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It's Goin' Down
aired: Sun, Aug 15, 2010
A terror attack near Woodcrest is imminent, and domestic terrorist Huey Freeman is the main suspect. With super-agent Jack Flowers on his tail and Ed and Rummy on the loose, can anyone save the day? Written by Aaron McGruder.
The Color Ruckus
aired: Sun, Aug 8, 2010
Uncle Ruckus’s family comes to town and Ruckus must settle some old business with his father. It’s a tale of abuse, and triumph, and... actually no, it’s just a tale of abuse.
The Fried Chicken Flu
aired: Sun, Aug 1, 2010
“The Fried Chicken Flu” Is this how it all ends? When a fast food promotion crosses with a plague of biblical proportions, society spins out of control faster than you can say “white meat only.” Will Huey Freeman’s elaborate end-of-the-world survival plan stand up to the ultimate test? Will any of us ever get to eat fried chicken again?!
aired: Sun, Jul 18, 2010
After a health scare, Granddad discovers the amazing life benefits of medical marijuana. But when Granddad suddenly becomes a balanced, well-adjusted person, Huey and Riley immediately know something is up
The Lovely Ebony Brown
aired: Sun, Jul 11, 2010
Granddad finds a Black woman so beautiful and charming not even Ruckus can hate her. Ebony Brown is perfect in every way... so is this the end of Granddad’s long, sad, desperate search for a woman? Not if he can help it
The Story of Lando Freeman
aired: Sun, Jul 4, 2010
There’s a new handyman in the neighborhood undercutting Uncle Ruckus... which is all good for Granddad and his garden until the man claims to be his long lost son, Lando. Will Granddad take responsibility and be a father to his child? Not without a talk show paternity test...
Date with the Booty Warrior, A
aired: Sun, Jun 27, 2010
Having conquered his fear of being raped in prison, 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.
aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012
Granddad is cast as the leading man by mega-superstar of stage and screen, Winston Jerome. But when the theater group turns out to be a homoerotic evangelical cult, it’s up to Huey and Riley to put a pause to it.
aired: Sun, Jun 13, 2010
Riley takes over the school candy bar hustle and floods the block with sugar. But when the competition comes looking for payback, it’s all out war for control of the chocolate covered streets. Will the sweet life take Riley under?
Smokin With Cigarettes
aired: Sun, Jun 6, 2010
If it’s fun to do bad things, then Riley is having the best time ever with juvenile felon Lamilton Taeshawn. But when Lamilton wants to prove he has the “juice,” the good times come to a shocking end. Will Riley “know the ledge”? Will anyone get these movie references?
Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy
aired: Sun, May 30, 2010
Colonel H. Stinkmeaner had no family and no friends... but he did have a mean crew. Three of Stinkmeaner’s old crew arrive in town to exact payback on the Freeman family. Is revenge a dish best served old? The shocking conclusion to the trilogy.
The Story of Jimmy Rebel
aired: Sun, May 23, 2010
Ruckus finds his musical soul mate in famed racist Country-Western singer Jimmy Rebel. But can the ebony and ivory of racist music really live together in perfect harmony?
The Red Ball
aired: Sun, May 16, 2010
“The Red Ball” (OAD: May 9, 2010): When the Chinese call in some old debts, Ed Wuncler is forced to gamble all of Woodcrest’s economic fortunes on a kickball game with its sister city, Wushung, China. Kickball legend Huey Freeman is to come out of self-imposed exile from the game to do battle with the red ball one last time. It's a kickball game to end all kickball games.
Bitches to Rags
aired: Sun, May 9, 2010
Thugnificent has seen better days. Auto-tune, rap beef, nothing can stop the IRS when his new album tanks. Faced with the horror of getting a real job, Otis Jenkins takes some pretty desperate measures to stay afloat. Is there life after rap death?
Itâ€™s a Black President, Huey Freeman
aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012
Remember "Yes We Can"? No, you don't? A German documentary follows the Freeman family from the election to the Inauguration of the country's first Black President, giving us a look back at the hope and change that already feels like ancient history.
