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Previewing Adult Swim’s ‘The Boondocks’ back on May 2

boondocksAaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” is not doing interviews but Adult Swim allowed me to screen the first episode of the new season, which begins Sunday night at 11:30 p.m.  after a two-year break.

The plot line is typically satirical: Huey Freeman, noted for his big hair and permanent scowl, is named a “hostile youth” and “ten-year-old domestic terrorist” linked to Barack Obama in October 2008 because they were friends on MySpace. (Wasn’t MySpace already passe even by 2008?)

He is visited by a journalist, who talks to Huey, his brother Riley (identified as “local hoodlum” thrilled that a black president will allow him to freely be a hoodlum) and their grandfather Robert, called a “civil rights legend” who the journalist says is either a “pathological liar” or in the “early stages of dementia.” He also talks to mixed race neighbors who happen to be Obama volunteers and Uncle Ruckus, who supported John McCain and hates anti-Obama. Plus, rapper Thugnificant jumps on the Obama bandwagon.

Even with Obama about to be elected, Huey remained suitably miserable. When asked about Obama, he just says, “Eh,” which angers other blacks.

As a result, Huey ponders making a run for Canada with Uncle Ruckus. I won’t say how it plays out but don’t worry, Huey fans. He somehow survives an Obama presidency without ending up in the land of Wayne Gretzky and Celine Dion.


“The Boondocks” 11:30 p.m. Sundays on Adult Swim

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8 comments Add your comment


April 27th, 2010
5:53 pm

Racial flamewar in 3…2…1…


April 27th, 2010
8:03 pm

Sony is trying to bury a good thing, just like Comedy Central pushes South Park to the side. I love the Boondocks because there is so much truth in comedy.


April 27th, 2010
11:30 pm

Thank you it’s about time. i missed the Boondocks,my co-workers and i would talk about what Huey and Uncle Ruckus would say now the we have a black prez. I can’t wait. Thanks Aaron welcome back


April 27th, 2010
11:38 pm

this is a great show and a great cartoon. i really don’t know why i like it, cause the same message from the white side would be banned, but this is a good show.

dj morpheus

April 28th, 2010
7:16 am

I can’t wait for this to hit!This cartoon is genius for those who can read between the lines and it with let you know what side you are on negative or postive.Great work Aaron take them to a whole new level!!


April 28th, 2010
7:54 am

Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks is back on 10:30 late night television with enough derogatory refuse that will most definitely keep, The Tea Party happy and those others that have a problem with President Obama flavor until the 2012 presidential election. Will guest, the nearly two years off the air gave The Boondocks backers enough time to gather up the “Shi- Ga- De” to make Aaron McGruder sign again on the dotted line and layback and watch the fireworks explode just in time for a long-hot summer. With unemployment issues, the economy, emigration issues, profiling issues, and sports figures that buy their way out of everything for the youth and adults to look up to and laugh at. So this is why, The Boondocks is really coming back.!


April 28th, 2010
8:12 pm

Did you see the episode about Dr. King. It was incredible.


May 3rd, 2010
1:48 am

Surprisingly there are still ignorant people in this world and this is what this episode displayed. there should be an episode of the dumb person that was in office for 8 years and the black super hero that is trying to save the world from what some white man put us all in. Most of the ppl that have blogged don’t have jobs because Bush got you in the mess and left. Make a song about that piece of. Sh?$