Huey Freeman grows up, travels back in time, and changes his name to Thomas Sowell.
That is so a grown-up Huey.◊
To top it all off, Thomas was a Marxist in his college days, spending 10 years writing treatises on Marxian political economy as it relates to the black struggle. So very Huey-ish.
- Jossed. Thomas Sowell writes from a libertarian and conservative perspective these days, which is completely opposed to a lot of Huey's ideas.
- So? That doesn't mean that Huey-Thomas' views couldn't have changed after growing older.
Ruckus is atoning for his sins.
Ruckus is the reincarnation of an intolerant Southern white who lived before the Civil Rights era. Upon his death, his spirit lived on in the form of an incredibly ugly black male as punishment for his treatment towards blacks. But, being a bigoted southerner, he refuses to learn and admit his wrongs, even trying to bring down his entire race on one occasion, a possible Take That
towards Civil War and Post Civil War-era Southerners.
He acts like a "self-hating" black man.
- Actually, his mother just told him he was really a white boy. Apparently, he gets his racist ideology from his father, and his backwards view of history (including his own) from his mother. It's also worth noting that Uncle Ruckus's name is "a reference to Amos Rucker, an African-American United Confederate Veterans member, who allegedly wanted to stay a slave after the United States Civil War."
The Kool-Aid Lady at "Pause" is Ruckus's sister.
They both have bug eyes and abnormal behavior.
- She was a parody of a legit actor that is prevalent in most Tyler Perry films and shows. But that doesn't rule this out.
His sword is a family heirloom. Huey wants to follow in his footsteps◊
Ed III is competent on his own. He only does stupid things because he listens to Gin Rummy.
Every time Ed does something crazy, he's with Gin Rummy. The one time Gin Rummy sits out ("The Fundraiser"), Ed demonstrates he's Badass and can have decent judgment.
- Decent judgement? Instead of hiding like Riley and Cindy, he decides to go guns blazing and starts shooting randomly without prejudice in turn, gets shot in his chain and knocked out. This wasn't the first time that Ed had to go it alone and still acted like a moron. For example, the first episode where he ends up getting shot out the window. Another is when he kidnaps the wrong kid in Shinin'. There was also when Riley asked him to find the Hateocracy and he ends up shooting at random old people. Then the whole Thugnificent scenario that ended quite badly for him as well. As his grandfather stated, he is a moron.
- I stand corrected, especially now that I've had a chance to see "Bitches to Rags" (he flipped out over not being able to sell cocaine when he could have earned a $30,000 commission). Still, he's good for dumb muscle, unlike Rummy who doesn't do anything except come up with bad ideas and give Ed more problems. Though if I recall correctly, in "Shinin'" Rummy was with him.
- Still Ed3 is more competent on his own relative to when he's with Gin Rummy
- Questionable at best, considering that he literally got the crap scared out of him while he was serving in Iraq.
- If anything rummy is the Smarter of the 2. While still an tupid he is nota complete idoit like Ed the third.
- Inverted: Rummy is actually competent on his own, but none of his plans work because he always involves Ed in them. Their plan in "It's Goin' Down" would have worked fine had Ed not left his iPhone at the Freemans' house.
Riley Freeman is gay
Much of his screen time is dedicated to his telling people that he isn't gay and implying/making jokes that they are. Maybe he is just young and confused about his sexuality and he is trying to hide it
, because he identifies with a culture that places emphasis on bravado and masculinity. Perhaps when he is older he will be able to make better sense of his identity and will be able to come out. No homo.
- Word of God: Riley is not gay. It was stated on the commentary of the season 2 DVD which Aaron was specific in his words due to the huge backlash he's seen due to the minimal possibility of turning him gay. I doubt that he even thinks of his own sexuality since he is still 8. He is just mimicking what he sees and hears on TV.
After the series, Huey and Riley's mother is alive and well and comes back for her kids. Riley comes to live with her while Huey stays with his grandpa.
- There are multiple reasons why that can't be true. First, diffence in personality. Second, diffrent names. And third, the Karate Kid was from Detroit, while Riley is from Chicago.
Besides Luna's matches being explicitly based off of Mortal Kombat
, there is the noteworthy detail that everyone seems to be skilled at fighting, but no normal training or tactics is ever mentioned. Ed III doesn't act like a combat vet, he acts like he's living in a First Person Shooter. Huey seems to have learned how to wield a katana by watching Samurai Champloo
, and Cindy seems to have learned to fight by watching Naruto
- When has Cindy shown any ability to fight aside from a Groin Kick?
