History Film / Bamboozled

7th Feb '17 9:12:18 PM Mdumas43073
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''Bamboozled'' (2000) is a satirical film directed by Creator/SpikeLee.

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''Bamboozled'' (2000) is a satirical film written and directed by Creator/SpikeLee.
7th Feb '17 9:10:31 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Bamboozled''''' (2000) is a satirical film directed by Creator/SpikeLee.

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'''''Bamboozled''''' ''Bamboozled'' (2000) is a satirical film directed by Creator/SpikeLee.
26th Jan '17 4:46:18 PM NWolfman
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* 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.

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* CringeComedy: The "Mantan" sketches are meant sketches. In an effort to be this. make all of the blackface even more uncomfortable, Spike Lee claimed he wanted the show to insisted that all of their jokes be unironically funny to make the stereotypes and blackface all the more uncomfortable.funny.
30th Dec '15 5:50:35 AM JamesAustin
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* 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.

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* 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:

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29th Aug '15 8:47:02 AM NWolfman
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* 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.

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

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

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* IKnowYourTrueName: Sloan invokes it to try and bring "Pierre" back down to earth.0
23rd Jul '15 1:47:13 PM Eagal
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* 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.

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* 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.

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



* {{Blackface}}

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* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster N Bomb]]

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* JiveTurkey: Obviously.

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

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* 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]].

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* [[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]].



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* VerbedTitleVerbedTitle: Bamboozl'''ed'''
3rd Apr '15 8:56:42 PM Willbyr
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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.

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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.



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20th Mar '15 3:33:28 PM papovitchj
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dunwitty disappears from the movie after he fires Manray, only appearing once more when filming a PSA regarding Manray's kidnapping.
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