Drawn Together

Season 3 Episode 12

Nipple Ring-Ring Goes to Foster Care

Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Nov 01, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Child Services puts Ling-Ling in foster care, where he ends up in the house of Uncle Ben. Foxxy decides to save Ling-Ling from foster care and ends up discovering who her father is. Hero is jealous of Xandir's nipple ring and decides to get one himself. After he gets hit by lighting, Hero realizes he can use his nipple ring to communicate with himself from the past.moreless

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  • This show has got humor if you want it, and I for one Definitely want it! :idea:

    Just when you think that "Drawn Together" has made a controversy out of everything that is possible to make into a controversy, they throw another curveball at you! I initially thought (oh great! Here's another Captain Hero plot they had to work into an episode!) But in this case, they actually gave Captain Hero some long needed comeuppance! It's no secret that he's a jerk! And believe it or not, it stems from the fact that as a teenaged kid in 1986, he was getting bad advice from his then future adult self and not knowing any better, he listened to it! Unfortunately, because of Captain Hero's intelligence (or rather, lack thereof) he doesn't realize he's playing with fire by messing with the past and his actions nearly cause the young Captain Hero to kill both himself And the future Captain Hero, forcing him to desperately apologize! But at least the young Captain Hero managed to give his future self a lesson in Not being a jerk, and you won't believe how he does it! I mean, Finally! A Captain Hero plot that's actually respectable! And as it turns out, Ling Ling is 21 in mind but only 3 in his body! So he gets sent to live in foster care, with a seemingly ordinary African-American! But even He has a controversial side! The look on Ling Ling's face when he's asked to clean Uncle Benny's behind? Priceless! And the fact that as smart as Foxxy Love is, even she has trouble telling when others want her to stop talking when it's obvious that she's being more boring than smart! This ended up being a good episode, with a good plot and good laughs! Especially the part where Captain Hero told his younger stuff to basically have a dangerous relationship with a garbage disposal! I can actually see him doing that! Enough said, true believers! ;)moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Paget Brewster does not reprise her role of the Child Services Woman from "Captain Girl." Instead, Tara Strong voices her here.

    • It's learned in this episode that Foxxy's biological father is Uncle Benny while her mother was an actual fox.

    • It's learned in this episode that Ling-Ling ages like a dog as even though he's 21 in Battle Monster years, he's only three years old in human years.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Clara: Hero, what's going on with your nipple?
      Captain Hero: Oh, not much. What's going on with yours?

    • Foxxy: With our little Chinese friend gone, things just wasn't the same. Our nails was unmanicured, our Zen garden was unraked, and now our Tibetans got way too much freedom.

    • Letta Lame: Are you fucking a hero sandwich?! What a freak!

    • (in the Duck Amuck parody)
      Foxxy: Now, where is I supposed to sleep?
      (A dirty mattress and dog bowl are drawn in.)
      Foxxy: Hold up. Is this some kind of joke?
      (Foxxy is redrawn into a weird creature)That's it! Show yourself!
      (Bugs Bunny is seen as the artist)
      Bugs Bunny: Hehehe... ain't I an asshole?

    • Little Orphan Annie: Don't let them take... your eyes.

    • Ling-Ling: You know what they say: We Asians born with grain of rice between our legs!

    • Captain Hero: Oops. My bad. I forgot sandwich fucking didn't become a fad until 1987. Uh, George Michael made it popular.

    • Foxxy: Livin' without an Asian person is like livin' with a Jewish woman. It's horrible and I don't understand how or why anyone can tolerate it.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Dune:
      The scene of a sandworm jumping out of the Japanese rock garden and eating Toot is based on the Dune novels by Frank Hebert.

    • Garfield:
      The "clip" of Ling-Ling being denied Lasagne is a parody of the Garfield comic strip. Ling-Ling is drawn like Garfield, Xandir like his owner Jon, and a dog resembling Odie comes along and eats Ling-Ling's brain.

    • Uncle Benny
      Uncle Benny is an obvious reference to Uncle Ben brand rice, which came under fire for referring to their Afrian American spokesman as "Uncle". They promoted Uncle Ben to "chairman of the board" in a new advertising campaign in March of 2007.

    • Pulp Fiction
      Wooldoor injecting Ling Ling's heart with adrenaline and Ling Ling coming to with the hypodermic still in his chest is a nod to the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction.

    • 1980's References:

      In the young Captain Hero's room, there are posters for the popular arcade game Pac Man and a Star Trek movie poster. He also said "Walk Like an Egyptian" which was a popular song released by the Bangles in 1986.

    • Foster Homes:

      The places where Foxxy goes to try to find Ling-Ling are: the mansion of famous comic strip creation Little Orphan Annie, a house where a T.V. cartoon series Transformer lives, and the Looney Tunes "Duck Amuck" short.

    • Looney Tunes:

      The scene where Foxxy walks into a blank piece of paper and is changed into a weird creature is a reference to the Chuck Jones Looney Tunes masterpiece "Duck Amuck" where Bugs Bunny (as an unseen animator) messes with Daffy Duck.