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(out of 25 reviews)
AGE
13
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Adult Written byKnowledgeEqualsPowah January 12, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Ignore the bottom reviews because they obviously didn't fully watch the show, or have an actual clue as what is truly bad.

This was a funny show that appeals to adults AND children above the age of 10 at least. The reason why I say that, is because there are millions of children who have heard curse words and/or use them, whether in front of their parents or behind their backs. This show has most of the words censored, which shouldn't make it much of a problem as far as language is concerned. There is no nudity, but there is references to anal rape("...If I drive under the influence, I could kill me, you, somebody's baby...Or worse, I could get arrested and go to jail and get anally raped") and/or homosexuality or the word "gay" which may or may not be offensive, but practically everyone knows and uses that word, and if you don't know you must not live in america. It also contains the "N bomb". Now for black audiences, which is the larger intended audience that the show was actually made for, we already know what that word is, because it's in most black teenagers or black people in general's vocabulary and in most of their dialogue anyway. The reason why the show has these words is to place realism, and to relate, or let people who watch relate, to black people as well. If you want to guard a child from even the slightest hint of anything even REMOTELY bad in your opinion, then they are going to be crippled as human beings when they grow up. If you just tip toe around racy subjects and such, then how will the child react to these things when they get older? There isn't any nudity, and if there was, it's only in the uncut episodes on DVD, so don't worry about that. The closest things to sex were the above mentioned, and dialogue about a certain type of sex, references or involvement with prostitutes and pimps. But these things are possibly already known about if your child plays things like "Grand Theft Auto" and/or watches things like pornography. All I can say is, if your child has heard curse words from you or anyone else, just tell them not to use it, and it's okay in that regard. If your child has ever looked at or seen a girl that they liked, or even knows what a butt is, then language in that regard is okay. If the words "Pimps" and "Prostitutes" and any words related to those are in your child's vocabulary(and it probably is, unless you've been living under a rock with your family), they can watch it. If the word sex is in their volcabulary, or if they have ever read hospital tracts or had sex ed classes, then the word sex, which possibly may be the only word even close to sex besides the above mentioned things are okay. If your child attends history class, hangs around black youth at school, on the internet, or anywhere else, and if your child is black, white, or mexican, then the word "negro" or "n*gga" is already heard of, and they can definately watch the show because that word is the main thing placing it in the TV-MA category. If the above things beside that word were the only problems with the series, it'd have a PG-14 rating, and 13, or if your child watches family guy, then younger, if possible.
Adult Written byInuyashafanforlife December 31, 2010
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

For adults only

On a Mature content scale of one to ten I give it a ten because it if full of filth and violence. A gangster would only watch it. Parents do not let children watch this. This may be informative, but in a mature way and does emphisize violence an a soulution to problems that can be solved in a non violent way. This show sets a bad example big time for children. The creator must have been dumb enough to use the power of an attorney to force adult swim to air this. This is also a prime example of how cartoonists who have been around violence and gangs are able to abuse the legal of an attorney. This is not how to air a cartoon people. This should be illegal for cartoonists in the united states to do anyway. Do not do this not even for the sake of money
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 10 and 15 year old Written byALunarLight April 28, 2011
AGE
16
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Moral in a odd way

it portrays a lot of everyday life in a satirical way. the n word is used a lot but that is true to life. If you think is sets a bad example you aren't getting the true moral compass, pretty much any thing Huey says, and in the end they always walk a way with a bit of a lesson. Its revolutionary, funny, unedited and not for every one
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written byilikecats1 June 21, 2010
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Great show worth watching

This show teaches children(as it is a cartoon) That there is another way to solve our problems and that way is to kung fu fight. It deals with issues such as racism and unhealthy foods and drugs, I applaud this show for showing the African American community that its problems exist and should be taken care of and all with an all negro voice cast.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 14 year old Written byResaluve August 15, 2010
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

boondocks tee idle

i love this show no matter anything thats said thats inapropreate its a funny show and it doesnt really effect a childs judgement for anything
What other families should know
Great role models
Adult Written bybnmjy April 24, 2011
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

