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* The Halloween after The Phantom Menace came out, Jazmine went out as Jar Jar Binks. [[FlameBait Someone threw things at her.]] Meanwhile, that Halloween Huey remembers throwing apples at someone dressed as Jar Jar. [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/33680835761/the-boondocks-comic-strip-196 They don't make the connection until a few days later.]]

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* The tale of Jolly Jenkins. In the strip's earlier days, Huey gets annoyed by Jazmine's childish enthusiasm about Santa Claus, and instead convinces her that the ''real'' Santa is [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/34127760909/the-boondocks-comic-strip-232 actually an imprisoned black man named "Jolly Jenkins"]] - he then continues to push this mostly for the sake of trolling Tom.
** At one point, Huey manages to [[https://princessepaon.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/bo070724.gif converted the entire [=DuBois=] family]]. It's one of the earliest examples of Tom losing it.
** The capper is classic Boondocks irony: Tom and Huey hash it out, and Huey points out that even if Jolly Jenkins was fake, ''he'' likes to remember a certain unjustly killed revolutionary at Christmastime (read: Jesus). [[https://rebirthblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/21971_220366507540_613042540_3614343_6720776_n.jpg Tom completely fails to get it.]]
** To make this funnier, eventually Huey ''does'' end up believing in Santa Claus... but only because he comes to believe [[ConspiracyTheorist St. Nick is member of the Illuminati.]]


* Another strip referenced [=McDonald=]'s infamous "I'd hit it" campaign.

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* Another strip referenced [=McDonald=]'s infamous "I'd hit it" campaign. For added hilarity, there is [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer a footnote reading "Actual [=McDonald=]'s ad" in the corner]].

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* One from the comic that made the rounds quite a few times on social media while the show was still current: [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/41829907197/the-boondocks-comic-strip-407 Caesar predicts the success of the television series]] [[HilariousInHindsight years in advance.]]

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* [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/113648659002 Huey on Red Bull.]] NoIndoorVoice, just to start. And you thought he was intense ''before.''


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* [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/119408176725 Huey shows that]] Film/StarWars fans [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/119412804969 have always been a rather finnicky bunch]], [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/128445966489 by way of a very atypical fan meltdown.]]
* [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/134624388907/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1128-1rst-panel-huey In which Huey's breadth of knowledge turns out to be a liability]] when making threats. His shot is so lame, Riley ''just walks away'' despite being ready to fight him a second before. ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Riley.]]''
--> '''Huey:''' "[[LameComeback WELL, OLD PEOPLE WITH REALLY GOOD MEMORIES THINK I'M CLEVER, SO THERE!]]"

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--> '''Huey:''' I think when our conversations get ''this'' inane, it's actually time to go back to school...

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* The running gag that "they can't all be deep," when a character's attempts at insightful reflection turn out pointless or ridiculous. It usually happens to [[NotSoAboveItAll Huey]], as Caesar is more up front when he wants to talk nonsense, but [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/139512689463 it's been known to strike him too.]]

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* When Caesar is stewing about Janet Jackson getting together with Justin Timberlake, [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/138636691341 Huey decides to give him a little gadfly payback.]] Though his attempts at HonestAdvisor [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/138641175136 don't entirely work out.]]


** At one point, [[InteractiveNarrator the narrator]] [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/139265869128 actively forces]] Huey to stop thinking about politics.
** The next few strips thus solely feature Huey laying on a lawn chair, sipping lemonade, trying to relax... but mostly just letting out his inner CloudCuckoolander as his mind goes on random tracts of complete nonsense, [[LemonyNarrator all while the narrational snarkly gushes about how]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic supposedly deep and insightful his thoughts are.]]

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** At one point, [[InteractiveNarrator the narrator]] [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/139265869128 actively forces]] Huey to stop thinking about politics.
** The next few strips thus solely feature Huey laying on a lawn chair, sipping lemonade, trying to relax... but mostly just letting out his inner CloudCuckoolander as his mind goes on random tracts of complete nonsense, [[LemonyNarrator all while the narrational narration snarkly gushes about how]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic supposedly deep and insightful his thoughts are.]]]] At one point, the narrator even [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/139265869128 actively forces]] him to stop thinking about politics.

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** At one point, [[InteractiveNarrator the narrator]] [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/139265869128 actively forces]] Huey to stop thinking about politics.