- It was sufficient deterrent to keep anyone else from attacking. Come to think of it, maybe a running theme of this story is to deconstruct I Know Mortal Kombat.
- It was a deterrent to keep a grown man from scaring her off the block. It just may be possible that Huey and the other practicioners just may have trained to get their ability just like everybody else. Since Huey isn't shown doing anything else except reading and on computer, its not too far fetched to believe that he finds time to train when nobody is around.
- When has Sarah shown any fighting capabilities whatsoever? It's safe to say that she could not handle herself in a fight. Otherwise she'd be wearing the pants in Tom's household.
The fried-chicken flu was real.
(Mostly) Everybody was infected with it before the episode even happened, they just didn't know it. It lay dormant in them until the episode came along. It awoke and caused the symptoms Huey listed, resulting in a mass pandemic and collapse of society around the world. Only those who didn't eat fried chicken ever were not infected, thus they never showed any symptoms. After the initial scare was over, the virus went dormant, waiting to strike once again.
The series will be renewed for a fourth season where they move back to the city because life in Woodcrest is too insane.
The series is too popular to cancel, but there isn't much plot left in Woodcrest, unless they want to get into Jazmine and Huey's relationship.
- Kind of would ruin the whole point of the show if they moved out. If anything, the opening episode of a possible season 4 should finally introduce Caesar, and have Huey coming out of retirement.
- Still, there's not a lot left in Woodcrest, since Tom isn't afraid of prison rape anymore and Uncle Ruckus no longer hates black people.
Ruckus's arrest in the Obama episode was ordered by the white shadow
All to keep Huey in town for some unknown purpose.
- "The Red Ball", "The Fried Chicken Flu", and "It's Goin Down" all add some credence to this, especially since said shadow showed up in "It's Goin Down" to warn Huey. Huey being around saved the town from being bought by communists, his entire house being destroyed(a lesser thing for sure, and an entire building blowing up.
Sarah had a hidden meaning when she said "Missing out on a lot of things." in Date with the Health Inspector
She may look reserved, but something tells me Sarah has a wild side.
- Considering her reaction to Tom possessed by Stinkmeaner's ghost, this is obvious.
- Also worth noting that The Wiki states that "while Tom was shown exhausted (and sweaty), Sarah was on the other side reading (with glasses) and did not show any signs of fatigue. It is most likely that their sex life is not that good, or that Tom simply did not give her enough pleasure." I swear that it once stated that Sarah wishes that Tom would be more assertive, possibly sexually.
Robert's car, Dorothy, was named either after his desceased wife or a previous lover
- Read above.
- Or it could be named after Dorothy Dandridge. In the comic, it was shown that he had a thing for her.
- Or Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz?
Some random guessing
- Season 4 will introduce Caesar to the cartoon and have Huey finally coming out of retirement.
- Riley, Huey, or both will eventually cross the Moral Event Horizon.
- The White Shadow is the Big Bad of the series and is secretly pulling an extremely complex and devious scheme on Huey.
- Stinkmeaner, the Hateocracy, or both will return.
- Gangstalicious and Thugnificent will both return.
- Butch Magnus and Lamilton will both return and team-up.
- We will learn what happened to Riley and Huey's parents
Each character is a representation of certain archetypes within the black community
- Robert Jebediah "Granddad" Freeman represents the old out of touch indifferent older generation, whom became cynically apathetic and complacent after the civil rights era. Basically suffering from a serious case of Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!. In a sense he seems to have a "I'm over it" type attitude towards "the struggle".
- Huey Freeman represents all the smart black youth who has a dark cynical almost misanthropic view of the world as far as politics, religion, the media, businesses and corporations, African-American culture and American society goes. Represents the darker view of a left wing ideologue.
- Riley Freeman The naive, apolitical and or indifferent "ignorance is bliss" type. Also a conformist type despite wanting to be a rebellious thug and gangster. Represents the worst stereotypes of young black america, and is to ignorant to know.
- Michael Caesar is socially aware but optimistic, unlike Huey, able to see the bright side of things at almost all times and possess non destructive hobbies outside of activism. The more positive side of youth culture.
