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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. 100
    If you love a big, seriously politically incorrect, brilliantly funny show that delivers belly laughs of the "South Park" quantity, then this one's for you.
  2. 90
    I can't think of another recent work of art, popular or serious, that's as caustic about race as this wild little cartoon.
  3. As hilariously scalding onscreen as it is on the daily comics pages.
  4. 75
    Like the frequently audacious comic strip that gave it life, "The Boondocks" doesn't mess around.
  5. 75
    "Boondocks" is a charming, amusing and good-looking cartoon. What's more, it establishes fertile, identifiable characters and story lines.
  6. 60
    Deliberate pacing muffles the comedy's energy. Stylish animation clashes with coarse language and situations. Would arty photography help a Mel Brooks movie? Not one with a wobbly script.
  7. 30
    There is not a single fresh moment in the three episodes that have run so far; it turns out you can be controversial without being the least bit interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 152
  1. xpoondiggy
    Nov 13, 2005
    this is the best show on adult swim, hands down!
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    Hilarious show, very amusing with its wit and racial stereotypes which they manage to turn into pure laughter, great jokes, and just comedy at some of its finest. Expand
  3. patricaudontneedtoknow
    Mar 4, 2006
    I think this show is the shit, I think some people say it sucks because they dont like how they talk or just turn too the channel and call it crap and dont even bother to look at, well heres something that most of these complaining ass people need to do turn the goddam cartoon and go and watch the cooking channel or something let the people who enjoy watching watch it without having to here some complaining ass people. ps. and sorry most of this wont make sense to u Expand
  4. ahmadr.
    Oct 30, 2007
    This show is so hilarious.
  5. SymiraH.
    May 29, 2008
    This is one of the best shows. Aaron Mcgruder is not afraid to take on subjects dealing with the black community.
  6. JB
    Aug 12, 2006
    Excellent show, perhaps the only one to have ever translated a comic strip properly (maybe making it better in the process by delivering several strips worth of comics at once). As daring at South Park was originally with the same mass appeal (at least in my family) as the Simpsons. And honestly, comparing it to either of those shows does it a disservice, as it outshines them both in some ways. Expand
  7. raphaelp
    Nov 9, 2005
    If we didn't get enough use of the word "nigger" in Rap, here is the rest. As a child of the civil rights era I let people spit in my face so I would never hear that word again. People were sprayed with hoses, beaten,sent to jail for the same purpose. So now that kids are benefiting from so many older Black's suffering they think the word has no meaning. They are soooooooooo wrong. Expand

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