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Scottscope Talk Radio 3/22/2014: Busting Out Of The Boondocks!

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On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable will be discussing Aaron Mcgruder’s departure from The Boondocks.  Should the show continue on without him?  Will it even be worth watching?  Might it actually be better off without him?  Given that the show bears relatively little resemblance to comic strip it was based on, would it be fair to question his actual level of involvement up until this point?  Was his abandonment of the property inevitable?  What of his new show, Black Jesus?  Given the controversial nature of his humor, is McGruder truly a master satirist, or just a petty, self-hating provocateur?  Is the animated iteration of The Boondocks truly meant to provoke thought, or is just a mean-spirited minstrel show that denigrates Black America? 

We’ll also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Above The Rim soundtrack!  Is it truly one of the great movie soundtracks of all time?  Is it really any better, or more memorable, than its cinematic namesake?  Can its massive success be attributed solely to “Regulate?  Can even its most ardent fans name any of songs that weren’t released as singles?  Considering the film’s subject matter (Harlem Streetball, the famed Rucker Tournament), is G-Funk overrepresented on the soundtrack? 

We’ll also be having yet another discussion on the progression of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Will Captain America: The Winter Soldier truly be, as the advance buzz seems to indicate, it’s best film yet?  Does the second Avengers film have a chance in Hell of matching the original?  Is Marvel studios spreading itself to thin with its proposed plan of releasing more than two movies of year?  Could audiences become weary of the brand?    

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