The Best Episodes of The Boondocks

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

The Boondocks is based on the satiric Aaron McGruder comic strip of the same name. The show follows the adventures of two black boys, Riley and Huey Freeman, who experience a culture clash when they move from southside Chicago to the "boondocks" to live with their grandfather.

The Fundraiser

#1 - The Fundraiser

Season 3 - Episode 7

Riley organizes a fundraiser with Cindy McPhearson and other kids from Woodcrest.

star 8.53
161 votes
Directors: Sung Dae Kang
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy

#2 - Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy

Season 3 - Episode 5

The Freemans are in trouble when Stinkmeaner's gang decide to come after them in retaliation for his death

star 8.27
139 votes
Directors: Sung Dae Kang
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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A Date With the Booty Warrior

#3 - A Date With the Booty Warrior

Season 3 - Episode 9

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, and his delicate backside, out of jail in one piece.

star 8.26
144 votes
Directors: Young Chan Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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It's a Black President, Huey Freeman

#4 - It's a Black President, Huey Freeman

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Freemans are filmed for a German documentary about the 2008 election of Barack Obama in the Season 3 premiere.

star 8.17
155 votes
Directors: Sung Dae Kang
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Stinkmeaner Strikes Back

#5 - Stinkmeaner Strikes Back

Season 2 - Episode 4

Huey has a dream of Stinkmeaner and Granddad says that he was a menace and he sent him to hell like he deserves. Stinkmeaner's spirit later inhabits Tom Dubois' body and goes looking for revenge against Granddad. Huey must stop him from killing Granddad.

star 8.15
170 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes
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The Passion of Reverend Ruckus

#6 - The Passion of Reverend Ruckus

Season 1 - Episode 15

While Ruckus spreads the word of White Jesus to get into White Heaven, Huey desperately tries to save his friend from death row.

star 8.14
138 votes
Directors: Sean Song
Writers: Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes
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Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner

#7 - Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 3

Huey and Riley try to convince Grandad that his new girlfriend Cristal (like the champagne) is actually a prostitute. Of course, Grandad doesn't believe them, even when she spends all his money. But when A Pimp Named Slickback shows up, the truth is revealed.

star 8.14
258 votes
Directors: Anthony Bell
Writers: Rodney Barnes, Aaron McGruder
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Mr. Medicinal

#8 - Mr. Medicinal

Season 3 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.12
131 votes
Directors: Sung Hoon Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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... Or Die Trying

#9 - ... Or Die Trying

Season 2 - Episode 1

Granddad, Huey, Riley and Jazmine must avoid guards after they sneak in to a theatre to watch Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking.

star 8.09
182 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder, Yamara Taylor
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The Story of Thugnificent

#10 - The Story of Thugnificent

Season 2 - Episode 5

The infamous rapper Thugnificent moves to the neighbourhood with his friends Macktastic and Flonominal, eventually leading to Granddad becoming annoyed with his new neighbours. Their feud inspires Thugnificent to create a diss-track called "Eff Granddad".

star 8.09
174 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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The Color Ruckus

#11 - The Color Ruckus

Season 3 - Episode 14

On a final visit to Woodcrest, Ruckus's terminally ill Nana wants to die in Robert Freeman's house.

star 8.08
110 votes
Directors: Young Chan Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Breaking Granddad

#12 - Breaking Granddad

Season 4 - Episode 3

The Freemans sell an explosive hair product and contend with the black market.

star 8.08
242 votes
Directors: Dae Woo Lee
Writers:
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The Story of Lando Freeman

#13 - The Story of Lando Freeman

Season 3 - Episode 10

There's a new handyman in the neighborhood undercutting Uncle Ruckus... which is all good for Granddad and his garden until the man claims to be his long lost son, Lando. Will Granddad take responsibility and be a father to his child? Not without a talk show paternity test.

star 8.07
104 votes
Directors: Sung Dae Kang
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Thank You for Not Snitching

