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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 01-04-2006 00:09 »

I love this show.  Every episode has been funny thus far.
Nanmo

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« Reply #1 on: 01-04-2006 01:29 »

Yes, I remember when the cartoon strip first came out and all the controversy. I have never actually read it, but have gotten more interested since seeing the show.
LayZ341

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« Reply #2 on: 01-04-2006 01:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2006 01:59 »

Finally, I've been waiting for someone to start a topic on this show (I've been too lazy to do it). This show is great, its one of the few shows that I actually make time in my schedule to watch. I've been a fan of the comic strip for about a year now and I couldn't wait for the show to start. Yeah the show is controversial, but it takes on serious topics with humor. I think thats better than pretending that these topics don't exist. I belong to The Boondocks Fan Forum, its a great place to discuss the show. The people are cool and mature, its a great site.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #3 on: 01-04-2006 02:17 »

I was going to make a boondocks thread, but I didn't have the guts to type the first name that came into my head:

Damn, nigga!  A Boondocks thread!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #4 on: 01-04-2006 11:23 »

Yeah, this show has been excellent.  It's extremely funny, and some of the episodes are surprisingly thoughtful.  "A Date with a Health Inspector" is probably the best episode of anything I've seen in a while.
LayZ341

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« Reply #5 on: 01-09-2006 03:04 »
« Last Edit on: 01-09-2006 03:04 »

What did yall think of "The Reality". I loved the "white shadow", "bill cosby glasses", and Robert "bitches" Freeman.  And the speech Huey gave to Jazmine, priceless.  Another great episode   smile.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #6 on: 01-09-2006 19:01 »

Yeah, it was good as usual.  And as a "Boondocks" comic fan it was great to see a scene on the hill, as well as a callback where Riley refers to his "thug name" (Escobar).  A bunch of great moments, and the animation continues to be way, way too good for Adult Swim.

Next week's looks like it'll be one of the best for sure.  The plot description is one of the funniest I've ever heard.
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #7 on: 01-10-2006 18:16 »

I've never seen it,but the previews look good.
Homer Simpson
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« Reply #8 on: 01-10-2006 20:41 »

that show is funny
Nanmo

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« Reply #9 on: 01-13-2006 00:34 »

The last show was excellent. I just started reading the daily comics, and find them just as good. Wish I had started reading earlier.
LayZ341

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« Reply #10 on: 01-13-2006 20:30 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2006 20:30 »

Just a reminder that you can catch this week premiere episode of "Return of the King" will be shown on Friday Night Fix tonight from 11pm-6am.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #11 on: 01-23-2006 23:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-23-2006 23:50 »

I loved last night's episode it was hilarious. 

Riley: Whoa. This is what crack must feel like.
LayZ341

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« Reply #12 on: 01-24-2006 00:11 »

Yeah, that episode whole episode about gentrification.  The "Luther" was a metaphor for crack, thats why Riley's quote was so funny. I also like Huey's movie review of "Soul Food", I would love to hear his review for other movies.
Nanmo

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« Reply #13 on: 01-24-2006 01:57 »

Who didn't see the ending comming a mile away? I though it was great, a lot of social commentary.

Havent seen Soul Food, but I thought the review was funny reguardless.
starone

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 01-24-2006 11:53 »

Yeah, I love this show. One of the few shows I go out of my way to see now a days. I'd say each episode has at least one memorible quote or scene.

When I saw the luther on this weeks ep I thought, "how can anybody possibly eat that without being concerned for their health" I mean I like fast food as much as the next person but even I have my limits.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #15 on: 01-24-2006 14:25 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2006 14:25 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
I loved last night's episode it was hilarious. 

Riley: Whoa. This is what crack must feel like.

God, I was wondering what he was saying.  I saw the promo and the episode and couldn't make out the word "crack".  Good line.

Pretty good episode too.  The MLK and gas station robbery ones are the best though.

LayZ341

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« Reply #16 on: 01-24-2006 16:20 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2006 16:20 »

 
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Originally posted by DoTheBartman
Pretty good episode too.  The MLK and gas station robbery ones are the best though.

Yeah those episodes were the best because of the messages behind them.  The whole gas station robbery was a metaphor of the war in Iraq, for those who didn't pick it up. Gin Rummy was Donald Rumsfield and Ed as Bush.  The owner was Saddam, the officer was the UN, and the gun was the weapons of mass destruction. But I still think the MLK episode was the best.  Just because I could see everything happening just the way it did.

Mr.MastodonFarm

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« Reply #17 on: 01-24-2006 16:42 »

Wait, none of you have read the comic? Well, except one.

I haven't seen the show, save for The Reality episode... that was okay. I have to admit I was disappointed the show didn't feature Caesar.

Anyway, I was hoping it hits some of the high points the comic did, such as: Tom DuBois encouraging inner-city youth to "Vote or Die", Flaggee and Ribbon, and Uncle Ruckus' review of King Kong. What do you think?
LayZ341

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« Reply #18 on: 01-24-2006 17:24 »

Yeah the Uncle Ruckus' review of King Kong was funny. But there have been questions about the underlying message of that movie before.  I liked how Granddad and Tom were excited about seeing that manly movie "Brokeback Mountain".
DotheBartman

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« Reply #19 on: 01-24-2006 17:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr.MastodonFarm:
Wait, none of you have read the comic? Well, except one.

