The Boondocks (season 3)

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The Boondocks Season 3
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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.

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 iTunes.

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]

# Total Title Directed by Written by Original airdate 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 follows the Freeman family and all residents of Woodcrest 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 of the residents which includes; Huey being indifferent of the inaugaration, Robert and Riley supportive of Obama, Uncle Ruckus' critical racist antics of Obama running for president, Tom having worries of Sarah's sexual reaction to Obama, and Thugnificent joining the celebrity wagon after he realized that he was oblivious about the presidential campaign.
Werner Herzog and Bill Maher guest star 
2 32 "Bitches to Rags" Young Chan Kim Aaron McGruder May 9, 2010 (2010-05-09) 302
Thugnificent decides to get another job after his new album becomes a failure, starting a rap beef, and gets dropped from his record label, which leads to legal trouble from the IRS.
Notes: This is the only episode where Huey has no lines, although he appears near the end of the episode. 
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 again with some of the residents in need.
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 pays him a visit when he becomes highly interested in his submitted racial music recording, slightly abandon his private estates with Robert.
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. But soon, outmatched by Stinkmeaner's old crew, the Freemans decides to hire Bushido Brown to protect the Freemans, only to find out that he is an arrogant man.
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
When Riley befriends juvenile felon Lamilton Taeshawn, he is having the best time of his life as they go around, causing trouble, but Lamilton wants to cause more than trouble.
Note: This episode heavily references the Hip-Hop film Juice and the Horror film Halloween.
Note 2: As well as being based on another news story of a child taking his grandmother's car for a joyride just for fun, and another one of the same child ordering chicken against his grandmother's will. 
7 37 "The Fundraiser" Sung Dae Kang Aaron McGruder June 13, 2010 (2010-06-13) 310
Riley organizes a fundraiser with Cindy McPhearson, Jazmine Dubois and other kids from Woodcrest, but the money isn't going to anyone in need when competition comes.
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
Granddad is cast as the leading man by mega-superstar of stage and screen, Winston Jerome. But when the theater group turns out to be a homoerotic evangelical cult, 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 has to get the kids out of jail safely as he is pursued by an imprisoned rapist. Meanwhile, during the riot, Huey and Riley help black prisoners organize a riot committee, who comes up with ridiculous demands that involve woman.
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. Granddad decides to find the truth with 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 is the perfect woman by his standards. 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 decides to take 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 goes wrong when Granddad and Riley invite their 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

A terror attack near Woodcrest is imminent by Ed Wuncler and Huey, a retired domestic terrorist, is the main suspect and he goes on the run as he is 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 1, 2011.

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