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"The Boondocks" The Story of Catcher Freeman (2008)

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The Boondocks: Season 2: Episode 12 -- Over Riley's objections, Granddad retells the story of the boys' great-great-great-great-grandfather, Catcher Freeman.


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Original Air Date:
28 January 2008 (Season 2, Episode 12)
Granddad and Uncle Ruckus offer conflicting accounts of a slave revolt led by Huey and Riley's ancestor. Huey reveals that the truth is much different than either of them thought. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Regina King ... Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman (voice)

John Witherspoon ... Robert 'Granddad' Freeman (voice)

Cedric Yarbrough ... Tom Dubois (voice) (credit only)

Gary Anthony Williams ... Uncle Ruckus (voice)

Jill Talley ... Sarah Dubois (credit only)
Gabby Soleil ... Jazmine Dubois (credit only)

Donald Faison ... Tobias / Catcher Freeman (voice)

Jeff Bennett ... Massa Colonel (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)

Crystal Scales ... Thelma Freeman (voice)

DeRay Davis ... Slave #1 (voice)

Affion Crockett ... Slave #2 (voice)

Chris Jai Alex ... Catcher Freeman (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Dan Fausett 
Writing credits
Aaron McGruder (creator)

Aaron McGruder (written by) and
Rodney Barnes (written by)

Andre Brooks  staff writer
Yamara Taylor  staff writer
Jason Van Veen  staff writer

Produced by
Jenny Barbour .... associate producer
Rodney Barnes .... co-executive producer
Brian J. Cowan .... co-executive producer
Reginald Hudlin .... executive producer
Carl Jones .... producer
Aaron McGruder .... executive producer
Production Management
Wendy Guin .... production manager
Brian G. Smith .... assistant production manager
Art Department
David Hartman .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Stephan Matson .... pre-production dialogue editor
Heather Olsen .... sound effects editor
Animation Department
George Cox III .... assistant color supervisor
Brian Mainolfi .... character designer
Lesean Thomas .... character supervisor
Editorial Department
Wendy Guin .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Latif Tayour .... music coordinator
Other crew
Brian Ash .... main title designer
Scott Fuselier .... main title designer
Michael Kirschbaum .... assistant to writers
Michael Kirschbaum .... script coordinator
Ben Maloney .... production assistant
Andrea Romano .... voice director

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aaron McGruder  creator

Original Music by
Flying Lotus 
Film Editing by
Jhoanne Reyes 
Production Management
Bradley Bowlen .... production manager
Art Department
Chrysta Marie Burton .... storyboard coordinator
Michael Macasero .... art coordinator
Richard Ory .... props
Dawn Turner .... art coordinator
Sound Department
Craig Ng .... foley artist
Eliott Taylor .... dialogue recordist
Animation Department
SoonJin Mooney .... animation timer
Casting Department
Joanna T. Gonzales .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Brad Rozman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mark Czyzewski .... assistant music editor (as Markus Czyzewski)
Other crew
Karen Barragan .... series publicist
Chrysta Marie Burton .... production coordinator
Ian Edwards .... story editor
Dick Grunert .... script coordinator
Kathleen Hartman .... freelance prop model designer
Jae Hong Kim .... main title artwork
Geoffrey Mateo Ong .... production coordinator
Michael R. Rabanera .... animatic assistant
Shawn Socoloff .... assistant: Mr. McGruder
Tommy Tallarino .... story editor (as Thomas Tallarino)
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Additional Details

23 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

When Huey is reading the real story of Catcher Freeman, Ruckus asks him if he got the story from "". This site will actually redirect to the show's official site.See more »
Huey Freeman:[checking the internet to find the truth about Catcher Freeman] Excuse me, everyone. I think we can resolve this quickly. Catcher Tobias Lynchwater, better known as Catcher Freeman, was a house slave on Colonel Lynchwater's plantation. He was also Colonel Lynchwater's son, although the Colonel never claimed him.
Robert 'Granddad' Freeman:Wait, what? Master's son? Uh uh. No, no, no, that can't be!
Huey Freeman:He is believed to have written the first screenplay in secret, several years before the invention of the motion picture industry.
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References Glory (1989)See more »


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