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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:
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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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) See more »

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The music that plays when Uncle Ruckus appears is a variation of John Williams' "Jabba's Theme" from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

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Huey Freeman: [while shooting at each other with BB guns] Why does it always have to end up like this?
Riley Freeman: Cause you's a bitch.
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Behind the facade of controversy, it is a very moving and intelligent show
1 October 2007 | by Ryu_DarkwoodSee all my reviews

I like this show for being critical towards both the black community as well as the white community. Spiritual father McGruder doesn't choose one side, but is showing the dubious way of thinking of members of both sides. He's showing us the outrageous injustice done towards black people as well as the utter dumbness of rappers and their gangster-culture.

This is satire with a highly enjoyable edge to it. You could compare it to Southpark. Though I must add that this show is far superior. Between the exterior of insulting, provocative jokes and violence, there is a loudly beating heart that shows the emotional engagement of the creators with the subject. They really want to make a statement, instead of just ranting on everyone.

The episode with the fictional resurrection of Martin Luther King is brilliant. It's so damn true that he would be ignored if he'd be against the war on terrorism. It moved me more than any other cartoon show ever did.


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