‘Hoops’ Review: Netflix’s Animated Airball Substitutes Profanity for Jokes

The third episode of Netflix’s adult animated comedy “Hoops” opens with a horse funeral.

Zipper, a 20-year-old stallion beloved by his owner, Shannon (voiced by Natasha Leggero), passed away after a full, presumably rich life at his owner’s Kentucky farm, and Shannon is delivering an uplifting eulogy to an uncharacteristically large gathering of mourners.

The only problem is that every time she says something nice about her horse, two bumbling ranch hands do something awful to its remains.

First, they drop Zipper’s massive body off the side of their truck.

One leg “breaks off,” his teeth are knocked out, and, when she finally sends them away so she can finish the funeral in peace, they run Zipper over, making his eyes bulge out like that alien-looking stress ball.The joke here isn’t all that fresh.

Contrasting sweet intentions with disturbing reality is a hallmark of shock comedy; so much so,

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