Freaknik: The Musical. There Is No Punchline.

The show airs Sunday. Are we brave enough to review it? Yes; yes we are.


The question you have to ask yourself is this: Why shouldn't there be a Freaknik animated musical starring T-Pain (besides all the reasons there shouldn't be a Freaknik animated musical starring T-Pain.)

T-Pain's Freaknik: The Musical is exactly the sort of amalgamation of talent and weirdness that the late-night, cartoon-watching, Doritos-eating demographic lives for, but how it plays out is a mystery.


What we do know: luminary rappers with local ties including Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, some Saturday Night Live talent including "I'm On a Boat" bro Andy Samberg and Bill Hader (who has portrayed Jersey Shore's "The Situation" of late) and Snoop Dogg all contribute voices to this animated special airing on Adult Swim Sunday, March 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET.

This will very likely be...something.


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