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'Boondocks' Explains Uncle Ruckus' Birth in 'Benjamin Button' Style (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 9th 2010 9:35AM
Uncle Ruckus Talks About His Birth on 'The Boondocks'Uncle Ruckus tells the supposed story of his birth on 'The Boondocks' (Sun., 11:30PM ET on COM) -- and it sounds a lot like 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.'

But instead of being born already in his eighties, Uncle Ruckus is born white. The doctor tells his white father, "It's a rare and incurable skin disease ... His skin will continue to grow blacker and blacker, and eventually he will be indistinguishable from a Negro."

So his father leaves him on a stoop, and an African-American couple discovers him. The husband has no interest in keeping him. But the woman (or Uncle Ruckus' real mother who told him this story?) says, "No, this ain't no regular baby. It's a white baby. It's the most beautiful white baby in the whole wide world," she says.

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Stress Medication on 'Boondocks' Has Stress-Inducing Side Effects (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 19th 2010 9:20AM
Stress Meds on 'Boondocks' Have Stressful Side EffectsOn 'The Boondocks' (Sun., 11:30PM ET on CN), Robert's doctor warns him about the dangers of stress and gives him a prescription that will supposedly help lower his blood pressure. But "Zortafrinex" has its own issues.

Just as he's about to take the first pill, a commercial for the drug appears on TV. Like every pharmaceutical spot, a soothing voice-over says, "Ask your doctor if Zortafrinex is right for you."

Then while the actor in the ad is happily sailing, golfing, painting and playing guitar, the voice-over reveals a lengthy list of side effects, at high speed. Among them are "mild death, blindness, massive heart attack, difficulty breathing, erectile fungus."

The ad goes on to mention "a rare and extremely unpleasant side effect known as Total Scrotal Implosion ... [for which] there is no cure." Stressful indeed.

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EXCLUSIVE: New 'Boondocks' Episode Preview (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 5th 2010 5:00PM
The Boondocks
After taking over television, 'The Boondocks' took a surprising two-year hiatus, but the show came storming back in May with a series high record of 2.55 million viewers.

The latest episode, 'Smokin' With Cigarettes' (Sun., June 6 at 11:30PM ET on Adult Swim), finds Riley and juvenile felon Lamilton Taeshawn getting into a lot of fun doing bad things, yes, that includes smoking cigarettes. The episode was written by series creator and executive producer Aaron McGruder.

Check out our exclusive clip of Lamilton being interrogated.

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May 2010 Premieres and Specials

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 28th 2010 4:27PM
'Friday Night Lights' / 'The Boondocks'
May is generally the month when the broadcast networks put their latest season to rest. While there are plenty of finales, as we've covered in its own post, that doesn't mean there aren't premieres and specials.

This month, 'Jesse Stone' is back, 'Friday Night Lights' returns to NBC, BBC America brings back new seasons of 'Ashes to Ashes' and 'Gavin & Stacey,' while the long-awaited return of 'The Boondocks' comes to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. FOX is bringing back 'Past Life,' launching a new season of ''So You Think You Can Dance,' and premiering their quirky new police dramedy, 'The Good Guys.'

Why get depressed about what you'll be missing, when there's plenty to get excited about, Don't miss a thing with our May guide.

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'Boondocks' Season Three Premieres in May

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 27th 2010 9:00AM
BoondocksIt's been more than three years since 'The Boondocks' invaded my TV, and now they are coming back for seconds. Well, thirds.

Aaron McGruder, creator of 'The Boondocks' comic strip and animated Adult Swim series, said on his Twitter page that the show will premiere its third season on May 2.

Last December, McGruder, who also serves as the show's executive producer, announced that a third season was in the works but he could not confirm the airdate.

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The Boondocks is back for a third season

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 29th 2009 10:26AM
The BoondocksThe Boondocks will be returning to television for a third season on Adult Swim after a two year hiatus. It was announced by creator Aaron McGruder on his MySpace page.

Nothing official has been announced by Adult Swim yet, so this can only be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, the creator of the show could be considered a fairly reliable source. McGruder did mention on Twitter that an airdate was determined but wasn't allowed to say exactly when it was.

If you've never watched The Boondocks, I urge you to try and catch it online. It's funny, but not in an in-your-face sight-gag sort of way. The humor is more intelligent and subtle than anything on Fox's Sunday night lineup. The show is an example of personality-driven humor (in this case of the African-American variety) meeting the anime style of cartoon and is the best example that I know of the merging of East and West animation.

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'The Boondocks' Will Return for a Third Season

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 28th 2009 12:35PM
'The Boondocks' is back. Variety reports that after nearly two years off the air, creator Aaron McGruder says his show will return for season 3 in early 2010.

Based on McGruder's 'Boondocks' comic strip, the animated series explores race tensions especially as they relate to the Freeman family. Ten-year-old Hugh Freeman, voiced by Regina King (pictured right with McGruder), usually narrates the story, radiating pride for his African-American culture and expressing criticism and concern for black media portrayals. He is kept in line by his younger brother Riley (also King) and his grandfather Robert (John Witherspoon). Riley's gangster rap influence provides the counterpart to his older brother's Afrocentrism.

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