The Boondocks

Season 3 Episode 8

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Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Jun 20, 2010 on Adult Swim
8.8
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Winston Jerome enlists the help of Granddad who thinks he will become a superstar. Riley and Huey need to step in when it turns out that the group is not what Graddad was expecting...

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  • Thank Jesus and God...for somebody telling everybody that Tyler Perry and all his works are just wrong.

    10
    This is the funniest episode I've ever seen, and the most relatable to me. Grandad joins a theater group/cult that specializes in exactly what Tyler Perry does.

    I don't like Tyler Perry that much: his movies are like going to church, for an hour and 45 minutes (or more:(..) I saw "Meadea Goes to Jail" once, I did'nt like every minute of it. My mom watched his crap. But, since I'm not religous or anything, I'm not too exicited about his stuff. So, when I watched that episode on my DVR, I loved every minute of it. Because it displayed my real, true feelings of Perry.

    So, I give this episode a ten. Because it really relates to me (and everyone else, I hope.)moreless
  • Tyler Perry presents: "Madea Gets McGrudered"

    10
    Wow...



    There was so much going on in this episode on-screen and off-screen it deserves a 10 just for all the effort. However, I gotta give it a 9.7. Funny. But missed the mark just slightly.



    The break-neck pace of this episode is the first thing that stands out to me. The jokes were coming so fast in the dialogue, I had to rewatch several times just to catch it all. A very season 2 type feel to the whole thing. When scanning the credits, I noticed that this is the only episode so far this season to be co-written by both McGruder AND Rodney Barnes. The duo worked together nearly every episode during seasons 1 and 2, but instead, McGruder has taken the reins for nearly the entire season. NOT a complaint, by the way, as it seems McGruder cares far less about who he pisses off! Seems now tho that my favorite part of season 2 - character's random dialogue overlapping each other and continuing in the background - was mostly the work of Mr. Barnes... but I could be wrong.



    Anyway, in the episode Granddad is cast as the leading man in the new play by Winston Jerome (A hilarious send-up of Tyler Perry, complete with the Jesus fascination, stereotyped roles, and cross-dressing persona, Ma Dukes). When Granddad accidentally says something that could be interpreted as gay Riley puts a "pause" on the whole situation and introduces Granddad to the played-out concept of "no homo This sets the whole trend for the jokes of the episode. Granddad's journey into Winston Jerome's inner-circle and Huey and Riley's attempt to save him are chock-full of classic Boondocks moments. The Lotion-Man who in the most awesomely-monotone voice asks granddad what kinda body-butter he wants. Winston Jerome's hatred of Ice Cube. Jesus in a purple sweater ("he looked so cold up there"). The brainwashed woman who can never see her grandkids again because "they like Ice Cube's movies" and is constantly getiting a glass of kool-aid. And of course the ending where Winston Jerome finally pulls back the curtain on himself ("look man, all bullsh*t aside, can I please just have some ass?")



    Lacking in the heart this new season's established, but funny as the day is long - and just as controversial.moreless
Regina King

Regina King

Huey Freeman/Riley Freeman

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

Robert Jebidiah "Grandad" Freeman

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