It’s a Black President, Huey Freeman – S03/E01
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- HBOMax Synopsis: A German documentary follows the Freeman family from the election to the inauguration of the country’s first Black President, giving us a look back at the hope and change that already feels like ancient history.
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- Werner Herzog
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- Thugnificent’s initial response to Obama’s first name is a reference to an interview that DMX did with XXL.
- Later in the episode, Granddad says “Don’t tase me, bro!” to an armed security guard at Obama’s inauguration before being tasered. (University of Florida Taser incident)
- The Dick Ridin’ Obama song is a parody of the songs “Yes We Can” and “It’s a New Day”, by Will.I.Am. Thugnificent was featured in the video.
- After Obama’s electoral victory is announced on TV, Sarah says that “for the first time in my life, I’m proud to be an American,” a reference to a similar quote by Michelle Obama, speaking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 2008 presidential campaign.
- Thugnificent says he will replace the word “N***a” with “Obama” and “Bitches” with “Michelle,” a reference to a similar statement made by Jim Jones.
- The title is a reference to the 1966 Peanuts special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It is the second time a Peanuts animated special was referenced in a title- the first being “A Huey Freeman Christmas” (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
- When Granddad is exchanging the picture of Huey and Riley with one of Obama, a picture of the cast of The Warriors can be seen as well as a picture of economist Thomas Sowell.
- Tom and Sarah are shown wearing Obama Girl and Boy t-shirts. Sarah’s shirt is in reference to the viral video and internet star Obama Girl.
- In the beginning where Huey is one of Obama’s top friends on Myspace is a reference to when the rapper Jin became one of Obama’s top Myspace friends after his song “Open Letter To Obama”.
- Early in the episode, John McCain states that Huey is a boy that thinks “Jesus is black, Ronald Reagan is the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11.” This is a reference to “The Garden Party“, where Huey speaks those exact words to party guests in his dream. They were also the first words Huey spoke in the series.
- This is the second time in the series Huey has had to abort an ‘operation’ “because he couldn’t get a ride”. The first was in “The Passion of Reverend Ruckus“.
- Uncle Ruckus has more precise aim with his brick throwing unlike Season 1 (“Return of the King”). Ironically, he decides not to throw a brick at Obama at the Inauguration because “his throwing arm isn’t what it used to be”.
- This is the second episode in the series in which Riley is shown as a graffiti artist.
- Intro: #Makeachange by K.I.R.K. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
- Outro: Good Times by Audiobinger is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.