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Huey is politically minded and critical while Riley remains uninterested, showing great affection for many things that includes gangsta rap, violence, and "bling," that Huey finds to be culturally poisonous. Despite their constant fighting and his disagreement with Riley's beliefs, Huey cares very much for his brother as he usually tries to steer him in the right direction, acts in which Riley initially ignoresbut results in Riley facing the consequences of his actions later on.
Robert Freeman Huey fighting with Grandad. Robert Freeman is the paternal grandfather and legal guardian of Huey and Riley Freeman, who often disagrees with many of Huey's political ideas. While in the comic strip, Huey and his grandfather have a much more affable relationship, in the The Boondocks TV series they are almost constantly at odds, in part due to his constant favoritism shown to Riley, who supports his grandfather's various crazy schemes.
Huey seems to offer Granddad advice in certain situations, such as during " Granddad's Fight ", " The S-Word ", and " The Story of Thugnificent ," attempts that almost always fall flat.
Jazmine Dubois Huey and Jazmine working together. Although Jazmine and Huey spend a great deal of their time together, Huey often treats Jazmine poorly due to his disdain for her trusting personality and apolitical views. In the series, the two appear to be a lot closer, in fact, she is the only child he is shown to be interacting with outside of Riley as with Huey confiding in her about his desire to meet up with his former best friend Cairo during a planned trip to Chicago Wingmen and Huey allowing her to help him in his plan to free an unjustly imprisoned inmate scheduled to be executed out of prison " The Passion of Reverend Ruckus "essentially trusting her as an accomplice.
Despite treating Jazmine coldly, Huey has shown a proclivity to empathize with her on occasion, and he also shows visible concern for her at times, for instance, in " The Block is Hot " he campaigns for her release from under the near-child labor contract that she unknowingly signs with Ed Wuncler, Sr, and he gives her his scarf at the end of the episode when she gets cold. Also, when it seems the world is going to end in the episode "The Fried Chicken Flu" Huey let's Jazmine stay at his house so she won't die.
Uncle Ruckus Huey is the only main character to show any anger to Ruckus. Huey thinks something is wrong with Ruckus like why he really wants to be white. Huey also fights Ruckus at he end of episode Ruckus often views himself as a white man and often aspires to be white. This is due to the claim by his mother, stating that he was adopted by herself and Ruckus' father, Mr. In a later episode of the third season, we meet his mother, father, and two brothers, all of whom attempt to convince him of his adopted status, except for his father.
Ruckus tells Uncle that he is truly black, and that his mother loves white folks so much, she told Uncle he was adopted so that he could live being happy. In the third season's premiere, neither Huey nor Uncle Ruckus vote for Barack Obama to be elected President, but for different reasons: Ruckus's reason is that Obama is black and he wants McCain to win.
Huey, on the other hand, aside from the fact he is not old enough to vote, does not like either one; though he voices little actual opinion during the episode, but it is apparent that he thinks that Obama being President isn't going to change anything as many people presume. Huey and Ruckus both plan on leaving the country in a plan called "Operation Exodus. Their association is only meant to extend to the Canadian border, at which point they will go their separate ways.
The plan fails, however, when agents arrest Uncle Ruckus for threatening Obama. Huey, now unable to get a ride since Ruckus is in lockup, is forced to cancel Operation Exodus.
Tom Dubois Tom, Jazmine's father, represents everything Huey is primarily against.
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Tom, being a strait-laced liberal democrat assistant district attorney, is part of the structure that Huey views as inhibitive and self-destructive. He also dislikes Tom because he encourages his daughter to conform to a more European look rather than emphasizing the beauty of her African features, as shown when Tom mentions that he's tried everything to make Jazmine's hair more straight. Despite Huey's disagreements with Tom, the two are shown generally to be on good terms as he often acknowledges Huey's intellect and maturity to the extent that he will often turn to Huey for advice on subjects ranging from help with his marriage, politics, and his career as a prosecutor with Huey supporting Tom's prosecution of R.
Kelly for statutory rape. When he is put in holding for false accusations of murder and finds out that he will be sent to real "butt pounding" jail for the weekend - Tom uses his one phone call to beg Huey to catch the real killer before that day's end. Huey does not trust Ed Wuncler due to the cause that he is a criminal. This usually results in both his and other's intended goals to go off the rails and fail completely. He seems to have trouble distinguishing targets; as he has repeatedly kidnapped or attempted to murder the wrong person.
