The Boondocks
Season 2, Episode 16
Air date October 8, 2007
Written by Aaron McGruder

Rodney Barnes

Directed by Seung Eun Kim
Production # 205
Episode Guide
The Passion of Reverend Ruckus
Tom, Sarah and Usher

"...Or Die Trying" is the first episode of the second season of the Adult Swim's The Boondocks series and the sixteenth episode overall. It originally aired on October 8, 2007.

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Granddad, Riley, Huey, and Jazmine sneak into a movie theater to watch Soul Plane 2: The Blackjacking! Huey only tentatively accompanies them, having experienced his grandfather’s stingy moviegoing tendencies firsthand. He warns Jazmine that by going to the movies with his grandfather, she will have the "worst day of her life."Uncle Ruckus, working as an usher in this episode, has an apparent aptitude with nunchucks.Jazmine, who had gone with them knowing she did not have permission from her parents to see the movie in question, is distraught when they sneak in and sit down without having paid. She becomes distressed over PSAs decrying the theft of movies but quiets down.
Or Die Trying - Ruckus

Huey notices Jazmine crying and asks his granddad what’s wrong with her, but he is too distracted by the hilarity of the movie to answer. Huey decides to destroy the movie reel. During the time, he ends up stepping through a red light trap and he was about to pull his nunchaku until he realizes that he accidently left them in the bathroom and he tries to escape. Meanwhile, Jazmine gets caught by Uncle Ruckus. He confronts Ruckus, who has found Huey's lost nunchaku, and they two begin fighting. He and Jazmine end up in Ruckus' office.

Granddad and Riley, who had been videotaping the movie, return to the movie theater where Granddad ends up taking responsibility for the children. Everyone escapes punishment because the employees unionize and thus are all fired. As the Freemans and Jazmine walks out of the theater, Ruckus awaits for Huey for the final fight. Huey and Ruckus begins but it ends as freeze-frame is shown.

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