History Trivia / TheBoondocks

7th Aug '16 2:26:52 PM AHI-3000
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** Aaron [=McGruder=] originally wanted to pitch a series of TV specials based on the comics, a la ''NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}'', but quickly realized that such shows weren't really en vogue any more.

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** Aaron [=McGruder=] originally wanted to pitch a series of TV specials based on the comics, a la ''NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', but quickly realized that such shows weren't really en vogue any more.
7th Aug '16 2:25:10 PM AHI-3000
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* ActorAllusion:
** Throughout the series, there are direct and indirect references to the movie ''Film/{{Friday}}'', which starred John Witherspoon, the voice of Robert "Granddad" Freeman.
--> '''Granddad:''' That wasn't even me. That's the nigga from ''Friday'' dressed like me.
** In "A Date with the Health Inspector", Rummy (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) demands to know if [[Film/PulpFiction they speak English in a mysterious country known simply as]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO4ahh8Uafo "What."]] On the way to the real Xbox killer's apartment, Ed and Rummy stop to get a "tasty beverage." One gets the impression that Rummy is a big ''Film/PulpFiction'' fan.
** MarkHamill plays a dealer who sells Granddad something called "[[StarWars Skywalker]]" and ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Pearl_(comics) Black Pearl]]''.[[note]]Bonus points for both being actual strains of marijuana.[[/note]]
** Rev. Rollo Goodlove messes up while singing "Go-Go Gadget Gospel," a song originally performed by his voice actor Cee-Lo Green. It becomes even more funny when you realize Green is purposefully messing himself up when he should be able to sing it perfectly.
** "I Dream of Siri" has GreyDeLisle portray an mentally unstable female, albeit it was piece of machinery. The role echos her portrayal of Azula.



* LifeImitatesArt: In "Return of the King" a Martin Luther King biopic film has the misfortune of premiering one week after the 9/11 attacks. In 2014, the the MLK biopic ''Selma'' had the misfortune of being released after several racially-charged protests over police brutality against blacks, which contributed to its poor box office performance.

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* LifeImitatesArt: In "Return of the King" King", a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic film has the misfortune of premiering one week after the 9/11 attacks. In 2014, the the MLK biopic ''Selma'' ''Film/{{Selma}}'' had the misfortune of being released after several racially-charged protests over police brutality against blacks, police shootings of black men, which contributed to its poor box office performance.



* TheOtherDarrin: Kiarah Pollas replaced Gabby Soleil as Jazmine in season 4.

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
** Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson replaced Music/BustaRhymes as the voice of Flonominal in "Bitches to Rags".
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Kiarah Pollas replaced Gabby Soleil as Jazmine in season Season 4.



* PostScriptSeason: The fourth season is considered as such since the third season's finale "It's Goin Down" was intended to be the final episode of the series and is often treated as such by fans and even by AdultSwim, who always go back to the very first episode after airing "It's Goin' Down".
* RealSongThemeTune: The theme song to this show is actually a shorter and faster version of "Judo Flip", an obscure hip-hop song by Asheru. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7fvo7oDORE this]] (the original version) with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k2er_-Pe90 the four versions that were made for the show]].

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* PostScriptSeason: The fourth season Season 4 is considered as such such, since the third season's Season 3 finale "It's Goin Down" was intended to be the final episode of the series series, and is often treated as such by fans and even by AdultSwim, who Creator/AdultSwim, which always go back to the very first episode after airing "It's Goin' Down".
* RealSongThemeTune: The theme song to this show is actually a shorter and faster version of "Judo Flip", an obscure hip-hop song by Asheru. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7fvo7oDORE this]] (the the original version) version]] with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k2er_-Pe90 the four versions that were made for the show]].



** The idea of comic character Michael Caesar getting introduced into the show was floating around, but never became a reality due to a failure to find a voice actor for his role.
** There were also failed plans for a live-action movie about Uncle Ruckus. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/362353100/the-uncle-ruckus-movie?ref=nav_search It fell short of its intended funding goal on]] Website/{{Kickstarter}}.



** Season four was originally going to be 20 episodes, but due to Aaron [=MacGruder=] leaving the show, the order was cut down to only ten episodes.

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** The idea of the comics character Michael Caesar getting introduced into the show was floating around, but never became a reality due to a failure to find a voice actor for his role.
** There were also failed plans for a live-action movie about Uncle Ruckus. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/362353100/the-uncle-ruckus-movie?ref=nav_search It fell short of its intended funding goal on]] Website/{{Kickstarter}}.
** Season four 4 was originally going to be have 20 episodes, but due to Aaron [=MacGruder=] leaving the show, the order was cut down to only ten 10 episodes.
25th Jul '16 9:27:11 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* LifeImitatesArt: In "Return of the King" a Martin Luther King biopic film has the misfortune of premiering one week after 9/11. In 2014, the the MLK biopic ''Selma'' had the misfortune of being released after several racially charged protests, which contributed to it's poor box office performance.