Armed Forces confers the public image of a hero no matter how immoral his actions may be, while Gin Rummy often argues that their escapes are the result of his being a master planner. For example, the pair go unpunished when staging a poorly executed bank robbery; Ed and Rummy are seen as heroes when they rob a convenience store owned by a person of "terrorist descent" after an unexpected shootout ensues; in attempting to kidnap Oprah Winfreythey mistakenly abduct Maya Angelouthen Bill Cosby instead.
His poor behavior is further displayed in trying to supply and provide security for a drug deal with Thugnificent. When the client offers the rapper a musical contract that completely shadows the meager earnings from the would-be drug deal, Ed loses his patience and ends up ruining both deals.
Ed's signature line is "'The fuck y'all looking at? The character is apparently intended as a parody of Donald Rumsfeld by similarities in name, appearance, and use of actual quotes. His last name, "Rummy," matches the nickname given to Rumsfeld that was often spoken by President George W.
Even though he is shown to be more intelligent than his best friend, he shares the same homicidal tendencies. His name is also a reference to the card game Gin rummy.
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When someone challenges his poor criminal planning, claiming they only get away because no one comes after them, he defends himself by claiming just because they do not know no one comes after them does not mean there is not anyone coming after them, asserting that "the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence" parodying the claims of Bush and Rumsfeld regarding Saddam Hussein 's supposed weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in reference to the assertion that no one ever comes after them or by insisting that he could not plan for "unknown unknowns".
In every episode he appears in, he complains about modern technology, from Bluetooth headsets to the iPhone. Gin Rummy considers himself a patriot and will do whatever it takes to bring the "Fugitives of Justice" their due; a behavior that mirrors most American militiamen. Though never implied, he is probably individually wealthy, unlike Ed who is an inheritor.
His style of speaking often parodies Samuel L. Jackson's character Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction. In many episodes Rummy drives a black Cadillac Escalade. Otis Jenkins voiced by series producer Carl Jones — Otis Jenkins is a once-famous rapper named Thugnificent and Riley's most recent idol. Thugnificent hails from the fictional town of Terra-Belle, Georgia. He is loud-mouthed and sports afro puffs similar to those worn by the rapper Ludacris. His narcissism is unmatched, epitomized by the ubiquitous statues of himself, designed to mirror Ancient Greek gods in their style and pose, that adorn his white-and-gold mansion, as well as by a painting depicting himself standing above Martin Luther King Jr.
Soon after moving into the neighborhood, he begins a rivalry with Robert and later initiates Riley into his entourage, the "Lethal Interjection Crew," consisting of himself, fellow rappers Macktastic and Flonominal, whom he met through his record label, and "other niggas [he's] known his whole life". Despite his less-than-attractive traits, Thugnificent does attempt to be a good neighbor by asking for permission to throw his loud parties and encouraging face-to-face communication within the neighborhood, and is fairly friendly with most other neighborhood citizens.
Von Hueson, after Robert kicked him out of the house. Relinquishing his stage name, Otis thus begins a new career as a delivery man and cuts his hair all the while hoping for a reality show to save him from "real work". His catchphrase is "Eat a Dick!! He is a marijuana aficionado; being a firm critic of the Pharmaceutical industryhe admits he doesn't consume any medications over the counter or prescribed.
Although Leonard was treated as a second-class member of the Lethal Interjection Crew—mostly due to his penchant for being socially awkward—he is the only member of the crew to stick with Thugnificent when he lost all of his money. While he is shown to be slow and a bit of a buffoon Believing that Buffalo Wings are made from Buffalohe is also shown to be more thoughtful, generous and loyal than most characters on the show.
In the third season he is almost always shown in his Wendy's uniform, the job he took after Lethal Interjection disbanded. Real life characters[ edit ] Martin Luther King Jr.
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Instead, he ended up in a coma that lasted for forty years. Resurrection" and then the breaking news. He last appears in " The Story of Thugnificent " narrating the documentary "Thugnificent: Bill Cosby voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson — Bill Cosby is played as a barely intelligible cynic who complains endlessly about the poor manners of young people. Ed and Rummy kidnap him in "Let's Nab Oprah," but return him almost immediately as they find him too annoying.
Xzibit voiced by himself — Xzibit pimps the Freemans' car Dorothy as a result of one of Riley's scams, and makes a short appearance in the second season when Granddad asks him to assist with a diss rap.
Ghostface Killah voiced by himself — Ghostface Killah appears to Huey as a ghost despite not being actually dead and advises him when Tom Dubois is possessed by Stinkmeaner's spirit.
Lamilton Taeshawn voiced by Bobb'e J.