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The Ruckus Reality Show
aired: Mon, Feb 4, 2008
Following the shooting of the rapper Gangstalicious, Riley passes out upon seeing one of his crew kiss him in the hospital. Unwilling to accept that Gangstalicious might be gay, Riley is sure that it was all a dream. Yet, following the debut of his new music video, "Homies Over Hoes," the rapper suddenly starts sending Riley free samples from his new fashion line that look suspiciously like women's clothes. And though Huey points to the kiss, the clothes and the video as evidence of Gangstalicious' homosexuality, Riley refuses to believe it. Meanwhile, as Gangstalicious skirts the rumors about his sexuality, Thugnificent and his Lethal Injection Crew send Riley to land a deal for them to collaborate on a remix of "Homies Over Hoes." As Riley works on securing a deal, Granddad worries about signs suggesting his grandson is gay. Though he is wearing women's clothes and carrying a purse, Riley denies it. Even so, after doing everything he can think of to make a real man out of Riley - including playing football, inviting girls over, and offering to chase women together - Granddad calls in A Pimp Named Slickback to straighten him out.
The Huey Freeman Hunger Strike
aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2008
UNAIRED EPISODE: 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. An unrepentant racist who never misses a chance to disparage blacks and venerate whites, Ruckus is sure that he is really a white man who has been afflicted with a skin disease that makes it appear otherwise. And he not only remains a champion of segregation, but is also a firm believer that education is wasted on anyone who is black. After learning that Tom was genetically tested to determine his ethnic makeup, Ruckus decides that the same kind of test would prove what he has believed all along - that he's white. But when the test results come back, Ruckus is dismayed to discover that he is 102% African. As the news plunges him into deep despair, Ruckus finds it impossible to get out of bed, creating huge problems for his new TV show. Now convinced that he is black, Uncle Ruckus first quits all his jobs and then heads for the Freeman house to start living his new life. When truth is just too difficult to accept, Ruckus first tries doing everything he can to defend the reputation of the white man before deciding to end his torment by taking his own life. Yet, after rushing in to stop the suicide, Rudlin makes it absolutely clear that BET sees the show as a cornerstone in their campaign to destroy the black race. And after being tortured by Rudlin, the scientist who administered the DNA test renounces his earlier assessment and tells a relieved Uncle Ruckus that he is white after all.
The Story of Gangstalicious, Part 2
aired: Mon, Jan 21, 2008
In the heat of a classroom argument, Riley's third grade teacher, Mr. Petto, loses his cool and calls him "nigga." As the media seizes upon the outburst and school officials decry the use of the "N-word" as a violation of district policy, Mr. Petto claims that he only did it after Riley used it first. Ignoring Huey's warnings, Granddad hopes to make the school board pay dearly with a discrimination lawsuit. Riley is more than willing to play along, and he and Granddad promote their cause with a series of television appearances alongside the adversarial conservative commentator Ann Coulter. And after Tom reluctantly agrees to represent them, Granddad brings on the outrageous Reverend Rollo Goodlove to help make their case. As both Coulter and Uncle Ruckus find nothing wrong with Petto's use of the term, Tom points out that there is no way the school district will ever agree to pay the half-million dollars Granddad and Goodlove are asking. Dismissing Tom, Goodlove takes their demands to the school superintendent, who laughs him out of his office. Undaunted, the Reverend blusters that it is only the opening salvo in a barrage of criticism to be leveled at the district. But what few people realize is that, in an effort to use the lawsuit to promote his new show on BET, Goodlove is actually working with Ann Coulter to create a firestorm of publicity about the case.
Story Of Catcher Freeman
aired: Mon, Jan 14, 2008
Over Riley's objections, Granddad retells the story of the boys' great-great-great-great-grandfather, Catcher Freeman. According to Granddad, it all began on the plantation of Confederate Colonel George Lynchwater, whose slaves believed that Catcher Freeman, a former slave who led an army of rebellion, was going to kill their master and secure their freedom. Not believing any of it, a slave named Tobias was planning to gain his freedom with a screenplay he was sure Lynchwater would produce, which would allow him to marry a beautiful slave named Thelma. Impatient to be free, Thelma tried to escape on her own, only to be run down and caught. But when she was rescued by Catcher, it was love at first sight and she agreed to help his brigade carry out an assault on the plantation. Although betrayed by Tobias, Catcher freed the slaves and married Thelma. However, Uncle Ruckus claims that the true story is very different from Granddad's. In the version told by Ruckus, and the only one that actually interests Riley, "Catcha" Freeman wasn't interested in freeing slaves, but rather was someone with an extraordinary ability to return them to their masters after they escaped. True to form, Ruckus claims that slavery was the best thing that ever happened to the black race, and that Colonel Lynchwater was really a kindly plantation owner whose slaves were lazy and worthless. Though Granddad disagrees, Ruckus remembers Thelma as a conniving woman who lured Catcha into an ambush by her fellow slaves before living out her life with him in Boston.
