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The Boondocks

Season 1 Episode 10

The Itis

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Jan 22, 2006 on Adult Swim
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Granddad opens a soul food restaurant in Woodcrest called "The Itis" with financial backing from Ed Wuncler.

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  • ha ha ha ha ha ha this was the most funniest eposodes ever and i think they should have more

    he just cooked and it had just oh my god it was so funny the itis was a good name and i think it was just hilarious and when i saw it it made me just cry of joy and i had the best time of my life and the boondocks was the boom and i wonder how do huey dont curse and riely does and i love thugnifficent that was so uch funny as this one but it was good but inuyasha is better but i love the bondocks is so funny it talk about black people and there thingsmoreless
  • good epsisode

    This episode is the best episode in the series. It has alot to say and explians how a simple change to a great neiborhood can make it in the worst one in the city. Not to much in it was drop died funny. How Hughy kept trying to get people not to eat the burger and how riley like ussual got in to troulbe around every corner. It was also funny how Grandad thinks that \"The White Man\'s\" is of all thing cheese. I mean who the hell likes cheese. But the best part was at the end how every one got \"sick\" after the family meal.moreless
  • "If I told you right now that there is crack in Krispy Kreme donuts, you gon' be like "I knew something was up." - Chris Rock

    this episode just makes me want one of those Itis burgers right now, no matter how bad a disease it'll give me, at least I'll be knocked out. I wonder when the store was shut down, what happened to all the hospital bills. It's just yet another invention that turned bad. this adds to the horrible plans list, next to the "pimp my house" idea of riley's.
  • This episode was like most of them pretty funny

    "This must be what Crack feels like" that was probably the funniest line in the show" I laughed so hard when that little eight year old said it. But since he's Riley Im kind of suprised he didnt already know what Crack feels like. I loved when Grandad was trying to use the laws against black people vack in the day to try to fake an exucuse for not knowing CPR. the part about the illegal mexicans was deffinatley cleverly done. I also liked the hot blonde chick that got fat from eating at the diner so much that part was also funny. The endin was pretty suprising though i definatley didnt expect that htis was Wuncler's plan the whole timemoreless
  • Destructive black culture at its best

    In some episodes of The Boondocks, we learn a little something about our black community and what we must do to go in the right path. And in this one, it exploits the eating habits of blacks and the awful effects it has on us.

    Grandad opens a restaurant which was financed by Ed Wuncler the first, and the peaceful community where the restaurant was located turned into a bad neighborhood within months, showing us that too much of something good can lead to bad consequences.

    I was a little strict at first when I gave it an 8.3. Now it's a 9.3 after watching it a second time and noticing the message that was being told. I also like the Soul Food and slavery references, they were put together well.

    What else can I say to end it...but a pretty damn superb episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Riley tries The Luther and collapses, Huey says it could be insulin shock. But insulin shock is HYPOglycemia, meaning the bloodsugar's too LOW. He probably meant to say something along the lines of hyperglycemia, meaning the bloodsugar's too high.

    • Trivia: This episode contains no usage of the word "nigga".

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Uncle Ruckus: How may I help you?
      Guests: Table for 2, please?
      Uncle Ruckus: And how long of a sleep will you be taking.

    • Sarah Dubois: Hey, everyone...
      (Sarah kisses Granddad on cheek)
      Sarah Dubois: (speaking in a singing-like manner) I brought peach cobbler!
      (Riley looks apprehensively in the Tupperware container)
      Riley: (disgusted by the appearance of the cobbler) Eeeew... Ms. Dubois, your peach cobbler look like throw-up.
      Granddad: (in a corrective manner) Boy!
      Riley: (insistent) It do, look! It look like throw-up with peas in it! Ms. Dubois, you been eatin' peas?
      (Granddad, visibly upset now, grabs Riley's arm and forces Riley to look at him)
      Granddad: (in a more angrily corrective manner) Boy, come here, what's wrong with you?!
      Riley: (defiant) What's wrong with me? What's wrong with her?! She the one who brought vomit over here in a Tupperware container!
      Granddad: That's not vomit! It just looks like vomit. Now apologize to Ms. Dubois.
      Sarah Dubois: (attempting to placate the situation) Um, it... it's okay, really.
      Riley: (semi-complying) Fine. Ms. Dubois, I'm sorry your peach cobbler look like vomit with peas.
      Granddad: Damn it, boy!

    • Ed Wuncler: I own all the businesses on this block. Everything except Meadowlark Memorial Park. I've been trying to buy that park for years, but the state is trying to buttfuck me on the price.

    • Granddad: (to Huey) Fine. If you wanna play around, then you can wash the dishes.
      Huey: Granddad. Look what you've done to his community.
      Granddad: (in denial) It's not that bad.
      Huey: Not that bad?! This place used to be between a coffee shop and a health spa. Now there's a liquor store and a damn Foot Locker. This food is destructive.
      Granddad: This food is your culture.
      Huey: Then the culture is destructive.
      Chico: He's right, señor Freeman. All African-American slaves had to eat was the remains of the pig that the slave masters would not eat. But it was a survival technique. They never had a choice. (holds up a handful of pig intestines) I don't think people are suppose to eat this stuff. At least, not so much. (realises Granddad and Huey are staring at him) What? I can't take a class about African-American culture at the community college?

    • Granddad: I present to you, the Luther. A full pound burger patty covered in cheese. Grilled onion, five strips of bacon, all sandwiched between…
      Riley: (in amazement) Two donuts.
      Granddad: Two Krispy Kreme donuts. It's called the Luther because it was supposed to have been invented by Mr. Luther Vandross himself.
      Huey: Luther Vandross is dead.
      Granddad: And, what's your point? Hmm?

    • (After taking a bite out of the Luther, Riley collapsed to the floor)
      Granddad: Boy. Boy, are you okay? (fans his face) I'm sure it's just the Itis, right?
      Huey: That or insulin shock. Do CPR.
      (slight pause)
      Granddad: Riley, wake up!!
      Huey: Yeah, I'm not sure yelling at him is gonna do us anything good, Granddad. How do you not know CPR?
      Granddad: Well I tried to learn CPR, but they won't let me. It's cause I was black.
      Huey: What??
      Granddad: Oh sure, nowadays you guys can go around and learn CPR whenever you want to. Most of you going around saving lives, resuscitating each other and willie-nillie. But when I was a young man, it was against the law to teach colored folks CPR, okay?
      (Huey stares at Granddad)
      Huey: Man, that's not true.

    • Granddad: Shame on you, Huey. Move out to the sub-urbs and suddenly you're too good for soul food. (in a fake British accent) Perhaps you would like a spot of cheese and a butter scone, white boy.

    • Customer: I've never eaten here, but my friends all love it. What's good?
      Huey: Oh, all this food'll kill you. Run.

    • Granddad: Don't nobody go in the bathroom for 35-45 minutes. Phew. Somebody open a window.

    • Huey: Granddad, you can't feed this stuff to people. It'll cause… Death!

    • Riley: Whoa. This is what crack must feel like.

  • NOTES (3)