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"Stinkmeaner: Begun the Clone War Has" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of The Boondocks. It aired on June 16, 2014.

Synopsis[]

The clone of Colonel H. Stinkmeaner becomes a celebrity after a video of his fight with Granddad goes viral, but Granddad soon becomes so enraged in hate he becomes blind and begins to act just like Stinkmeaner.

Plot[]

"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster."
Friedrich Nietzsche, as quoted in the intro.


The story begins at a lab, where it's revealed that Stinkmeaner has (sort of) returned via cloning. It turns out that the clone has some enhancements. One of these new enhancements is the fourth part of the N***a Moment with a parody of cooking shows, called "Cooking with Stink!". The kitchen becomes a bloodbath and thus, Stinkmeaner gets some popularity.

Eventually, he arrives at the same mall (that was in Granddad's Fight) and discovers Robert's car that he smashed (just like the first time). He begins to fight Granddad. The crowd does nothing but record the fight with their cameras. Robert is soon arrested by the cops. Stinkmeaner did not press charges at all. 

Granddad comes home, bruised, and finds out that people recorded the fight to YouTube, as his grandsons are using the laptop. Riley begins ragging on him again for losing to Stinkmeaner. The door bell rings and it's Uncle Ruckus going off about the video. While the three were walking on the sidewalk, Huey tells Robert that he needs to this from a N***a Moment to a Mr. Rogers Moment, which is saying that he's not gonna fight and calls the police instead. Then, Granddad gets a call from Skype...and guess who it is? It's Stinkmeaner! He wants Robert to show up again to fight at the same mall as before and if doesn't, Granddad is a "bitch ass n***a".

Robert then dreams about him fighting Stinkmeaner from the trainings of Yoda in a parody of The Empire Strikes Back. He finds him as Vader-meaner and eventually Granddad kills him but it reveals that it's his own face. The next day, Robert is sitting in his car and he's telling the police to make sure that they're there to arrest Stinkmeaner. Granddad comes out (being booed at by the crowd) to tell him that he's not fighting and Stinkmeaner gets arrested. Later, the door bell goes off and it's Ed Wuncler, Sr. at the door, which he is only sure about how Robert is feeling, which turns out that Ed brought over Stinkmeaner. When Wuncler asks Granddad to come in, Robert refuses, which Ed Sr. responds that the house is owned by him and his insurance. Ed wants to make a deal with Robert that he should fight Stinkmeaner one more time and wants it to be everything legal and from pay-per-view, like boxing matches and the WWE. This means that Robert has two more weeks of training that Riley came up about.

Granddad continues to watch Stinkmeaner laugh on repeat. It turns that Robert is watching the sketch comedy of Stinkmeaner on TBS. Huey with Tom at his side finds out that Robert is not only being focused but, he is becoming just like Stinkmeaner, and is becoming very aggressive and hostile to everyone. This leads to Robert's car crashing into another car.

The next night, it's the third fight between Granddad and Stinkmeaner. Robert gets the fast start but Stinkmeaner dodges at one point, which doesn't work at all with Robert taking more beats on Stinkmeaner. He then continues on beating up far more viciously as he did to the original. Robert then kicks the clone high up in the air and with Stinkmeaner land hard on the ring, covered in blood. It all seems that Robert is about to kill the clone like he killed the original. However, Huey interrupts the fight to stop Robert from making the same mistake, and tells him that they can start over, which Robert agrees. He then tells Stinkmeaner that he should leave him alone if he wants to live, and that if he doesn't, he'll call the police. Because of this, Ed Wuncler cancels his deal. Robert then tells Stinkmeaner to start fucking with somebody else now and leave him alone. Stinkmeaner actually plainly agrees, and tells that all he had to do was just ask. He also admits to Robert that he doesn't even know him since he's just a clone of the original. Robert, seeing that his business with Stinkmeaner is now over and done with, walks home with Huey, Riley and Tom. Stinkmeaner then yells at them to call him an ambulance, but they ignore him.

Three months later, Stinkmeaner arrives at the sidewalk of the Freeman house, calling his name and that he wants to come over for some quality time. Robert, who was having dinner earlier, tells Stinkmeaner to get off his property, even though he is on the sidewalk. Stinkmeaner responds to Robert that annoying him is all he knows how to do, due to the fact that he's a clone. Stinkmeaner then happily strolls down the sidewalk, repeatedly singing "Stinkmeaner Forever", ending the episode and his story arc in the series.

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Continuity[]

Cultural references[]

  • The title is a reference to Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, from a quote of Yoda: "Begun, the Clone War has." Other aspects are also from Star Wars, like the training scene with Yoda and Granddad saying "I will not fight you!"
  • The opening quote is from Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
  • Stinkmeaner mentions Scarface.
  • Granddad mentions Brian Williams
  • Mr. Rogers is cited as the opposite of a n---a. Later, when Granddad confronts a man after crashing his car into the latter's, that man appears to resemble Mr. Rogers and Grandad asks him, "Won't you be my neighbor, motherfucker?"
  • Stinkmeaner appears on TMZ.

Reviews[]

  • The A.V. Club scored it "D-".link the clone of Stinkmeaner turns to the camera in a fake cooking-show setting (that doesn’t return throughout the rest of the episode) and says, “We’re gonna do some shit we already did and just pretend you didn’t see that shit the first time. That’s right n---a, we don’t respect your intelligence.” This is, as close as I can tell, the closest thing this season of The Boondocks has come to a statement of purpose, and it’s pretty astonishing that Angela Nissell and the other producers on this season really think we’re dumb enough that they can just tell us stuff like this. That’s a long way of saying another season, another Stinkmeaner episode, and they just keep getting worse.
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