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The Boondocks: The Passion of Ruckus

In the first season finale, Uncle Ruckus tries to preach the word of white Jesus. His words catch on to a lot of people, causing Granddad and Tom to stop him. Meanwhile, Huey tries to save a friend from being executed.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x15
Airdate: Sunday March 19th, 2006



  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Corey BurtonCorey Burton
voiced Eli Gorbinski
Recurring
Jim MeskimenJim Meskimen
voiced Reporter
Recurring
John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio
voiced Various
Recurring
Rob PaulsenRob Paulsen
voiced Various
Recurring
Rashon KahnRashon Kahn
voiced Shabazz K. Milton-Berle
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
Episode Notes
Some TV schedules list this episode as "The Passion of Rev. Ruckus."

Evidence that showed that Shabazz was innocent:
- Eli Gerbinski saying at the scene of the crime that he hates deputy sheriffs, police officers and parking enforcers.
- Eli's verbal confession that he shot Deputy Sheriff Gary Fiegal.
- Several people witnessing the murder.
- 8mm video footage of the murder.
- A stenographer was at the scene and transcribed everything that was said.
- Eli’s written confession typed up by the stenographer, which Eli signed and dated.
- Murder weapons had Eli’s chocolate covered prints all over it.
- Receipt attached to the gun.
- Manufacture warrantee card of the gun which was filled out, signed, and dated by Eli.
- Footage and the stenographer's transcript of the incident was presented at the trial and showed that Deputy Sheriff Gary Fiegal's last words were “Eli Gerbinski killed me.”



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Isabelle AntenaI Believe in It 


Episode Quotes
Ronald Regan: White heaven is for decent good god fearing Christians who...well, just hate everyone and everything relating to black people. That mean no Muhammad Ali, no hip-hop music, and no f**king Jesse Jackson.
Uncle Ruckus: What about Whoopi Goldberg?
Ronald Regan: Nope.
Uncle Ruckus: This is heaven.

Uncle Ruckus: God bless you this fine morning, Robert.
(Grandad notices the bible tucked under Ruckus' arm, then glares at him)
Granddad: You're not a Jehovah Witness, now are you? Cause I'm in the "Jehovah Witness Protection Program."



Cultural References
Huey: Granddad, who refuses to take interest in the fate of brother Shabaz, will probably stay in the car and watch Friday.

John Witherspoon, the voice of Granddad, starred in the movie Friday.

The trial of Shabazz K. Milton Berle may or may not refer to the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who's execution was also overturned.

The character Armstrong Elder is a combination of Armstrong Williams and Larry Elder. Armstrong Williams is a black conservative newspaper columnist. Larry Elder is a black conservative radio and TV talk show host.

Huey: Operation Black Steel, the mission to liberate Shabazz K. Milton Burrow....

This is a reference to the Public Enemy song, "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos." In it, Chuck D raps of being in prison and devising a plan to break out.

The title of this episode is a reference to Mel Gibson's controversial movie The Passion of the Christ.



Episode References
Janet O' Siren from The Itis can be seen in the audience when Ruckus preeches.



Warning: The Boondocks season 1 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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