Freedom Ride or Die is the fifth episode of the fourth season of The Boondocks. It originally aired on May 19, 2014.


A young reluctant Granddad is held as an unwilling freedom rider by Reverend Sturdy Harris, on a trip through the racist South. Despite his attempts to "turn the bus around" Granddad is led into dangerous territory.


  • A scene in the episode when Uncle Ruckus put a bomb underneath the bus and was said if the bus stop it wouldn't explode is a play of the 1994 movie, "Speed", when he also mentioned Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
  • The line "I don't know if you've been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!" is originally from the movie Aliens (1986). It is said by Pvt. Hudson, played by actor Bill Paxton.
  • This is the only episode where Huey Freeman and Riley Freeman make no visual appearance.

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