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18th Aug '16 8:03:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** This is likely a variation on the much earlier ''ILoveLucy''. When Lucy goes into labor, Ricky (like Archie Bunker) had been performing -- and he shows up at the hospital in a faux-African tribal getup and blackface.

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** This is likely a variation on the much earlier ''ILoveLucy''. * ''Series/ILoveLucy'': When Lucy goes into labor, Ricky (like Archie Bunker) had been performing -- and he shows up at the hospital in a faux-African tribal getup and blackface.
17th Aug '16 9:40:01 PM shawnvw
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** This is likely a variation on the much earlier ''ILoveLucy''. When Lucy goes into labor, Ricky (like Archie Bunker) had been performing -- and he shows up at the hospital in a faux-African tribal getup and blackface.



* It's implied Barney once used this on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. He mentions that the worst lie he ever told to get a woman into bed (and that is a ''very'' competitive category) was when he used a seduction technique called "The Soul Man". We're not told the details of what it involved, but he used it to hook up with a woman who would only date black guys, and he did it while going by the alias "Barnell".

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* It's implied Barney once used this on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. He mentions that the worst lie he ever told to get a woman into bed (and that is a ''very'' competitive category) was when he used a seduction technique called "The Soul Man". We're not told the details of what it involved, but he used it to hook up with a woman who would only date black guys, and he did it while going by the alias "Barnell"."[[GhettoName Barnell]]".
22nd Jul '16 1:37:26 AM Doug86
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* In a very much FairForItsDay production of {{Macbeth}}, OrsonWelles relocated the story to the Caribbean and played the title role in blackface. The rest of the cast was themselves black, and Welles used his notoriety to further promote the play. Despite initial fears of TomFoolery, the play was renowned for its quality cast.

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* In a very much FairForItsDay production of {{Macbeth}}, OrsonWelles ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', Creator/OrsonWelles relocated the story to the Caribbean and played the title role in blackface. The rest of the cast was themselves black, and Welles used his notoriety to further promote the play. Despite initial fears of TomFoolery, the play was renowned for its quality cast.
17th Jul '16 7:26:20 AM solaceinmisery
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* [[http://www.twitter.com/LewisParkerUK Lewis Parker]], a former Youtube vlogger and current political journalist/equality officer for the London Young Labour party, came under fire when images were leaked of him in Blackface. Despite Lewis' attempts at [[JustJokingJustification dismissing it as a facial mask]], the caption used for the initial image did not help his cause. Lewis later wrote an "apology" blog, in which he insists he not be held accountable for this as it was posted before he entered the world of politics, and somehow managed to shift the blame onto the colleague who publicly called him out over it. Lewis still currently holds his position as equality officer, ironically enough.
13th Jul '16 9:21:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' also uses it as a PaperThinDisguise for Creator/DanAykroyd in the scene on the train. The others with him are also in disguise/costume, but their target for a theft has met Aykroyd's character before, necessitating something more drastic: brown shoe polish. [[spoiler: In a subversion, it doesn't fool anyone.]]

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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' also uses it as a PaperThinDisguise for Creator/DanAykroyd in the scene on the train. The others with him are also in disguise/costume, but their target for a theft has met Aykroyd's character before, necessitating something more drastic: brown shoe polish. [[spoiler: In a subversion, it It doesn't fool anyone.]]
12th Jul '16 10:22:25 PM ThallianGold
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* In a very much FairForItsDay production of {{Macbeth}}, OrsonWelles relocated the story to the Caribbean and played the title role in blackface. The rest of the cast was themselves black, and Welles used his notoriety to further promote the play. Despite initial fears of TomFoolery, the play was renowned for its quality cast.
12th Jul '16 10:12:49 PM ThallianGold
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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' also uses it as a PaperThinDisguise for Creator/DanAykroyd in the scene on the train. The others with him are also in disguise/costume, but their target for a theft has met Aykroyd's character before, necessitating something more drastic: brown shoe polish.

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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' also uses it as a PaperThinDisguise for Creator/DanAykroyd in the scene on the train. The others with him are also in disguise/costume, but their target for a theft has met Aykroyd's character before, necessitating something more drastic: brown shoe polish. [[spoiler: In a subversion, it doesn't fool anyone.]]
5th Jul '16 3:23:11 PM eroock
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'''Blackface''' is the tradition of a performer putting on stylized black makeup to appear as a stereotyped character of African descent. The usual version included dark or pitch-black makeup and bulging red or white lips. Blackface was often used in MinstrelShows. The image became associated with negative stereotypical depictions of blacks in the Anglo-Saxon world and became shorthand for anti-black racism. As much as some people would like to forget it, blackface performances were mainstream American entertainment for almost 100 years until racial backlash ultimately capsized it.

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'''Blackface''' Blackface is the tradition of a performer putting on stylized black makeup to appear as a stereotyped character of African descent. The usual version included dark or pitch-black makeup and bulging red or white lips. Blackface was often used in MinstrelShows. The image became associated with negative stereotypical depictions of blacks in the Anglo-Saxon world and became shorthand for anti-black racism. As much as some people would like to forget it, blackface performances were mainstream American entertainment for almost 100 years until racial backlash ultimately capsized it.
4th Jul '16 1:31:22 AM ultimomant
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* In 1998, [[Wrestling/DGenerationX mocked the mostly black PowerStable Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination by dressing as them, complete with blackface. This somehow received little to no complaints, and is still considered one of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'''s funniest moments.

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* In 1998, [[Wrestling/DGenerationX Wrestling/DGenerationX mocked the mostly black PowerStable Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination by dressing as them, complete with blackface. This somehow received little to no complaints, and is still considered one of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'''s funniest moments.
4th Jul '16 1:29:43 AM ultimomant
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* In 1998 [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} [=DeGeneration=] X]] mocked the mostly black PowerStable Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination by dressing as them, complete with blackface. This somehow received little to no complaints, and is still considered one of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'''s funniest moments.

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* In 1998 [[Wrestling/{{DGenerationX}} [=DeGeneration=] X]] 1998, [[Wrestling/DGenerationX mocked the mostly black PowerStable Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination by dressing as them, complete with blackface. This somehow received little to no complaints, and is still considered one of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'''s funniest moments.


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* During a feud with [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D]], the James Gang mocked them by cosplaying as them, complete with [[Wrestling/BillyGunn Kip James]] in blackface to imitate Brother Devon.
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