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"The S-Word" is the eleventh episode of the second season of The Boondocks. It aired on January 21, 2008.


Grandad and Reverened Rolo Goodlove want to cash in after Riley's teacher Mr. Petto uses the n-word in the heat of a classroom argument.


The show begins with a news report of a third grade teacher being suspended without pay for calling Riley the "N word" (N***a). Joe Petto then says on the news there is a difference between n***a and n***er. Robert wants to sue him for restitution. However, Huey believes they should not take legal action because of the selfish reasons motivating it. Despite Huey's warning, Granddad decides to sue.


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  • This episode is based on a real event that happened in a Louisville, Kentucky high school in 2006. The news report that opens the episode is nearly word-for-word of a [news story] covering the event.