I agree with the age suggestion here

I believe a 16 year old would be able to comprehend the sociological mockery of this show. Most kids under 16 would probably find this show only blatantly makes fun of black people. It it a humorous show, but I definitely do not recommend any kids watching it. They simply will not "get it."
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byCastellanos November 13, 2008
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Hilarious Show, be wary of language

The Boondocks is very, Very funny and has never disappointed me. But while the show is very funny, it's a very adult suggested T.V. show. The boondocks show isn't like the comic strip. While many comic strips are in the show they are laden with drinking to excess, prostitutes (called hoes), pimps, graffiti, street fighting, fear of anal rape, and many more things. There is very strong language, which include a*s, D**n, S**t, b***h, b*****d, p***k, f**k, and the n-word. All characters swear and (with the exception of huey) make unwise decisions (some are very racist, some are very reckless). I cannot really recommend an age for this show, because it all depends on how mature your child is. If you child knows all these swear words, the n-word, and about the subject material, the the show is fine. Make sure that is your kids don't understand all the references, then guide them through the episode and tell them that really no one in the show is that good of a role model (especially not Uncle Rukus)
Adult Written byxxxn April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Parent Written bySafetyGoose September 17, 2011
AGE
15
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Great Show for Show with a Positive Message for Socially Aware Audience (Not for the politically unaware).

Although the show depicts many things that most educations and parents would deem inappropriate, any socially aware viewer would know that the show is intelligent satire. Still, viewers under 14 might receive the wrong messages and enjoy the show for the wrong reasons. In all honesty, the main character, Huey Freeman, is a positive role model. The show discourages gang violence, and only receives the "TV-MA" rating for its use of the 'N-word.'
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Adult Written byMhaille April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Great starting point for smart political conversations

Definitely complex enough that younger kids will miss the message, but much like the comic strip it's both controversial and very intelligent. Watch with them, and talk about it.
Adult Written byChildrenDontGrowOld January 7, 2011
AGE
2
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a good reason to stay up late

Woah! There's a lot of young teenagers and kids that watch the Boondocks how dope is that...kids if you're parents won't let you watch this show and you have an interest in it watch it anyway, you'll learn a lot.
Adult Written byHustle and Flow April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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true to life

The Boondocks is a great show that is meant for older people. Yes you can watch it with your kids and discuss it with them. As issues arise during the show. To make sure they understand, the points that are being made. It will have you laughing and clapping through out the show. It is a wonderful change from the Simpsons.
Parent of a 14 and 15 year old Written byLiz Perle April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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for older teens this is a great show

This isn't your "average" cartoon. It's for grownups and it's nice to see this cartoon strip make a neat jump to the TV. If you know boondocks and love boondocks, you will love this show.
Adult Written byRobo yankee April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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its makes fun of hanna montana

Adult Written bynivlac September 5, 2011
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

bondocks rocks

we all need to be open minded i love the show ......the best way to remove the negtive stigmas we have created is 2 be able to laugh about it ...............
What other families should know
Great messages
Adult Written bynjn August 13, 2009
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
cool
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Parent Written byGlass-Cheshire May 27, 2011
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Understand the symbolism, and look in yourself.

In relation to R.KELLY'S urination, it's R.Kelly. And youonly watched one episode, so kindly ACTUALLY WATCH THE SHOW BEFORE YOU MAKE A REVIEW. This show tells us about ourselves. Short and sweet. Everyone represents a generalized member of the community. Just read or watch any of McGruders interviews, and GET THE THOUGHTS BEHIND THE SHOW. It's not just violence to be violent, raunchy to be raunchy, or stereotypical to be stereotypical. There's actual thought behind it, and it's an insult to a man such as McGruder who thinks outside the box to ony watch one episode with no thought, and say it's nasty But...It isn't for kids...AND WASN'T INTENDED TO BE SO. It started out as a POLITICAL SATIRE STRIP. Read the strip first. It's cleaner.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byhell awsome April 28, 2012
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

best show

I think that this show is incredibly awsome it has some sweet action scenes but the language is very bad.I watch it sometimes on adult swim i also suggest that kids under 9 should not watch this show.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of an infant, infant, infant, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old Written bynicoleandmeatwadss February 9, 2015
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

good but not for people under 7

this flim in my opinion whould be good for kids 7+
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Adult Written byTheTrillonaire August 10, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Funny TV Show, But not made for viewers Under 14.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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