I am 19 years old, white, Canadian, female and I suffer from mild autism and Asperger's. Many people know I am a WB cartoon fan. Personally I call myself something a bit more than that but that's beside the point. This cartoon, featuring a black man who would rather steal chickens than go to church, reminds the viewer how important it is not to get on the bad side of the one thing Christians (notice I said Christians, as I am well aware it isn't the only religion in the world) respect most: God. You want to end up in the place you deserve to be part of, and for most people that's heaven. Not Nicodemus, at first. His sins, as read out by the demon judge, are "Shootin' craps, stealin' chickens, missin' church, raisin' dickens," although he doesn't mention that Nicodemus also steals watermelons. Nicodemus then meets the devil and gets beat up by demons using pitchforks, before waking up and realizing he's actually in a yard with the chickens he had tried to steal. By now he has learned this valuable lesson and runs for the church.
This cartoon is part of the Censored Eleven and, like the rest of the cartoons, it has historical value but it is obvious why these cartoons are banned from television. For Pete's sake, even the demons are in blackface. It's a good thing America eventually got tired of black stereotypes!!! They're not looked kindly upon today, that's for sure.
This cartoon is not enjoyable as most WB cartoons are, and in my opinion the only reason the Censored Eleven, including Sunday Go to Meetin' Time, are not completely forgotten today is because they teach us how stupidly cruel and disrespectful society was back in the day.
I give this cartoon a 6 out of 10 because the only people who should watch this are the people who have a lot of interest in history, animation, or both.