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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 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 154
  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. Josephy.
    Nov 5, 2007
    One show that fights against ignorant PC nonsense. Everything can be a little funny if you can grow up and get a sense of humor. The things that make us all different are the things that make us all the same. Laugh world, just laugh. Expand
  5. Jasmine
    Jul 27, 2008
    Excellent satire that people either get, or they don't. The people who don't get it are usually the ones being made fun of.
  6. DeeDee
    Oct 17, 2007
    The Boondocks is smart, funny, relevant and entertaining. Racism will not end because anyone stops using the N- word. Focusing on that cause you to miss all the totally relevant social and mulit-cultural commentary the show has to offer. MacGruder is the bomb! 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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