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* LifeImitatesArt: In "Return of the King" a Martin Luther King biopic film has the misfortune of premiering one week after 9/11. the 9/11 attacks. In 2014, the the MLK biopic ''Selma'' had the misfortune of being released after several racially charged protests, racially-charged protests over police brutality against blacks, which contributed to it's its poor box office performance.



* TheOtherDarrin: Kiarah Pollas replaced Gabby Soleil as Jazmine in Season 4.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Kiarah Pollas replaced Gabby Soleil as Jazmine in Season season 4.



* PostScriptSeason: Season Four is considered as such since the third season's finale "It's Goin Down" was intended to be the final episode of the series and indeed feels like a conclusive end to the show.

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* PostScriptSeason: Season Four The fourth season is considered as such since the third season's finale "It's Goin Down" was intended to be the final episode of the series and indeed feels like a conclusive end is often treated as such by fans and even by AdultSwim, who always go back to the show.very first episode after airing "It's Goin' Down".



** Season 4 was going to have 20 episodes, but was subsequently cut to just half of it due to Aaron [=McGruder=] no longer overseeing it. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork What's worse]], the 10 episodes were aired {{out of order}}.

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** Season 4 four was originally going to have be 20 episodes, but was subsequently cut to just half of it due to Aaron [=McGruder=] no longer overseeing it. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork What's worse]], [=MacGruder=] leaving the 10 episodes were aired {{out of order}}.show, the order was cut down to only ten episodes.
25th Jul '16 9:20:40 PM ParkedCarAnne
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* BannedEpisode: Four episodes seem to have been pulled from Creator/AdultSwim and Creator/{{Netflix}} in the United States due to controversies, although they can still be found on DVD and on the Canadian Netflix feed.

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* BannedEpisode: Four episodes seem to have been pulled from Creator/AdultSwim and Creator/{{Netflix}} in the United States due to controversies, although they can still be found on the uncensored complete series DVD set and on the Canadian Netflix feed.



** "The Story of Jimmy Rebel" and "Pause" have not been seen much in reruns, and are not on the American Netflix feed. "The Story of Jimmy Rebel" was banned because it was deemed to be too racist (oddly enough for a show that already has a lot of racial humor); and "Pause" was banned because Creator/TylerPerry complained that Winston Jerome -- a God-fearing, cross-dressing, {{ambiguously gay}} playwright famous for melodramatic stageplays that get adapted into movies -- [[{{Expy}} is based on him]].
* ChildrenVoicingChildren: Jazmine [=DuBois=] was voiced by Gabriela Soleil, who was about 10 years old (same age as her character) when the show began.

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** "The Story of Jimmy Rebel" and "Pause" have not been seen much in reruns, and are not on the American Netflix feed. "The Story of Jimmy Rebel" was banned because it was deemed to be too racist (oddly enough for (which is kind of an odd decision considering that this is a show that already has a lot of racial humor); and "Pause" was banned because Creator/TylerPerry complained that Winston Jerome -- a Jerome[[note]]a God-fearing, cross-dressing, {{ambiguously gay}} playwright famous for melodramatic stageplays that get adapted into movies -- films, are inexplicably popular with the African-American community, and feature Jerome as a [[SassyBlackWoman sassy, black]] [[DirtyOldMan dirty old woman]][[/note]] [[{{Expy}} is based on him]].
* ChildrenVoicingChildren: Jazmine [=DuBois=] was voiced by Gabriela Gabby Soleil, who was about 10 years old (same age as her character) when the show began.
6th Jul '16 10:55:16 PM NWolfman
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** Aaron [=McGruder=] originally wanted to pitch a series of one-off TV specials based on the comics, a la NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}, but quickly realized that such shows weren't really en vogue any more.

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** Aaron [=McGruder=] originally wanted to pitch a series of one-off TV specials based on the comics, a la NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}, ''NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}'', but quickly realized that such shows weren't really en vogue any more.


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** The show, despite frequently [[TakeThat taking incredibly nasty potshots]] at Creator/{{BET}}, was at one point pitched ''to'' [=BET=]. It's not too out of the way to assume one had something to do with the other.
6th Jul '16 10:52:38 PM NWolfman
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** Aaron [=McGruder=] originally wanted to pitch a series of one-off TV specials based on the comics, a la NewspaperComics/{{Peanuts}}, but quickly realized that such shows weren't really en vogue any more.
2nd Jun '16 7:56:46 PM vexer
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* LifeImitatesArt: In "Return of the King" a Martin Luther King biopic film has the misfortune of premiering one week after 9/11. In 2014, the the MLK biopic ''Selma'' had the misfortune of being released after several racially charged protests, which contributed to it's poor box office performance.
2nd Jun '16 7:53:47 PM vexer
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** Season 4 was going to have 20 episodes, but was subsequently cut to just half of it due to Aaron [=McGruder=] no longer overseeing it. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork What's worse]], the 10 episodes were aired {{out of order}} and [[SeasonalRot weren't very good]].

