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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 05/ 2/2010

'THE BOONDOCKS': Ten Classic Moments to mark tonight's return

By Michael Cavna




Aaron McGruder's "THE BOONDOCKS" returns -- finally -- for its third and "final" season.

Long-awaited. Much-anticipated. It'll be good to have McGruder's refreshing, bracing commentary back in the mix, with more rants against celebrity "culture," rappers and posers and outspoken "role models" -- and of course, the entire American power structure, including the Obama adminstration,

The third-season debut is Sunday night at 11:30 on Adult Swim, which is marking the premiere online with clips of "the best moments from Season 2." And Post TV critic Hank Stuever reviews the start of Season 3.

To mark the season debut, Comic Riffs offers Ten Classic Moments from "The Boondocks." Feel free to share your own below:


Huey: The problem with restraining speech is, who gets to set the rules? If it's only okay in a certain time or place, who gets to say what time and what place? Bill Cosby?
Bill Cosby: B'yes!

XXX

Riley: Why can't we act like ourselves, huh? Why can't I be me? Are you ashamed of us or something?
Granddad: Very!

XXX

Riley: Granddad, can you take us into the city tomorrow to watch the R. Kelly trial?
Granddad: Hell, no. But you can walk.
Riley: It's forty miles!
Granddad: All the money I spent on them damn Nikes? You better just do it.

XXX

Woman Protester: I can't believe you!
Robert: We've all been watching the same news! The police been doing this fire hose thing all week! I just assumed we'd all wear our raincoats.
Protester: Damn it, Robert! Who the hell shows up to a march with a raincoat?

XXX

Uncle Ruckus: Now I know exactly what happened to Kobe. Kobe caught that white fever. White fever get in your blood, man, it'll make you crazy. And you know they got them short little skirts nowadays and that uhh... What they call them, the the the tongs?
Robert: Thongs.

XXX

Granddad: I just can't stand to see a child go unbeaten.

XXX

Uncle Ruckus: : Is this what I'm supposed to be readin' now? This? The Vibe, The Source, JET? You call this a magazine? Look at this! This is a pamphlet! Field and Screen, National Review, Soldier of Fortune THOSE are magazines! This is a brochure! Ebony, they should call this National Geographic but the photos are better, and Essence?!! Essence of what? Essence of ugliness!

XXX

Uncle Ruckus: I'm not leavin' here 'till I get me a shoe named after a white man! John Stockton, Pistol Pete Maravich, Anybody?!

XXX

Uncle Ruckus [blows referee whistle]: All right everybody, keep an eye on your wallet! Heh-heh-heh! [To Riley] Look here ol' dawg, the only stealin' and shootin' I wanna see is this here b-ball, ya little future ex-con!

XXX

Granddad: I ain't got all day, boy. Be deep.
Huey [sighs]: "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility." ... Kahlil Gibran.
Audience: [silenced].
Dewey: Didn't rhyme...


THE RELATED READS:

THE 'RIFFS INTERVIEW: Aaron McGruder on satire.

AARON McGRUDER might stop talking because he's so misquoted.

BOONDOCKS REVIEW: Onscreen, Aaron McGruder is still quick on the draw.


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By Michael Cavna  | May 2, 2010; 12:01 PM ET
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Ann Coulter: "I f---- with these crab cakes. I'm tearing these bad boys up."

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