In The Boondocks
cartoon, when Robert "Granddad" Freeman becomes legal guardian of his rambunctious grandkids, he moves from the south side of Chicago to the quiet and safety of "The Boondocks" (in this case, suburban Woodcrest), hoping that he can ignore them altogether and enjoy the fourth quarter of his life in peace. The Boondocks
premiered on Adult Swim on October 2, 2005.
The characters include Huey Freeman, a 10-year-old left wing revolutionary, who is determined not to enjoy the affluence of suburbia. This attitude is seconded by his 8-year-old brother, Riley, a proud product of contemporary rap culture who lives only to spread chaos and mayhem. Although they torture each other and provoke the neighborhood, they are no match for Granddad, who is eccentric even by "crazy-ass-old-black-man" standards.
Hip-hop artist turned actor Mos Def
(The Italian Job
) Ed Asner (Up
) and Charlie Murphy (The Perfect Holiday
) are among the eclectic mix of actors who have been enlisted to voice guest characters on the show.
- Watch trailer for Boondocks: The Complete First Season
- Watch trailer for The Boondocks: The Complete Third Season "Booty"
- Watch trailer for The Boondocks: The Complete Third Season "Just Fine"
Aaron McGruder, who created the comic strip by the same name, serves as creator and executive producer of The Boondocks
. The Boondocks
comic strip is carried in over 350 newspapers.