The Boondocks

The S Word

  • Season 2
  • , Episode 11  | 
  • Aired: 1/21/2008
    • Length: 22:01
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

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.

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