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The Best Episodes of The Boondocks

Every episode of The Boondocks ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Boondocks!

When Robert “Granddad” Freeman becomes legal guardian to his two grandsons, he moves from the tough south side of Chicago to the upscale neighborhood of Woodcrest (a.k.a. "The Boondocks") so he can enjoy his golden years in safety and comfort. But with Huey, a 10-year-old leftist revolutionary, and his eight-year-old misfit brother, Riley, suburbia is about to be shaken up.

Genres:Action & AdventureComedyAnimation
Network:Adult Swim

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Boondocks" is "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back", rated 9.2/10 from 668 user votes. It was directed by Seung Eun Kim and written by Aaron McGruder. "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back" aired on 10/29/2007 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Return of the King".

  • Stinkmeaner Strikes Back
    9.2/10 668 votes

    #1 - Stinkmeaner Strikes Back

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2007-10-29

    Huey has a dream of Stinkmeaner and Granddad says that he was a menace and he sent him to hell like he deserves. Stinkmeaner's spirit later inhabits Tom Dubois' body and goes looking for revenge against Granddad. Huey must stop him from killing Granddad.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • Return of the King
    9.0/10 728 votes

    #2 - Return of the King

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2006-01-15

    When Martin Luther King Jr. comes out of a coma after 32 years and finds himself thrust into the 21st and life in the post "September 11th" lunacy, his "turn the other cheek" philosophy quickly takes him from beloved national hero to dispised terrorist sympathizer.

    Director: Anthony Bell

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Fundraiser
    8.9/10 479 votes

    #3 - The Fundraiser

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-06-13

    Riley organizes a fundraiser with Cindy McPhearson and other kids from Woodcrest.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Date with the Booty Warrior
    8.9/10 463 votes

    #4 - A Date with the Booty Warrior

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-06-27

    Having conquered his fear of prison rape, Tom volunteers to lead Huey, Riley, and some classmates on a trip to jail as part of a Scared Stiff program. But when a riot breaks out, Tom has to get the kids, and his delicate backside, out of jail in one piece.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • ...Or Die Trying
    8.7/10 502 votes

    #5 - ...Or Die Trying

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2007-10-08

    Granddad, Huey, Riley and Jazmine must avoid guards after they sneak in to a theatre to watch Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • It's a Black President, Huey Freeman
    8.7/10 453 votes

    #6 - It's a Black President, Huey Freeman

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-05-02

    The Freemans are filmed for a German documentary about the 2008 election of Barack Obama in the Season 3 premiere.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Story of Catcher Freeman
    8.6/10 420 votes

    #7 - The Story of Catcher Freeman

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2008-01-28

    Huey and Riley listen to different perspectives on the story of their ancestor Catcher Freeman.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Story of Gangstalicious: Part 2
    8.6/10 390 votes

    #8 - The Story of Gangstalicious: Part 2

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2008-02-04

    Granddad worries about Riley's sexuality when he notices that he begins to dress and act like "in-the-closet" rapper, Gangstalicious.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • Granddad's Fight
    8.5/10 673 votes

    #9 - Granddad's Fight

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2005-11-27

    Grandad and Colonel Stinkmeaner have a beef. One man's blind. One man's feeble. Both are really, really old. Let "The Slugfest In Woodcrest" commence!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • A Date with the Health Inspector
    8.5/10 653 votes

    #10 - A Date with the Health Inspector

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2005-12-04

    District Attorney and law-abiding citizen Tom Dubois fits the description of the elusive "X-Box Killer" and is arrested. Huey has to find the real killer before Tom is shipped off to "real" prison where he will most assuredly become "someone's girlfriend."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Passion of Reverend Ruckus
    8.5/10 492 votes

    #11 - The Passion of Reverend Ruckus

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2006-03-19

    While Ruckus spreads the word of White Jesus to get into White Heaven, Huey desperately tries to save his friend from death row.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The S-Word
    8.5/10 395 votes

