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The Boondocks

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Animation Comedy Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2005 - 20144 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Hulu Adult Swim Tags: Comic Book Adaptation Mature Country: America

The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The series premiered on November 6, 2005 and was created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name. The show begins with an African-American family, the Freemans, having moved from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois to the fictional, peaceful and mostly white suburb of Woodcrest. The perspective offered by this mixture of cultures, lifestyles, socioeconomic classes, stereotypes, and races provides for much of the comedy and conflict in this series.There have been a total of 45 episodes over the course of the shows first three seasons. The two part season two finale "The Hunger Strike" and "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show" was never aired on American television as Adult Swim feared legal actions against them from BET. Both episodes were aired on Teletoon and were released on DVD in the United States. The season three episodes "Pause" and "The Story of Jimmy Rebel" have been pulled from general episode rotation following the television debuts and no longer appear in reruns. A fourth season containing twenty episodes has been announced to air in January 2014.The Boondocks featuring Jill Talley and Regina King has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming via tv everywhere with Adult Swim (Via Cable/Satellite Provider), available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's an action & adventure and animation show with 55 episodes over 4 seasons. The Boondocks is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a less than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 48% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (24,255 votes).

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51 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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6 episodes (11%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Adult Swim).

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55 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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#823 Ranked TV Show

#17 Ranked in TV on Adult Swim

#36 Ranked in Mature TV

#88 Ranked in Animation TV

The Boondocks has a less than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 48% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.4 (24,255 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Garden Party

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Nov 7, 2005
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The Garden Party Nov 7, 2005 When the owner of Granddad's house invites Granddad and the kids to his garden party, Huey tries to start trouble by saying Jesus was black and comparing Ronald Regan to the devil. Meanwhile, Riley and the owner's grandson (a soldier back from Iraq) play with guns and Granddad runs into the self-loathing black butler Uncle Rukus.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Trial of Robert Kelly

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Nov 14, 2005
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The Trial of Robert Kelly Nov 14, 2005 When the trial of R&B star R. Kelly comes to town and Tom Dubois is the ADA, Huey and Riley are on opposing sides of the hot-button "underage peeing" issue. Meanwhile, Granddad and Uncle Ruckus argue about white people during a game of checkers.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner

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Nov 21, 2005
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Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner Nov 21, 2005 Huey and Riley try to convince Grandad that his new girlfriend Cristal (like the champagne) is actually a prostitute. Of course, Grandad doesn't believe them, even when she spends all his money. But when A Pimp Named Slickback shows up, the truth is revealed.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Granddad's Fight

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Nov 28, 2005
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Granddad's Fight Nov 28, 2005 Grandad and Colonel Stinkmeaner have a beef. One man's blind. One man's feeble. Both are really, really old. Let "The Slugfest In Woodcrest" commence!

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Season 01, Episode 05 A Date with the Health Inspector

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Dec 5, 2005
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A Date with the Health Inspector Dec 5, 2005 District Attorney and law-abiding citizen Tom Dubois fits the description of the elusive "X-Box Killer" and is arrested. Huey has to find the real killer before Tom is shipped off to "real" prison where he will most assuredly become "someone's girlfriend."

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Story of Gangstalicious

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Dec 11, 2005
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The Story of Gangstalicious Dec 11, 2005 Riley's favorite rapper, Gangstalicious, is shot and hospitalized in Woodcrest. When Riley goes to visit the rapper, he finds more than he anticipated ... like maybe rappers that make songs like "Thuggin' Luv" aren't necessarily as tough as they seem. Go figure.

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Season 01, Episode 07 A Huey Freeman Christmas

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Dec 19, 2005
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A Huey Freeman Christmas Dec 19, 2005 A well meaning teacher offers Huey the chance to direct the school Christmas play, and Huey decides to release his vision to the world: "The Adventures of Black Jesus."

