Based on Aaron McGruder's award-winning comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks
is a provocative family-based comedy brimming with social relevance and satire.
When Robert "Grandad" Freeman becomes the legal guardian of his rambunctious grandkids, he moves the family from the south side of Chicago to the quiet and safety of The Boondocks
- aka suburban Woodcrest - in hopes he can ignore the kids alltogether and enjoy the fourth quarter of his life in peace.
But neither Huey, a ten-year-old Leftist revolutionary, nor his eight-year old misfit brother Riley are thrilled about the new environment. Although the boys torture each other and provoke the neighborhood, they are still no match for Grandad, who is eccentric even by "crazy-ass-old-black-man" standards.
This show was originally supposed to air on FOX, but FOX dropped the pilot leaving adult swim to pick it up.
9.5/10 (17 Votes cast)
Recaps1x7: A Huey Freeman Christmas recap
: Its Christmas in Woodcrest and Jazmine is excited for Santa Claus. At the mall, Riley throws a chair at a department Santa and shoots at him with a Beebe gun. Back at J. Edgar Hoover Elementary, Mr. Uborwitz gives the class a speech about Kwanzaa. Afterwords, he thinks Huey should direct the Christmas play. He gets it in writing. Back at home, Granddad watches a Christmas special where a child talks about the true meaning of Christmas (a la Charlie Brown.) Huey tells him that Christmas is a pagan holiday and starts talking about Christmas history, but Granddad cuts him short telling him its boring and he needs to be interesting. Riley writes a letter asking Santa why he didn't bring him rims last Christmas. At school, Huey introduces Uborwitz to Quincy Jones. Huey fires all the kids after they decide to party instead of work, causing the PTA to get angry.
At the mall, Uncle Ruckus is hired to provide security for the new mall Santa. Riley easily defeats Ruckus and almost shoots the mall Santa in the head. At school Huey, Uborwitz, and Quincy Jones put together a play, but the principal wants Huey to change the part about Jesus being black. After an argument, the principal rips Huey's contract. At the mall, Jazmine and other kids are shocked to find Ruckus as Santa. Jazmine starts to believe there is no Santa until Ruckus lies and tells her he's an undercover operative working to secure Santa and that Riley is the Santa Stalker. Uborwitz and Quincy Jones put on the play as scheduled on opening night. The play gets a 20 minute standing ovation and good reviews, but is closed shortly because the PTA is mad that their kids weren't in there. Mr. Uborwitz is fired, but goes on to become a professor in African American studies... read more.1x4: Granddad's Fight recap
: In the beginning of this episode, Granddad and the boys are coming from the store. Outside, they see a truck swerving into the parking lot. The truck slams into Granddad's car. An elderly but loud man steps out of the car Huey explains the mans hateful past and tells his name is Stinkmeaner. The two men begin to argue. The argument elevates to a fight. Granddad attacks, his punch is dodged and Granddad trips. Stinkmeaner takes his cane and smashes it against Granddad's knee. The fight is over. On the ride home, Riley ridicules Granddad over the whooping he recently received. Granddad challenges Stinkmeaner to a rematch which allows Riley to set the scene and sell tickets. Now all he has to do is win. This doesn't seem easy as Huey tells Granddad that Stinkmeaner is most likely a blind swordsman. He says that he can sense Granddad's attacks and counter anything he does. He says that Granddad may be killed if he's not ready. Huey then trains Granddad to be able to survive his fight through various training exercises while being put down by Uncle Ruckus. The fight begins later that week at night. Riley sells tickets and the men come out. Stinkmeaner talks a lot of smack to Granddad and begins to move around. By the way he moves around, Just when the crowd, Riley, and Granddad are all freaking out, Huey reveals that he and Tom had gotten a fight license from the city. Granddad wouldn't be arrested. The next day the family visits the old mans burial ground and Granddad says a prayer followed by a smart remark from Riley. The episode ends... read more.1x3: Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner recap
: The episode begins with Huey narrating Granddad’s so-called “perfect” life. Granddad has everything, but he still needs to find a woman. After he is done narrating, the scene goes to Granddad listening to an undisciplined child disobeying his mother. This child is yelling at her and throwing jars at her. His mother can do nothing. She is in despair as her child knocks over a shelf. Granddad takes action over this; he gives the mother her belt and signals her to whip him with it. The mother begins whipping her child as the child runs away. The shoppers are pleased... read more.