- Jazmine Dubois represents the suburban, sheltered, naive, apolitical type of black youth. Uncaringly obeying the system's rules and having no hangups at all about it or how it functions or why its even there and what its doing or not doing to their lives, she just wants to fit into white society. In a ironic way she's the flip side of the same coin of Riley, completely ignorant but for different reasons.
- Thomas Lancaster Dubois represents the out of touch white collar black professional whom has forgotten his roots. After finding success he marries a blond white woman. His job as a prosecuting attorney is ironic: He essentially sends other people (mostly black men) to the fate he himself most fears. could also bee seen as someone who wants to fit into white society.
- Uncle Ruckus is pretty obvious, he's a Boomerang Bigot who doesn't believe he's black. Also an allegory for "uncle toms".
The fourth season will center on the Freemans moving to California.
- At the end of "Mr. Medicinal," Granddad is apparently free to go to California as soon as his parole is up. He also says in "It's Goin Down" that they might have to start looking for a new neighborhood.
Grandad subconsiously harbor's guilt for accidentally killing Stinkmeaner.
That is what's allowing Stinkmeaner to come back
and try to exact his revenge as opposed to the idea that Stinkmeaner is just that evil, which he really is anyway. Grandad doesn't openly show any remorse for his action only because of what it'll cause people(especially Riley) to think of him.
- Confirmed, as seen in The Hateocracy. Robert feels guilty about him accidently killing Stinkmeaner, but Stinkmeaners ability to come back to life is unrelated to that, he really is just an evil old asshole.
The origin of Uncle Ruckus.
He in fact does have revitiligo, Bunny Ruckus didn't make that up; it's safe to say it's not a rip off from Micheal Jackson's vitiligo because this took place before Micheal Jackson was even born. The story was a white man did leave Ruckus on Bunny's and Mister's porch. After they discovered the baby and Mister also discovered the money Mister decided marry Bunny, then he eventually had a cuple of kids with Bunny and thus officially tying Mister to Bunny. If that white man didn't leave any money with Ruckus, Mister and probably Bunny would of never took the white baby(Uncle Ruckus).
- Maybe thats explains why Mister tended to single out Ruckus more than the other kids due to him being pissed at how shitty his life was due to racism and Jim Crow laws
The origin of The White Shadow.
He actually is a government agent, probably assigned to monitor Huey because of his involvement in underground black militant organizations. However, at some point he grew sympathetic to Huey's philosophy and went rogue. He was absent from Season 2 and most of Season 3 because he was ordered to stop fraternizing with the target, but breaks his silence in "It's Goin Down" when Huey is in actual danger.
Uncle Ruckus was like Huey in his youth.
He wasn't capable to hold the weight of his ideals and to bear the degradation of his people. He collapsed for the depression, falling to what he's today.
Jazmine will wise up about the world around her and support Huey more actively in his goals
There will be a climactic final battle between Huey and Wuncler or Debra Leevil
The show needs to get more epic.
Uncle Ruckus's "father" hates him because he's not the daddy
That's why he calls his dad "Mister" (oh yeah, he's "adopted") and is named after his real father.
His mother is an Aunt Jemima—even dying her hair blonde—and instead of saying, "daddy hates you because I slept with his brother 9 months before you were born" she says, "daddy hates you because you're adopted and white and he hates white people for no reason."
He's still as opposite of Michael Jackson as can be.
Michael Caesar will never appear on the show.
If they wanted him, he would have been on the show by now.
"The Color Ruckus" takes place after the rest of the series.
At the end of that episode, Uncle Ruckus said that he should have "sympathy for the black man" instead of hatred. In season 4, he does not seem to be standing by that moral that he learned.
Gin Rummy, Ed Wuncler III, and Thugnificent will not appear in season 4.
It really pains me to make that guess.
Siri made Robert $500,000 by engaging in high-frequency trading.
Because at this point, she wasn't trying to sabotage Robert's life, so it's reasonable to conclude that whatever she did was legal.
"The New Black" is the final episode of the series
There hasn't been any word of any additional episodes, this season is already said to be the final one, and the episode was probably so offensive with the portrayal of gays and mentally retarded people, that it got abruptly cancelled. Or maybe it was the writers' way of going out in style. "We're done with this sh**".
Season 4 aired out of order.
The real final episode was "Freedom Ride or Die", as it seems much more conclusive than "The New Black". It's still not too satisfying of a conclusion to the plot arc, but it's still something.