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  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Homage:
    • The first season opening sequence is basically an extended reference to Samurai Champloo.
    • The second season's opening is much the same for Cowboy Bebop.
    • A fight sequence that took place in one of Huey's dreams in the episode, "Granddad's Fight" payed homage to Shinichiro Watanabe in regards to his work on Samurai Champloo. Aaron McGruder is a big fan of the series, hence the show's animation style.
    • The dream, as well as the film Huey shows Granddad to prepare him, are also obvious references to the Zatoichi series.
    • Ruckus' and Huey's fight in "...Or Die Trying" pays tribute to Fist of the North Star: The leaping kicks that the two do to each other is a reference to the Shin vs. Kenshiro fight.
    • Ruckus' demonstration with Huey's nunchaku is taken directly from (and might even be using the same sound effects from) Bruce Lee's iconic performance with the weapon in Enter the Dragon.
    • The shootout at the convenience store had a conversation that sounded almost exactly like the "Message for you, sir" scene from Monty Python and The Holy Grail. See Shout-Out for some more Python homages.
    • "The Red Ball" is an homage to Shaolin Soccer and the Samurai Champloo episode Baseball Blues.
    • The episode "Guess Hoes Coming to Dinner" has a very similar plot to a Samurai Champloo episode. So of course Jin makes a cameo in the backround staring the hoe-in-questions ass covering his mouth and saying "daaaaammnnnnnn!"
    • There is a hilarious homage to a scene from Boogie Nights, and a botched cocaine deal.
    • In "The Fried Chicken Flu", there is a scene that looks like a Homage to the TheRoadWarrior.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: Despite the portrayal as ridicule of many gangsta stereotypes, the show is liked by the Black community.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: The episode "Smokin' With Cigarettes" is a parody of the Latarian Milton incident, in which a little boy robbed his grandma's car and shortly afterward, attacked her for not buying him chicken wings. In true Refuge in Audacity fashion, he is treated as the "ultimate evil" in a Shout-Out to Dr. Loomis' speech in Halloween.
    • Likewise, the episode "The Booty Warrior" is also based in part on a true inmate.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In a series of "80s-centric" Boondocks strips, Granddad threatens to take away Huey's Bloom County books. Bloom County, of course being a highly influential comic strip that mixed pop culture and politics that has considerably influenced The Boondocks.
    • In the TV series first season, Uncle Ruckus refers to Berke Breathed as "... that genius that drew that strip with the talkin' penguin... Master Penguin Drawer", while listing great white artists.
    • Cristal (like the champagne) once makes a comment about how she wishes a superhero would swoop in and save her from work, "kinda like a a Captain Save-A-Me". There's a song by rapper E-40 called Captain Save-A-Hoe.
    • In "A Huey Freeman Christmas", Huey, who was placed in charge of the school's Christmas play, is shocked to walk into the auditorium to find all the other children dancing to music. He even asks, "Do I look like Charlie Brown? Do I look like Charlie Brown?!"
    • Huey describing the symptoms of the Fried Chicken Flu while Tom acts them out behind him is mostly likely a Shout-Out to a similar moment in Airplane!
    • A more subtle one to The Lorax is in Wuncler's name.
    • In the "Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch" when Luna beats up Tom, an unseen announcer proclaims it a flawless victory. She also performs Kano's infamous heartrip fatality during a flashback.
    • One of the members of the Hateocracy wields the Flying Guillotine.
    • In "The Fundraiser", one of Riley's classmates is cast in molten chocolate and mailed back to Riley. When he arrives, he looks like Han Solo frozen in carbonite.
    • The whole episode served as a parody to movies like Scarface. Most of the music is a Suspiciously Similar Song version of one song or another from that film.
    • "My president is black and my Lambo's blue, nigga!"
    • In the episode with Winston Jerome, there's a musical number featuring many beautiful men and a crossdressing Winston in black leather.
    • In "Smokin' With Cigarettes", an episode revolving around Riley and his friend Lamilton, a man named Dr. Doomis shows up. Lamilton himself is based on this kid.
    • More disturbingly, the Booty Warrior is based on a real inmate.
    • Debra L'Eevil, head of BET, is based on Dr. Evil, from her clothes to the bizarre "pinkie held to lip" gesture, to her Leitmotif.
    • The Color Ruckus has a few, aside from the title, specifically the opening that reveals Ruckus' "origins" which is a shot for shot remake of the opening for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
    • Ruckus' brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl.
    • The beginning of the fight between a Stinkmeaner-possessed Tom and the Freemans closely resembles that of the climax of Spike vs. Vincent Volaju from Cowboy Bebop.
    • When Granddad punches out Stinkmeaner, a nurse runs over to the body, checks his pulse, then signals his death with the same gesture used by the Mook who checked Oharra's body after Lee killed him in Enter the Dragon.
    • The scene in "Bitches to Rags" where Thugnificent, Leonard, and Ed go to the record producer's house to sell him cocaine is based on the "Sister Christian" scene in Boogie Nights.
    • "Smokin' With Cigarettes" features an obvious one to Halloween with the bald old man's speech about Lamiltion.
      • Not to mention a more subtle shout out to Juice during the climax.
    • There are lots more to Monty Python than you might expect.
      • The rioting prisoners getting bogged down in a committee meeting, a la the People's Front of Judea. And while this one guy may not have the right to white bitches, he has the right to ask for white bitches.
      • Every one of Thugnificent's crew is willing to die for his chain...except Leonard.
      • The cop caught in Gin and Ed III's crossfire at the mini-mart isn't quite dead yet. In fact, he might pull through. Actually, I think he's going to be BLAMBLAMBLAM oh, dangit.
    • Huey uses the Sphere Shot and Jecht Shot in the kickball episode.
    • The scene with a possessed Tom swearing his ass off in court is very similar to Liar Liar.
    • The episode where Jazmine runs a lemonade stand has numerous shout-outs and references to Do the Right Thing, including constant references to the heat, police brutality, and a riot diverted from assaulting a human to destroying property (Huey gets permission first, though).
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