The Boondocks

Season 1 Episode 9

Return of the King

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Jan 15, 2006 on Adult Swim



  • Trivia

    • The Rosa Parks bus incident which is an actual historic event sans Mr. Freeman's presence, is erroneous, it is depicted as a planned refusal by Rosa to sit at the back of the bus when in reality it was a spur of the moment decision by Rosa.

    • Goof: When Huey and Dr. King are trying to get past the security guard that does not like Huey's shoes, Huey's sweater changes color from black to red several times.

  • Quotes

    • Martin Luther King: You know, Huey, those of us who DO adhere to the philosophy of non-violence, frown upon the throwing of furniture to resolve our political differences.

    • MLK: Will you ignorant niggas PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP?!!

    • Martin Luther King: Black Entertainment Television....IS THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!

    • Reporter: The mob is refusing to disperse. The President is urging everyone to stay calm and obey the curfew.
      Rebel #1: You're horrible!
      Rebel #2: You liar!

    • Granddad: Son of a bitch try to take my parking spot. I should've whooped his ass.

    • Uncle Ruckus: Ya boycottin' baboon! (throws a brick at Martin Luther King… that drops a few inches away from Ruckus) Stand still, ya god-damn chunky cheek monkey.

    • Uncle Ruckus: (to Martin Luther King) Just you wait 'till I gets me another brick or one of them small cement blocks or somethin' like that. Why'd you have to go and mess everythin' up, huh? I would've shot you myself. Only white men have better aim.

    • Dr. King: I'm staying at a Holiday Inn Express. I feel smarter already.

    • Dr. King: I've seen what's around the corner. I've seen what's over the horizon and I promise you, you niggers have nothing to celebrate! And, no, I won't get there with you! I'm going to Canada!

    • Huey: Dr King. Wake up. You have an interview today.
      Dr. King: I'm not going. I quit.
      Huey: Dr. King!
      Dr. King: I don't wanna! Uh-uh!
      Huey: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! You come out of that room and continue to fight for freedom and justice this instant!

    • Uncle Ruckus: Shut yo' preachin' ass up, you son of a bitch!

    • Huey: (narrating) Dr. King looked out at his people and saw they were in great need. So he did what all great leaders do: he told them the truth.
      Dr. King: Will you ignorant niggas please shut the hell up!?
      (Complete silence fills the room as everyone is shocked at what Dr. King just said)
      Black Man: Did he just say what I think he said?

    • Dr. King: Huey, I just don't think I belong in this "new world". I don't know if I need the 20Gig iPod, or the 40Gig. I tried to download some Mahalia Jackson, but I lost my iTunes password.

    • Riley: Get off his dic- (Huey kicks him) ow! Man I'm sayin' Mr. Dubois riding Dr. King like a rodeo show (Huey kicks him again) ow!
      Granddad: Stop it.
      Riley: You don't look famous, what are you an actor? Is you Morgan Freeman? (Huey punches him) Ow.
      Granddad: Boy stop acting crazy you know that's Martin Luther King. Now go clear the dishes.
      Riley: Why can't this Morgan Freeman King dude clear the dishes, shoot the nigga just had a free meal.

    • Huey: It's fun to dream.

    • Dr. King: This is it?! This is what I took all those ass whoppings for?! I had a dream once. It was a dream where little black boys and little black girls could drink from the river of prosperity, freed from the thirst of oppression.. But lo and behold, some four decades later, what have I found but a bunch of triflin', shiftless, good-for-nothing niggers! And I know a lot of you don't want to hear me say that word. It's the ugliest word in the english language, but that's what I see now. Niggers. And you dont want to be a nigger, because niggers are living contradictions. Niggers are filled with unfulfilled ambitions. Niggers wax and wane. Niggers love to complain. Niggers love to hear themselves talk but hate to explain! Niggers love to be another man's judge and jury. Niggers procrastinate until it's time to worry. Niggers love to be late! Niggers hate to hurry!

    • Dr. King: Oh, snap. No, they didn't. A boneless rib sandwich. What will they think of next? I know I shouldn't eat these. But they're for a limited time only.

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