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* Everything about the arc where [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139081159742/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1171-1st-panel-michael Caesar somehow convinces]] [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/image/139090073618 Huey to take a vacation]]. It starts with Huey having absolutely no idea [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139261852448/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1174-1st-panel-huey how to relax...]]
--> '''Huey:''' Relaxing thoughts?
--> '''Caesar:''' ''Only'' relaxing thoughts.
--> '''Huey:''' [[NonSequitur Can I think about Al Gore and Joe Lieberman beating each other silly in a pay-per-view steel cage death match to determine who's the biggest loser of all time?]]
--> '''Caesar:''' ''(with a long-suffering eyeroll)'' [[BeleagueredAssistant Sigh... if it relaxes you, yes...]]
** The next few strips thus solely feature Huey laying on a lawn chair, sipping lemonade, trying to relax... but mostly just letting out his inner CloudCuckoolander as his mind goes on random tracts of complete nonsense, [[LemonyNarrator all while the narrational snarkly gushes about how]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic supposedly deep and insightful his thoughts are.]]
--> '''Huey:''' (a [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139695166356/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1182-1st-panel "tragic moment in black history"]]) Kid 'N Play was doomed the moment "Kid" got rid of his high-top. No question.
--> '''Huey:''' (an [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139269944350/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1176-1st-panel "epiphany"]]) [[LampshadeHanging It's hot, and I have too much hair.]]
--> '''Huey:''' (the [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139691053160/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1181-1st-panel "great mystery of our day"]]) Yeah... Vin Diesel's black.
--> '''Huey:''' (a [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139516707473/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1178-1st-panel "new level of cosmic understnding"]]) The Cosby Show really jumped the shark when Raven Simone showed up.
** [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/139943646760/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1185-1st-panel-huey The kicker of the arc,]] however, is the ending, when Huey comes off from vacation to find that he missed the news that Music/SnoopDogg [[BeyondTheImpossible quit marijuana.]] [[ComicalOverreacting Which he treats as if he's slept through the apocalypse.]]
--> '''Huey:''' '''[[SuddenlyShouting I GO ON VACATION FOR ONE WEEK,]] [[LargeHam AND WHEN I GET BACK SNOOP DOG HAS QUIT SMOKING WEED?!]]'''
--> '''Caesar:''' Well... um...
--> '''Huey:''' '''IS THE POPE STILL CATHOLIC?!'''
--> '''Caesar:''' [[RunningGag NO PANICKING!]]


--> '''Huey:''' <DeathGlare>
--> '''Caesar:''' [[{{Beat}} <slight smirk>]]

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--> '''Huey:''' <DeathGlare>
''<DeathGlare>''
--> '''Caesar:''' [[{{Beat}} ''[[{{Beat}} <slight smirk>]]smirk>]]''



--> '''<{{Beat}}>

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--> '''<{{Beat}}>''<{{Beat}}>''

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** In yet ''another'' instace, [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/135534916452/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1137-1st-panel-huey this exchange.]] And its follow up.
--> '''Huey:''' "You know what's bothering me?"
--> '''Caesar:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Everyone and everything everywhere?]]"
--> '''Huey:''' <DeathGlare>
--> '''Caesar:''' [[{{Beat}} <slight smirk>]]
--> '''Huey:''' "You trying to say I complain too much?"'''
--> '''Caesar:''' [[BlatantLies "No, why?"]]
*** [[https://hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth.tumblr.com/post/135540058759/the-boondocks-comic-strip-1138-1st-panel-huey And then later.]]
--> '''Caesar:''' [[DeadpanSnarker "I'm sure there's a legitimate reason for you to be upset each and every morning without exception for the entire duration of our friendship."]]
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--> '''Huey:''' [[IResembleThatRemark "Frankly, I'm a little upset by your sarcasm."]]
--> '''Caesar:''' "See?"


--> "So it's safe to say we're in a 'glass is half empty' mood today. Isn't that right, Mr. Sunshine?"

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--> [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/b9bbb13cb590d7055e0050a25aac0f81/tumblr_mm7yvqqUPT1rgam01o1_1280.gif "So it's safe to say we're in a 'glass is half empty' mood today. Isn't that right, Mr. Sunshine?"Sunshine?"]]


-->'''Wedgie''' Shit! Why does this always happen when we try to use the goddamn torture machine?! Can someone please get the power back on so we can use a torture machine.
-->'''Assistant''' I think someone forget to pay the bill, Wedgie.
-->'''Wedgie''' '''WELL SOMEONE PAY THE [[PrecisionFStrike '''FUCKING''']] BILL!!!!

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-->'''Wedgie''' -->'''Wedgie:''' Shit! Why does this always happen when we try to use the goddamn torture machine?! Can someone please get the power back on so we can use a torture machine.
-->'''Assistant''' -->'''Assistant:''' I think someone forget to pay the bill, Wedgie.
-->'''Wedgie''' -->'''Wedgie:''' '''WELL SOMEONE PAY THE [[PrecisionFStrike '''FUCKING''']] BILL!!!!FUCKING]] BILL!!!!'''

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