History Film / Bamboozled

30th Dec '15 5:50:35 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AluminumChristmasTrees: Perhaps unintentional, but the whole premise mirrors [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_black_and_white_minstrel_show The Black and White Minstrel Show]], which ran to high ratings from 1958 to 1978 on BBC television. It had high production values, excellent writing and performances, and was both popular and hugely entertaining. Nonetheless, it died of ValuesDissonance in the late 70's.

to:

* AluminumChristmasTrees: Perhaps unintentional, but the whole premise mirrors [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_black_and_white_minstrel_show org/wiki/The_Black_and_White_Minstrel_Show The Black and White Minstrel Show]], Show,]]'' which ran to high ratings from 1958 to 1978 on BBC television. It had high production values, excellent writing and performances, and was both popular and hugely entertaining. Nonetheless, it died of ValuesDissonance in the late 70's.



* AwesomeMcCoolname:

to:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolName:
29th Aug '15 8:47:02 AM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CringeComedy: The "Mantan" sketches are meant to be this. Spike Lee claimed he wanted the show to be unironically funny to make the stereotypes and blackface all the more uncomfortable.



* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Dunwitty. Also, one of the members of the Mau-Maus.

to:

* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Dunwitty. Also, one of the members of the Mau-Maus.Mau-Maus[[note]]He is, of corse, the only one [[DoubleStandard not to get gunned down by the police]].[[/note]].
23rd Jul '15 1:51:53 PM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnAesop: Racial caricatures in entertainment are bad, m'kay? Particularly when enacted by members of ones own race.

to:

* AnAesop: Racial caricatures in entertainment are bad, m'kay? Particularly when enacted by members of ones one's own race.
23rd Jul '15 1:51:36 PM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* IKnowYourTrueName: Sloan invokes it to try and bring "Pierre" back down to earth.0

to:

* IKnowYourTrueName: Sloan invokes it to try and bring "Pierre" back down to earth.0
23rd Jul '15 1:47:13 PM Eagal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnAesop: Racial caricatures in entertainment are bad, m'kay?
** More to the point: Don't help the White Man perpetuate said racial caricatures against your own race.

to:

* AnAesop: Racial caricatures in entertainment are bad, m'kay?
** More to the point: Don't help the White Man perpetuate said racial caricatures against your
m'kay? Particularly when enacted by members of ones own race.



* AwesomeMcCoolname: "[[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Pierre Delacroix]]"'s real name is Peerless Dunphy.
** IKnowYourTrueName: Sloan invokes it to try and bring "Pierre" back down to earth.

to:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolname:
**
"[[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Pierre Delacroix]]"'s real name is Peerless Dunphy.
** IKnowYourTrueName: Sloan invokes it to try and bring "Pierre" back down to earth.
Dunphy.



* {{Blackface}}

to:

* %%* {{Blackface}}



* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster N Bomb]]

to:

* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster N Bomb]]%%* ClusterFBomb



* JiveTurkey: Obviously.

to:

* JiveTurkey: Obviously.IKnowYourTrueName: Sloan invokes it to try and bring "Pierre" back down to earth.0
%%* JiveTurkey



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Much as Mr. Lee would probably like to harm Creator/QuentinTarantino, he is much less enthusiastic about libel suits.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Much as Mr. Lee would probably like to harm Creator/QuentinTarantino, he is much less enthusiastic about libel suits.



* ShowWithinAShow
* SpringtimeForHitler: GoneHorriblyWrong

to:

* ShowWithinAShow
ShowWithinAShow: "Mantan: The New Millennium Minstrel Show", a television show.
* SpringtimeForHitler: GoneHorriblyWrongDelacroix intentionally made Mantan as offensive as he could in the expectation that it would fail. Unfortunately for him it succeeds.



* [[TruthInTelevision Truth In Satirical Film]]: Spike Lee did not make up the minstrel names [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantan_Moreland Mantan]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Best Sleep n' Eat]].

to:

* [[TruthInTelevision Truth In Satirical Film]]: TruthInTelevision: Spike Lee did not make up the minstrel names [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantan_Moreland Mantan]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Best Sleep n' Eat]].



