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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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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 »


Huey Freeman: [after preventing an innocent convict from being executed] Maybe there are forces in this world we don't understand. But I still believe we make our own miracles. Shabazz K. Milton was not yet free. But for now, the mission had been accomplished. I decided to take the rest of the day off. I wonder if there's anything good on TV.
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The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder, Derryck Thornton, Asheru
Performed by Asheru
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Boondocks is a hit to stay
7 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I waited for this comic strip to be made into a cartoon. We all have read the comic strips unless your town is 1 of 350 people to pull the cartoon, and know how Aaron speaks his mind following the Declaration of Independence. Huey is that educated future black panther leader that every republican fears, and Riley is what my Mom probably fears me bringing home seeing that he's a wanna-be hardcore rapper. Granddad is just, to hilarious. He's that man who's lived through the time when blacks had to go through racism and the unfair treatment to get the rights that we have today, although he missed out on one of the marches since he went to get his raincoat so he wouldn't get wet. Now he's welling to please every white person that comes around him just so he'll be in good when he has troubles. He's even figured out that the white man has a weakness for guess what................cheese! If you don't like this show something is wrong with you, but we are able to have our own opinions. So freedom to the American man. And the creator of the show is so cute because he looks like Huey. So heres to a healthy run of the best cartoon.

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