The Boondocks (season 2)

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The Boondocks Season 2
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 15
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Teletoon (episodes 14 & 15)
Original run October 8, 2007 –
February 4, 2008
Episode 14:
March 16, 2008
Episode 15:
March 23, 2008
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 June 10, 2008
Season chronology
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List of The Boondocks episodes

The second season of the animated television series, The Boondocks originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. Season two started on October 8, 2007 with "...Or Die Trying" and ended with "The Story of Gangstalicious 2" on February 4, 2008.

Although fifteen episodes were produced for season two, only thirteen aired in the United States. "The Hunger Strike" and "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show" never aired in the U.S due to legal reasons. Although these episodes were never aired in U.S., they were aired in Canada and Latin America; and were also released on DVD and iTunes.

All fifteen episodes from season two were released completely uncensored on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on June 10, 2008. The second season is also available on iTunes and has been made available for on demand streaming on Netflix.

Production[edit]

Seung Eun Kim and Dan Fausett served as directors, and series creator Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes, Jason Van Veen, and Yamara Taylor served as writers for season two. All episodes in season two, with the exception of "The Hunger Strike" and "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show", originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, and are rated TV-MA.

Season two features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Mo'Nique, Katt Williams, Charlie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Mos Def, Marion Ross, Bill Duke, Ghostface Killah, Terry Crews, Kevin Michael Richardson, Busta Rhymes, Fat Man Scoop, Sway Calloway, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, Aisha Tyler, Tichina Arnold, Cedric the Entertainer, Lil Wayne, Sommore, Mary Birdsong, Cee-Lo Green, Fred Willard, and Donald Faison.

Episodes[edit]


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series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 16 "...Or Die Trying" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Yamara Taylor October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08) 205
Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking! hits movie theaters and Robert, Riley, Huey and Jazmine sneak into the movie theater to see it--Huey has his reasons for not wanting to go to a movie with Granddad. At the theater, they do their best to avoid Ruckus, who is fervent about reporting them to the authorities while Jazmine feels guilty for sneaking into the movies; forcing Robert to persuade her to not turn them in.
Snoop Dogg, and Mo'Nique guest star.
2 17 "Tom, Sarah and Usher" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes October 15, 2007 (2007-10-15) 202
Sarah and Tom split after an unexpected appearance by Usher causes an infatuated Sarah to put on a girlish display at their anniversary dinner. Tom, chagrined, is kicked out of the house and stays at the Freemans house. He then attempts to learn assertiveness from A Pimp Named Slickback.
Katt Williams guest stars.
3 18 "Thank You for Not Snitching" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder October 22, 2007 (2007-10-22) 203
A series of home invasions caused by white domestic gangster war-vets Ed Wuncler and Gin Rummy has Woodcrest in a panic and the neighborhood watch on high alert. Because of Uncle Ruckus' presence towards the Freemans, the Neighborhood Watch tries to convince the Freemans into joining the club but eventually fails. But when Riley witnesses the theft of Robert's precious car (by Ed and Gin), Riley has to decide whether to reveal their identities or keep his promise not to tell, as he and Robert are threatened with jail.
Charlie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Mos Def, and Bill Duke guest star.
4 19 "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes October 29, 2007 (2007-10-29) 201
The spirit of Colonel H. Stinkmeaner is released from Asian-styled Hell and he possesses Tom Dubois to exact vengeance upon the Freemans for killing him as Huey is aware of his return. But Stinkmeaner is knocked out and scheduled for an exorcism.
Ghostface Killah, Terry Crews and Kevin Michael Richardson guest star.
5 20 "The Story of Thugnificent" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder November 5, 2007 (2007-11-05) 204
When world-renowned rapper Thugnificent moves in across the street from the Freemans in early July 2007, Robert files a complaint against him after a boisterous party. In response, Thugnificent makes a diss video entitled "Eff Granddad", invoking a rivalry between the two.
Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Fat Man Scoop, MTV's 'Sway', Xzibit, and Nate Dogg guest star.
6 21 "Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes November 19, 2007 (2007-11-19) 207
Robert's online-dating adventures lead him to a beautiful woman named Luna, whom he invites for the weekend. Unfortunately, Huey, Riley, and Robert soon learn that Luna is a psychotic and a kung-fu expert.
Aisha Tyler and Tichina Arnold guest star.
7 22 "Shinin'" Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder November 26, 2007 (2007-11-26) 208
After proving himself worthy to Thugnificent, Riley is finally initiated into Thugnificent's Lethal Interjection crew and given the crew's official chain. Unfortunately, a local bully steals the chain, so Riley tries to retrieve it. At first, he tries to fight the bully, Butch Magnus, but fails on advice from Granddad. He then tries to retrieve it on his own before the Lethal Interjection crew finds out.
Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Murphy and MTV's Sway guest star.
8 23 "Ballin'" Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder & Andre Brooks & Jason Van Veen December 3, 2007 (2007-12-03) 209
Riley joins Tom's youth basketball team and discovers the benefits of practice and team play.
9 24 "Invasion of the Katrinians" Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes December 10, 2007 (2007-12-10) 206
Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Jericho Freeman (Robert's cousin) and his family--extremely annoying, selfish, and lazy--move in with Robert and the boys, who soon want to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Cedric the Entertainer', Lil Wayne and Sommore guest star.
10 25 "Home Alone" Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes December 17, 2007 (2007-12-17) 212
When Robert goes on vacation, he leaves Huey and Riley home with Uncle Ruckus as their chaperone. The boys cause enough havoc to chase Uncle Ruckus away, which leaves Huey in charge; when Riley spends all the money Granddad left them, Huey "grounds" him.
11 26 "The S-Word" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes January 21, 2008 (2008-01-21) 213

