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The Boondocks (2005– )

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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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Series cast summary:
 Riley Freeman / ... (56 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Tom Dubois / ... (53 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Uncle Ruckus / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2014)
Gabby Soleil ...
 Jazmine Dubois (47 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Sarah Dubois / ... (46 episodes, 2005-2014)


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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6 November 2005 (USA)  »

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In the comic strip, Huey has a best friend named Michael Caesar but he has not appeared in the series. According to McGruder, this is because he has not found the right actress to do Caesar's voice. See more »


Huey Freeman: 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?
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Referenced in Rick and Morty: Total Rickall (2015) See more »


The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder, Derryck Thornton, Asheru
Performed by Asheru
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The most outstanding animated series of this day.
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a day, of all we can hope for is reruns of beloved classics, and some of the dumbest crap-anime to brainwash young children, there is one that truly gets it right : The Boondocks.

Animation wise, it is the best looking show in syndication. It has a sharp blend of realism, with the 'glow' of a cartoon, thrown into nicely painted backgrounds. It sets the mood of McGruder's comics perfectly.

As a comedy, it features off-the-wall insanity, hilarious expressions, and well written 'stupidity'. Something that the old Simpsons used to do. Something that the old Simpsons didn't used to do, though, is make a grand statement about the African American culture, and the modern world today. Both the comedy and drama elements are carried out beautifully.

I can't name one character that sucks. All of them are heartwarming in their own way...and heartwarming in 'Boondocks' terms, to be more specific. Huey, Riley, Grandad, Uncle Ruckus, Ed the 3rd, and so on. I couldn't pick a bad one if I tried.

And not mentioning, the caliber of the voice acting is superb, as well. Regina King, John Witherspoon, and Cedric Yarbrough are just a few names that grace us each week. Not to mention the now and then Charlie Murphy, and the BMF himself...Samuel L. Jackson.

Compare this show to other shows. Become rational, if you are not, for an hour. Pull your head out of yourself, if it is there, for one hour. This is entertainment at its finest.

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