History ComicStrip / TheBoondocks

10th Feb '18 9:01:47 PM quackytrope
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* DarkerAndEdgier: It, along with ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'', was one of the more subversive newspaper strips of it's time, with it's dark humor and biting social commentary.
15th Oct '17 6:12:17 PM nombretomado
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* LessEmbarrassingTerm: A strip has Granddad defending his "Man-Bag" (similar to a purse) as being manly in a strip introducing the UnusualEuphemism "{{Brokeback|Mountain}}", for something of dubious masculinity.

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* LessEmbarrassingTerm: A strip has Granddad defending his "Man-Bag" (similar to a purse) as being manly in a strip introducing the UnusualEuphemism "{{Brokeback|Mountain}}", "Film/{{Brokeback|Mountain}}", for something of dubious masculinity.
30th Sep '17 5:14:58 PM nombretomado
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** If there's one thing he hates almost as much as Bush, it's annoying black celebrities and media. Especially BlackEntertainmentTelevision, which he blames for dumbing down African-American culture and against whom he maintains a vendetta to this day. In the strip and the show, he's never ''ever'' missed an opportunity to deliver a seething TakeThat to BET.

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** If there's one thing he hates almost as much as Bush, it's annoying black celebrities and media. Especially BlackEntertainmentTelevision, {{Creator/BET}}, which he blames for dumbing down African-American culture and against whom he maintains a vendetta to this day. In the strip and the show, he's never ''ever'' missed an opportunity to deliver a seething TakeThat to BET.
10th Jun '17 9:33:14 AM nombretomado
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The comics are centered around the lives of [[FishOutOfWater the Freemans]], a black family from [[TheCity inner-city]] [[TheWindyCity Chicago, Illinois]] who move into the mostly white {{suburb|ia}} of Woodcrest, Maryland. The main protagonist is Huey Freeman, a [[ChildProdigy smart]] yet [[TheCynic cynical]] little boy who is a far-left-wing political activist, constantly railing against problems affecting the black community. His little brother is Riley Freeman, a juvenile {{delinquent}} who imitates {{gangsta rap}} culture too closely. The two boys are being raised by their single grandfather Robert Freeman, a {{grumpy old man}} who takes a disciplinarian approach to parenting.

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The comics are centered around the lives of [[FishOutOfWater the Freemans]], a black family from [[TheCity inner-city]] [[TheWindyCity [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Chicago, Illinois]] who move into the mostly white {{suburb|ia}} of Woodcrest, Maryland. The main protagonist is Huey Freeman, a [[ChildProdigy smart]] yet [[TheCynic cynical]] little boy who is a far-left-wing political activist, constantly railing against problems affecting the black community. His little brother is Riley Freeman, a juvenile {{delinquent}} who imitates {{gangsta rap}} culture too closely. The two boys are being raised by their single grandfather Robert Freeman, a {{grumpy old man}} who takes a disciplinarian approach to parenting.
20th May '17 8:47:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: One strip lampooned the UsefulNotes/McDonalds "I'd hit it" campaign with a note saying "Actual [=McDonald's=] ad".
3rd Feb '17 2:48:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** One whole storyline revolves around Huey trying to have MichaelBolton murdered. At least one hitman implied that he'd ''love'' to do it, if only Huey could pay him enough to cover the expenses (he couldn't). And don't get Huey started on Jar Jar Binks.

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** One whole storyline revolves around Huey trying to have MichaelBolton Music/MichaelBolton murdered. At least one hitman implied that he'd ''love'' to do it, if only Huey could pay him enough to cover the expenses (he couldn't). And don't get Huey started on Jar Jar Binks.
15th Dec '16 12:39:48 AM Xtifr
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'''''The Boondocks''''' is a newspaper comic strip created by Aaron [=McGruder=], which was published by the Universal Press Syndicate from 1999 to 2006. All of the comics can be found [[http://www.gocomics.com/boondocks/1999/04/19/ here]]. It was adapted into an [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks animated television series of the same name]] that aired intermittently on Creator/AdultSwim from 2005 to 2014.

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'''''The Boondocks''''' ''The Boondocks'' is a newspaper comic strip created by Aaron [=McGruder=], which was published by the Universal Press Syndicate from 1999 to 2006. All of the comics can be found [[http://www.gocomics.com/boondocks/1999/04/19/ here]]. It was adapted into an [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks animated television series of the same name]] that aired intermittently on Creator/AdultSwim from 2005 to 2014.
2nd Dec '16 7:30:07 PM N1KF
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Most of the comic strip's humor was very satirical and topical in nature. Aaron [=McGruder=] used the comic as a [[AuthorTract vehicle for his social views]], covering a lot of [[RippedFromTheHeadlines then-current news events]] on African-Americans and the United States in general. His favorite subjects of mockery were annoying black celebrities and right-wing politicians (especially the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration). Unsurprisingly, this comic strip attracted a lot of controversy, but also a lot of popularity over the years.

Not to be confused with ''TheBoondockSaints''.

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Most of the comic strip's humor was very satirical and topical in nature. Aaron [=McGruder=] used the comic as a [[AuthorTract vehicle for his social views]], covering a lot of [[RippedFromTheHeadlines then-current news events]] on African-Americans and the United States UsefulNotes/UnitedStates in general. His favorite subjects of mockery were annoying black celebrities and right-wing politicians (especially the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration). Unsurprisingly, this comic strip attracted a lot of controversy, but also a lot of popularity over the years.

Not to be confused with ''TheBoondockSaints''.''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
15th Aug '16 10:38:00 AM Oecchi
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* {{Animesque}}: Not as obvious as it is in the [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks animated series]], but there's still a definite manga influence in the comic's art style.
31st Mar '16 4:36:41 PM C2
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* FollowTheLeader: Inverted. [=McGruder=] has stated that what drove him to take the book into a hardline left political direction was a conversation he had with [[ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}} Garry Trudeau]] over the issue of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. Trudeau told [=McGruder=] that he was going to wait until around December before he would begin incorporating the terrorist attacks and the political fallout the attacks would have upon America. This led to [=McGruder=] deciding to immediately incorporate 9-11 and the political fall-out into the comic strip, since no one else was doing this.
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