The Boondocks (season 3)

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The Boondocks Season 3
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DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 15
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run May 2, 2010 –
August 15, 2010
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 November 9, 2010
Season chronology
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List of The Boondocks episodes

The third 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 three started on May 2, 2010 with "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman" and ended with "It's Goin Down" on August 15, 2010 with a total of fifteen episodes. The season debuted at 2.55 million viewers

All fifteen episodes from season three were released completely uncensored on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on November 9, 2010. In addition all episodes from season three are available on the iTunes Store.

Production[edit]

Sung Dae Kang and Young Chan Kim served as directors for season three, and series creator Aaron McGruder and Rodney Barnes served as writers for season three. All episodes in season three originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, and are rated TV-MA. Season three premiered on Centric on August 22, 2010, and are rated TV-PG. This season was originally announced as the final season, however, a fourth season was later announced.

Season three features guest appearances from Werner Herzog, Bill Maher, DJ Vlad, Charlie Murphy, Edward Asner, Michael Jai White, Aries Spears, John Landis, Clifton Powell, Samuel L. Jackson, Billy Dee Williams, Gina Torres, Mark Hamill, Marion Ross, Luenell, Don 'D.C.' Curry, Star Jones, and John C. McGinley.

Episodes[edit]

No. in
season
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 31 "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman" Sung Dae Kang Aaron McGruder May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02) 304
A German documentary filmmaker follows the Freeman family and other Woodcrest residents from the election to the inauguration of America's first black president, as flashbacks resembles the coverage of the documentary, including their expressions and personal reactions: Huey is indifferent; Robert and Riley are supportive of Obama; Tom worries about Sarah's sexual reaction to Obama; Thugnificent joins the celebrity bandwagon after realizing he was oblivious to the political campaign; and Uncle Ruckus contributes his critical racist antics.
Werner Herzog and Bill Maher guest star
2 32 "Bitches to Rags" Young Chan Kim Aaron McGruder May 9, 2010 (2010-05-09) 302
When Thugnificent's new album flops, he starts a rap beef that gets him dropped from his record label, which leads to legal trouble from the IRS. So he looks for a new job.
Notes: This is the only episode where Huey has no lines, although he appears near the episode's end.
3 33 "The Red Ball" Young Chan Kim Aaron McGruder May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16) 306
When the Chinese call in some old debts, Ed Wuncler is forced to gamble all of Woodcrest's economic fortunes on a kickball game with its sister city, Wushung, China; Huey, a former pro at the sport, comes out of self-imposed exile to play kickball with some of the in-need residents.
Note: Throughout the episode there are many references to Shaolin Soccer and an episode of Samurai Champloo called Baseball Blues.
Edward Asner guest stars.
4 34 "The Story of Jimmy Rebel" Sung Hoon Kim Aaron McGruder May 23, 2010 (2010-05-23) 303

Uncle Ruckus's favorite racist music artist, Jimmy Rebel, visits when he becomes highly interested in his submitted racial music recording.


Note: Jimmy Rebel is a parody of real racist Cajun singer Johnny Rebel.
5 35 "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy" Sung Dae Kang Aaron McGruder May 30, 2010 (2010-05-30) 307

Colonel H. Stinkmeaner's old crew, "The Hateocracy", arrive in town to exact payback on the Freeman family who, outmatched by Stinkmeaner's crew, hire Bushido Brown to protect them. Unfortunately, they discover how arrogant he is.
Michael Jai White and Aries Spears guest star.
Note: The episode references 28 Weeks Later, Master of the Flying Guillotine, and Sanford & Son.

Rated: TV-MA V
6 36 "Smokin' with Cigarettes" Sung Hoon Kim Aaron McGruder June 6, 2010 (2010-06-06) 309

Riley has the time of his life when he befriends juvenile felon Lamilton Taeshawn, but Lamilton wants to cause more than trouble.


Note: This episode, based on news stories about a child who takes his grandmother's car for a joyride and on another occasion orders chicken against his grandmother's wishes, heavily references the Hip-Hop film Juice and the Horror film Halloween.
7 37 "The Fundraiser" Sung Dae Kang Aaron McGruder June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13) 310
Riley organizes a fundraiser with Jazmine Dubois, Cindy McPhearson, and other Woodcrest kids, but they get too competitive and the money doesn't go to the needy.
Note: This episode heavily references the film Scarface.
8 38 "Pause"[1] Sung Hoon Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20) 301

Megasuperstar of stage and screen Winston Jerome casts Granddad in a leading role, but the theater group turns out to be a homoerotic evangelistic cult and Huey and Riley try to sabotage the play.


