The Boondocks

2005, TV Show

Full Episodes(55)

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Riley becomes the maligned target of gay rights groups after he calls his classmate "gay." In these sensitive times when everyone is offended by everything, Riley really has to watch what he says, even when his apology may upset people.

Season 1, Episode 15: The Passion of Reverend Ruckus

Mar 12, 2006 Season 1 Episode 15

After learning that he has a cancerous tumor and only six months to live, Uncle Ruckus has a vision of a heaven where the white man is king. Told that he can live in White Heaven if he renounces his blackness, Ruckus sets out to demonstrate his newfound piety. And though Granddad doesn't want to hear any of it, Tom begins to wonder if Ruckus might be onto something. Meanwhile, Huey is committed to stopping the execution of Black activist Ahmad Shabazz who was sentenced to death for the 1970 shooting of a police officer, despite the fact that there was nothing connecting him to the crime. But when he can't persuade the governor to stay the execution, Huey devises an elaborate scheme he dubs Operation Black Steel to break the condemned man out of prison and then seek asylum in Cuba. To help spread the gospel of race-based redemption, Ruckus enlists black conservative commentator Armstrong Elders. As a result, Granddad decides that he has to do something to stop Ruckus and his racist revival scheduled for the Woodcrest Post Pavilion, leaving Huey with no one to drive him to the prison to carry out Operation Black Steel. Even when Huey notes that Ahmad's life is in danger if he doesn't get there on time, Granddad suggests that he pray for the condemned man. Leaving Huey stranded, Granddad and Tom head for the revival. As Ruckus's racist message begins to take hold among the black audience, Tom is swept up, forcing Granddad to try and stop him from becoming a convert. Meanwhile, left without an alternative, Huey decides to pray for Ahmad to be spared. When a lightning strike that shuts down power to the electric chair gives the governor time to review the overwhelming evidence of Ahmad's innocence, Huey's prayers are answered. And when the lightning bolt that saved Ahmad also hits Uncle Ruckus and cures his tumor, his days as a preacher suddenly come to an end as everyone decides to forget they ever heard his racist preaching.
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The Block Is Hot

Mar 05, 2006 Season 1 Episode 14

After a heat wave inspires her to open a lemonade stand to earn enough money for a pony, Jazmine gets in too deep with a ruthless local businessman.
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Feb 26, 2006 Season 1 Episode 13

When word arrives that his old friend Mo Jackson has died, Granddad and the boys embark on a trip back home to Chicago for the funeral. During the plane ride, Granddad recounts how, as young fighter pilots during World War II, he and Mo competed head to head with each other as they fought the Nazis. When Huey points out that he doesn't seem to be very sad over his old friend's passing, Granddad notes that Mo was disloyal and did something that could never be forgiven. But once they arrive back in their old neighborhood, Granddad is stunned to discover that, along with what he's being given in the will; Mo has left specific instructions for him to deliver the eulogy as his ashes are placed into Lake Michigan. Meanwhile, Huey is upset to learn that his best friend back in Chicago, Cairo, has ditched him for someone new. On the party boat that's been outfitted for the occasion, Granddad joins Mo's family and friends for the funeral. However, already upset to discover that the Mo's memorial includes a war medal that actually belongs to him, Granddad learns that his old friend was badmouthing him right up until the day he died. So, after accidentally killing the dove that was released with the late man's ashes, Granddad cannot hold his tongue any longer and proceeds to tell everyone how petty, immature and selfish Mo really was. And though Mo's widow takes offense at the harsh words, nearly everyone else at the funeral agrees. As the mourners argue over the late man's legacy, Granddad uses the occasion to tell Aunt Cookie how he never forgave Mo for having stolen away a girl that he thought he might have married someday. But, after Cookie reveals that the girl in question turned out to be more than just a little ugly, Granddad realizes that he has wasted the last fifty years hating Mo. Finally, after Huey discovers that what he had with Cairo can never be reclaimed, Granddad expresses regret for letting his friendship with Mo die, only to learn that all he's been left in the dead man's will is an old jar of peanuts.
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Riley Wuz Here

