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The Boondocks 

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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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Aaron McGruder
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Series cast summary:
Regina King ...  Riley Freeman / ... 56 episodes, 2005-2014
John Witherspoon ...  Robert 'Granddad' Freeman / ... 55 episodes, 2005-2014
Gary Anthony Williams ...  Uncle Ruckus / ... 55 episodes, 2005-2014
Cedric Yarbrough ...  Tom Dubois / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2014
Jill Talley ...  Sarah Dubois / ... 46 episodes, 2005-2014
Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ...  Jazmine Dubois 45 episodes, 2005-2010
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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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The Boondocks See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The series theme song, "The Boondocks Theme", is a remix of a previously released song by Asheru titled "Judo Flip". See more »

Quotes

Riley Freeman: [Repeated line] Nigga, you gay.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) See more »

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The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder, Derryck Thornton, Asheru
Performed by Asheru
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Afrocentric satire par none
5 December 2005 | by HyperPupSee all my reviews

Having read and watched both the print and televised versions of the Boondocks I can honestly say, to me it was a diamond in the rough...until now. The antics and sometime semantics of the lead characters Huey, Riley and Grandpa are enough to keep ones funny bone in stitches while at the same time sending a message to the viewer loud and clear. The message is that no matter what color, no matter what creed or race....everyone is F'ed UP! I know the brothas and sistas will be jammin on how Huey is sticking it to the white man and so on, but that is only one side of the equation for the story often shows the illogic and humor of how African Americans view life. A stinging indictment on how the gov't seeks to obstruct and keep down the black man gives way to portrayals of black men stereotyping one another with colorful and racial epithets. The mocking vision of white males acting like black gansta rappers melts into the savage humor of hoes and pimps and black men and gun play. Its the long stretch and cleansing breath of the soul the racial landscape of America has needed for a long time. No one is perfect and this show is unafraid to show that no matter what color or ideology , that you have a bullseye on your back when Huey and Riley come around!


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