After a hiatus of several years, the sci-fi, nerd-tastic cartoon, Futurama, is returning with new episodes on Comedy Central starting tonight (June 24, 2010).
There has always been comedy-laden,Â often speculative, helpings of science present inÂ each episode of Futurama, and the producers promise even more of the same in the episodes yet to air. Plus, cartoons like The Simpsons and South Park offer perceptive, sometimes scathing bits of social commentary in many of their installments. Viewers can actually learn something while exercising their imaginations and LOL-ing.
So let’s discuss cartoon culture.
First, are you stoked for the new Futurama episodes? Not a fan? Never heard of it? Second, what level of importance do you place on cartoons in the pantheon of informative, educational media?Â Third, were you secretly attracted to Bugs Bunny when he dressed up like a woman?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.