    #12 - The S-Word

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2008-01-21

    A teacher calls Riley a "nigga" in class, causing Robert to decide that he wants to sue for restitution.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy
    8.5/10 371 votes

    #13 - Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-05-30

    The Freemans are in trouble when Stinkmeaner's gang decide to come after them in retaliation for his death

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Color Ruckus
    8.5/10 340 votes

    #14 - The Color Ruckus

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 2010-08-08

    On a final visit to Woodcrest, Ruckus's terminally ill Nana wants to die in Robert Freeman's house.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Riley Wuz Here
    8.4/10 519 votes

    #15 - Riley Wuz Here

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2006-02-19

    When Riley's affinity for grafitti goes too far, Grandad sends him to an art teacher that actually encourages him to do grafitti, only painting murals instead. Meanwhile, Huey discovers a black woman died from watching too much black TV, and decides to watch black TV for 2 weeks to see if that was the cause.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show
    8.4/10 318 votes

    #16 - The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2008-03-23

    In the wake of Huey's failed protest against the network, BET's Harvard-educated programming chief, Weggie Rudlin, is moving ahead with his promise to create The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Red Ball
    8.4/10 389 votes

    #17 - The Red Ball

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-05-16

    Kickball legend Huey Freeman returns after a self-imposed exile from the game.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Story of Jimmy Rebel
    8.4/10 299 votes

    #18 - The Story of Jimmy Rebel

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-05-23

    Uncle Ruckus has long idolized Jimmy Rebel, a popular racist country singer based on the infamous Johnny Reb, a.k.a. Pee Wee Trahan. So much did Jimmy Rebel's music influence him that he eventually sends off recordings of his own racist tunes to the man, and is faced with a dilemma when Jimmy shows up on his doorstep. Uncle Ruckus' legendary status as a black-hating racist thus runs up against the slight problem of his negritude.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mr. Medicinal
    8.4/10 296 votes

    #19 - Mr. Medicinal

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-07-18

    After a checkup, a doctor warns Granddad that he could die any day if he doesn't get his stress levels down. Not wanting to become dependent on pills, he decides to take Thugnificent's suggestion and turns to marijuana.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Fried Chicken Flu
    8.4/10 326 votes

    #20 - The Fried Chicken Flu

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-08-01

    When a chicken franchise run out of its newest recipe introduction, things go from bad to worse when a viral outbreak is linked to the same chicken. Thankfully, Huey has prepared a survival outline in just such an emergency, but it's all threatened when no one can seem to stick to the simple plan.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Trial of Robert Kelly
    8.3/10 745 votes

    #21 - The Trial of Robert Kelly

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2005-11-13

    When the trial of R&B star R. Kelly comes to town and Tom Dubois is the ADA, Huey and Riley are on opposing sides of the hot-button "underage peeing" issue. Meanwhile, Granddad and Uncle Ruckus argue about white people during a game of checkers.

    Director: Anthony Bell

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Story of Gangstalicious
    8.2/10 561 votes

    #22 - The Story of Gangstalicious

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2005-12-11

    Riley's favorite rapper, Gangstalicious, is shot and hospitalized in Woodcrest. When Riley goes to visit the rapper, he finds more than he anticipated ... like maybe rappers that make songs like "Thuggin' Luv" aren't necessarily as tough as they seem. Go figure.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • The Itis
    8.2/10 490 votes

    #23 - The Itis

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2006-01-22

    Grandad opens "The Itis", the only soul food restaurant in Woodcrest. White people didn't expect it. They also didn't expect high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch
    8.2/10 440 votes

    #24 - Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-11-19

    After many failed attempts at online dating, Granddad finally meets a beautiful woman named Luna… who just happens to be a psycho.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder

  • Let's Nab Oprah
    8.1/10 490 votes

    #25 - Let's Nab Oprah

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2006-02-12

    Huey has to stop Riley and a small gang of misfit idiots from nabbing the talk show deity, Oprah.

    Director: Seung Eun Kim

    Writer: Aaron McGruder