* VerbedTitle

to:

* VerbedTitleVerbedTitle: Bamboozl'''ed'''
3rd Apr '15 8:56:42 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bamboozled_4770.jpg

to:

http://static.[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bamboozled_4770.jpgorg/pmwiki/pub/images/e383144bbc154335e6ba35ddb7929341.jpg]]



Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) is a Harvard-educated African American man, working for a television network known as CNS ("Continental Network System"), who's feeling a bit pissed. His boss, Thomas Dunwitty (Creator/MichaelRapaport), is a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy whigger]] who insists he is more black than Delacroix is, and who dismisses all the intelligent shows about African-Americans that Delacroix proposes as knockoffs of ''TheCosbyShow''. Delacroix believes that all Dunwitty wants are shows portraying African-Americans as buffoons.

to:

Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) is a Harvard-educated African American man, working for a television network known as CNS ("Continental Network System"), who's feeling a bit pissed. His boss, Thomas Dunwitty (Creator/MichaelRapaport), is a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy whigger]] who insists he is more black than Delacroix is, and who dismisses all the intelligent shows about African-Americans that Delacroix proposes as knockoffs of ''TheCosbyShow''.''Series/TheCosbyShow''. Delacroix believes that all Dunwitty wants are shows portraying African-Americans as buffoons.



-----

to:

-----
----


Added DiffLines:



Added DiffLines:

20th Mar '15 3:33:28 PM papovitchj
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dunwitty disappears from the movie after he fires Manray, only appearing once more when filming a PSA regarding Manray's kidnapping.
12th Mar '15 10:16:51 AM MrLavisherMoot
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Frankly, Delacroix would just like to leave, but he's contractually bound to the network. In order to get himself fired, and to satirize the network's desire for buffoonish black people, Delacroix concocts a brilliant plan: He comes up with a televised [[ModernMinstrelsy minstrel show]] called ''Mantan: The New Millenium Minstrel Show'', in which two black street performers portray goofballs named "Mantan" and "Sleep 'N Eat" on a watermelon plantation in blackface makeup. Dunwitty, sure enough, greenlights the show.

to:

Frankly, Delacroix would just like to leave, but he's contractually bound to the network. In order to get himself fired, and to satirize the network's desire for buffoonish black people, Delacroix concocts a brilliant plan: He comes up with a televised [[ModernMinstrelsy minstrel show]] called ''Mantan: The New Millenium Millennium Minstrel Show'', in which two black street performers portray goofballs named "Mantan" and "Sleep 'N Eat" on a watermelon plantation in blackface makeup. Dunwitty, sure enough, greenlights the show.
8th Mar '15 3:42:38 PM papovitchj
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Sloan is only seen wearing glasses while at work and is shown having no difficulty seeing without them in sequences where she is not wearing them.
19th Sep '14 11:44:43 AM nelec
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) is a Harvard-educated African American man, working for a television network known as CNS ("Continental Network System"), who's feeling a bit pissed. His boss, Thomas Dunwitty (Michael Rapaport), is a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy whigger]] who insists he is more black than Delacroix is, and who dismisses all the intelligent shows about African-Americans that Delacroix proposes as knockoffs of ''TheCosbyShow''. Delacroix believes that all Dunwitty wants are shows portraying African-Americans as buffoons.

to:

Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) is a Harvard-educated African American man, working for a television network known as CNS ("Continental Network System"), who's feeling a bit pissed. His boss, Thomas Dunwitty (Michael Rapaport), (Creator/MichaelRapaport), is a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy whigger]] who insists he is more black than Delacroix is, and who dismisses all the intelligent shows about African-Americans that Delacroix proposes as knockoffs of ''TheCosbyShow''. Delacroix believes that all Dunwitty wants are shows portraying African-Americans as buffoons.
This list shows the last 10 events of 23. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Bamboozled