The Boondocks (season 1)

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The Boondocks Season 1
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Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 15
Original channel Adult Swim
Original run November 6, 2005 –
March 19, 2006
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 July 25, 2006
Season chronology
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List of The Boondocks episodes

The first 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 one started on November 6, 2005 with "The Garden Party" and ended with "The Passion of Reverend Ruckus" on March 19, 2006, with a total of fifteen episodes.

All fifteen episodes from season one were released completely uncensored on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on July 25, 2006.


Anthony Bell, Joe Horne, Seung Eun Kim, and Kalvin Lee served as directors, and series creator Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes, and Yamara Taylor served as writers for season one. All episodes in season one originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, and are rated TV-MA, with the exception of "The Itis", which was rated TV-14.

Season one features guest appearances from Charlie Murphy, Ed Asner, Adam West, Katt Williams, Terry Crews, Samuel L. Jackson, Mos Def, Sway Calloway, Quincy Jones, Judge Reinhold, Xzibit, John C. McGinley, Kevin Michael Richardson, Candi Milo, Rob Paulsen, and Mike Epps.


# Total Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 1 "The Garden Party" Anthony Bell Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes November 6, 2005 (2005-11-06) 103
The Freemans are adjusting to life in Woodcrest. Robert is invited to a ritzy garden party by tycoon Ed Wuncler, but is concerned that his grandsons will embarrass him in front of his new neighbors. At the party, Huey tries to enlighten the partygoers with the "truth" while his brother gets his hands on a loaded shotgun.
Charlie Murphy and Ed Asner guest star. 
2 2 "The Trial of R. Kelly" Anthony Bell Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13) 101
R. Kelly is brought to trial for having urinated on an underage girl. Riley supports Kelly, but Huey sides with the law, thereby separating himself from many members of his own ethnicity who defend Kelly despite the overwhelming evidence against him.
Adam West guest stars. 
3 3 "Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner" Anthony Bell Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes November 20, 2005 (2005-11-20) 102
Robert falls in love with a young woman, Cristal, but is oblivious to the fact that she is a prostitute. She moves in with the family much to the chagrin of Huey and Riley, who plead with their grandfather to see the woman for who she really is — a "gold-diggin' hoe".
Katt Williams guest stars. 
4 4 "Granddad's Fight" Joe Horne Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes November 27, 2005 (2005-11-27) 104
Robert is humiliated when he loses a fight to a crotchety old blind man named Stinkmeaner. Egged on by Riley and the ridiculous amount of media coverage the event receives, he challenges the man to a rematch. Huey, believing the old man to be a highly skilled blind warrior, puts Robert through intense preparatory training, guided by Uncle Ruckus, but they find out that Stinkmeaner is simply "a blind man who got lucky" at the day of the fight. Later on during the fight, Granddad kills Stinkmeaner by accident in anger. 
5 5 "A Date With The Health Inspector" Joe Horne Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04) 106
Tom DuBois is arrested for fitting the description of the "Xbox Killer". Huey and Riley enlist the help of Ed Wuncler III and his friend Gin Rummy to find the real killer so Tom will not have to face his ultimate fear: being sent to prison and anally raped.
Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews and Samuel L. Jackson guest star
6 6 "The Story of Gangstalicious" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes December 11, 2005 (2005-12-11) 107
Riley's favorite gangsta rapper, Gangstalicious, is shot and hospitalized in Woodcrest. He visits him in the hospital only to learn the truth about Gangstalicious and the meaning of “Thuggin’ Luv.”
Mos Def and MTV News anchor Sway guest star. 
