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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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Cast

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
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Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ...  Jazmine Dubois 45 episodes, 2005-2010
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Storyline

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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English

Release Date:

6 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although Reginald Hudlin helped develop the series, his involvement with the show ended in July 2005 (four months before its premiere) when he was named President of Entertainment for the B.E.T (Black Entertainment Television) network (the channel that he and McGruder have often lampooned). 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.
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The Boondocks Theme
Composed by Aaron McGruder, Derryck Thornton, Asheru
Performed by Asheru
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User Reviews

Just what we all need
13 February 2006 | by Tenchi64589See all my reviews

This show is just what we people that aren't afraid to speak our minds need, and what all those PC wussies asked for!

Not only does this show pack a bit of a political punch, but it does it in such a humorous way that it's actually watchable... and I'm not political at all.

I actually thought that this show would be a real drag to watch... it turns out that if you give it a chance, you'll be hooked just like I am.

Aaron McGruder is an absolute genius. He has created a show that, as the site's show explanation puts it, represents the "much-needed foot in the ass of the man."

10/10


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