#14 - Thank You for Not Snitching

Season 2 - Episode 3

Two men are invading homes, and Riley and Granddad are refusing to speak to the police. It gets worse when Granddad's car, Dorothy, gets stolen by the robbers. If Riley and Granddad still refuse, worse things may be in store.

star 8.05
160 votes
Directors: Seung Eun-Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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The Kentucky Fried Flu

#15 - The Kentucky Fried Flu

Season 3 - Episode 13

When a chicken franchise run out of its newest recipe introduction, things go from bad to worse when a viral outbreak is linked to the same chicken. Thankfully, Huey has prepared a survival outline in just such an emergency, but it's all threatened when no one can seem to stick to the simple plan.

star 8.04
117 votes
Directors: Sung Dae Kang
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Smokin With Cigarettes

#16 - Smokin With Cigarettes

Season 3 - Episode 6

When Riley befriends juvenile felon Lamilton Taeshawn, he is having the best time of his life as they go around, causing trouble. Things take a turn for the worst when Lamilton wants to cause more than just trouble when he shows Riley a real handgun... A parody of the now infamous web video where the little boy steals his grandma's Durango and goes joy riding after she refuses to buy him chicken wings at the grocery store.

star 8.02
144 votes
Directors: Sung Dae Kang
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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It's Goin Down

#17 - It's Goin Down

Season 3 - Episode 15

A terror attack near Woodcrest is imminent, and retired domestic terrorist Huey Freeman is the main suspect. With super-agent Jack Flowers on his tail and Ed and Rummy on the loose, can anyone save the day?

star 8.01
101 votes
Directors: Sung Hoon Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Granddad's Fight

#18 - Granddad's Fight

Season 1 - Episode 4

Grandad and Colonel Stinkmeaner have a beef. One man's blind. One man's feeble. Both are really, really old. Let "The Slugfest In Woodcrest" commence!

star 8.00
226 votes
Writers: Rodney Barnes, Aaron McGrude
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The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2

#19 - The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 13

Granddad worries about Riley's sexuality when he notices that he begins to dress and act like "in-the-closet" rapper, Gangstalicious.

star 8.00
102 votes
Directors: Seung Eun Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes
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Home Alone

#20 - Home Alone

Season 2 - Episode 10

Granddad takes a vacation, leaving the boys alone, but just who is in charge?

star 7.99
116 votes
Directors: Dan Fausett
Writers: Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes
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The Red Ball

#21 - The Red Ball

Season 3 - Episode 3

Kickball legend Huey Freeman returns after a self-imposed exile from the game.

star 7.98
151 votes
Directors: Young Chan Kim
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Shinin'

#22 - Shinin'

Season 2 - Episode 7

Riley joins Thugnificent's Lethal Injection crew. Meanwhile, a local bully steals Riley's prized chain.

star 7.98
132 votes
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The Trial of Robert Kelly

#23 - The Trial of Robert Kelly

Season 1 - Episode 2

When the trial of R&B star R. Kelly comes to town and Tom Dubois is the ADA, Huey and Riley are on opposing sides of the hot-button "underage peeing" issue. Meanwhile, Granddad and Uncle Ruckus argue about white people during a game of checkers.

star 7.98
287 votes
Directors: Anthony Bell
Writers: Aaron McGruder, Rodney Barnes
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The Block is Hot

#24 - The Block is Hot

Season 1 - Episode 14

Its February, and its record temperatures of 90 degrees. Luckily, Jazmine has her lemonade stand open, and does pretty well. Her success catches the eye of corporate tycoon Ed Wuncler. Despite several warnings from Huey, Jazmine then learns the true meaning of "capitalism" when Wuncler decides to buy the stand.

star 7.97
118 votes
Directors: Kalvin Lee
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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Return of the King

#25 - Return of the King

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Martin Luther King Jr. comes out of a coma after 32 years and finds himself thrust into the 21st and life in the post "September 11th" lunacy, his "turn the other cheek" philosophy quickly takes him from beloved national hero to dispised terrorist sympathizer.

star 7.97
160 votes
Directors: Kalvin Lee
Writers: Aaron McGruder
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