The Boondocks

Season 1 Episode 2

The Trial of R. Kelly

Aired Sunday 11:30 PM Nov 13, 2005 on Adult Swim

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  • Huey does battle with ignorance in this episode...and ignorance wins.

    The episode cleverly discusses both sides of the R.Kelly debate, with Riley and Huey both making valid points for the for and against sides respectively. However, McGruder goes on to explain, through the unfolding events in the episode, that reason often takes a back seat in such situations.

    I've always wondered why R. Kelly is not in jail right now at this very moment. "The Trial of R. Kelly" asserts that the dude is obviously guilty, and in truth he actually is. Yet the public always sidesteps the issue and allows him to roam free and continue to make millions of dollars off of his sexually-explicit music and lyrics. The reason why? "Cuz he good!"


    Thank you, McGruder, for showing us all how foolish we have acted. Next time, maybe ignorance will lose.