The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. It is based upon his comic strip of the same name. The series premiered on November 6, 2005. The show begins with a black family, the Freemans, settling into the fictional, friendly and overall white suburb of Woodcrest. The perspective offered by this mixture of cultures, lifestyles, social classes, stereotypes, viewpoints and racialized identities provides for much of the series' satire, comedy, and conflict.
The series ended on June 23, 2014 with a total of 55 episodes over the course of the show's four seasons, the last of which was produced without any involvement from McGruder. The series also has aired in syndication outside the United States and has been released on various DVD sets and other forms of home media.
On June 12, 2019, it was announced that Sony Pictures Animation would be producing a reboot of the television series set to premiere in 2020 with McGruder's involvement; John Witherspoon was also attached to the project to reprise his role as Robert Freeman before his passing on October 29, 2019. On September 18, 2019, it was announced that HBO Max had picked up the reboot with a two-season order. The two seasons were set to consist of twelve episodes. On February 2, 2022, it was revealed that development had been cancelled and that the project was shelved.
Cantankerous Robert "Granddad" Freeman is the legal guardian of his grandsons, 10-year-old revolutionary Huey and 8-year-old Riley, a product of contemporary rap culture. After moving the family from Chicago's South Side to the safety of suburban Woodcrest -- aka the boondocks -- Granddad hopes to ignore the grandkids and enjoy his golden years in peace. But the kids have different plans, torturing each other and provoking others in the neighborhood. No matter how wild they get, Huey and Riley are no match for the eccentric elderly man.
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Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Children Sml Grp Laug PE954803/Hollywoodedge, Small Group Kids Laug PE143601 (Heard once in "The Red Ball".)
- Hollywoodedge, Crowd Reaction Shock PE142501
- SKYWALKER LIGHTSABER SOUND (Heard in "Stinkmeaner: Begun The Clone War Has"; hums only.)
- Sound Ideas, ALARM, CAR - DISARM CAR ALARM, AUTO (Heard once in "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back".)
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, BLUEBIRD - BLUEBIRDS CHIRPING, ANIMAL (Heard once in "Home Alone".)
- Sound Ideas, DOG - PUPPY, YELP, WHINE & BARK, ANIMAL (Heard once in "Let's Nab Oprah".)
- Sound Ideas, EXTERIOR SHOTS, AUTO WEAPONS - AK-47 02
- Sound Ideas, HORSE - EXTERIOR: WHINNY, ANIMAL 05 (Heard once in "The Story of Catcher Freeman".)
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, SCREAM - SCREAM: FEMALE, HORROR 03 (Heard once in "It's Goin' Down".)
- Sound Ideas, SCREAM, CROWD - MEDIUM STUDIO AUDIENCE: PANIC SCREAMING 03
- Sound Ideas, CHILDREN, CROWD - SMALL STUDIO AUDIENCE OF CHILDREN: BIG CHEER, CHEERING 01 (Heard once in "A Huey Freeman Christmas".)
- Sound Ideas, STEREO, TURNTABLE - NEEDLE SCRATCHING RECORD, RECORD PLAYER 02