Oh, I read it daily.  And I have two of the books.

Caesar isn't in the first season at all, but I think he's supposed to come in when the second season starts (whenever that will be).  I miss him too, but the show is great otherwise IMO.

The strip doesn't recycle too much from the comic though, except for occasional lines here and there (like "Now, first of all, let me say that I believe all marriage is wrong" in the pilot).  It would be fun to see Flagee and Ribbon again, but I doubt we will unless there's some specific reason to.  But the show stands on it's own and actually does a lot of great stuff the strip wouldn't be able to.
evan

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« Reply #20 on: 01-24-2006 21:33 »

Caesar doesn't appear in the first few months of the comic strip, anyway. I think Huey needs to feel isolated from the rest of the world before they introduce a character sympathetic to him. Huey's outrage needs more episodes before he's technically pacified.

Personally, I like that they aren't recycling plots from the comic strip. What works in three panels doesn't really translate well into a 30 minute episode. Repeating the same ideas would just make fans of the comic bored with the show quickly. I personally like these new stories. I would hate to see the writers being forced to use old jokes for the series.
starone

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« Reply #21 on: 01-24-2006 23:29 »

 
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Caesar doesn't appear in the first few months of the comic strip, anyway.

More like the first year.
Nanmo

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« Reply #22 on: 01-25-2006 01:25 »

The TV show can't be as timely as the strip due to production times any way.

 
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think Huey needs to feel isolated from the rest of the world before they introduce a character sympathetic to him.
Now that I've gotten into the daily strip, and have read the first two books, I agree with you. The TV show needs to progress a little more before he can come.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #23 on: 01-25-2006 18:49 »

Along with the five remaining episodes, Adult Swim has just ordered a 20 episode second season:
 http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/cabletv/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001918470

I've also read that McGruder wants to do a movie and video game at some point.
LayZ341

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« Reply #24 on: 02-06-2006 18:27 »

If you didn't hear Al Sharpton wanted to protest the show after watching the MLK episode.



I wonder what his reaction to this will be?
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #25 on: 02-07-2006 20:52 »

"This just in, Al Sharpton has been pronounced dead. He was found on his toilet, clutching his newspaper."

I've only seen one episode, the R. Kelly one. That was funny. I'll most likely watch again.

I am a bit pissed that it's getting 20 episodes next season when The Venture Brothers is only geting 14. Maybe they should have used the N word too.
LayZ341

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« Reply #26 on: 02-08-2006 19:45 »

Yeah I like The Venture Brothers too, but I'm glad The Boondocks got 20 more episodes. The VB is really creative, but to me nothing is more funny than the truth, no matter how controversial it is.
Roy Bluth

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« Reply #27 on: 02-08-2006 19:48 »

I suppose. But I still think TVB should have gotten more episodes.

When was the last new episode of The Boondocks?
LayZ341

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« Reply #28 on: 02-08-2006 19:52 »

The last new episode of the Boondocks was "The Itis" about 3 weeks ago. But a new episode is coming on this Sunday, and its the return of Gin Rummy (Samuel L. Jackson) and Ed III (Charlie Murphy).  They team up with Riley again to kidnap Oprah, from the looks of the previews.
Roy Bluth

Bending Unit
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« Reply #29 on: 02-10-2006 23:01 »

Sounds cool. What time is it on? (I'm too lazy to look it up myself)
Nanmo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 02-11-2006 00:44 »

11:00 Eastern and Pacific sundays, repeats on thursdays now, not sure of the time.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #31 on: 02-11-2006 15:59 »

Did the promo actually air on tv?  I saw the "Let's Nab Oprah" promo on the AS site, but all the other listings say "Wingmen" is this Sunday's show.

I'm sure both will rock, though I'm looking forward to Wingmen the most.
Roy Bluth

Bending Unit
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« Reply #32 on: 02-11-2006 18:43 »

Thanks for the info Nanmo. I'll definitely check it out.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #33 on: 02-13-2006 03:34 »

Holy $#!t was that Oprah episode funny.  Probably one of the best so far.  Simply awesome.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #34 on: 02-13-2006 12:45 »

I would agree and the Maya Angelou scene was hilarious.
LayZ341

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 02-13-2006 20:16 »

I liked the episode. I couldn't find any underlying messages behind it, so I guess it was just pure comedy.  My favorite part was the "black power fist" with its imperialism stopping electricity. And if you didn't like the episode, you're just a Hater!!!
Nanmo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #36 on: 02-14-2006 02:46 »

I like how Samuel L Jackson and Charlie Murphy play the two rich dudes. Loved the "black power fist"!
Roy Bluth

Bending Unit
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« Reply #37 on: 02-16-2006 20:35 »

I believe this episode is rerunning tonight? I shall duck behind this trash cart....er, I mean watch it then.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #38 on: 02-24-2006 00:57 »

this past episode with the weird artist was good.  What was up with Huey watching Black TV for days?
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #39 on: 02-24-2006 02:05 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2006 02:05 »

Huey's experiment was A. a shot at most "black television" for being so awful, and B. a clever parody of "Supersize Me".

And yeah, pretty good episode.  Not the greatest but good, and there aren't any bad episodes yet.  A couple parts were rather sad, which I didn't expect.
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