Boondocks 4 Seasons 2006

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Season 1
(221) IMDb 7/10

13. Wingmen TV-MA

The Freemans head back to Chicago so Granddad can deliver the eulogy at the funeral of an old friend.

Starring:
Regina King, John Witherspoon
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
March 5, 2006

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Action, Comedy
Director Seung Eun Kim
Starring Regina King, John Witherspoon
Supporting actors Cedric Yarbrough, Gabby Soleil, Gary Anthony Williams, Jill Talley, Mike Epps, Dee Bradley Baker, Che Bouey, Affion Crockett, Niecy Nash, DJ Pooh, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kym Whitley, Austin Williams, Aaron McGruder
Season year 2006
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers Jenny Barbour, Rodney Barnes, Brian J. Cowan, Eric Horsted, Reginald Hudlin, Carl Jones, Aaron McGruder
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Buy this DVD set it's a great pick-me-up when your down.
love Nest
It's a show that can really make you think - about social issues, religion, race, relationships, business, war, politics, and just society in general.
Ludacris88
While funny, it does make you think, because there are people out there like this.
S. M. Anderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

213 of 236 people found the following review helpful By Ludacris88 on April 29, 2006
Format: DVD
Before I start the review, I'd like to tell anyone who's a fan of this show to BUY THE COMIC COLLECTIONS. They're even better than the show (which I love), and if this show introduced you to the Boondocks, then you should definately explore the comics that the show is based on.

The Boondocks might just be the best show on TV. First of all, it has some great, memorable characters. Huey Freeman, the 10 year old revolutionary that listens to too much Public Enemy...His younger brother, Riley, who is fascinated by gangsta rap, guns, and bling...Grandad, the guardian of the two boys, who's slightly disconnected from the modern times, but has enough sense to be the occasional voice of reason...Tom Dubois (his name is a play on "uncle tom"), his (white) wife, and his confused daughter, Jasmine, who are the Freeman's neighbors...Uncle Ruckus, the self-hating, caucasian loving black man...Ed Wuncler, the owner of almost all of Woodcrest...His grandson, Ed III, and Gin Rummy; 2 crazy crime obsessed white characters played brilliantly by Charlie Murphy & Samuel L. Jackson...And more

Another reason the show is so great is because it touches on interesting and controversial subject matters. It's a show that can really make you think - about social issues, religion, race, relationships, business, war, politics, and just society in general. Episodes about the R. Kelly trial, Martin Luther King Jr. coming out of a coma, ect., all show that there is no place Aaron McGruder (creator of the Boondocks) isn't willing to go. But the key here is EXECUTION. All of the episodes are executed extremely well. A lot of the idea's they've used on The Boondocks could have turned out to be really stupid episodes, but they do a great job at executing ideas. And lastly, the show is just FUNNY.
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Jason Wendleton on April 12, 2006
Format: DVD
This show BLEW me away when it came on earlier this year. I'd heard of, but not read, the comic strip...but I had no idea really how incindiary, topical, scathing, and brilliant this show was going to be. I thought "oh gee...another attempt to bring a little comic strip to TV." I should have detected brilliance when the show was knocked from BET to Adult Swim (Catoon Network...the only channel with BALLS big enough to air something like this).

Like the dearly departed "Chappelle Show," Boondocks is about racism and the culture wars in modern America. It attacks stereotypes (of both whites and blacks)...but evern better, the show also attacks reality. The best example of this would be the infamous "Dr. King" episode, in which in an alternate timeline, we see what would happen if the famous civil rights champion had not died but merely been placed into a coma. When King wakes up and speaks out against the War in the Middle East he's labeled a "traitor." Brilliant. Some people may miss the irony, and humor, of the show. If you take it at face value, the show is the most racist thing on TV today. However, if you examine the context, and the intent of the creators you'll find that this show speaks volumes on the problems of today's world. The people who work on this show obviously are supremely talented, and have a lot of important things to say. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of this DVD, and the second season.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andre M. on August 4, 2006
Format: DVD
If you get this title-you've seen the DVD and KNOW what I'm talking about!

Aaron McGruder's THE BOONDOX has provoked a lot of thought and controversy in the newspaper cartoons-and the animated version is (amazingly) even better!

Huey and Riley & co. tackle some really important issues in Black America with raw, biting social commentary and humor. As was the case with Richard Pryor, I didn't like the repetitive use of the N-word and soem scenes get really graphic (such as the portrayal of the urination scene of the infamous R. Kelly video).

But I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bath on this one. In THE TRIAL OF R.KELLY, Huey and Riley take on the manner in which some Black celebrites (and their lawyers) brainwash the masses into thinking their crimes are really racist persecution rather than their own personal stupidity. Having seen this sickening scenario with Mike Tyson and Marion Barry in the 90s, I wanted to stand up and cheer when Huey told the court R. KELLY AIN'T NO NELSON MANDELA-LET'S HAVE SOME G-----N STANDARDS!" Three cheers and a pumped fist from me Aaron!

The same is true when MLK comes back from a coma and curses out some fools acting like a BET video come to life. "DID I GET KILLED FOR THIS!?" Bill Cosby would love it (I know I do)!

Black self-hatred is viciously lampooned with the Uncle Ruckus character, who longs for the return of slavery and worships Ronald Reagan and all things white. When the cops shoot him in one episode, he says, "I can't blame y'all for doing your job."

Ed Asner plays a corrupt (and racist) businessman who cheats little Jazmine out of her lemonade business (among other things).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By allbehindbars on June 11, 2006
Format: DVD
I really love this show. It's just genius. Huey's deep/ revolutionary personality coounters Riley's gangsta persona perfectly. The only reason for people not liking the show is the language (of which we hear way worse at school) and the stereotypes (hey Family Guy has stereotypes too so stop hatin!). I own all of the comic books which are funny as heck (just read A Right to be Hostile). I wouldn't mind seeing Cindy in the series and I hear Caesar's comin next season (MC!). I'm buying this on DVD and UMD so I can watch it at home and on the road even though I have all the episodes on my computer already. The hidden messages in the show are crazy. Just watch an episode. This show is too deep. I hope it doesn't get cancelled like most black cartoons. I miss Waynehead!
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