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The Boondocks

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The Boondocks

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The Boondocks is based on the satiric Aaron McGruder comic strip of the same name. The show follows the adventures of two black boys, Riley and Huey Freeman, who experience a culture clash when they move from southside Chicago to the "boondocks" to live with their grandfather.

Originally made for FOX, The Boondocks is produced by Rebel Base and Hudlin Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television for Cartoon Network's late-night segment [adult swim].

Gabby Soleil

Gabby Soleil

Jazmine Dubois

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

Robert "Granddad" Freeman

Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough

Tom Dubois

Jill Talley

Jill Talley

Sarah Dubois

Gary Anthony Williams

Gary Anthony Williams

Uncle Ruckus

Regina King

Regina King

Huey and Riley Freeman

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  • Essay

    8.0
    This is a good cartoon!) Once I had a task to write an essay on topic "My favourite cartoon". I didn't have time so I decided to use essay service. Here -

  • Such an amazing series and it will be missed, it seriously deserves more than just 54 episodes

    9.0
    I really love this show. Usually with shows like this, I am never interested in it (mostly) because of the language, violence, nudity, etc. But there's was something about this show that made me give it a chance (To be honest, what reeled me in was Huey. I found it interesting that this young boy was so intellectual and was so aware about what's going on in the world (and that he was also very skilled in martial arts at his age)). I watched the first season and it was great, I can't remember the last show I watched that was that funny. After I finished the first season I started to read the comic strips and I loved them just as much as the show (at times even more). I've watched absolutely every single episode (and read most of the comic) and it was amazing. I'm sad that it's ending so soon and it's also ending on such a low note, maybe one day it could come back but who knows. This show is really funny, entertaining and it really does make you think. On a scale of 1-10 it would be a 10, but I gave it a 9 (not because of season 4) for 2 reasons:



    1. Huey was always alone (This drove me crazy, Granddad had friends, and so did Riley. I know they can't make the show exactly like the comics but c'mon, why did Huey have to be so isolated. I wish producers would of brought Cesar into the show(at least once), if not him then create a new character that can actually listen to Huey and can kind of see his point of view )

    2. More Black Women (There wasn't much at all. Most of the ones we would see were complete idiots or they were crazy. On top of all that some of them were also prostitutes. I know some of them were used for comic relief, but I really wish we could have seen more black women who were sane and had everything together, Ebony Brown can't be the only one)

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  • As far as I'm concerned, The Boondocks ended with season 3

    10
    I was unimpressed with the first episode of the new fourth season, but by the third episode, I was thoroughly insulted and completely THROUGH with this new season. As far as I'm concerned, season three is where the show ended. with integrity, humor and intelligence. I don't know what the hell this BS is for this last season. Just racial slur after slur. Insults to black people in general abounds. Classless rhetoric spewed forth from hacks who dare to call themselves writers. F this season. And if you're wondering about my high rating, that deserving 10 is for seasons 1 -3. This last season gets a -100.moreless
  • great series until the tacked-on fourth season

    8.5
    The Boondocks was a brilliant, wildly funny show I saw years ago. Then one day it was just gone. And then, weirdly, years later it came back.



    Unfortunately it came back without it's creator/show runner, and based on the first two episodes, that's a very bad thing. The first episode of season 4 was sometimes funny but seemed to embrace rather than subvert stereotypes, and was thus neither smart nor true to the original vision. The second show, Good Times, was abysmal, and the third, a parody of Breaking Bad, was the last straw. The forth season has been compared to the third season of Community, which also lost its show runner, but that was just not as good a season as the others. Season 4 of The Boondocks is kind of gross, politically oblivious and somehow racist, even though I would hope it's still being produced by black people.



    But once upon a time it was great. And it's a shame my review is all about this last, inexcusable season, but it's been years and I can't say much about the original run after all this time.moreless
  • Hilarious ADULT SWIM Show!

    9.5
    is not a children's show. I am sure that is obvious since it is featured on a program called Adult Swim! It is hilarious and I believe that the premise is not intended for children so stop complaining! I am addressing the one who said that children "view I could say more but I think that is an awesome show. Also, the underlying message does pronounce a theme of education and acceptance. Some people can't understand how that works because of the crude humor. The language is realistic and is a reflection of current humor/communication in SOME individuals. I love the contrasting elements that are demonstrated by using hilarious nods to pop culture!!!



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    Animation, Comedy

    Themes

    kids hijinks, topical humor, issues with authority, isolation from society, teen angst