aired: Mon, Jan 7, 2008
UNAIRED EPISODE: To protest the manipulative and damaging programming coming from the cable network BET, Huey goes on a hunger strike. While his crusade doesn't inspire Granddad or Riley, it does attract the attention of BET executive Deborah Leevil, who resolves to see that it doesn't stand in the way of her network's plan to destroy black people everywhere. But following a visit from the ex-funk music star-turned-publicity-hogging talk radio host, Reverend Rollo Goodlove, Huey finds he has an ally in his fight. Huey is encouraged by the supportive crowd that has come to hear the outspoken Goodlove at a large outdoor rally. Despite its success, he still cannot get Granddad or Riley to join the strike or his upcoming march on BET's headquarters. Yet, as the public campaign against the company gains momentum, Huey worries about the message Reverend Goodlove's lifestyle is sending to their supporters, especially after Mistress Leevil airs a video of Rollo cavorting at a notorious strip club. Though Reverend Goodlove tries putting the best possible face on the nightclub escapade, as well as a checkered past that includes a host of public scandals, Huey worries that the Reverend's reputation will hurt the boycott. However, as his vast experience with bad publicity helps him to deflect this latest round of criticism, too, Goodlove ratchets up his attack on the network with a DVD that documents BET's negative effects on the black community. So, to undermine support for the protest, Leevil co-opts Reverend Goodlove with an offer of a show of his very own. And as Huey finally decides to call off the hunger strike, he learns that Uncle Ruckus has also been given a new show on BET.
aired: Mon, Dec 17, 2007
Huey and Riley's constant fighting has Granddad thinking about taking a vacation to get away from it all. At Tom's suggestion, he considers Costa Rica where, in his fantasies, he's being fawned over by a bevy of exotic women. When Tom wants to join him, Granddad worries that he'll put a damper on the festivities and does little to encourage it. Before leaving, Granddad needs to find someone to look after the boys. But because of Huey and Riley's bad reputation with babysitters, Uncle Ruckus is the only person he can find to take the job. However, once Granddad is gone and they cow Uncle Ruckus into submission, Huey and Riley are left to care for themselves. Meanwhile, in order to make sure Tom doesn't join him, Granddad orders the boys to tell him that he's out on an errand. As Granddad makes his way to the Central American resort, Huey discovers that Riley has spent all their food money on flashy new clothes. Rationing what little food they have left, Huey grounds his younger brother, but has to go to great lengths to keep him from sneaking off. Down in Costa Rica, Granddad quickly finds that the vacation he is having is far from the one he dreamt about. And when Tom can't find him to start planning their trip, he begins to suspect that he's been left behind.
Invasion of the Katrinians
aired: Mon, Dec 10, 2007
In spite of Granddad's attempts to ignore them, he and the boys are visited by Cousin Jericho Freeman and his family of homeless refugees from Hurricane Katrina. With nowhere to go, Jericho and his clan need a place to stay until they can return to New Orleans, a request that Granddad grudgingly honors. While Huey is glad to lend a helping hand, Riley is adamant about kicking them to the curb, especially after meeting his cousin Nique. But Granddad's decision becomes impossible to reverse once a television news crew arrives to document his humanitarian act. The houseguests haven't been in residence for more than a couple of days before Granddad starts looking to get rid of them. Once Uncle Ruckus gets word of the visitors, he seizes upon the opportunity to unleash a racist rant critical of Jericho's family. When Jericho looks to strike back, it falls to Tom to restore order. Though he's glad when Jericho promises to pay him back for everything once his FEMA check arrives, Granddad is distressed to learn that the money is still months away, while even Huey wonders if he can take it.
aired: Mon, Dec 3, 2007
Riley (Regina King) wreaks havoc when he joins Tom's (Cedric Yarbrough) youth basketball team. Everyone realizes how much of a team player Riley ISN'T as soon as he hits the court. Written by Aaron McGruder & Andre Brooks & Jason Van Veen
aired: Mon, Nov 26, 2007
After much begging and pleading, Riley (Regina King) is initiated into his hero Thugnificent's Lethal Interjection crew. When a local bully jacks his "ice," Riley turns to Macktastic (Snoop Dogg), Flominal (Busta Rhymes) and Ed III (Charlie Murphy) for advice on how to retaliate.
Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch
aired: Mon, Nov 19, 2007
Granddad's (John Witherspoon) online dating adventures lead him to a beautiful woman named Luna (Aisha Tyler). Unfortunately, Huey, Riley and Granddad realize what a crazy-ass freak Luna really is when she comes to visit for the weekend.
The Story of Thugnificent
aired: Mon, Nov 5, 2007
When world-renowned rapper Thugnificent (Carl Jones) moves into Woodcrest with his crew, Macktastic (Snoop Dogg) and Flonominal (Busta Rhymes), Granddad (John Witherspoon) becomes annoyed with his new neighbors. Their feud inspires some of one of the greatest dis records of all-time, "Eff Granddad." Written by Aaron McGruder
The Return Of Stinkmeaner
aired: Mon, Oct 29, 2007
The ghost of Col. Stinkmeaner possesses Tom (Cedric Yarbrough) and returns to terrorize Granddad (John Witherspoon) and the boys. The Freemans summon Reverend, Father, Uncle Ruckus (Gary Anthony Williams) to help with the exorcism.
Thank You For Not Snitching
aired: Mon, Oct 22, 2007
As a crime wave sweeps over Woodcrest, Riley (Regina King) refuses to snitch on the vandals, despite the fact that they've jacked Granddad's (John Witherspoon) beloved car, Dorothy.
Tom, Sarah & Usher
aired: Mon, Oct 15, 2007
Tom (Cedric Yarbrough) is inconsolable when he thinks his wife Sarah (Jill Talley) is falling in love with R&B superstar Usher. He then turns to A Pimp Named Slickback (Katt Williams) for advice.
Or Die Trying
aired: Mon, Oct 8, 2007
Granddad (John Witherspoon), Huey (Regina King), Riley (Regina King) & Jazmine (Gabby Soleil) sneak into the movies to watch "Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking!" At the theater, they do their best to evade Ruckus (Gary Anthony Williams), who is fervent about reporting them to the authorities.
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The Passion of Ruckus
aired: Sun, Mar 19, 2006
After learning that he has a cancerous tumor and only six months to live, Uncle Ruckus has a vision of a heaven where the white man is king. Told that he can live in White Heaven if he renounces his blackness, Ruckus sets out to demonstrate his newfound piety. And though Granddad doesn't want to hear any of it, Tom begins to wonder if Ruckus might be onto something. Meanwhile, Huey is committed to stopping the execution of Black activist Ahmad Shabazz who was sentenced to death for the 1970 shooting of a police officer, despite the fact that there was nothing connecting him to the crime. But when he can't persuade the governor to stay the execution, Huey devises an elaborate scheme he dubs Operation Black Steel to break the condemned man out of prison and then seek asylum in Cuba. To help spread the gospel of race-based redemption, Ruckus enlists black conservative commentator Armstrong Elders. As a result, Granddad decides that he has to do something to stop Ruckus and his racist revival scheduled for the Woodcrest Post Pavilion, leaving Huey with no one to drive him to the prison to carry out Operation Black Steel. Even when Huey notes that Ahmad's life is in danger if he doesn't get there on time, Granddad suggests that he pray for the condemned man. Leaving Huey stranded, Granddad and Tom head for the revival. As Ruckus's racist message begins to take hold among the black audience, Tom is swept up, forcing Granddad to try and stop him from becoming a convert. Meanwhile, left without an alternative, Huey decides to pray for Ahmad to be spared. When a lightning strike that shuts down power to the electric chair gives the governor time to review the overwhelming evidence of Ahmad's innocence, Huey's prayers are answered. And when the lightning bolt that saved Ahmad also hits Uncle Ruckus and cures his tumor, his days as a preacher suddenly come to an end as everyone decides to forget they ever heard his racist preaching.
