*Last night was the premiere of the third and what is said to be the final season of Aaron McGruder’s animated series, “The Boondocks.”
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it is some of the most irreverent, yet poignant mix of satirical social commentary ever to be placed in a 30-minute format and presented for public consumption.
McGruder created the show as a comic strip while at the University of Maryland, moved on to hip hop magazine “The Source” and subsequently became syndicated in newspapers across the country before the television show was developed and contracted to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
“The Boondocks” revolves around 10-year-old Huey, his 8-year-old brother Riley and their grandfather, Robert Jebidiah Freeman as they encounter a culture shock upon a move from Chicago to the suburban Woodcrest and are forced to adjust to life outside the city and in the mixed company of Caucasians and bourgeoisie Blacks.
Their new neighborhood includes the DuBois’ (Tom, Sara, and daughter Jazmine), an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. Ed Wuncler III and his partner-in-crimes (many crimes) Gin Rummy, but they’re never prosecuted for any of these crimes because Ed’s grandfather, Ed Wuncler Sr. pretty much owns the town. During season 2, rapper Thugnificent and his Lethal Interjection crew, Macktastic and Flonominal, moved into the neighborhood.
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