Thursday, April 8, 2010

Boondocks: The Final Season

One of my all-time favorite cartoons, Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, is back for it's third and possibly final season.  For those unaware of McGruder's work, The Boondocks started as a comic strip in 1996, running in the University of Maryland, College Park student newspaper, before moving onto The Source, and eventually syndication in newspapers nationwide.

Much of the storyline focuses on the daily interactions between young Huey Freeman, his younger brother Riley (both voiced by Regina King in the animated series), and their Granddad (voiced by John Witherspoon), as a larger commentary on American politics and ethnocultural issues.  Nobody is spared.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that the show is able to run its entire season without being forced off the air (I won't be surprised if this video is taken down soon).