The Block Is Hot
aired: Sun, Mar 12, 2006
An unseasonable February heat wave that's settled over Woodcrest has tempers flaring on Timid Deer Lane. When Riley opens a fire hydrant and invites all of his neighbors to join him, Uncle Ruckus threatens to call the police. But when Ruckus hops in his truck to look for help, he's set upon by three police cruisers and fired upon by their all-too-edgy cops. As the police and news crews investigate the shooting, Jazmine sets up a lemonade stand where, unbowed by the heat, Huey tries to convince the customers of a conspiracy to wipe out the black community. It doesn't take more than one look at Jazmine's success for businessman Ed Wuncler to offer to buy the lemonade stand in exchange for the pony she's saving for. However, only after she and her dad, Tom, make a deal for the stand does Jazmine truly see how ruthless a boss Wuncler can be. As Huey warns Jazmine that she's teaming up with a known corporate criminal, the investigation into the shooting ends when Uncle Ruckus refuses a big cash settlement in exchange for realizing a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. The heat wave continues and Wuncler ramps up his pressure on Jazmine who, resolved to have a pony, refuses to listen as Huey urges her to end her exploitation. Although her dad decides that she's had enough, Wuncler's threats to let the pony die if she quits are enough to keep Jazmine on the job. And even when Huey enlists human rights protesters to liberate her, Jazmine remains committed to do whatever it takes to get her pony. Yet, her dream turns into a nightmare when, after Wuncler shows up with lemonade of his own to sell, she learns that there's no way that the deal would have ever led to her realizing her dream. Finally, after the crowd and the police turn ugly and burn the stand the ground, a cold snap puts the ever-optimistic Jazmine right back into business selling hot chocolate.
aired: Sun, Mar 5, 2006
When word arrives that his old friend Mo Jackson has died, Granddad and the boys embark on a trip back home to Chicago for the funeral. During the plane ride, Granddad recounts how, as young fighter pilots during World War II, he and Mo competed head to head with each other as they fought the Nazis. When Huey points out that he doesn't seem to be very sad over his old friend's passing, Granddad notes that Mo was disloyal and did something that could never be forgiven. But once they arrive back in their old neighborhood, Granddad is stunned to discover that, along with what he's being given in the will; Mo has left specific instructions for him to deliver the eulogy as his ashes are placed into Lake Michigan. Meanwhile, Huey is upset to learn that his best friend back in Chicago, Cairo, has ditched him for someone new. On the party boat that's been outfitted for the occasion, Granddad joins Mo's family and friends for the funeral. However, already upset to discover that the Mo's memorial includes a war medal that actually belongs to him, Granddad learns that his old friend was badmouthing him right up until the day he died. So, after accidentally killing the dove that was released with the late man's ashes, Granddad cannot hold his tongue any longer and proceeds to tell everyone how petty, immature and selfish Mo really was. And though Mo's widow takes offense at the harsh words, nearly everyone else at the funeral agrees. As the mourners argue over the late man's legacy, Granddad uses the occasion to tell Aunt Cookie how he never forgave Mo for having stolen away a girl that he thought he might have married someday. But, after Cookie reveals that the girl in question turned out to be more than just a little ugly, Granddad realizes that he has wasted the last fifty years hating Mo. Finally, after Huey discovers that what he had with Cairo can never be reclaimed, Granddad expresses regret for letting his friendship with Mo die, only to learn that all he's been left in the dead man's will is an old jar of peanuts.
Riley Wuz Here
aired: Sun, Feb 19, 2006
Riley's affinity for graffiti goes too far when neighbors wake up to giant murals on their homes. Maybe a sweet-natured, psycho war vet art teacher can help reel him in.
Let's Nab Oprah
aired: Sun, Feb 12, 2006
Huey (Regina King) has to stop Riley (Regina King) and a small gang of misfit idiots from nabbing the talk show deity, Oprah.
aired: Sun, Jan 22, 2006
Following one of Granddad's legendary soul food dinners, the Freeman family's friends happily pass out after the rich and fatty food causes them to be struck with what is called "The Itis." Listening to Granddad recount a dream about owning a restaurant filled with beds where diners could fall asleep after eating, banker and neighbor Ed Wuncler invites him to look at a health food restaurant he owns with an eye towards making a change. And after complaining about the politically liberal clientele that the Frutorium attracts, Ed fires nearly everyone on the staff before setting Granddad up in a restaurant they call the Itis Reeling in horror at Granddad's latest culinary creation, a half-pound bacon and cheese laden hamburger he calls "The Luther," the family's lone vegetarian, Huey, warns against going too far. Ignoring Huey's warnings, Granddad heads for the kitchen and, with Tom serenading the diners and Uncle Ruckus keeping the beds filled with customers, the Itis opens its doors. And even though Huey embarks on a campaign to convince the staff and diners that it's a health hazard, the food's addictive qualities make the Itis a big hit. Soon after opening, the restaurant's success begins to catch up with it. Because of their addiction to the food, the diners lose interest in everything except getting their next meal, turning what was once a prosperous upper class neighborhood into a crime-infested slum. In a matter of weeks, even Granddad begins to wonder if he may have made a mistake. And though Granddad continues to fight back against Huey's campaign, with the first wave of lawsuits filed against them, Ed pulls the plug and shuts the Itis down.
