Western Animation: Spicy City
Everyone thinks animation is for kids
; well, they are wrong.
Everyone thinks South Park
was the first TV-MA-rated cartoon to be created for American television; they are also wrong.
The first was a forgotten show that is Spicy City
, from the mastermind of Ralph Bakshi
, a Tales from the Crypt
-style anthology series, only the genre is noir-erotica-sci-fi rather than horror, hosted by a woman named Raven who spends her time at a futuristic lounge, telling stories of the characters that reside in the titular city.
After having a major case of creative differences/Executive Meddling
with certain projects, HBO contracted Bakshi to develop a cartoon series for them after hearing that Trey Parker and Matt Stone
were developing South Park
. Spicy City
managed to beat South Park
to the run, but when it got aired on TV, it wasn't so popular as South Park
Needless to say, Spicy City
has developed a cult following. As of 2013, the show hasn't been released on any home video medium.
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