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'The Boondocks' goes uncut on iTunes

May 4, 2010 | 12:25 pm


301_huey_1 There's no shortage of bleeps covering up the raunchy language of young black militant Huey Freeman and other foul-mouthed characters on "The Boondocks." 

The N-word is heard frequently when the animated series airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night slate, but most expletives are deleted.

But now fans of "The Boondocks" can get their Huey raw and uncut.

Uncensored episodes of "The Boondocks," which tallied its highest ratings ever when it returned for its third season Sunday after an absence of more than two years, will be available on iTunes 12 hours after the tamer versions air on Adult Swim. Each episode costs $2.99, or viewers can purchase a season pass for all 15 episodes for $37.99.

The season-opener, "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman," in which the young militant is mysteriously depressed following the election of President Barack Obama, scored Adult Swim's highest ratings for an original series in over a year, attracting more than 2.5 million viewers. It also triumphed over its basic cable compeition in key demographics during it's 11:30 p.m. Sunday time slot.

The show's popularity appears to be fueled by online fans. The episode has generated more than 197,000 views on Adultswim.com, and "The Boondocks" and various names associated with the show took over five of the 10 trending topics on Twitter. 

—Greg Braxton

Photo: Huey Freeman of "The Boondocks." Credit: Sony Pictures Television

 


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