7 7 "A Huey Freeman Christmas" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder December 18, 2005 (2005-12-18) 109
Huey is given creative control over his school's Christmas play. Meanwhile, Riley revives an old grudge with Santa.
Quincy Jones and Judge Reinhold guest star. 
8 8 "The Real" Anthony Bell Aaron McGruder January 8, 2006 (2006-01-08) 105
Robert, following Riley’s advice, pretends to be blind to get his ride pimped. Things turn badly when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition shows up to add a new wing onto the house. Meanwhile, Huey is being stalked by a mysterious secret agent, or perhaps his paranoia is simply playing tricks with his mind.
Xzibit and John C. McGinley guest star. 
9 9 "Return of the King" Kalvin Lee Aaron McGruder January 15, 2006 (2006-01-15) 110
Martin Luther King, Jr. wakes up from a coma after 32 years, and is thrust into a much different world than the one he remembers. After being ostracized and castigated by the post-9/11 world for applying his philosophy of peace to terrorism, Huey motivates Dr. King to revive the civil rights movement by creating a black revolution party.
Kevin Michael Richardson guest stars. 
10 10 "The Itis" Joe Horne Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes January 22, 2006 (2006-01-22) 108
With financial help from Ed Wuncler, Robert opens Woodcrest’s first soul food restaurant. Though extremely popular, the restaurant ends up having a corrosive effect on the once-friendly neighborhood.
Ed Asner and Candi Milo guest star. 
11 11 "Let's Nab Oprah" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder & Yamara Taylor February 12, 2006 (2006-02-12) 112
Riley, Ed Wuncler III, and Gin Rummy try to kidnap Oprah Winfrey. Riley ends up being the brains of the operation due to the ineptitude of the former duo. Huey, however, catches wind of their plan and takes it upon himself to stop them and set Riley straight.
Charlie Murphy and Samuel L. Jackson guest star. 
12 12 "Riley Wuz Here" Kalvin Lee Aaron McGruder & Yamara Taylor February 19, 2006 (2006-02-19) 113
Riley is caught painting graffiti and is forced by Robert to take art lessons. Little does Robert know that Riley’s strange new art teacher, styled after Bob Ross from PBS, is no ordinary tutor and is fond of painting “murals” himself. Meanwhile, Huey decides to watch “black” television, as an experiment similar to the documentary, Super Size Me, for two straight weeks to determine if doing so negatively affects his health.
Rob Paulsen guest stars. 
13 13 "Wingmen" Seung Eun Kim Aaron McGruder March 5, 2006 (2006-03-05) 111
Robert is asked to give a eulogy in Chicago for his deceased World War II friend, Mo. Huey is given the opportunity to reconnect with his old friend Cairo, whom he had lost contact with. Things don’t go as planned for either of the two, and both Robert and Huey find it hard to negotiate the past.
Mike Epps guest stars. 
14 14 "The Block Is Hot" Kalvin Lee Aaron McGruder & Yamara Taylor March 12, 2006 (2006-03-12) 114
An abnormally hot winter's day causes the citizens of Woodcrest to act out in a strange manner. Jazmine opens a lemonade stand and sells out to Ed Wuncler for the price of a pony against Huey's advice. Consequently, she learns the true value of a hard day’s work.
Ed Asner guest stars. 
15 15 "The Passion of Reverend Ruckus" Sean Song Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes March 19, 2006 (2006-03-19) 115
Uncle Ruckus dreams about a "white heaven" and is diagnosed with cancer. He dedicates the remainder of his life to preaching to the world about loving the "white man". Meanwhile, Huey devises a comprehensive scheme to try to bust an unjustly imprisoned death row inmate out of jail. 

Home release[edit]

All fifteen episodes from season one were released completely uncensored on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on July 25, 2006.

The Boondocks season one
Set details [1] Special features
  • 15 episodes
  • 3-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English
    • English subtitles
    • Spanish subtitles
    • French subtitles
  • Audio and video commentaries by creator Aaron McGruder
  • Audio commentaries by Uncle Ruckus
  • Behind-the-scenes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Animatics
  • Unaired "Adult Swim" TV promos
  • Printable storyboards
Release dates
Region 1
July 25, 2006