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The Boondocks: A Huey Freeman Christmas

As Jazmine prepares for Santa, Huey is the director of the school's Christmas play titled - what else - The Adventures of Black Jesus. Meanwhile, Uncle Ruckus becomes the mall's new Santa Claus after Riley attacks the other ones.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 107
Airdate: Sunday December 18th, 2005

Director: Seung Eun-Kim
Writer: Aaron McGruder


  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Quincy Jones
voiced Himself

Guest Stars
Sam McMurray
voiced Principal
Recurring
Tom Kenny
voiced Various
Recurring
Judge Reinhold
voiced Mr. Uberwitz
Pat Musick
voiced Various
Main Cast
Regina King
voiced Huey Freeman, Riley Freeman
John Witherspoon
voiced Robert Jebediah "Granddad" Freeman
Cedric Yarbrough
voiced Tom Dubois
Gary Anthony Williams
voiced Uncle Ruckus
Gabby Soleil
voiced Jazmine Dubois

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...

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Episode Notes
They honor Richard Pryor after the credits ran, by making a note of "Richard Pryor: 1940-2005."



Episode Quotes
Mr. Ouberwitz: I would really love to see your vision.
Huey: Vision? What do you know about my vision?! My vision would turn your world upside-down, tear asunder your illusions, and a sanctuary of your own ignorance crashing down around you. Ask yourself... are you really ready to see that vision?
Mr. Ouberwitz: We'll give you complete creative control.
Huey: ... I want it in writing.

Huey: Have y'all lost your damn minds? Opening night is two weeks away and y'all want to party!
Kid: We're just having fun.
Huey: Having fun? Do I look like Charlie Brown? DO I!
Kids: (whispering) No...
Huey: DO I LOOK LIKE CHARLIE BROWN TO YOU! You know what? All of y'all are fired! Get out.
Kid: What? Aww c'mon
Huey: Did I stutter?!
(Kids groan and then look to Quincy Jones for help)
Quincy Jones: Don't look at me...
Huey: Don't look at Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones ain't gonna help you! Get your asses out. NOW!



Cultural References
Parts of this episode pay homage to A Charlie Brown Christmas.



Warning: The Boondocks season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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