Class of 3000
The high priest of funk now writes and produces a cartoon? It was the most under-discussed show of 2007, but Andre 3000's collaboration with the Cartoon Network, Class of 3000, is nothing short of revolutionary. Most of the main characters on the show are non-white, the music reflects true pop music so closely you'll have a hard time discerning where Outkast ends and Class of 3000 begins, and the humor that imbues every story detail boggles the mind. The premise concerns Sunny Bridges, a musician who has suffered at the hands of the unscrupulous music industry and returns home to Georgia to end his career, only to be offered a job as a music instructor at a local school. He takes it, flying under the radar to avoid media attention while becoming immersed in the world of his students. It's a fascinating concept, and the program features a different style of music in every episode. If this doesn't have the makings of a cult classic, we'll eat our MP3s.