The Boondocks (season 2)
|The Boondocks Season 2|
DVD cover art
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||15|
|Original channel||Adult Swim
Teletoon (episodes 14 & 15)
|Original run||October 8, 2007 – February 4, 2008|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||June 10, 2008|
|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.A, 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. In addition all episodes from season two are available on iTunes.
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, 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, Cee-Lo Green, Fred Willard, and Donald Faison.
|#||Total||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original airdate||Production
|1||16||"...Or Die Trying"||Seung Eun Kim||Aaron McGruder & Yamara Taylor||October 8, 2007||205|
|Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking! hits the movie theaters and The Freemans and Jazmine DuBois want to go see the movie, with exception of Huey, who doesn't want to go with Robert due to his strict authorities towards the movie theaters industry. At the theater, they do their best to avoid Ruckus, who is fervent about reporting them to the authorities.
Snoop Dogg, and Mo'Nique guest star.
|2||17||"Tom, Sarah and Usher"||Seung Eun Kim||Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes||October 15, 2007||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||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, which is stolen by Ed and Gin, Riley has to decide whether to reveal the white men's identities or to keep his promise not to tell, as he and Robert are threatened to be put in 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||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. Unfortunately for Stinkmeaner, he is knocked out and put onto an appointment 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||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. Thugnificent, in response, makes a diss video entitled "Eff Granddad.", startling 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||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 person who is also an expert on kung-fu and they try to get rid of her as soon as possible.
→ Aisha Tyler and Tichina Arnold guest star.
|7||22||"Shinin'"||Dan Fausett||Aaron McGruder||November 26, 2007||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||Andre Brooks & Jason Van Veen||December 3, 2007||209|
|Riley joins Tom's youth basketball team and discovers the benefits of practice and team play. He also learns how to cope with humiliation and defeat because he has a bad training for shooting.|
|9||24||"Invasion of the Katrinians"||Dan Fausett||Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes||December 10, 2007||206|
|Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Jericho Freeman (Robert's cousin) and his family move in with Robert and the boys. As a result, Robert does whatever he can to get rid of them as quickly as possible because the family are extremely annoying, selfish, and lazy.
→ Cedric the Entertainer and Lil Wayne guest star.
|10||25||"Home Alone"||Dan Fausett||Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes||December 17, 2007||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, much to Riley's disappointment. When Riley spends all the money that the boys needed, Huey decides to "ground" Riley and prevents him from leaving the house as Huey now keeps him prisoner.|
|11||26||"The S-Word"||Seung Eun Kim||Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes||January 21, 2008||213|
|12||27||"The Story of Catcher Freeman"||Dan Fausett||Aaron McGruder||January 28, 2008||214|
Three different versions of a slave revolt led by Huey and Riley's ancestor Catcher Freeman are told;
→ Donald Faison, Charlie Murphy guest stars.
|13||28||"The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2"||Dan Fausett||Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes||February 4, 2008||215|
|Much to the chagrin of Robert, 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 when rumors surface about Gangstalicious being gay-following in the footsteps of gay rapper Booty B-Riley's world is turned upside-down.
→ 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 some high-profile support from Reverend Rollo Goodlove (whose origin is explained in this episode), who may be more interested in his own self-promotion than any good intentions.Though there were rumors that BET executives were threatening to sue if the episode was shown, a Cartoon Network representative denied this.
|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.
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 ||Special features|
|June 10, 2008|
In addition all episodes from season two are available on iTunes.