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** Season 4 was going to have 20 episodes, but was subsequently cut to just half of it due to Aaron [=McGruder=] no longer overseeing it. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork What's worse]], the 10 episodes were aired {{out of order}} and [[SeasonalRot weren't very good]].order}}.
10th May '16 10:25:29 PM AHI-3000
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** There were also failed plans for a live-action Uncle Ruckus movie. It fell short of its intended funding goal on Website/{{Kickstarter}}.

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** There were also failed plans for a live-action movie about Uncle Ruckus movie. Ruckus. [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/362353100/the-uncle-ruckus-movie?ref=nav_search It fell short of its intended funding goal on on]] Website/{{Kickstarter}}.
26th Apr '16 12:58:26 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Regina King is Huey and Riley Freeman.
** [[Film/{{Friday}} John]] [[Series/TheWayansBros Witherspoon]] is Robert Freeman.
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Gary Anthony Williams]] is Uncle Ruckus.
** [[Series/{{Reno 911}} Cedric Yarbrough]] is Tom [=DuBois=], Colonel Stinkmeaner, and Bushido Brown (in Season 1).
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants Jill Talley]] is Sarah [=DuBois=] and numerous female background characters.
** Creator/EdAsner is [[TheDanza Ed Wuncler I]].
** [[Series/ChappellesShow Charlie Murphy]] is Ed Wuncler III.
** Creator/SamuelLJackson is Gin Rummy.
** Katt Williams is A Pimp Named Slickback.
** Mos Def is Gangstalicious.
** Creator/TaraStrong is Cindy [=McPhearson=].
** Music/SnoopDogg is Mackstastic, one of Thugnificent's friends.
** Music/BustaRhymes is Flonominal, also one of Thugnificent's friends.
** Creator/MichaelJaiWhite is Bushido Brown (in Season 3).
** [[Film/SpyKids Daryl Sabara]] is Butch Magnus.
** [[Series/{{Scrubs}} John C. McGinley]] is the White Shadow.
** Creator/AdamWest is Music/RKelly's [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]].
** [[Series/EverybodyHatesChris Terry Crews]] is the Health Inspector.
** Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson is Martin Luther King Jr.
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Aisha Tyler]] is Luna. Coincidentally, her character on ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is named "Lana".
** [[Series/{{Martin}} Tichina]] [[Series/EverybodyHatesChris Arnold]] is Luna's unseen friend Nicole.
** [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Donald Faison]] is Tobias Lynchwater and [[{{Expy}} Wedgie]] [[Creator/ReginaldHudlin Rudlin]].
** [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Sab Shimono]] is Mr. Long-Dou.
** Creator/DanteBasco is Jingmei, the Tibetan player on the Woodcrest kickball team.
** [[Series/GoodTimes Jimmie Walker]] is George Pistofferson.
** [[Series/SanfordAndSon Aries Spears]] is Rufus Crabmiser.
** [[Series/SanfordAndSon Bebe Drake]] is Esmeralda Gripenasty.
** Creator/TomKane is Dr. Doomis (the school counselor trying to kill Lamilton).
** Creator/GregEllis is Alistair Ripley, the British mob boss who sells chocolate bars.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio is Steve Wilkos in "The Story of Lando Freeman".
** Creator/MarkHamill is Grant the weed dealer.
** Creator/GinaTorres is Ebony Brown.
** Creator/GreyDeLisle is Kardashia Kardashian and Siri.
** Creator/TomKenny is Bench Kardashian and Walter Sweetlove.
** In the Japanese-dubbed version:
*** [[Creator/ReikoKiuchi Huey]] is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Daisuke Motomiya]].
*** [[Creator/KeikoNemoto Riley]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shizune]] and [[VideoGame/BlueDragon Shu]].
*** [[Creator/KunihikoYasui Tom Dubois]] is [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori Yagami]] and [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Haruki Kusakabe]].[[spoiler: [[CastingGag And not the first time he voiced someone who had a split personality.]]]]
*** [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Ed Wuncler III]] is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ali al-Saachez]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Megatron]], and [[Manga/CrayonShinChan Hiroshi Nohara]].
*** [[Creator/KazuyaNakai Gangstalicious]] is [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Date Masamune]] and [[Manga/OnePiece Roronoa Zoro]].
*** [[Creator/MegumiToyoguchi Cristal is]] [[Manga/BlackLagoon Revy]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Klan Klein]].
*** [[Creator/MasakiTerasoma The White Shadow is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Jubei]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hidan]].
*** Martin Luther King is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Mifune]] and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Grey Fly in the TV series]].
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