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Old 06-11-08, 03:01 PM
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I loved the comic strip and agree somewhat that it didn't translate that well to a tv series. However, the tv series is good in it's own right. I think the strip was sublte and the tv show is in your face. That's the main difference to me. I wish there was still a comic strip though.

Zombeaner - Have you ever read Lalo Alcaraz's strip "La Cucaracha"? They dropped it from the Dallas Morning News, but you can still find it on the internet.
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Old 06-11-08, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jeditalk
Aaron McGruder is a fool. Have you seen this new advertisement for boondocks season 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhlQA61f_rY
Didn't even know that was Carl at first.

A fan of the show here, but I still haven't seen nothing match the genius of (Last season's) "Return of the King". Still gonna get the season 2 set sometime this weekend though.

BTW, for those who already got it, does she come back for the extras?
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Old 06-11-08, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by joefrog91
Zombeaner - Have you ever read Lalo Alcaraz's strip "La Cucaracha"? They dropped it from the Dallas Morning News, but you can still find it on the internet.
I did read La Cucaracha, but it was far less willing to be self reflective than Boondocks. Plus, the art was all crappy comparatively speaking.
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Old 06-11-08, 10:31 PM
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I think the Boondocks has a lot of Chris Rock-esque/Dave Chappelle comedy in it, and I love it. The episodes I remember the most are the ones with the "***** moments" and the R. Kelly trial.
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Old 06-12-08, 08:25 AM
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One of my faves was the one where Grandpa fell for the Hot Stripper chick.


I looove the way they drew her.


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Old 06-12-08, 11:46 AM
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Maybe I haven't seen the right episodes, but the ones I have seen came off as overly smug and self-satisfied - not even remotely funny.
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Old 06-12-08, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by slop101
Maybe I haven't seen the right episodes, but the ones I have seen came off as overly smug and self-satisfied - not even remotely funny.
I would start from the beginning. There are a lot of jokes that carry over into other episodes...so if you didn't see it to start with chance are you probably not going to get it later on.
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Old 06-12-08, 01:33 PM
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I watched Season 1 "live", and then bought the DVD. Because of the long time between seasons I totally forgot about season 2. So I haven't watched any episode from it.

If you are interested check the MLK episode. That episode made me cry real bad.
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Old 06-13-08, 05:30 AM
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one of the funnier episodes imo

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=31855268

who doesn't agree?
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Old 06-13-08, 07:29 AM
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I loved the first season missed the second season. I went to the University of Maryland when he was getting his start by putting the Boondocks comic strip in the Diamondback the school newspaper. I remember even back then he was getting letters written to the newspaper about how some people didnt feel what he was writting in the comic was correct.
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Old 06-21-08, 05:27 PM
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BTW, for those who already got it, does she come back for the extras?

Got the set today. She ain't on the commentaries this time around, but she popped up in the featurette.

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Old 06-22-08, 06:54 AM
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I watched an episode or two on Adult Swim, now I'm hooked and just finished season 1. Probably the smartest animated show I've seen. Wuxler's (?) son is so dead on, I think if you're under 25 you know so many of those rich suburban white boy fake gangsters. The R. Kelly and the Xmas episodes were classics.
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Old 06-24-08, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by macnorton
Not exactly...there were 15 episodes, the other 2 will never air in the US.
Care to give any details on that?
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Old 06-24-08, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
Care to give any details on that?
Sure what do you want to know?

There were 15 episodes ordered and two never aired "The Uncle Rukus Reality Show" and "Hunger Strike". They aired in Canada and they are available on the DVD. If we count the 13 that did air plus those two, that makes 15.

And the episodes in question really take a nasty stab at BET. Reginald Hudlin is the head of BET and EP on The Boondocks in title only. So my guess is, that his lawyers got after Cartoon Network and they decided not to air them. And they probably never will...at least on Cartoon Network.

Hope that clears it up.

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Old 06-25-08, 08:06 AM
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Oh, got it. You said "never air" and I guess I had in my head "never release" and didn't realize they were on the dvds. Still interesting to know. Thanks.
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Old 06-25-08, 11:08 AM
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I tried to watch it several times....but I'm not much for satire and politics in my cartoons. All I want to do is laugh at silly shit, not be preached to.
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Old 06-25-08, 11:19 AM
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I been wondering, especially now that Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee, why Aaron McGruder is MIA from the funny pages.
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Old 06-25-08, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
Oh, got it. You said "never air" and I guess I had in my head "never release" and didn't realize they were on the dvds. Still interesting to know. Thanks.
It's cool...glad I could help. Also, those two episodes are fantastic.
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Old 06-25-08, 11:42 AM
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I been wondering, especially now that Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee, why Aaron McGruder is MIA from the funny pages.
Depending on who you ask...Tom appears to be based on Obama. And I for one agree with that. But I think the funny pages Boondocks are gone for good.
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Old 06-25-08, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by covenant
I tried to watch it several times....but I'm not much for satire and politics in my cartoons. All I want to do is laugh at silly shit, not be preached to.
Again I guess it is a matter of preference, but I don't find the show preachy. A lot of the bust a gut moments directly tie into the message. And some people don't like that. It's cool though...sorry it didn't work for you.
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Old 06-25-08, 12:34 PM
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Depending on who you ask...Tom appears to be based on Obama.
I doubt it. Tom has been around for much longer than Obama has been a national figure. Plus the personal details, like his wife and child, don't match at all.

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Old 06-25-08, 12:57 PM
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Went though a few episodes last night. I forgot how much Regina King improved on Huey's voice for this season. He finally sounds like the young man that so many of us envisioned from the strip.
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Old 01-17-10, 10:44 PM
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Re: The Boondocks...opinions

So The Boondocks is coming back for a third season. March 28, 2010.

http://www.facebook.com/The-Boondock...8794872?ref=nf
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Old 01-17-10, 11:09 PM
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Re: The Boondocks...opinions

Yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-10, 11:50 PM
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Re: The Boondocks...opinions

I'm so confused. I think I missed all of season 2.
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