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Blake Griffin will be executive producer for animated comedy pilot for FOX

Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin cheers after Cole Aldrich dunked against Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)


The Simpsons. Family Guy. The Cleveland Show.

And now Blake Griffin’s “Okies of Bel Air”?

Maybe. Griffin knows comedy and he is now the executive producer of a pilot animated comedy being put together for Fox. Here are the details, via Deadline (hat tip Eye on Basketball).

In the vein of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air andThe Beverly Hillbillies, Okies of Bel Air is the story of a family of humble Oklahoma catfish farmers who, after their basketball prodigy son is chosen first overall in the NBA draft, pack up and move to the tony enclave of Bel Air, where they’ll struggle to preserve their down-home sensibilities amidst a vast cultural wasteland where Kardashian reigns supreme and pressed juice is considered a viable alternative to childhood vaccinations.

Do we really need to talk about where the inspiration for this came from?

That said, the “fish out of water” kind of show has a tried-and-true track record, and if it’s anything like Griffin’s standup it should be funny.

So, tell me again how Griffin wants to leave the opportunities of living in Los Angeles to go back to Oklahoma City.