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10 Things We Want To See In 'The Boondocks' Season 4

If you have been living under a rock or stuck watching cable TV, you might've missed Adult Swim's announcement that The Boondocks will be back for another season. The wildly inventive show, created by Aaron McGruder and starring Regina King and John "Pops" Witherspoon, has incited controversy and invited praise at the same damn time. Many have always felt that it was just a matter of time that Huey, Riley and Grandad Freeman would be kicking arse and taking names.

We don't know what to expect from one of the game's most notorious series, but that doesn't mean we can't use our imagination. With that in mind, here goes our 10 Things We'd Want To See In The Boondocks Season 4.

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10. Lovely Ebony Brown Pt. II

Grandad should get another chance at being the ultimate mac-a-roni. Season 4 could be the perfect opportunity to let the old man get another shot with the woman of his dreams. He'll need a strong back-boned sista to stand beside him during all the insanity that will hit the peaceful suburb of Woodcrest.

9. Riley vs. Dontrevius Wenters

When the NBA lockout hit what was there to do? Watch Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith have a tête à tête? Pop in some old VHS and relive the days of yore? Play NBA 2K12 for a few hours? If you live in Woodcrest and you have skills that check ninjas and the whole nine, then you have no choice but to issue an one-on-one challenge to a Knicks legend. It would be a day to remember as Woodcrest's "mightiest deer" takes on your favorite almost Knickerbocker in an epic match for a championship.

8. The Rise of The Digital Age 3.0

Huey goes revolutionary as he gets another chance to challenge the system. After the digi-wars in Egypt, the United States looks to take a page out of President Mubarak's playbook and implement similar measures in the Land of the Free. We can only imagine what would be waiting for Huey, as he would attempt to stop a SkyNet-esque corporation from getting off the ground.

7. The Return of R. Kelly

Season 4 could be the perfect chance to catch up with the Pied Piper of R&B! He's quietly dropped some new material, even striking with a hit on radio, and there's no doubt the music has passed by Aaron McGruder's ears! We wonder what Huey and Riley would think of the new, improved Robert Kelly?! Thankfully, we'll get a chance to see something soon!

6. The Whitney Houston Funeral

Aaron McGruder is no stranger to pushing buttons. He famously imagined what life would be like if Martin Luther King, Jr. survived his assassination to see how his life's work affected Black America. Tackling the subject of Whitney Houston and her battle with drugs would do well to ease the tension created by her passing. It could also create a discussion about our generations coping with the lost of such star-studded talent. Think of it as the obligatory after-school special episode on The Boondocks Season 4 DVD.

5. Same-Sex Marriages

Vice President Joe Biden fired the first shot, but President Obama delivered the bomb heard around the globe when made his position known about same-sex marriage in America. In the words of Jon Stewart, "BOOM!" The meat on that bone is so juicy, you can say it's breast meat! Given The Boondocks' glossary of the subject, we can expect a non-Glee approach at having that "important" talk with the kids.

4. More Fight Scenes

We all love them and it's become a staple in a few memorable episodes of the series. In Season 4, McGruder and company and go so many different ways. Huey and Riley avenging the death of Grand Masta Bushido Brown; a rematch between Uncle Ruckus and Huey; or how about Granddad and Thugnificent backyard brawl? Make sure the music is dope and the cut-scenes are crisp and on point, as The Boondocks should surely add some classic battles to their next effort.

3. The Search For Dave Chappelle

The Freeman Family accompany Tom and his family to Africa, where the boys attempt to find out what happened to their favorite comedian. Our hope would be that Aaron could get @ChappelleDavidK to voice himself in the episode that would go into his abrupt trip to South Africa, his thoughts on the third season and other topics.

2. The Fall of Trayvon Martin

For 46 days the world collectively held watch as the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin gripped us all. The Boondocks can create a spectacular episode dealing with the controversial assault on a young, Black male. It would be provocative, fiery and sure to be a conversation starter at everyone's dinner table. Huey and Riley could offer point/counterpoint deliberations to challenge the claims of Zimmerman as The Boondocks takes us through "The Fall of Trayvon Martin". Extra kudos would be offered if they could get Bill Duke and Rev. Rollo Goodlove to feature in it, too!

1. The 2012 Presidential Elections

President Obama and Mitt Romney are already sending shots at each other, so what's one more bullet in the chamber, right?! Although neither Huey and Riley are old enough to vote, they can help Granddad make the best informed decision while questioning certain loopholes in America's constitution. With so much socio-political rhetoric being thrown around, The Boondocks Season 4 could be just the "fair and balanced" show to keep cutting-edge humor alive and well for the 21st Century.

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