Here Is a Children's Cartoon About Snoop Dogg's Murder Trial
Also, the parallels between Sharky's "Mailman Biter" and Ice-T's metal group Body Count's "Cop Killer" make for quite the subversive commentary. The postal service's argument -- "Don't we have enough violence in today's society?" -- seemed ripped from Dan Quayle and Tipper Gore, while Eek's defense ("Sharkey says he's just writing from what he knows" and "the mailmen are keeping him down") mimic Ice-T's first amendment defense.
While the episode's other send-ups of the mid-'90s music industry make for a great time capsule, it's interesting and absurd that Holland would take two very adult instances of public outrage and make an episode of a kids' show out of them. Both Sharky and Snoop were found not guilty. This is perhaps an example of life ceased imitating art, as Snoop became a rap icon and Sharky got a sitcom on the Fox Network.