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Thompson — Lamilton Taeshawn is based on Latarian Milton, the 8 year old who stole his grandmother's car and went for a joyride, quotes such as "I like to do bad things" and "my friend who smokes wit cigarettes" are said by both Lamilton and Latarian. A friend of Riley's but, he soon realizes that Lamilton's intentions were evil. He like his real-life counterpart steals his grandmother's car and goes on a joyride with Riley, and convinces him to engage in all types of misconduct spraying a combination of hot sauce and urine at people, dropping a life-sized dummy of a person from an overpass to cause a massive car pileupetc.
Van Hausen's house result in him killing a dog, at which point he is apprehended. Lamilton gets out of the system and, believing that Riley is the one who told on him it was actually his former therapist who was stalking him under the suspicion that he was still dangeroushunts him down and tries to kill him.
After the ensuing fight, he falls off a roof and survives, but is attacked by the therapist. The Booty Warrior — The Booty Warrior is a homosexual prison inmate who is based on real-life convicted serial rapist Fleece Johnson in appearance, voice, and personality, though here The Booty Warrior's mannerisms and obsession with anally raping men are more of a caricature of Johnson's than anything else. During a program where troubled schoolchildren are sent to prison where they will learn what happens there at which Tom was chaperoning, Booty Warrior developed a lust for Tom and holds him hostage with a shank he stole from Tom who took it from Riley prior to the field trip in an attempt to rape him, and a riot ensues.
The Booty Warrior stalks Tom in his attempt to anally violate him, but loses when he steps on wet soap. Winston Jerome — Winston Jerome is a superstar playwrightscreenwriter, actor and cult leader. He appears in the episode " Pause " where it is revealed that Winston founded his theatrical cult for the purpose of having sex with men. Robert auditioned to be the leading man in one of his plays.
His character, and more specifically, his success as an actor and scriptwriter, is a spoof of Tyler Perry. Joe Petto voiced by Fred Willard — Riley's school teacher who in a state of confusion called him "nigga" causing an uproar. Petto is confused because he had assumed that saying "nigga" was different from "nigger".
Petto fervently states that Riley said the word first, and says it so frequently he does not even notice. Petto is based on the real-life teacher Paul Dawson who called his student Keysean Chavers "nigga" during a confrontation in class. His main fear was being anally raped in prison, and yet, as a prosecution attorney, he sent many young men to that same fate. He realizes his hypocrisy, and decides to become a defense attorney, and goes to therapy to get over his phobia.
He does well, and decides to test himself by chaperoning a "scared stiff" program, where boys are shown around a prison to scare them straight. He freaks out and leaves them at the mercy of the rioting prisoners, then realizes what a horrible thing he did. While on the rescue mission, he is confronted by a naked prisoner in the shower, who attempts to rape him.
Tom actually stands and fights against him, and comes out victorious. He starts as just a self-hating, bitter, black man who works 47 jobs and claims to have "re-vitiligo," a made up disease that makes him black.
It is revealed in the episode "The Color Ruckus" that he hates black people because he was actually brought up in a black family in which his father and grandmother were terrible to him, and his mother, who was very nice to him, would teach him all about how great she thought white people were.5 Signs to Leave a Relationship
He probably was not adopted and does not have re-vitiligo, even if he still thinks so. At the end of the episode, he decides that he shouldn't hate black people, but rather, feel sorry for them. This isn't much of an improvement, but it's probably better than hating them, and it would make him a nicer person in the long run. In season one, as per the comic the show is based on, Huey was much more of a reserved black nationalist and conspiracy theorist, as his opening lines in the first episode show.
But in the later seasons he becomes more sane and normal to balance out Riley and Granddad's wackiness. It happens in general in the show compared to the comic - the show is more social commentary than political, and thus focuses on the ways people can be ignorant.
As a result, the characters are changed to reflect that, with Huey being the Only Sane Man who exists to balance out the foolishness of the world around him. Grandad, who is in the comic a wise but weary man who just wants to enjoy his golden years, becomes self-centered, greedy, and obsessed with appearances. Riley is more of an exaggeration of himself - he is even more "thug-life" than he was in the comic, but in addition becomes a Ted Baxter and loses much of his "clever but willfully Book Dumb " traits.
Huey himself becomes less extreme, less aggressively opinionated and more wiser - basically, his Jerk with a Heart of Gold Badass Activist traits are traded for amplifying his Only Sane Man traits. This, in turn, leads him to not quite need a foil to mellow him out and point out when he's being hypocritical, which resulted in Michael Caesar not needing to make an appearance.
Nearly every character from the comic gets some kind of alteration: