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The Boondocks: :  -- 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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Seasons:
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Release Date:
6 November 2005 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The best show for society See more (65 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 61)

Regina King ... Riley Freeman / ... (56 episodes, 2005-2014)

John Witherspoon ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2014)

Cedric Yarbrough ... Tom Dubois / ... (53 episodes, 2005-2014)

Gary Anthony Williams ... Uncle Ruckus / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2014)
Gabby Soleil ... Jazmine Dubois (47 episodes, 2005-2014)

Jill Talley ... Sarah Dubois / ... (46 episodes, 2005-2014)
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Series Directed by
Seung Eun Kim (27 episodes, 2005-2010)
Sung-hoon Kim (12 episodes, 2010)
Bob Hathcock (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jae Myung Yoo (8 episodes, 2010)
Lesean Thomas (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Fausett (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anthony Bell (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Young Chan Kim (5 episodes, 2010)
Sung Dae Kim (4 episodes, 2010)
Dae Woo Lee (4 episodes, 2014)
Joe Horne (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kalvin Lee (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Aaron McGruder (46 episodes, 2005-2010)
Yamara Taylor (28 episodes, 2005-2008)
Rodney Barnes (25 episodes, 2005-2014)
Andre Brooks (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jason Van Veen (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Angela Nissel (7 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Rodney Barnes .... co-executive producer / executive producer (51 episodes, 2005-2014)
Brian J. Cowan .... co-executive producer / producer / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2014)
Aaron McGruder .... executive producer (46 episodes, 2005-2010)
Carl Jones .... producer / co-executive producer (45 episodes, 2005-2010)
Reginald Hudlin .... executive producer (31 episodes, 2005-2008)
Jenny Barbour .... associate producer (29 episodes, 2005-2008)
Eric Horsted .... consulting producer (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brian Ash .... producer (14 episodes, 2010)
Susan Ward .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2010)
Seung Eun Kim .... producer (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Meghann Collins .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Robert Romero .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Denys Cowan .... producer (4 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Jackson (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jabril Battle (14 episodes, 2010-2014)

Flying Lotus (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anna Granfors (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lee Harting (15 episodes, 2010)
Ralph A. Eusebio (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bruce King (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Jhoanne Reyes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Reuben Cannon (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kim Williams (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Production Management
Richmond Horine .... post-production supervisor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Feza Akcasu .... post-production supervisor (15 episodes, 2010)
Wendy Guin .... production manager (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian G. Smith .... assistant production manager (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Elvida Abella .... studio post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Phil S. Crain .... post-production supervisor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nick Hyman .... production manager (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gary Lamb .... assistant production manager (7 episodes, 2007-2008)

Bradley Bowlen .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ki Hyun Ryu .... assistant director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Art Department
David Hartman .... storyboard artist (31 episodes, 2005-2008)
Bryan Baugh .... storyboard revisions (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eric Astadan .... prop designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Howard C. Base .... storyboard coordinator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Oliver Calonzo .... art coordinator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Seung Woo Cha .... storyboard revision artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jon Fancher .... prop supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kalvin Lee .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
James Lim .... storyboard revision artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Albert Park .... storyboard revision artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sean Song .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Chrysta Marie Burton .... storyboard coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael Macasero .... art coordinator (unknown episodes)
Richard Ory .... props (unknown episodes)
Dawn Turner .... art coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Heather Olsen .... sound designer / sound effects editor (32 episodes, 2005-2010)
Mark Mercado .... recording mixer / sound recording engineer (22 episodes, 2005-2008)
Stephan Matson .... pre-production dialogue editor (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Marc Schmidt .... audio post coordinator (13 episodes, 2010)
Aran Tanchum .... foley mixer (10 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan Abelardo .... assistant sound engineer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Devon Bowman .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Roy Braverman .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fil Brown .... re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Melissa Ellis .... re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
John Hegedes .... supervising dialogue editor: pre-production (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Joshua Huber .... sound recording engineer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
J. Lampinen .... digital audio transferer / foley artist / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anthony Lingua .... pre-production dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robbi Smith .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Phyllis Ginter .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Veneziano .... assistant re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2010)
Loui Ramon .... assistant sound recordist (2 episodes, 2005)
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2006)
Bob Giammarco .... adr sound recordist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Craig Ng .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Eliott Taylor .... dialogue recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... digital effects supervisor (22 episodes, 2005-2008)
 
