Saber-toothed satirist Aaron McGruder is fixing to chew up on BET in the January 28th episode of “The Boondocks.”
The shit seems to be personal; McGruder goes after his old show-business mentor, filmmaker Reginald Hudlin (BET’s current programming chief).
McGruder mocks him with a character named “Weggie Rudlin,” a Harvard-educated shuck-and-jive artist who takes pride in ripping off “all the shitty reality shows MTV did five years ago.”
This episode, titled “The Hunger Strike,” has Huey Freeman boycotting BET.
I have no idea what the personal beef is about. Not only is Reggie Hudlin a credited executive producer of “The Boondocks,” but he and McGruder collaborated (along with illustrator Kyle Baker) on a 2004 “comic novel” called “Birth of a Nation.”
Regardless of the backstory, this episode is bound to be talked about. Here is a 2½-minute preview: