Everybody wants to know why the Wayans are calling there animated show “Thugaboo”.The series of three specials will premiere on Nickelodeon, then air on the network’s all-animation channel, Nicktoons, a network spokeswoman said Wednesday.Inspired by the Wayans brothers’ favorite childhood cartoons, “Thugaboo” follows the misadventures of nine kids growing up in the inner city.
“It’s like hard meets soft,” Shawn Wayans told The Associated Press. “The thug is how they dress, kind of street, but they’re good kids and they make the right decisions.”
The first episode, set to air in August, will have a back-to-school theme, said Nickelodeon spokeswoman Marianne Romano. The second will focus on the holidays, she said. The third, called “Don’t Judge a Boo by its Cover,” addresses how appearances can be misleading, Shawn Wayans said.The aim of the specials, Marlon Wayans said in a statement, is to get kids laughing “by creating characters they can relate to while entertaining their parents at the same time.” The Wayans again go against the grain and dont think that another thug title is a bad thing for kids.
“As a parent, I think it’s important for kids to have a source of entertainment that deals with life in positive and comedic ways,” said Keenen Ivory Wayans.