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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 Riley Freeman / ... (56 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Tom Dubois / ... (53 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Uncle Ruckus / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Jazmine Dubois (49 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sarah Dubois / ... (46 episodes, 2005-2014)
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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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Regina King was originally cast as Riley. The producers wanted her to play Huey as well but she refused. She originally read Huey's lines in the recording sessions just as a placeholder until another actor was cast. But the producers managed to convinced King to take the role and she came up with a voice. See more »

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Huey Freeman: [while shooting at each other with BB guns] Why does it always have to end up like this?
Riley Freeman: Cause you's a bitch.
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great comedy which will leave you laughing with gasps!!
9 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the boondocks comic strip, which appeared in April of '99 was a thought inspiring strip, which more times than once, was pulled for it's raunchy messages.

the strip has garnered so much attention that it has become a TV show Broadcasted on Adult Swim. the story centers around the lives of two comical children. the older brother, Huey freeman, is a leftist revolutionary open to racial conspiracy theories. the younger brother is a thug-in-training, whom gravitates towards cliché ghetto-thuggish subjects. both view things differently but makes for much hilarity. the show is a fountain of subtle messages, gushing out through scenes, flashbacks and commentary. so far, in my opinion, the boondocks is a catalyst for debate and discussion(whether you like it or not).


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