Friday: The Animated Series

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Friday: The Animated Series
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Genre Animated Comedy
Created by Ice Cube
Developed by Jay Dyer
Presented by New Line Television
Voices of Phil LaMarr
Khary Payton
John DiMaggio
Cree Summer
Masasa Moyo
Beth Payne
Kevin Michael Richardson
Reno Wilson
Chris Edgerly
Composer(s) Jared Faber
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Ice Cube
Matt Alvarez
Jim Rosenthal (producer)
Jay Dyer
Tony DiSanto
Chris Linn (producer)
John Hayes (producer)
Lori Huck
Running time 18-22 minutes
(Not including commercials)
Production company(s) New Line Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network MTV2
Original release June 24 – July 8, 2007

Friday: The Animated Series was a short-lived animated television series based on the Friday film series. The show is directed by Kevin Lofton and is co-produced and co-distributed by New Line Television, a subsidiary of New Line Cinema (the distributors of the Friday movies), MTV2, and Ice Cube's Cubevision. The series only lasted for 8 episodes.


The series is loosely based on the Friday movies.

Most of the characters from the first two films (including the infamous and popular Smokey), and one character from the third film (Money Mike) are in the series, but they are not voiced by their respective actors. However, they are voiced by veteran voice actors.



No. Title Original air date
1 "Hardly Working" June 24, 2007 (2007-06-24)
Pops kicks Craig out of the house until he gets a job. He is unable to find one and sleeps on the streets where he is arrested for the kidnapping of a white girl.
2 "Notorious T.R.E.E." June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26)
Craig and Smokey see the image of a legendary slain rapper in a tree knot and it becomes a neighborhood shrine. But once money gets involved, the guys start a hip-hop feud of their own.
3 "Go With the Flow" June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28)
Old pipes cause a massive flood in the neighborhood, forcing everyone to flee to the safety of the R. Kelly Youth Center. Craig and Smokey look for help, but instead find a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of city government.
4 "Experience the Happy" June 30, 2007 (2007-06-30)
Craig and Willie join the big brother program and are forced to mentor Smokey and Deebo as their "little brothers". When Deebo begins to go soft, the neighborhood starts to fall apart and Craig is needed to teach Deebo what it means to be a neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Smokey gets Willie in trouble when he sneaks in some marijuana hidden in a bud brownie.
5 "When Craig Met Condi" July 2, 2007 (2007-07-02)
Craig has a fling with Condoleezza Rice when she flees the pressure of her office and hides out in the hood. Later, Craig finds out that breaking up with the most powerful woman in the world is hard to do.
6 "The Spirit of 420" July 4, 2007 (2007-07-04)
Smokey wants to celebrate his and Craig's favorite holiday, April 20th. Only problem is that Craig got a job working for his Uncle Elroy(whom Willie obviously can't stand) at his successful BBQ restaurant and doesn't want to celebrate anymore. Smokey is shown his past, present and future in a parody of A Christmas Carol from his future self in order to save Craig from a miserable, unhappy marriage with his gold-digger wife in Rancho Cucamonga.
7 "Great Moments in Black History" July 6, 2007 (2007-07-06)
Pops is determined to teach Craig and Smokey about some of the little known moments in black history.
8 "Uncle Craig's Cabin'" July 8, 2007 (2007-07-08)
In this series finale, Craig and Smokey agree to take over Pop's dog-catching route for a day to try and catch the famed El Diablo. They wind up instead, picking strawberries with immigrants. When Craig and Smokey return from the farm to finish the job, they find El Diablo. In the truck, they discover that El Diablo is a mother trying to raise her pups. Craig and Smokey decide to let her go and give Pops a replacement dog who looks like Diablo herself.

Home release[edit]

Image Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on December 8, 2009.[1]


  1. ^ DVD info at

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