Feb 19, 2006 Season 1 Episode 12

As Riley gets a mentor for his graffiti art, Huey explores the effects of watching too much black television.
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Let's Nab Oprah

Feb 12, 2006 Season 1 Episode 11

Huey has to stop Riley and a small gang of misfit idiots from nabbing talk show deity Oprah.
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Season 1, Episode 10: The Itis

Jan 22, 2006 Season 1 Episode 10

Following one of Granddad's legendary soul food dinners, the Freeman family's friends happily pass out after the rich and fatty food causes them to be struck with what is called "The Itis." Listening to Granddad recount a dream about owning a restaurant filled with beds where diners could fall asleep after eating, banker and neighbor Ed Wuncler invites him to look at a health food restaurant he owns with an eye towards making a change. And after complaining about the politically liberal clientele that the Frutorium attracts, Ed fires nearly everyone on the staff before setting Granddad up in a restaurant they call the Itis Reeling in horror at Granddad's latest culinary creation, a half-pound bacon and cheese laden hamburger he calls "The Luther," the family's lone vegetarian, Huey, warns against going too far. Ignoring Huey's warnings, Granddad heads for the kitchen and, with Tom serenading the diners and Uncle Ruckus keeping the beds filled with customers, the Itis opens its doors. And even though Huey embarks on a campaign to convince the staff and diners that it's a health hazard, the food's addictive qualities make the Itis a big hit. Soon after opening, the restaurant's success begins to catch up with it. Because of their addiction to the food, the diners lose interest in everything except getting their next meal, turning what was once a prosperous upper class neighborhood into a crime-infested slum. In a matter of weeks, even Granddad begins to wonder if he may have made a mistake. And though Granddad continues to fight back against Huey's campaign, with the first wave of lawsuits filed against them, Ed pulls the plug and shuts the Itis down.
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Season 1, Episode 9: Return of the King

Jan 15, 2006 Season 1 Episode 9

In Huey's dream, instead of being killed by a gunshot in 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fell into a coma and then woke up thirty-two years later in time to be turned away at the polls when he tries to vote in the 2000 presidential election. His mythic stature seemingly insured, Dr. King is greeted as a hero and offered lucrative book and movie deals to chronicle his life. However, after he asks that Americans show compassion by turning the other cheek following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, King's legend crumbles, making him a pariah in the public eye. It's at a sparsely attended book signing that Dr. King is reintroduced to his old friend and co-worker in the civil rights movement, Granddad. Accepting an invitation to dine at the Freeman home, Dr. King tells Huey, Riley, Tim, and Uncle Ruckus how Granddad was overshadowed by Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Sitting down to watch some television, Dr. King is appalled by how the black community is represented. And when the civil rights leader asks why so little improvement has been made in the wake of his shooting, Huey suggests that everyone has been waiting for him to come back and save them. Though Dr. King is depressed, Huey insists that he not give up and, to get things started, suggests holding an emergency action planning meeting for a new political party. As Dr. King takes to the airwaves to promote the venture, harsh criticism in the conservative press sends him to an urban promotions firm that uses hip-hop radio to get the word out. Yet, instead of an organizing meeting for their political party, those who show are just looking to party. However, after he uses the opportunity to deliver a scathing critique of the black community before moving to Canada, Dr. King inspires a revolution that eventually leads to Oprah Winfrey being elected President of the United States, in Huey's dream!
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The Real

