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The Boondocks 

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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Regina King ...  Riley Freeman / ... 56 episodes, 2005-2014
John Witherspoon ...  Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / ... 55 episodes, 2005-2014
Gary Anthony Williams ...  Uncle Ruckus / ... 55 episodes, 2005-2014
Cedric Yarbrough ...  Tom Dubois / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2014
Jill Talley ...  Sarah Dubois / ... 46 episodes, 2005-2014
Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ...  Jazmine Dubois 45 episodes, 2005-2010
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Storyline

Based on the original comic strip Boondocks, Two young brothers (Huey and Riley) move away from their birth city to live with their irascible grandfather out in the suburbs. With one brother being socially and politically motivated and the younger brother a stereotypical black youth who likes rap music and culture etc Biting socio-political commentary ensues when they meet a whole cast of crazy exaggerated characters set in a mainly white middle upper class neighbourhood. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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The Boondocks See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The controversial nature of the comic strip (as well as Aaron McGruder's insistence on maintaining creative control) lead to several failed attempts to get this series going since 1999. McGruder initially developed "The Boondocks" as a television series before turning it into a strip. Some of the would-be homes of the series included HBO and MTV. In 2003, the FOX network ordered a pilot with the prospect of picking up the series. They eventually passed, only to have the series taken up by Adult Swim. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Granddad' Freeman: Mr. Wuncler, I'm... sorry about the whole, you know, my grandson shooting your grandson out of the window thing. Are you mad?
Ed Wuncler: In 30 years, that boy will be the President of the United States. And he'll still be a fucking idiot. Now, are we gonna have that drink or what?
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The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder, Derryck Thornton, Asheru
Performed by Asheru
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Wow
8 February 2008 | by pou_itSee all my reviews

I heard of this show from my cousin who insists on repeating the line "tell santa he gone pay what he owe" which is by the very funny. I like what I see and examination of urban culture and some of the ignorance that is proliferated and passed off as "black". It is highly unfortunate that most people upon watching will simply hear the N-word and a lot of cussing and be either highly offended or extremely amused with out seeing the value of this satire. I think this is a learning period, where culture is examined blown up and fit back together and people are left asking the question who am I really. My hope and I believe that shows aim is to show people that they are not required to continue a lifestyle that is immature and counter productive or as the show might put it they don't have to act like Ni**as


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