The Boondocks Season 4 Episode 9: Recap
Welcome back FanBros! In this episode of The Boondocks we welcome the return of an old friend. Stinkmeaner is baaaaccckkkk! Whatcha gonna do Robert? Whatcha gonna dooooo?
A group of vaguely German (?) scientists are walking through their secret underground facility and decide to open number 20. What’s inside? The clone of Colonel H. Stinkmeaner! Original Stinkmeaner answered an ad on blackpeoplemeet.com and got himself a clone. The clone is the spitting image and age of the original. He is released with orders from the original asking him to mess with Robert J. Freeman. Dang. Just when you thought Grandad had been through enough! And so begins “Nigga Moment #4.” Honestly, this theme has been done over and over and over again. Black men are irrational, haha. But back to the episode…
Stinkmeaner refreshes the audience on what constitutes a “nigga moment.” All you need is two Black men, Gucci Mane’s greatest hits, crack, Scarface and a pair of scuffed Yeezys. Stinkmeaner puts this into practice as he finds Robert’s car and smashes up the trunk. Grandad can’t believe that Stinkmeaner is back, but he’s ready to fight. Before anyone yells Worldstar, the two elders are going cane to cane. This time, Robert loses and YouTube has the proof. Although Robert can’t press charges, he’s advised to avoid future interactions with Stinkmeaner.
Riley and Huey have already seen the video by the time Robert gets home. Riley suggests making a hustle out of letting his grandfather get beat. Uncle Ruckus comes over to rub it in, calling Robert a heptathlete of losing. Good one Ruckus. Robert decides that the only way to redeem himself is to train and become a master warrior so he can vanquish Stinkmeaner once and for all. Huey says this is a terrible plan. The only thing that can end this is if Robert loses his ego. Not likely. Robert wants revenge redemption and being Mr. Rogers won’t help him. He’ll have to snitch, Riley will have to live with that shame and no woman wants a man who files restraining orders!
Robert has a terrible dream. He is walking with Yoda and is instructed to go into a cave. Once inside he fights off Darth Stinkmeaner and beheads him. The mask explodes and Robert’s face is revealed! Robert wakes up in a cold sweat. He decides to cancel the fight. When he arrives at the parking lot a large crowd is waiting. They are booing him, decked out in Stinkmeaner t-shirts and masks (i kinda want one). Robert informs them that he is not going to fight, he’s already call the police and everyone should go home. The police pull up and arrest Stinkmeaner.
At home Robert is enjoying some peace and quiet when Ed Wuncler knocks on the door. He’s brought a friend, Stinkmeaner. Wuncler got the DA to drop the case for the good of his wallet. He proposes that Robert do one more fight to help get himself out of debt. Robert refuses but he has no freedom of choice..or freedom. As he’s training with Riley, he struggles to find the will to fight. Riley recommends he hold on to all the anger he has and use that as fuel for the fight. Robert starts internalizing all of his hate and it begins to change him. He’s muttering at the tv, having outbursts on the sidewalk and wearing geriatric sunglasses. Robert almost has a ‘nigga moment’ with Mr. Rogers in the parking lot! Even Riley is beginning to think maybe it’s too much hate.
The day of the fight is here. Robert and Stinkmeaner in opposite corners surrounded by a large paying crowd. Stinkmeaner attempts to trash talk but is quickly punched in the face, repeatedly. Robert is playing no games and continues to pulverize Stinkmeaner until Huey rushes in. He convinces Robert to stop and realize that he can change and learn from his mistakes. Robert decides to end the fight. Wuncler calls off the deal and Stinkmeaner agrees to leave Robert alone. He does stand outside his house though. I mean, he’s a clone, what else is he supposed to do?
I thought the episode was alright. The fight sequences were nice and there wasn’t a lot of Uncle Ruckus. However, Huey and Riley are becoming one note characters. Even though Huey was right, I felt myself saying, “Shut up!” because he was so predictable and preachy. Hopefully in the final episode next week there will be a little more dimension and hopefully the resolution of their enslavement. Comment below on what you thought about this episode!