Note: This episode references to the rock musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Tyler Perry plays.
Note 2: Winston Jerome is a parody of Tyler Perry.
9 39 "A Date with the Booty Warrior"[1] Young Chan Kim Aaron McGruder June 27, 2010 (2010-06-27) 308

Having conquered his fear of prison rape, Tom volunteers to lead Huey, Riley, and some classmates on a trip to jail as part of a "Scared Stiff" program, but when a riot breaks out, Tom is pursued by an imprisoned rapist while trying to get the kids out safely; during the riot, Huey and Riley help black prisoners organize a riot committee that makes outrageous demands.


Note: The Booty Warrior is based on Fleece Johnson, an inmate profiled on the MSNBC show "Lockup".
John Landis and Clifton Powell guest star.
10 40 "The Story of Lando Freeman" Sung Dae Kang Aaron McGruder July 4, 2010 (2010-07-04) 312

A new handyman in Woodcrest claims to be Granddad's long-lost son, Lando, so Granddad seeks a talk-show paternity test.


Note: The talk show is a parody of The Steve Wilkos Show.
Samuel L. Jackson, Billy Dee Williams, and John DiMaggio guest star.
11 41 "Lovely Ebony Brown" Young Chan Kim Rodney Barnes & Aaron McGruder July 11, 2010 (2010-07-11) 311

Granddad meets a young black woman named Ebony who meets all of his high standards and they have a date.


Gina Torres guest stars.
12 42 "Mr. Medicinal" Sung Hoon Kim Aaron McGruder July 18, 2010 (2010-07-18) 313

After a checkup, a doctor warns Granddad that he could die any day if he doesn't get his stress levels down. Not wanting to become dependent on pills, he takes Thugnificent's suggestion and turns to marijuana, leading to an extreme obsession and legal issues.


Mark Hamill guest stars.
13 43 "The Fried Chicken Flu" Sung Dae Kang Aaron McGruder August 1, 2010 (2010-08-01) 315

When a virus erupts during a KFC special, the Freemans and Jazmine have to survive in the post-apocalyptic world, but Granddad and Riley invite friends over.
Note: This episode references to the KFC Swine Flu scare that happened throughout the United States as well as the film Mad Max 2.


Marion Ross guest-stars.
14 44 "The Color Ruckus" Young Chan Kim Aaron McGruder August 8, 2010 (2010-08-08) 314
Uncle Ruckus's family comes to town when his grandmother comes to die and he must settle some old business with his father.
Note: The episode heavily references The Color Purple and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Luenell, Don 'D.C.' Curry, and Star Jones guest star.
15 45 "It's Goin' Down"[1] Sung Hoon Kim Aaron McGruder August 15, 2010 (2010-08-15) 305

Retired domestic terrorist Huey is the main suspect in a terror attack near Woodcrest, so he goes on the run, pursued by a high-ranking secret agent.
Note: The episode references FOX's 24.
Charlie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Edward Asner, John C. McGinley, and Louis Lombardi (who played Edgar Stiles on 24) guest star.

Rated TV-MA V

DVD Release[edit]

All fifteen episodes from season three were released completely uncensored on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on November 9, 2010.

The Boondocks season three
Set details [2] Special features
  • 15 episodes
  • 3-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English
    • English subtitles
    • Spanish subtitles
    • French subtitles
  • Audio commentary:
    • "It's a Black President"
    • "Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy"
    • "Mr. Medicinal"
    • "The Fried Chicken Flu"
  • Slink on the Street: Dick Ridin’ Obama
  • Slink on the Street: Who is Your Favorite Character?
  • Seung Eun Kim Sketch Photo Gallery
  • Animatic to Screen Comparisons
  • An Introduction by Cedric Yarbrough and Gary Anthony Williams
  • Episode 302 Wrap
  • Episode 303 Wrap
  • Episode 304 Wrap
  • Episode 309 Wrap
Release dates
Region 1
November 9, 2010

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Boondocks - Official Site". Boondockstv.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ The Boondocks: The Complete Third Season (2010) Set details at Amazon.com