The Boondocks

Season 1 Episode 10

The Itis

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Jan 22, 2006 on Adult Swim



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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.

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