The Boondocks
Season 1, Episode 6
Air date December 11, 2005
Written by Rodney Barnes

Aaron McGruder

Directed by Seung Eun Kim
Production # 107
Episode Guide
A Date With the Health Inspector
A Huey Freeman Christmas

"The Story of Gangstalicious" is the sixth episode of the Adult Swim's The Boondocks Series. It originally aired on December 11, 2005. The story was continued in The Story of Gangstalicious 2, an episode in season 2.

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Riley's favorite rapper, Gangstalicious, is shot (again) while performing a concert in Woodcrest. Gangstalicious is singing his new song "I Got Shot", when three men suddenly rush the stage and shoot him. Because everybody initially believed this to be a part of the act, 45 minutes pass until an ambulance is finally called. A self-proclaimed "street soldier", Riley makes it his mission to get to the hospital to help Gangstalicious by any means necessary. After feigning accidents and injury fail, Riley tries drinking orange juice straight from the carton — an action Granddad Freeman utterly detests. As punishment, Granddad makes Riley ride his bike to the store to buy some orange juice, but specifically threatens him against going to the hospital. Regardless, Riley heads straight for the hospital and meets Gangstalicious, who is bedridden. Gangstalicious becomes severely anxious when Riley informs

him that no officers or security guards are protecting his room. Upon double checking, Riley discovers three men asking about Gangstalicious at the hospital's front desk. The three men see Riley sneaking around and try to talk to him, but Riley is able to flee back to Gangstalicious' room. The two escape and steal a car, but not before a close call with the three armed men whose poor aim allows a successful getaway. A chase ensues. Riley and Gangstalicious are caught when they run into a line of cars stopped at a red light on a one-way street. They are taken to a remote location, where Gangstalicious is stripped, bound, and blindfolded, in preparation for what appears to be a brutal gangland murder. However, the leader of the three men, Lincoln, approaches Gangstalicious and suddenly proclaims his love for him, kissing him passionately on the lips. "We could have had a life together, man!" he exclaimed. The three men then back up and open fire, emptying their magazines in his direction. However, every single one of the shots misses Gangstalicious, who then scurries away. Riley faints and later walks home, only to arrive to an irate Grandad and Huey, who aren't interested in Riley's "made up" story.