Jan 08, 2006 Season 1 Episode 8

In an effort to capitalize on Granddad's embarrassing sunglasses, Riley claims that he is blind when he contacts Pimp My Ride to ask that the show's host, Xzibit, do something to improve their family's car, Dorothy. When Xzibit takes the bait and shows up to work on the ailing junker, Riley employs a series of clever diversions to keep Granddad in the dark and prevent the show's host from learning that the old man can really see. However, after Granddad learns the truth, the prospect of getting some much-needed repairs for Dorothy prompts him to play along with Riley's lie. Meanwhile, Huey's disgust with the deception attracts the interest of a phantom who calls himself the White Shadow. Dismissing Huey's claim that he's being followed by a secret government agent, Granddad and Riley anxiously await the delivery of the refurbished Dorothy. Yet, as Riley suggests that he consider adopting a more streetwise name, Granddad discovers that what started out as a little white lie has spun out of control when a crew from Extreme Makeover Home Edition arrives to build a new wing onto the "blind man's" house, one that Riley has claimed is also a homeless shelter. Though Huey strenuously objects to the deception, the prospect of having a sexy bachelor pad is too much for Granddad to resist as both Tom and Jazmine help to perpetuate the ruse in hopes of establishing show business careers. With Huey's insistence on facing facts seemingly at odds with his reports of seeing the elusive White Shadow, the wholesale destruction of his house causes Granddad to demand an end to Riley's ruse, at least until he gets a look at Dorothy. Yet, in all the excitement, it's revealed that Granddad can actually see. And when the truth causes all work on the partially-demolished house to stop, a sympathetic Xzibit offers Granddad the keys to his car, for a price. Finally, as Huey decides that the White Shadow is nothing more than a figment of his overactive imagination, Riley and Granddad abandon their ruined house for the comfort of their new car.
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A Huey Freeman Christmas

Dec 18, 2005 Season 1 Episode 7

As Riley seeks revenge on Santa Claus, Huey is recruited to direct the school's annual Christmas play.
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The Story of Gangstalicious

Dec 11, 2005 Season 1 Episode 6

The shooting of a rap music star sends Riley to the hospital to protect him.
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A Date with the Health Inspector

Dec 04, 2005 Season 1 Episode 5

When Tom is falsely accused of murder, it's up to Riley and Huey to help keep him from going to jail.
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Granddad's Fight

Nov 27, 2005 Season 1 Episode 4

Humiliated after being beaten up by an elderly blind man, Granddad looks to set the record straight with a rematch.
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Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner

Nov 20, 2005 Season 1 Episode 3

Riley and Huey team up to convince Granddad that his new girlfriend is actually a prostitute.
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Season 1, Episode 2: The Trial of Robert Kelly

Nov 13, 2005 Season 1 Episode 2

With the approach of singer R. Kelly's trial for inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor, Riley and Huey find themselves on opposite sides of the case being prosecuted by their friend, District Attorney Thomas DuBois. For Huey, the R&B superstar's lewd acts are fair game for prosecution. Yet, seeing the prosecution as an unfair attack, Riley decides to go to the trial and join the singer's fans, who are protesting outside the courthouse. And as Granddad waits patiently for the boys to return, Uncle Ruckus makes it clear just how little he thinks of R. Kelly and his ilk. Upon arriving at the courthouse, Riley immediately joins the fan protest, leaving Huey with the long list of well known black personalities, including Rosa Parks, Cornell West, Julian Bond, Dick Gregory, and Tavis Smiley, who are voicing their displeasure with the singer's behavior. However, when Riley takes it upon himself to make his feelings known to a news reporter, Huey steps in to spare him and their family any further embarrassment. But while the harshest judgments of R. Kelly's behavior come from Ruckus, who makes it clear that he would have no problem convicting him with no deliberation, both Huey and the D.A. are shocked at the defense lawyer's effort to paint the prosecution as racist. Following the defense attorney's opening remarks, and in the face of Riley's threats to take revenge, Thomas shows the jury an incriminating video of R. Kelly and his young victim. However, after the teenage girl's testimony only serves to undermine the prosecution's case, R. Kelly's attorney looks to prove that his client is actually an upstanding citizen with nothing but respect for black women, unlike Thomas, who is married to a white woman. So, as Granddad and Ruckus square off over the subject of race, after the singer's attorney successfully casts his client as the real victim and sends Thomas's case down the drain, it falls to Huey to argue that, despite his acquittal, R. Kelly is no hero.
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The Garden Party

Nov 06, 2005 Season 1 Episode 1

Granddad sets out to use a wealthy and influential neighbor's garden party to teach the boys how to deal with the white power structure.
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The Boondocks: Seasons 1 And 2
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The New Black, Pt. 3
The New Black, Pt. 1
The New Black, Pt. 2
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