Robert and the media-addicted Rev. Rollo Goodlove try to capitalize on the incident of a teacher calling Riley "the N-word" in school.
Mary Birdsong, Cee-Lo Green and Fred Willard guest star.

Note: This episode is based on an actual news story of a teacher calling a black student "nigga."
12 27 "The Story of Catcher Freeman" Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28) 214

Three different versions of a slave revolt led by Huey and Riley's ancestor Catcher Freeman are told:
Robert's Version: Robert's version tells that Catcher Freeman was a muscular heroic man who managed to escape slavery and free many disrespectfully-treated slaves. Catcher attempts to free a plantation from Colonel Lynchwater. All the slaves are delighted except Tobias, the only slave on the plantation who obeys Lynchwater's orders despite being treated badly by him. Catcher falls in love with a beautiful slave, Thelma, making Tobias jealous enough to inform Lynchwater. When the plan nearly goes awry, Catcher manages to kill Lynchwater and Tobias is killed by Thelma. At the end, Catcher and Thelma kiss. Riley retorts that this story is "hella cliché."
Uncle Ruckus' Version: When Uncle Ruckus hears the Freemans discussing Catcher Freeman, he decides to tell his version, which portrays Catcher as a strong, feral, chained slave who obeys the orders and catches every slave who tries to escape. At the plantation, all the slaves are treated respectfully and have a luxurious life, but they insult the extremely-sensitive, benevolent Colonel Lynchwater. The slaves try to escape and Thelma is Catcher's main distraction; she lures him by offering him sex, the plan goes well, and they kill Lynchwater and Tobias. The story ends with Catcher and Thelma marrying and moving North. This version delights Riley.
Huey's Version: To calm down Robert and Ruckus, Huey tells the "true" version--Tobias was the real "Catcher Freeman". He tries to impress his crush, Thelma, who is just looking for freedom. It is revealed that Tobias is the secret son of Colonel Lynchwater. While Thelma and the other slaves plan their rebellion, Tobias pleads for a chance to show off his made-up screenplay to Lynchwater; Thelma gives him 1 week. After successfully pitching his screenplay, Tobias tells Lynchwater that the slaves are planning to destroy the plantation, which happens a few seconds later. During the fight, Tobias tries to shoot Thelma while battling Lynchwater but they soon stop the struggle and Lynchwater is accidentally shot to death. Pretending that he shot Lynchwater on purpose, Tobias wins Thelma's love. Robert and Ruckus leave dissatisfied as Riley tries to tell his own Catcher Freeman story.


Donald Faison, Charlie Murphy guest star.
13 28 "The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2" Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04) 215
Much to Robert's chagrin, Riley starts to walk, talk, and dress like his favorite rapper, Gangstalicious. Riley arranges for rappers Thugnificent, Flo-Nominal, and Macktastic to collaborate with Gangstalicious on a remix of his new hit song, "Homies over Hoes." But Riley's world turns upside-down when rumors surface about Gangstalicious being gay--following in the footsteps of gay rapper Booty B.
Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, Katt Williams, Fat Man Scoop, and MTV's Sway guest star.
14 29 "The Hunger Strike" (Part 1) Dan Fausett Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes March 16, 2008 (Teletoon) 210

Huey goes on a hunger strike in a boycott of BET and receives high-profile support from Reverend Rollo Goodlove (whose origin is explained in this episode), but the Reverend might be more interested in self-promotion than good intentions.

There were rumors that BET executives were threatening to sue if the episode was shown; a Cartoon Network representative denied this.[1]
15 30 "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show" (Part 2) Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes March 23, 2008 (Teletoon) 211

BET decides to film Uncle Ruckus in his day-to-day activities around the city.

Donald Faison guest stars.

Home release[edit]

All fifteen episodes from season two, including the episodes unaired in America: "The Hunger Strike" and "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show", were released completely uncensored on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on June 10, 2008.

The Boondocks season two
Set details [2] Special features
  • 15 episodes
  • 3-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English
    • English subtitles
    • Spanish subtitles
    • French subtitles
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Video Introductions
  • Intro to "The Hunger Strike"
  • Working on the Boondocks
  • Gary vs. Cedric
  • The Playas: Character Profiles
Release dates
Region 1
June 10, 2008

In addition all episodes from season two are available on iTunes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brodesser, Claude (2008-02-04). "Ad Age". Ad Age. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  2. ^ The Boondocks: The Complete Second Season (2007) Set details at Amazon.com