges as Indy. The boulder is just one of the hazards involved in accessing what turns out to be the world's most inconveniently located gift store (turns out they do most of their business online) .
Indy Hat Roll: Sunny Bridges does it in the episode "Eddie's Money"; grabbing his hat with his feet for a few extra style points.
Running Gag: An item thrown out of view at any given time tends to cause the offscreen response of "Ow, my eye!" right after a crash. A related item meeting the same fate will cause the same person to call out "Ow, my other eye!" right after a crash.
Safety Worst: "Safety Last" shows Eddie's parents locking him in a tower in order to protect him.