Can you believe it? Season 3 of the best animated series on TV has finally come to an end. Will there be a 4th season? I don’t know, but the following message, which preceded tonight’s episode, should give you a hint:
“The season finale of Boondocks is next. Will there be a fourth season. Maybe. We hope so. We could almost cobble together a new season that just consisted of banned episodes. But that’s what DVDs are for. Here’s “It’s Goin’ Down.”
For the season finale, Aaron McGruder decided to go out with a bang. Literally. Woodcrest is the target of a terrorist attack. The prime suspect, Huey Freeman, learns that the feds are coming to apprehend him. He takes Ruckus hostage and flees in a school bus. The alphabet boys track down Huey’s whereabouts and dispatch a sinful amount of soldiers to go after him. Agent Jack Flowers is hot on the trail in order to bring law and order to the town. Outnumbered, Huey eventually throws in the towel.
They eventually realize that Ed Wuncler and his grandson are the real terror suspects. But rather than go after them, the feds decide that some people are above the law. Wuncler reasons that people want life to be like the movies with good guys going up against bad guys, but that what America really needs is a rallying cry – a reminder of why it’s great to be American.
“It’s Goin’ Down” ends with Granddad conceding that the world would be much better if everyone listened to Huey. Granddad even apologized for not listening to Huey. Huh? Granddad apologize for something? He must still be blazed from two episodes ago. Like I’ve said in earlier recaps, Huey is the voice of Aaron McGruder on The Boondocks and his message for Season 3 is clear: we can do better. But hey, don’t mind that pretentious sonamabitch and his lame cartoon characters, he’s just being his preachy self.
The season finale left me with an empty feeling for some reason. Maybe it was all those self-referential lines that hinted at the show’s exit. This one in particular caught my attention: “We’re goin’ to have to think about moving. This neighborhood ain’t what it used to be.” I wonder if it’s a reference to the studio that currently houses Boondocks. Word has it that the show has been at odds with Sony lately. If things truly go awry, there’s always HBO.
“I heard Obama is passing legislation that will let guys who can’t get laid go to your house and bang your wife.”
“Allah makes my testicles strong from the boots of the infidel.”
“My gonads are indestructible. My penis shaft is strong like the oak tree.”
“You could be like Jay-Z and come back six months later.”
“I don’t know if you know anything about loop dancers, but they have very large thighs and buttocks.”