The Boondocks: Season 1 (2005 - 2006)

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Season 1
The Boondocks

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The Boondocks succeeds in unsettling viewers, but its controversial humor and biting tone won't sit well with everyone.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 152

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 6, 2005

Granddad's fear that Huey and Riley will embarrass him reaches paranoid heights.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2005

The trial of R&B star R. Kelly comes to town.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2005

Riley and Huey work together to convince Granddad that his new girlfriend is not what she seems. Granddad refuses to believe them even after she spends all of his money.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2005

Humiliated by being beaten by an elderly blind man, Granddad wants to set the record straight and tries to set up a rematch.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2005

District Attorney Tom Dubois fits a killer's description and is arrested.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2005

Riley's favorite rapper, Gangstalicious, gets shot. When he visits him in the hospital, he realizes that not all gangsters are as they seem in their songs.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2005

A teacher gives Huey the chance to direct the elementary school play.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2006

Riley tries to get into reality television; Huey is shadowed.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr. comes out of a coma in the post-September 11th era.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2006

Granddad opens a soul food restaurant.

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Critic Reviews for The Boondocks: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Boondocks: Season 1

  • May 12, 2022
    An edgy animated experience that blends multiple perspectives into a comedic form. Season 1 expertly delivers a great cast with amazing animation with solid writing. A great start for any animated series.
  • Apr 07, 2022
    I don't like the way they talk.
  • Sep 20, 2021
    This show can never be duplicated. The first three seasons were just the most original adult cartoon I've ever seen.
  • Sep 01, 2020
    While in no way a perfect first season with the first episode failing to get me hooked I gave it a few other chances and watched through the whole season and by the end I loved it. It had some pretty weak episodes that I just could not enjoy such as its pilot Garden Party which had some funny moments surrounding Huey and his interactions with the 1% at the garden party but didn't have anything that made the show a must watch. Lets Nab Oprah and Who Called the Health Inspector also had the characters of Ed the third and his partner who I just don't enjoy watching in any episode and when they are center stage to the plot it just isn't gonna be a favorite. There are also a couple of Meh episodes that are good enough but also are less likely to re watch. Episodes like Wing men which I just don't enjoy as much as other episodes, the Trial of R Kelly which raises some good points and has one of the most insane funny and also painful scene with Adam West guest starring as R Kelley's lawyer. The Real which only is good because of Huey's interactions with the White Shadow and Guess Hoe's Not Coming to Dinner which had the standout of A Pimp Named Slickback played by Katt Williams. The season also has plenty of winner with The Itis, The Block is Hot, A Huey Freeman Christmas and of course the classic Grandads Fight. There is one episode I just could not watch and that's the finale which has heavy focus on the character of Uncle Ruckus and if you have ever seen this show you will know why. I would avoid that one unless you have the stomach for it. Apart from that the characterizations are great and also have deeper meaning if you know anything about how Aaron Mcgruder intended the characters to represent different types of real life people. My personal favorites include Jasmine and Huey but Riley isn't a bad character especially in what is most likely my favorite episode of season one Riley Wuz Here. Also check out Return of the King which is a harsh commentary on modern society in the early 2000's for black culture. There is plenty more to speak on with this show but honestly just give it a try and if you think you will like it you probably will.
  • May 30, 2020
    Quite appealing but not for all audiences
  • May 07, 2020
    Flawless animation, amazing social commentary, and most of all, thought-provoking laughs, The Boondocks cements itself as not only one of the best but also most important tv cartoons ever.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    It was funny and sick and funny!!
  • Nov 03, 2019
    It's pretty dam funny when it comes to social satire.
  • Aug 12, 2018
    The Boondocks is not afraid to address uncomfortable themes, and with some episodes stemming on ridiculousness, it had me in tears for some episodes. The character developtment is subtle, but when seen in Huey or Riley, is a real series of bildungsroman.
  • May 19, 2018
    This show is one of the greatest and most message sending shows in adult animation. By far one of the things I binge watch nightly. Season one is a great episode that introduces the characters and makes fun of certain topics at that time. My only nitpick is that eventually the two main characters slightly drag their character in some episodes. This was later changed, and it can be excused as it was used as a comedic effect.

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