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
Did You Know?
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
I'm tryin' to explain to you that Ronald Reagan was the devil. Ronald Wilson Reagan? Each of his names has six letters? 6-6-6? Man, doesn't that offend you?
Referenced in I Know That Voice
The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder
, Derryck Thornton
Performed by Asheru See more