They open their front door and a cloud of smoke billows forth. Their new house is nonstop Party Central, filled with thumping music and bootylicious babes. They're rappers Method Man and Redman, playing fictionalized versions of themselves, and their lifestyle scandalizes an uptight, upscale community in a series that clearly wants nothing more than to be called politically incorrect.
The June 16 premiere throws a lot of gags at us, hoping there'll be something to offend just about everyone. Bottom-shelf racial material? Get it right here. Method's mother (Anna Maria Horsford), who lives in his fancy home but works nights in a toll-booth, warns him not to sleep with white women and orders the "hoochies" traipsing through the house to "stay away from my meat loaf."
On the other hand, the sitcom sometimes shows an appealing "anything goes" spirit—Red watches basketball on a TV screen built into the kitchen drawer—and an occasional smart joke shines through the crudity. I wouldn't want that snippy real estate agent (Beth Littleford) to have the hip-hop duo evicted until they get a little more time to prove themselves.