Skip to comments.New Season of ‘The Boondocks’ Excludes Its Creator Aaron McGruder ("Black Jesus")
Posted on 03/29/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT by raccoonradio
It was recently announced that, after a nearly four-year hiatus, the Adult Swim animated series The Boondocks would be returning on April 21st for its fourth and final season. However, any excitement that fans of the show experienced when hearing the news was cut short when they learned that the shows creator, Aaron McGruder, would not be involved.
Adapted by McGruder in 2005 from his popular syndicated comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks follows the social misadventures of Huey and Riley, two urban black pre-teens being raised in suburbia by their eccentric grandfather. Its unapologetic ridicule of everything from conservative politics to black intellectuals has made it a source of controversy since its premiere while earning it a cult status among Adult Swim viewers.
When Sony Pictures Television, which produces the show, announced news of the final season, they simply stated, This season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined. McGruder, who is currently working on his new live-action Adult Swim show Black Jesus, hasnt offered up details about his departure. However, all may not be well in the relationship between McGruder and the producers of the show. Both prior to and after Sonys announcement, McGruder has posted on his Black Jesus Facebook page alleging that The Boondocks Facebook page has been hijacked and that he has absolutely no control over the content being posted as of Friday, March 14.
BLACK JESUS SERIES:
FROM AARON McGRUDER: Just found someone has hijacked THE BOONDOCKS Facebook page. This was done without my permission and I have absolutely no control over the content posted as of Friday, March 14. --AM
The result of the hijacking on The Boondocks Facebook page has been several re-postings of a single Los Angeles Times article announcing the new season and McGruders exclusion, culminating in thousands of comments from Facebook followers, which run the gamut from outrage to optimism.
So he's working on something called Black Jesus. About Obama?
I liked the episode where Martin Luther King came back to life.
What is funny is that Uncle Ruckus is supposed to be a parody, but in some ways he displays a certain amount of actual common sense.
He is an over the top parody of the “uncle tom”.
My favorite episode was the one on the Katrina family members coming to grandpa’s house seeking refuge. So true.
LOL Ruckus called them Katrinians.
Little Big Town look like wannabe country to me. I much prefer “DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS” by the one and only Billy Joe Royal. Billy Joe doesn’t pretend, he just sings. Now if anyone wants to know what the Boondocks are really about I can tell you.
Williams, Iowa, USA
Personally I think it’s a great show. No one escapes the not so suttle satire. The way the writers brought in silly internet memes and pop internet viral videos was genius. I was in stitches when Chris Hanson caught Fleece Johnson.
There is a Boondocks Fun Center in Farmington or Layton, Utah.
Is that St. Trayvon on the Left?
That was my favorite episode too. Especially the part where their cousin, voiced by Lil Wayne, said he would steal their xbox if they weren’t related. That episode had to be inspired by a true story because I know people just like them.
Does Billy Joe ever perform there?
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