The Boondocks (season 1)

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The Boondocks Season 1
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DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 15
Broadcast
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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Season 2
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. The first season is also available on the iTunes Store and has been made available for on demand streaming on Netflix.

Production[edit]

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.

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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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" and Riley finds 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 urinating 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, oblivious to the fact that she is a prostitute. She moves in with the family much to his grandsons' chagrin and they try to help him see her for the "gold-diggin' hoe" she is.
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 Stinkmeanor, a crotchety old blind man. 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 Stinkmeanor is simply "a blind man who got lucky" the day of the fight. Granddad ends up accidentally killing Stinkmeanor in anger during the rematch.
5 5 "A Date With The Health Inspector" Joe Horne Aaron McGruder & Rodney Barnes December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04) 106
When 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 won't need to face his ultimate fear: being prison-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
When Riley visits his favorite gangsta rapper, Gangstalicious, when he's hospitalized in Woodcrest after being shot, he learns the truth about his idol 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
Following Riley's advice, Robert pretends to be blind to get his ride pimped, but then Extreme Makeover: Home Edition shows up to add a new wing onto the house. Meanwhile, is Huey being stalked by a mysterious secret agent, or is his paranoia playing tricks on 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 far different world than the one he remembers: he's 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; it's extremely popular but 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
When Riley, Ed Wuncler III, and Gin Rummy try to kidnap Oprah Winfrey, Riley turns out to be the real brains of the operation. When Huey hears of the plan, he tries to stop it 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
Robert forces Riley to take art lessons after he's caught painting graffiti, and Riley discovers that the art teacher, styled after Bob Ross from PBS, is no ordinary tutor and loves to paint “murals” himself. Meanwhile, Huey conducts an experiment similar to the documentary Super Size Me and watches "black" television for 2 straight weeks to see if it 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, which is an opportunity for Huey Freeman to reconnect with his old friend Cairo. Unfortunately, things go wrong for both of them.
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 day causes Woodcrest's citizens to act strangely; meanwhile, Jazmine opens a lemonade stand and, against Huey's advice, sells out to Ed Wuncler for the price of a pony, but 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 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

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