History ComicStrip / TheBoondocks

24th Jun '18 12:44:42 PM Valiona
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: After Huey protests that he's "got a right to be hostile," and fight the injustice of the world, Robert says, "Then I suppose you'll find justice in making yourself miserable." After Robert walks away, Huey sullenly says "I hate wisdom."


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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Inverted in the sign vandalism arc. When Cindy asks Riley to let her rename one of the streets, Riley refuses, since he's laying low at this point. He starts to say that with the police on the hunt for the perpetrator, she'll get caught, but then realizes that he's found the perfect fall guy for his crimes, and [[VerbalBackspace agrees to help her out]].


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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The anonymous tipster who ratted Cindy out was "Not Riley." Huey isn't fooled for a moment.
3rd Mar '18 4:24:23 PM quackytrope
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** Also Riley. While he says and does some boneheaded things while trying to emulate the Music/GangstaRap lifestyle, he can be pretty clever and perceptive at times too.

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** Also To a lesser extent, Riley. While he says and does some boneheaded things while trying to emulate the Music/GangstaRap lifestyle, he can be pretty clever and perceptive at times too.
3rd Mar '18 4:23:25 PM quackytrope
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The strip was very topical, and a lot of the humor revolved around the Bush administration and other pop culture of the time; it stands out as a product of [[TVTropes/TheOughts the early-to-mid 2000s]], in the same way [[''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' Bloom County's]] humor made it a product of UsefulNotes/The80s.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Huey and Caesar.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The strip was very topical, and a lot of the humor revolved around the Bush administration and other pop culture of the time; it stands out as a product of [[TVTropes/TheOughts the early-to-mid 2000s]], in the same way [[''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' Bloom County's]] humor made it a product of UsefulNotes/The80s.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears:
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Huey and Caesar.Caesar.
** Also Riley. While he says and does some boneheaded things while trying to emulate the Music/GangstaRap lifestyle, he can be pretty clever and perceptive at times too.
3rd Mar '18 4:11:09 PM quackytrope
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The strip was very topical, and a lot of the humor revolved around the Bush administration and other pop culture of the time; it stands out as a product of [[TVTropes/TheOughts the early-to-mid 2000s]], in the same way [[''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' Bloom County's]] humor made it a product of UsefulNotes/The80s.
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.
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