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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Boondocks

     A show I must say that I remember from my childhood (and probably not suitable for my age back then). Every now and again, I would see it on Teletoon and have no clue on the intent of the show. All I remembered was "A Pimp Named Slickback" and Granddad beating up a blind old guy.

Recently, I obtained seasons 1 & 2 of boondocks, to relive this wonderful series and to interpret the intent of this show. I've finished season 1 and I'm halfway through season 2. So far, I'm really amazed as to the content and animation quality of this show. The show deals mainly with 3 characters, Riley (the younger brother), Huey (the older brother w/ the fro) and Granddad. The show examines African American culture through multiple perspectives. One, through Riley who idols the hip-hop culture and its associates. Another though Riley who looks up the morals and rights, especially to those of African Americans. He also belives that caucasians are conspiring all the time. Granddad, well he's just Granddad, a horny one at that. An old fashioned grandpa that goes by tradition.
We also encounter other characters such as Uncle Ruckus, who despises African Americans and seems to worship Caucasians.
     Every episode seems to examine the life of African Americans, from a satirical perspective to a serious point of view.
A recent episode in season 2 I remember dealt with both capitalism and green and the event where a policeman mistakenly identified a man holding a wallet, as a man wielding a gun.

The Awful Truth - African American Wallet Exchange by Michael Moore. He satirically examines the event and mocks the police force.

All in all, I've really enjoyed the series thus far and I will continue to finish the second season. Unfortunately, the series ends at season 3 which last aired in 2009.

I do not own the rights to the above image(s) nor do I take credit for it.

Has anyone else watched this series? What do you think of it? Any recommendations?


Erik said...

OH MY GOSH. I loved the boondocks! i did something similar and bought all of the seasons of Dragonball Z. Been watching them from start to finish.

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kush said...

nostalgia. . :(
I have seen a few of its episodes in my childhood times. . this is an eye-opener. . sheer awesomness! :)

Krishna said...

hey i saw this in my english class.very funnyy:)

pamphl3t said...

i love the boondocks! so funny :)

john said...

I watched the first season, but kinda lost interest as I could never find when it aired. It was such a great show.

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