The Return Of The King
aired: Sun, Jan 15, 2006
In Huey's dream, instead of being killed by a gunshot in 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fell into a coma and then woke up thirty-two years later in time to be turned away at the polls when he tries to vote in the 2000 presidential election. His mythic stature seemingly insured, Dr. King is greeted as a hero and offered lucrative book and movie deals to chronicle his life. However, after he asks that Americans show compassion by turning the other cheek following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, King's legend crumbles, making him a pariah in the public eye. It's at a sparsely attended book signing that Dr. King is reintroduced to his old friend and co-worker in the civil rights movement, Granddad. Accepting an invitation to dine at the Freeman home, Dr. King tells Huey, Riley, Tim, and Uncle Ruckus how Granddad was overshadowed by Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Sitting down to watch some television, Dr. King is appalled by how the black community is represented. And when the civil rights leader asks why so little improvement has been made in the wake of his shooting, Huey suggests that everyone has been waiting for him to come back and save them. Though Dr. King is depressed, Huey insists that he not give up and, to get things started, suggests holding an emergency action planning meeting for a new political party. As Dr. King takes to the airwaves to promote the venture, harsh criticism in the conservative press sends him to an urban promotions firm that uses hip-hop radio to get the word out. Yet, instead of an organizing meeting for their political party, those who show are just looking to party. However, after he uses the opportunity to deliver a scathing critique of the black community before moving to Canada, Dr. King inspires a revolution that eventually leads to Oprah Winfrey being elected President of the United States, in Huey's dream!
The Real (a.k.a. The Reality)
aired: Sun, Jan 8, 2006
In an effort to capitalize on Granddad's embarrassing sunglasses, Riley claims that he is blind when he contacts Pimp My Ride to ask that the show's host, Xzibit, do something to improve their family's car, Dorothy. When Xzibit takes the bait and shows up to work on the ailing junker, Riley employs a series of clever diversions to keep Granddad in the dark and prevent the show's host from learning that the old man can really see. However, after Granddad learns the truth, the prospect of getting some much-needed repairs for Dorothy prompts him to play along with Riley's lie. Meanwhile, Huey's disgust with the deception attracts the interest of a phantom who calls himself the White Shadow. Dismissing Huey's claim that he's being followed by a secret government agent, Granddad and Riley anxiously await the delivery of the refurbished Dorothy. Yet, as Riley suggests that he consider adopting a more streetwise name, Granddad discovers that what started out as a little white lie has spun out of control when a crew from Extreme Makeover Home Edition arrives to build a new wing onto the "blind man's" house, one that Riley has claimed is also a homeless shelter. Though Huey strenuously objects to the deception, the prospect of having a sexy bachelor pad is too much for Granddad to resist as both Tom and Jazmine help to perpetuate the ruse in hopes of establishing show business careers. With Huey's insistence on facing facts seemingly at odds with his reports of seeing the elusive White Shadow, the wholesale destruction of his house causes Granddad to demand an end to Riley's ruse, at least until he gets a look at Dorothy. Yet, in all the excitement, it's revealed that Granddad can actually see. And when the truth causes all work on the partially-demolished house to stop, a sympathetic Xzibit offers Granddad the keys to his car, for a price. Finally, as Huey decides that the White Shadow is nothing more than a figment of his overactive imagination, Riley and Granddad abandon their ruined house for the comfort of their new car.
A Huey Freeman Christmas
aired: Sun, Dec 18, 2005
As a leader in the United Church of Santa, no one is more excited about the arrival of Christmas, and Santa Claus -- than Jazmine. However, her excitement turns to horror when, while she's at the Woodcrest Mall to celebrate his arrival, Santa is attacked by an assailant who turns out to be none other than Riley Freeman. His identity as the Santa Stalker still secret, Riley then writes a threatening letter to Santa, complaining about having not been given the fancy car wheels he asked for. After he's offered complete artistic control over the project by his teacher, Mr. Ooberwitz, Huey agrees to direct his school's annual Christmas play. As planning for the project gets underway, Ooberwitz worries after seeing how far Huey is prepared to go to realize his creative vision when hires of Quincy Jones as the musical director. But when Huey arrives on the set to find his cast fooling around, he fires nearly everyone and prepares to start from scratch with an A-list Hollywood cast. As the manhunt for the Santa Stalker continues, Uncle Ruckus dons an elf costume and goes undercover to protect the mall's new Santa Claus. Still determined to get revenge, Riley takes dead aim at with a BB gun and, in the ensuing pandemonium, the new Santa narrowly escapes. Meanwhile, despite protests about the production's lavish cost, Huey and Quincy assemble a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Regina King, and Alicia Keyes and, ignoring orders from the principal not to casts a black Jesus, they put on a critically-acclaimed production that ends up costing Mr. Ooberwitz his job. Finally, after he's recruited to fill in for the mall's Santa, Uncle Ruckus is left to console a disillusioned Jazmine.
The Story Of Gangstalicious
aired: Sun, Dec 11, 2005
Following several very prominent public run-ins that have thrust their battle into the public eye, Riley is just one of the many fans who are anxiously awaiting the latest news in the ongoing feud between urban gangsta rapper Gangstalicious and his Southern counterpart, Eat Dirt. Hearing that Gangstalicious has been shot during a concert, Riley asks Granddad for permission to visit the fallen rap star. Refusing to take no for an answer, he first tries getting hurt himself so that he can be admitted to the hospital, too, before tricking Granddad into sending him on an errand to the store. Yet, despite explicit instructions not to visit the injured rapper, Riley takes a detour to Woodcrest Memorial Hospital. At the hospital, Gangstalicious tells Riley that, rather than the work of Eat Dirt's crew, the latest shooting was carried out by some gang members he owed money to from his days as a drug dealer. Gangstalicious panics when he is told that there are no more police securing the hospital. And when Riley is distracted by a phone call from Granddad, a hit squad led by a Gangstalicious's nemesis, Lincoln, arrives to finish what they started. As the danger of the situation becomes apparent, Riley discovers that, contrary to his tough public image, Gangstalicious is a coward. As they try to flee, a frightened Gangstalicious drops his gun, leaving him and Riley defenseless. Hijacking a white fan's Honda Civic, they try to outrun their pursuers, but are caught and taken to a clearing in the woods. And when the efforts to kill them are undone by poor marksmanship, Riley is stunned to learn that the dispute between Gangstalicious and Lincoln is actually the result of a gay love affair gone awry.
A Date With The Health Inspector
aired: Sun, Dec 4, 2005
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 be anally raped.
aired: Sun, Nov 27, 2005
Having defined a "Nigga Moment" as; when ignorance overwhelms the mind of an otherwise logical Negro male. Huey and his brother are forced to watch as just such a moment overtakes their grandfather. After protesting when seventy-three-year-old Colonel H. Stinkmeaner runs into his car, Granddad accepts the old man's challenge to a fight. However, after he is bested by Stinkmeaner, Granddad faces some harsh criticism from the boys when they point out that the old man is blind. Though Huey suggests that he just ignore it, the public humiliation he's forced to endure after losing to Colonel Stinkmeaner has Granddad looking for a rematch. To make sure Granddad knows what he's up against; Huey shows him a videotape of a movie about the legendary blind Samurai swordsman, Zatoichi. So, despite Uncle Ruckus's contention that black men can't fight, Huey and Riley enlist a blindfolded Tom to train their grandfather. As the training gets underway, word of the rematch spreads, presenting Riley with an easy way to make some quick cash selling tickets and DVDs of the fight. Though Huey and Tom try talking him out of it, Granddad goes ahead with the fight and not only wins, but kills his blind and elderly opponent. Finally, as the assembled crowd turns ugly after the short match, Granddad avoids a prison sentence when, due to Tom's foresight in getting the bout sanctioned by the state boxing commission, he is legally indemnified for the fatality.
Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner
aired: Sun, Nov 20, 2005
As Riley and Huey ponder just what line has to be crossed in order for a woman to be a full-fledged hooker, Cristal successfully avoids telling Granddad the truth about her occupation as she gets him to agree to let her move in. And though she's able to keep Granddad in the dark, when it comes to Huey and Riley, Cristal makes no bones about the fact that she's employed in the sex trade. However, even when his grandsons decide to reveal the truth about his sexy young girlfriend's profession, Granddad refuses to believe it. Having failed to persuade their grandfather, Huey and Riley turn to Cristal, demanding that she move out at once. But with Cristal claiming she's in transition from her life as a prostitute to something more respectable, the boys have no choice but to let Granddad see the harsh truth for himself and, camera in hand, they clandestinely document her real life. Although Granddad wants to believe the incriminating photos are nothing but fakes, the arrival of Cristal's pimp, A Pimp Named Slickback, finally convinces him of the truth. However, when Granddad offers her a chance to start a new life with him and the boys, Cristal realizes that it's more work than she's cut out for and takes off after her pimp.
The Trial of R. Kelly
aired: Sun, Nov 13, 2005
With the approach of singer R. Kelly's trial for inappropriate sexual behavior with a minor, Riley and Huey find themselves on opposite sides of the case being prosecuted by their friend, District Attorney Thomas DuBois. For Huey, the R&B superstar's lewd acts are fair game for prosecution. Yet, seeing the prosecution as an unfair attack, Riley decides to go to the trial and join the singer's fans, who are protesting outside the courthouse. And as Granddad waits patiently for the boys to return, Uncle Ruckus makes it clear just how little he thinks of R. Kelly and his ilk. Upon arriving at the courthouse, Riley immediately joins the fan protest, leaving Huey with the long list of well known black personalities, including Rosa Parks, Cornell West, Julian Bond, Dick Gregory, and Tavis Smiley, who are voicing their displeasure with the singer's behavior. However, when Riley takes it upon himself to make his feelings known to a news reporter, Huey steps in to spare him and their family any further embarrassment. But while the harshest judgments of R. Kelly's behavior come from Ruckus, who makes it clear that he would have no problem convicting him with no deliberation, both Huey and the D.A. are shocked at the defense lawyer's effort to paint the prosecution as racist. Following the defense attorney's opening remarks, and in the face of Riley's threats to take revenge, Thomas shows the jury an incriminating video of R. Kelly and his young victim. However, after the teenage girl's testimony only serves to undermine the prosecution's case, R. Kelly's attorney looks to prove that his client is actually an upstanding citizen with nothing but respect for black women, unlike Thomas, who is married to a white woman. So, as Granddad and Ruckus square off over the subject of race, after the singer's attorney successfully casts his client as the real victim and sends Thomas's case down the drain, it falls to Huey to argue that, despite his acquittal, R. Kelly is no hero.
aired: Sun, Nov 6, 2005
To improve his grandsons' behavior and help them cope with living in a world that can be hostile to blacks, Granddad looks for a way to school Riley and Huey in the ways of the white supremacist power structure. Though both boys are very skeptical, Granddad gets just the opportunity he's been seeking when bank president Ed Wuncler drops by the house to assess the Freeman's suitability to live in his exclusive, and largely white, neighborhood. And once Granddad and the kids get his seal of approval, Ed invites them to a party to celebrate his grandson's return from the war in Iraq. Reminding them of all his hard work helping to secure their civil rights, Granddad insists that Riley and Huey join him at the Wunclers. But when they arrive, Granddad and the boys must first convince Uncle Ruckus, a longtime Wuncler employee, that they have actually been invited. Once inside, the Freemans and the rest of the guests are surprised at grandson Ed the Third's crass behavior. And as Riley delightedly joins the guest of honor to check out his weapons collection, Granddad joins Wuncler for a drink, leaving a stunned Huey in the hands of a local minister. As Riley is upstairs being entertained by Ed the Third and Huey attempts to persuade anyone who will listen that Ronald Reagan was actually the devil; Granddad and Ed quietly make fun of the other guests. Upon getting wind of Huey's political rant, Granddad warns him against saying anything else that would embarrass him. As Uncle Ruckus tries to persuade the guests not to trust the Freemans, an increasingly drunk Ed the Third presses Riley to take a shot at the assembled partygoers. But when he does, Riley accidentally shoots Ed the Third instead. And when Granddad attempts to apologize for the boys' behavior, he's stunned to finds that Ed doesn't care.