Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Where'd I Put Those Marching Boots?

It looks like The Boondocks is no longer. Aaron McGruder's desire to focus on his animated TV show means we no longer get our daily dose of truth to power punchlines served up by the Freemans -- Huey, Riley and Granddad.

I commiserate further in this week's column.

The revolution may not have been televised, but thanks to The Boondocks, at least it was comic stripped.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at the very least, the show will be on-going. And it is not a bad, it really isn't it has its moment. The thug'n love episode had my jaw hanging at then end

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one, am happy to see Boondocks leave the paper. It seems to me that the attitude displayed in that strip is exactly why there isn't more progress made in the battle against raceism. Boondocks manages to perpetuate the Slave mentality of spending more energy on looking busy than actually producing, and the new Liberal Entitlement mentality of "Gimme all you got."
Until you and others stop glorifying the negative things that keep the races apart, there will be no progress.
Perhaps you like it that way.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Eh... Not so much said...

God, he's funny. I'll have to check out the show sometime.

One of my all-time favorite strips is when Huey calls his cable company to complain about BET: there are no black people on it, and it's not entertaining.

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Annette:

I am so glad you gave me the opportunity to let someone know how upset I am that we may lose Boondocks. I save this strip for last, a dessert of sorts after reading my daily Inquirer. I will miss those two little boys and grandfather so much. I just love the wit and wisdom of this strip. McGruder's observations are so wonderfully articulated.

How can we get McGruder to keep on giving us this clever little laugh everyday?

It may interest you to know that I am a white female, aged 58, a grandmother, who lives in Kennett Square. Not only black people will miss The Boondocks, however I too thing Mr. McGruder should keep giving voice to the black experience. I can only imagine how the black community will miss this little gem. Smart is smart and heaven knows we need all the heart and humor, (brain food) we can find.

Thank you for your article, I feel the same way.


Lucille Bartley Kahan
Kennett Square, PA

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"McGruder, 32, is of a generation that's about getting its cash on." Is the young-people bashing necessary? I think there is plenty of cash-grubbing going on among the middle-aged set.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annette John-Hall:

I read six strips every day, starting with Boondocks. My politics seem to harmonize with McGruder's, plus, being 66, white, and male, Huey, family and friends, including Granddad, have taught me quite a few things too, as you might imagine. I won't see them on TV very often, so it will be a loss for me too. I'll need to find another teacher.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a shame. The comic strip is far superior to the television show (which I'm surprised has not yet been cancelled--ala the Dilbert fiasco a few years back.)

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem beyond Magruder's simple-minded boring knee-jerk politics is that his strip is just plain and simply not funny.
It also cracks me up to read the comments of the white liberals on here sycophantically pleading for the acceptance of "people of color." You need another teacher??? Good lord man, read a book.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to see Boondocks leave the pages. Good edgy stuff that made you think.

Nice week and a half old 'news' though. The Washington Post had an article on the 26th of September.


12:56 PM  
Anonymous Aaron G. Stock said...

McGruder said from the beginning, more or less, (at least from when I saw him speak at Community College of Philadelphia in 2000 (1999?)) that his goal was a Boondocks animated show and that he was committed to the strip only until he achieved his goal.

2:25 PM  

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