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|Premiere||November 6, 2005|
|Finale||June 23, 2014|
The Boondocks is an animated sitcom created by Aaron McGruder based on the syndicated comic strip, also drawn by Aaron McGruder, that ran from 1996 to 2006. The series premiered on November 6, 2005, on Cartoon Network's programming block Adult Swim. There have been a total of 55 episodes, with the fourth season being the final season.
A 10-year-old wannabe political activist (Huey) and 8-year-old aspiring "gangsta" and rapper (Riley). Raised on the mean streets of inner-city Chicago, Huey and Riley were in for quite a bit of culture shock when they moved to an affluent, essentially lily-white suburb, there to live with their crotchety "(Grandad)" Robert Freeman.
Their posh new surroundings affected the youngsters' streetwise punkish not one whit, and as result, most of the episodes dealt with their efforts to either "radicalize" suburbia or to make sense of the hypocrisies and inconsistencies doled out by both the black and white communities in a post-9/11 world.