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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)
 Uncle Ruckus / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Tom Dubois / ... (53 episodes, 2005-2014)
 Sarah Dubois / ... (46 episodes, 2005-2014)
Gabby Soleil ...
 Jazmine Dubois (45 episodes, 2005-2010)


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: Vision? What do you know about my vision? My vision would turn your world upside down, tear asunder your illusions, and send the sanctuary of your own ignorance crashing down around you. Now ask yourself, Are you ready to see that vision?
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The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder, Derryck Thornton, Asheru
Performed by Asheru
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15 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is "black" comedy in multiple senses of the term. Here is a memorable example. Grandad opens a restaurant featuring a menu high in fat, pork, sugar, and serving sizes. Huey comments that the food is "destructive" to those that eat it. Grandad asks him, "What's wrong with you boy, this is your culture." To which Huey responds, "well then the culture's destructive!" Now that's a point worthy of consideration coming out of the mouth of a small child in a cartoon. Personally, I think its worth watching several hours of this show just for the reward of being challenged to think about that one line, but others will not agree. My wife hates the show because, in her opinion "its simply not funny." I must agree, that the writing is bit uneven. Uncle Ruckus's trip to "white heaven" and King's speech at his political rally are absolutely priceless, while the entire episode "Let's Nab Ophrah" was a complete waste of time when Samuel L. Jackson's character wasn't talking. I strongly expect the reviews of this show to be highly polarized - you either love it or hate it. Watch a few episodes and make up your own mind.

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