Series Animation Department
Lesean Thomas .... character supervisor (28 episodes, 2005-2008)
Ben Berkman .... animatic editor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
George Cox III .... assistant color supervisor (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian Mainolfi .... character designer (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brad Rozman .... animatic technician / animatic editor (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Constance Allen .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Leslie Chang .... assistant character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Holly DuRivage .... supervising timing director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Patrick Gleeson .... timing director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robert Harand .... background designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sandi Hathcock .... animation checker (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jeff Johnson .... character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alison Jota .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tina Katz .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Bruce King .... animatic supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tec Manalac .... background designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anna McKindley .... animatic scanner (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Art Morales .... background designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tina Oliva .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lisa Pearson .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Vince Toyama .... background supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alina Urusov .... character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Wei M. Zhao .... color stylist (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Zweig .... character designer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brooks Campbell .... color supervisor / color key supervisor (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steven Choi .... character designer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Rex Faraday .... timing director (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Pamela Long .... color stylist (6 episodes, 2007)
Barry Atkinson .... color stylist (5 episodes, 2007)
John Calmette .... color stylist (5 episodes, 2007)
Seung Eun Kim .... main character designer: Season Two (5 episodes, 2007)
Randy Ludensky .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Michel Lyman .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Kunio Shimamura .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Bill Wolf .... timing director (5 episodes, 2007)
Ben Maloney .... assistant: color production / color production assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Brian McGee .... character designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Maria Elena Rodriguez .... timing director (3 episodes, 2007)
Ki Hyun Ryu .... character designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Kenny Thompkins .... character designer (3 episodes, 2007)
Jae Hong Kim .... character designer / timing director (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dave Kupczyk .... character designer / main character designer: Season Two (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jon Suzuki .... character designer / color stylist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gustavo Vazquez .... character designer / color stylist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fred Warter .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gary Eggleston .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
James Gallego .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Chun Liu .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Mike Mangan .... animatic technician (2 episodes, 2007)
Seung-Hyun Oh .... character designer (2 episodes, 2007)
Kay Park .... assistant character designer (2 episodes, 2007)
Young Ki Yoon .... character designer (2 episodes, 2007)

SoonJin Mooney .... animation timer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Matthew C. Otoski .... episodic casting supervisor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Joanna T. Gonzales .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Wendy Guin .... post-production coordinator / color coordinator (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
Steve Vallino .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Myra Owyang .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2010)
Donnell Ebarrete .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chuck Smith .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Brad Rozman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Derryck Thornton .... music supervisor / composer: main title theme (24 episodes, 2005-2008)
Aaron McGruder .... composer: title theme / composer: main title theme (18 episodes, 2005-2008)
Asheru .... composer: main title theme (16 episodes, 2005-2008)
Latif Tayour .... music coordinator / music co-coordinator (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Patrick Douthit .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Fatin '10' Horton .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2007-2008)

Markus Czyzewski .... assistant music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Andrea Romano .... voice director (41 episodes, 2005-2014)
Chandra Chang .... production assistant / production coordinator (25 episodes, 2010-2014)
Bob Hathcock .... supervising director (17 episodes, 2005-2008)
Howard C. Base .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michael Kirschbaum .... assistant to writers / script coordinator / ... (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ben Maloney .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dan Eder .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2010)
Richard Foster .... assistant: Mr. McGruder / assistant: Aaron McGruder (15 episodes, 2010)
Brian Ash .... main title designer / title designer / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Scott Fuselier .... main title designer / title designer / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
DJ Pooh .... creative consultant (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nathan Haramoto .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gary Lamb .... retake coordinator (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jamie Sherman .... assistant: Mr. Cowan (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Novena Wallach .... assistant: Mr. McGruder (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gabriel Alvarez .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 2006)
Sacha Jenkins .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 2006)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... casting assistant (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Seung Eun Kim .... co-supervising director / director: main title sequence (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Karen Barragan .... series publicist (unknown episodes)
Chrysta Marie Burton .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ian Edwards .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Dick Grunert .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Hartman .... freelance prop model designer (unknown episodes)
Jae Hong Kim .... main title artwork (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Mateo Ong .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Rabanera .... animatic assistant (unknown episodes)
Shawn Socoloff .... assistant: Mr. McGruder (unknown episodes)
Tommy Tallarino .... story editor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
20 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Argentina:Unrated (DVD rating) | Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (DVD rating) | Canada:18+ (tv rating) | Canada:PG (video) | Netherlands:12 (season 1) | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (one episode)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In January 2013, Aaron McGruder launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a live-action spin-off film starring Gary Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus. The goal was $200,000 but the campaign fell short.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Boondocks ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What is the song in the opening credits?
What happened to the comic strip?
Is Tom or Uncle Ruckus a reference to Uncle Tom?
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39 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
The best show for society, 9 May 2006
Author: kenny5637 from United States

This is Adult Swim's most socially conscious and possibly most clever show. It's loaded with parallels to real world events. (A convenience store robbery works as a perfect metaphor for the early stages of Iraqi Freedom.) There are also heavy doses of Eastern influences, with references to Japanese cinema (Zatoichi, specifically) and action scenes comparable to what you'd normally only see in anime. The heavy dosage of quality hip hop is also refreshing. Aaron McGruder is man with good tastes, and they help to make his material so brilliant.

And yes, it is damn funny. John Witherspoon is incredible, and Regina King's voice grows on you after an episode. Also, frequent appearances by Samuel L. Jackson and Charlie Murphy as a couple of rich white boy gangstas lend an unequaled comic value to the show.

Now, onto the controversy factor.

Not to sound like a broken record, but this show is not racist. It does not lampoon black people, nor does it lampoon white people. This show specifically makes fun of just plain ignorant folks. Regardless of race. If you are a viewer who gets offended by the show, or thinks it's just an excuse for Adult Swim to prominently feature the "n-word," then you are exactly who this show is making fun of. (That's not to say that you have to like the show. If you are not offended but still do not like the show, that's your own prerogative.) I always thought that any show that always has to include a moral message must be a crappy family sitcom or kid's show. Not so in the case of Boondocks. Not to sound to preachy, but racial tensions still exist, even if the most common result is a white person being awkward and overly friendly when meeting a black person, saying things like "So, you hear the new Jay-Z?See the new Spike Lee?" This show is just what society needs. ***** out of *****

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