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Thomas Lancaster Dubois
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General Information
Birth

April 16 1973

Affiliation

U.S. District Attourney

Relatives

Sarah Dubois (Wife)
Jazmine Dubois (Daughter)

First Appearance

"The Trial of R. Kelly"

Portrayed By

Cedric Yarbrough


Thomas Lancaster Dubois is a wealthy and mild-mannered African-American man. He is an assistant district attorney and close friend of Robert Freeman. Tom, being non-confrontational and skittish by nature, adheres strictly to the law, particularly due to his irrational fear of being sent to prison and anally raped as explained in the episode "A Date With The Health Inspector". This fear originated when Tom was exposed at a very young age to a television series that depicting a violent prison rape. The fear developed to such a degree that Tom refused to participate in even the slightest of legal infractions (even those that are not punishable by a prison sentence) as a youth and throughout adulthood. His job as a prosecuting attorney is ironic: He essentially sends
Teen Dubois
Dubois as a teen.
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other people to the fate he himself most fears.



Tom is portrayed as a loving family man, who is very close to his wife and daughter Jazmine. Tom's hobbies include singing and playing the piano, and he once dreamed of becoming a successful recording artist. He also played basketball on his Ivy League college team, at Princeton University but, as Sarah points out, he was mostly a bench warmer. He is depicted as somewhat of a goober and a wet blanket in social situations, since he seems unable to truly lighten up.

He and his wife are active members of the NAACP and demonstrate a strong understanding of the struggles of African Americans, much as Huey does. Huey is more proactive and confrontational in his approach and generally questions to what degree the NAACP helps African Americans. Furthermore, Huey views Tom as part of the white power structure that he detests (i.e., part of the "system"). Riley's interactions with Tom are few and far between. Huey shows Tom respect as an elder. Riley, as with most adults he encounters, does not, and this leaves him prone to clash with Tom as he often clashes with his own grandfather.

TriviaEdit

  • He was also temporarily possessed by the spirit of Colonel H. Stinkmeaner in the episode Stinkmeaner Strikes Back.
  • He also resembles President Barack Obama in both appearance and character.
  • He may be related to W.E.B. DuBois bucause of of his last name.

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