The Boondocks

The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show

  • Season 2
  • , Episode 12  | 
  • Aired: 1/28/2008
    • Length: 21:28
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

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.

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