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 ...Or Die Trying

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Oct 9, 2007
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...Or Die Trying Oct 9, 2007 Granddad, Huey, Riley and Jazmine must avoid guards after they sneak in to a theatre to watch Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Tom, Sarah and Usher

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Oct 16, 2007
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Tom, Sarah and Usher Oct 16, 2007 While on a date with Tom Dubois, Sarah Dubois meets the singing sensation, Usher. Sarah starts being obsessed with Usher, and Tom begins to think Sarah is cheating on him. Sarah kicks Tom out of the house and Tom moves in with the Freemans. A pimp Named Slick Back returns in this episode to try to help Tom get Sarah back.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Thank You for Not Snitching

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Oct 23, 2007
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Thank You for Not Snitching Oct 23, 2007 Two men are invading homes, and Riley and Granddad are refusing to speak to the police. It gets worse when Granddad's car, Dorothy, gets stolen by the robbers. If Riley and Granddad still refuse, worse things may be in store.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Stinkmeaner Strikes Back

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Oct 30, 2007
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Stinkmeaner Strikes Back Oct 30, 2007 Huey has a dream of Stinkmeaner and Granddad says that he was a menace and he sent him to hell like he deserves. Stinkmeaner's spirit later inhabits Tom Dubois' body and goes looking for revenge against Granddad. Huey must stop him from killing Granddad.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The Story of Thugnificent

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Nov 6, 2007
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The Story of Thugnificent Nov 6, 2007 The infamous rapper Thugnificent moves to the neighbourhood with his friends Macktastic and Flonominal, eventually leading to Granddad becoming annoyed with his new neighbours. Their feud inspires Thugnificent to create a diss-track called "Eff Granddad".

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Season 02, Episode 06 Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch

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Nov 20, 2007
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Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch Nov 20, 2007 After many failed attempts at online dating, Granddad finally meets a beautiful woman named Luna… who just happens to be a psycho.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Shinin'

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Nov 27, 2007
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Shinin' Nov 27, 2007 Riley joins Thugnificent's Lethal Injection crew. Meanwhile, a local bully steals Riley's prized chain.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 It's a Black President, Huey Freeman

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May 3, 2010
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It's a Black President, Huey Freeman May 3, 2010 The Freemans are filmed for a German documentary about the 2008 election of Barack Obama in the Season 3 premiere.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Bitches to Rags

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May 10, 2010
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Bitches to Rags May 10, 2010 When his new album tanks, Thugnificent is faced with the horror of getting a real job.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The Red Ball

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May 17, 2010
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The Red Ball May 17, 2010 Kickball legend Huey Freeman returns after a self-imposed exile from the game.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Story of Jimmy Rebel

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May 24, 2010
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The Story of Jimmy Rebel May 24, 2010 Uncle Ruckus has long idolized Jimmy Rebel, a popular racist country singer based on the infamous Johnny Reb, a.k.a. Pee Wee Trahan. So much did Jimmy Rebel's music influence him that he eventually sends off recordings of his own racist tunes to the man, and is faced with a dilemma when Jimmy shows up on his doorstep. Uncle Ruckus' legendary status as a black-hating racist thus runs up against the slight problem of his negritude.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy

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May 31, 2010
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Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy May 31, 2010 The Freemans are in trouble when Stinkmeaner's gang decide to come after them in retaliation for his death

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Season 03, Episode 06 Smokin with Cigarettes

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Jun 7, 2010
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Smokin with Cigarettes Jun 7, 2010 Riley becomes friends with a sociopathic boy named Lamilton, who wants to do nothing more than hurt people, cause mayhem, and smoke cigarettes.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Fundraiser

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Jun 14, 2010
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The Fundraiser Jun 14, 2010 Riley organizes a fundraiser with Cindy McPhearson and other kids from Woodcrest.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Pretty Boy Flizzy

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Apr 22, 2014
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Pretty Boy Flizzy Apr 22, 2014 Pretty Boy Flizzy is arrested for armed robbery while in town, and Tom agrees to be his lawyer.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Good Times

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Apr 29, 2014
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Good Times Apr 29, 2014 Eddie Wuncler has unique ideas about how Granddad can repay the millions he owes on his house.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Breaking Grandad

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May 6, 2014
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Breaking Grandad May 6, 2014 The Freemans sell an explosive hair product and contend with the black market of the hair-care industry.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Early Bird Special

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May 13, 2014
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Early Bird Special May 13, 2014 Granddad is hired by pimps to escort lonely women at a nursing home.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Freedom Ride or Die

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May 20, 2014
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Freedom Ride or Die May 20, 2014 A young Granddad is held as an unwilling freedom rider on a trip through the racist South.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Granddad Dates a Kardashian

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May 27, 2014
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Granddad Dates a Kardashian May 27, 2014 Granddad begins dating a long-lost Kardashian sister and winds up on a reality show.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Freedomland

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Jun 3, 2014
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Freedomland Jun 3, 2014 The Freemans get trapped in a slavery theme park.

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