I didn't expect much from this show because I don't find
most sitcoms funny, and I think most FOX sitcoms are
particularly bad. However, it's very funny. If you
like shows like "Family Guy" or "Southpark," it's very
similar to those shows, only it's a bit more extreme.
Don't expect reality or warm likeable characters. You
shouldn't watch it if you get offended easily because like
"Family Guy," they make fun of everyone and everything.
The characters live in a border town in the desert near
Mexico. One family is Latino, and the other is not only
white, but the dad is a border guard, and he's very racist.
He's kind of like Archie Bunker, but much worse (and dumber). His
daughter gets involved with the college-educated son of the
Latino family next door, who just came back into town.
The show is created by one of the "Family Guy" writers.
You'll no doubt recognize the cast below. They do a fabulous
job. You don't want to miss this one because it's hilarious!
I was laughing all the way through.
At first I was distracted by the fact that Hank Azaria
(Bud), who does many voices on "The Simpsons," sounded
a lot like
The Comic Book Guy on that show. Eventually, I got used to
it. It's just a very funny and silly show so enjoy it!
Check out our
Hank Azaria and Nicholas Gonzalez
A new animated series, BORDERTOWN takes a satirical look
at the cultural shifts occurring in America. Exploring
family, politics and everything in between with a
cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very
different families living in a fictional Southwest desert
town on the U.S. - Mexico border.
Hank Azaria as Bud Buckwald
Alex Borstein as Janice & Becky Buckwald
Missi Pyle as Gert Buckwald
Judah Friedlander as Sanford Buckwald
Nicholas Gonzalez as Ernesto Gonzalez and J.C
20th Century Fox Television
CREATED BY/WRITTEN BY:
Valentina L. Garza
From FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann comes BORDERTOWN, a new
animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest
desert town on the U.S. - Mexico border. The series takes a
satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America,
where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic
minorities will become the majority. Set against this
increasingly diverse backdrop, the comedy explores family,
politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural
BORDERTOWN centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the
Gonzalezes. BUD BUCKWALD (Hank Azaria, THE SIMPSONS) is a
married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is
just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by
the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives
next door to ERNESTO GONZALEZ (Nicholas Gonzalez, SLEEPY
HOLLOW), an ambitious family man, who has been in the
country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than
Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for Bud.
Bud is married to JANICE BUCKWALD (Alex Borstein, FAMILY
GUY), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the
family. The Buckwald kids include BECKY (Borstein), a
socially awkward, big-boned geek; SANFORD (Judah
Friedlander, “30 Rock”), a loser who thinks he’s a player;
and GERT (Missi Pyle, “The Exes,” “Galaxy Quest”), a beauty
pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile,
living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes,
including MARIA (Stephanie Escajeda, “100 Things To Do
Before High School”), Ernesto’s no-nonsense wife; their son,
RUIZ (guest voice Efren Ramirez, “Napoleon Dynamite”); and
their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Gonzalez), a graduate
student who is engaged to Becky and frequently butts heads
As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their two
families soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps
most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same,
no matter what side of the border you’re from.
BORDERTOWN is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The
series is created and written by Mark Hentemann. Hentemann
and Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY) are executive producers.
Alex Carter (FAMILY GUY) and Dan Vebber (AMERICAN DAD, “Futurama”)
are co-executive producers. Lalo Alcaraz (“La Cucaracha”)
and Gustavo Arellano (“¡Ask a Mexican!”) are consulting
producers. Valentina L. Garza (THE SIMPSONS) is a
supervising producer. “Like” BORDERTOWN on Facebook at
facebook.com/Bordertown. Follow the series on Twitter @BORDERTOWNonFOX
and join the discussion using #Bordertown.
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