The Boondocks

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The Boondocks
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Premiere November 6, 2005
Finale June 23, 2014
Creator Aaron McGruder
Network Adult Swim
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Rebel Base (seasons 1-3)
Sony Pictures Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 55
Origin USA

The Boondocks is an animated comedy series that was adapted from Aaron McGruder's comic strip of the same name. The series follows Riley and Huey, two African-American boys who move out of Chicago into a suburb with their grandfather. The comic strip is known for its heavy liberal slant on politics, but McGruder has said that the series will be more like the early days where the politics were there but the comedy was more important.

Even prior to its debut, the series was a lightning rod for controversy. The pilot episode contained several references to Rosa Parks that were removed after her death in late October 2005 and many critics have commented that the show's use of racial slurs (particularly between black people) is inappropriate and has no place in a cartoon on a channel like the Cartoon Network, which is primarily aimed towards children. Supporters have pointed out that Adult Swim is technically not the same channel as Cartoon Network, and only starts at 11:00 p.m., and is thus obviously not intended for children. Despite this, several episodes have been pulled from air and can only be seen on DVD due to their content.

The series premiered on Adult Swim on November 6, 2005 after being delayed from its original planned date.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Regina King Huey Freeman 1 2 3 4
Riley Freeman 1 2 3 4
John Witherspoon Robert "Granddad" Freeman 1 2 3 4
Gary Anthony Williams Uncle Ruckus 1 2 3 4
Jill Talley Sarah Dubois 1 2 3 4
Cedric Yarbrough Tom Dubois 1 2 3 4
Gabby Soleil Jazmine Dubois 1 2 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Edward Asner Ed Wuncler, Sr. 1 3 4
Charlie Murphy Ed Wuncler III 1 2 3
Samuel L. Jackson Gin Rummy 1 2 3
Carl Jones Otis "Thugnificent" Jenkins 2 3
Additional voices 1 2 3 4
DeRay Davis Leonard 2 3
Kevin Michael Richardson Additional voices 1 2 3
Kym Whitley Additional voices 1 2 3
Rob Paulsen Additional voices 1 2 3 4
Jeff Bennett Additional voices 1 2
Grey DeLisle Additonal voices 4
Tom Kenny Additional voices 4
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Adult Swim
Season One November 6, 2005 March 19, 2006 15
Season Two October 8, 2007 February 4, 2008 15
Season Three May 2, 2010 August 15, 2010 15
Season Four April 21, 2014 June 23, 2014 10

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season: Uncut and Uncensored June 13, 2006 3

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The Complete Second Season June 10, 2008 3

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The Complete Third Season November 9, 2010 3

purchase

The Complete Fourth Season June 24, 2014 2

purchase

Complete Series
The Complete Series June 24, 2014 11

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External Sites