"Maybe there are forces in this universe we don't understand. But I still believe we make our own miracles." — Huey Freeman
HistoryHe grew up in Chicago with Riley, and then moved to Woodcrest where he and his brother lives with his grandad. Huey owns a large collection of books, watches the news, and reads newspapers. Huey is also known to be an adept martial artist. Huey excels in hand-to-hand combat, katana, nunchaku and bo staff skills. In the episode The Real he is also seen as a spy. Huey is not religious but says Jesus was black which kind of states the belief his young age. Oratorically gifted, he has shown the ability to seize and hold the attention of entire crowds of people when he wants to do so. He uses this gift during individual interactions, during which he can gain a desired effect depending on his intention. Huey is depicted as owning a large collection of books, and other reading material. He reads the newspaper, watches the news often, and otherwise makes a point to keep up with current events. Huey seems to show some fondness for Star Wars, and quotes the series often. In the episode "The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2", he states that he likes Elton John. On at least one occasion, he demonstrated an aptitude for writing fiction in the form of a script (he wrote a play entitled The AdvEddie Wuncler so they can get their freedom back.
Comic StripHuey and Riley just moved into Woodcrest and are trying to get used to the lifestyle. Huey also meets Jazmine by the tree of a great
Riley is Huey's younger brother, and regularly represents everything Huey loathes and generally disapproves of. Huey is politically minded and critical while Riley remains uninterested, showing great affection for many things that includes gangsta rap, violence, and "bling," that Huey finds to be culturally poisonous. Despite their constant fighting and his disagreement with Riley's beliefs, Huey cares very much for his brother as he usually tries to steer him in the right direction, (acts in which Riley initially ignores), but results in Riley facing the consequences of his actions later on.Granddad's Fight", "The S-Word", and "The Story of Thugnificent," attempts that almost always fall flat. The Passion of Reverend Ruckus"), essentially trusting her as an accomplice. Despite treating Jazmine coldly, Huey has shown a proclivity to empathize with her on occasion, and he also shows visible concern for her at times, (for instance, in "The Block is Hot") he campaigns for her release from under the near-child labor contract that she unknowingly signs with Ed Wuncler, Sr, and he gives her his scarf at the end of the episode when she gets cold. Also, when it seems the world is going to end in the episode "The Fried Chicken Flu" Huey let's Jazmine stay at his house so she won't die.
Huey is the only reccuring character to show any anger to Ruckus. Huey thinks something is wrong with Ruckus like why he really wants to be white. Huey also fights Ruckus at he end of episode 16.
Ruckus often views himself as a white man and often aspires to be white. This is due to the claim by his mother, stating that he was adopted by herself and Ruckus' father, Mr. Ruckus. In a later episode of the third season, we meet his mother, father, and two brothers, all of whom attempt to convince him of his adopted status, except for his father. Mr. Ruckus tells Uncle that he is truly black, and that his mother loves white folks so much, she told Uncle he was adopted so that he could live being happy. In the third season's premiere, neither Huey nor Uncle Ruckus vote for Barack Obama to be elected President, but for different reasons: Ruckus's reason is that Obama is black and he wants McCain to win. Huey, on the other hand, aside from the fact he is not old enough to vote, does not like either one; though he voices little actual opinion during the episode, but it is apparent that he thinks that Obama being President isn't going to change anything as many people presume. Huey and Ruckus both plan on leaving the country in a plan called "Operation Exodus." Huey claims that while he and Ruckus are by no means allies, the association is convenient - Ruckus has a car, and Huey has gas money. Their association is only meant to extend to the Canadian border, at which point they will go their separate ways. The plan fails, however, when agents arrest Uncle Ruckus for threatening Obama. Huey, now unable to get a ride since Ruckus is in lockup, is forced to cancel Operation Exodus.
Tom, Jazmine's father, represents everything Huey is primarily against. Tom, being a strait-laced liberal democrat assistant district attorney, is part of the structure that Huey views as inhibitive and self-destructive. He also dislikes Tom because he encourages his daughter to conform to a more European look rather than emphasizing the beauty of her African features, as shown when Tom mentions that he's tried everything to make Jazmine's hair more straight. Despite Huey's disagreements with Tom, the two are shown generally to be on good terms as he often acknowledges Huey's intellect and maturity to the extent that he will often turn to Huey for advice on subjects ranging from help with his marriage, politics, and his career as a prosecutor (with Huey supporting Tom's prosecution of R. Kelly for statutory rape.) When he is put in holding for false accusations of murder and finds out that he will be sent to real "butt pounding" jail for the weekend - Tom uses his one phone call to beg Huey to catch the real killer before that day's end.
Huey sees Ed Wuncler as a villianous for Huey. Huey does not trust Ed Wuncler due to the cause that he is a criminal. Examples of this in episode, "The Block Is Hot", Huey knows that Ed is a crook who has twelve year old girls working in sweat shops. When Ed makes a deal to Jazmine to buy her lemonade stand, Huey does not trust Ed and does research on him and then forms a union to get Jazmine out of her deal with Ed.
In 2006 Glyph Comic Awards named Huey Freeman best male character.
|Main Characters||Huey • Riley • Grandad • Ruckus • Tom • Sarah • Jazmine • Michael|
|Recurring Characters||Ed Wuncler • Eddie Wuncler •Ed Wuncler lll • Gin Rummy • A Pimp Named Slickback • Thugnificent • Sitnkmeaner • Cindy McPhearson • Gangstalicious • Bushido Brown • Rev. Rollo Goodlove • Lethal Interjection Crew|
|Other Characters||Cairo • Dewey Jenkins • Hiro Otomo • Phil • Cookie Freeman • Jericho Freeman • The Hateocracy • Moe Jackson • Cristal • Luna • Ebony Brown • Ming • Mrs. Von Hausen • Butch Magnus • Lamilton Taeshawn • Devil • Shabazz K. Milton Berle • Catcher Freeman • Xzibit • Martin Luther King Jr. • Wedgie Ruldin • Deborah Leevil • Winston Jerome • Jimmy Rebel • Mr. Uberwitz • Sway Colloway • Dr. Doomis • The Booty Warrior • Lando Freeman • Ruckus Family • Big Nigga & Crazy Bitch • Pretty Boy Flizzy • Boss Willona • Geraldine • Kardashia|