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20th Apr '16 6:59:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Memphis-based tag team PG-13 (Wolfie D and Jaime "JC Ice" Dundee) were likely the first wrestlers to use this as a gimmick. They would go on to have stints [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} in]] [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} all]] [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} three]] of the major promotions in the late 90s. This can also qualify as a FunnyAneurysmMoment as Dundee has shown himself to be an unapologetic racist in numerous shoot interviews since then.

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* The Memphis-based tag team {{tag team}} PG-13 (Wolfie D and Jaime "JC Ice" Dundee) were likely the first wrestlers to use this as a gimmick. They would go on to have stints [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} in]] [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} all]] [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} three]] of the major promotions in the late 90s. This can also qualify as a FunnyAneurysmMoment as Dundee has shown himself to be an unapologetic racist in numerous shoot interviews since then.


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* Throughout the Georgia to Texas laps of the independent circuit(Peachstate Wrestling Alliance, Anarchy Championship, ect) wrestlers encountered The Get Along Gang, a "hip hop" "PowerStable" lead by the white rapper P-dog that started up in 2015.
19th Apr '16 12:54:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Transformers'':

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19th Apr '16 12:53:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* The 2007 ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' brings us Jazz, an ''alien robot'' who deliberately takes on JiveTurkey mannerisms, as Optimus noted that they learned Earth's languages from the web.

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* ''Film/{{Transformers'':
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The 2007 ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' movie brings us Jazz, an ''alien robot'' who deliberately takes on JiveTurkey mannerisms, as Optimus noted that they learned Earth's languages from the web.



** In the sequel ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Twins are meant to be this according to WordOfGod. And since, functionally, they're callously imitating black culture as they see it on TV and such, this makes sense. However, as they were neither white nor black but ''bright orange'' and ''bright green'', there was little physical anchor for the joke, meaning that most people who saw the movie thought they were meant to be caricatures of actual hood rats.
* Parodied in ''GranTorino'', where a young white man's pretending to be black first just pisses off three actual black youths, and then earns him a scathing assessment from Walt (Clint Eastwood). Especially funny in that the white youth in question is played by Eastwood's son.

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** * In the sequel ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the Twins are meant to be this according to WordOfGod. And since, functionally, they're callously imitating black culture as they see it on TV and such, this makes sense. However, as they were neither white nor black but ''bright orange'' and ''bright green'', there was little physical anchor for the joke, meaning that most people who saw the movie thought they were meant to be caricatures of actual hood rats.
* Parodied in ''GranTorino'', ''Film/GranTorino'', where a young white man's pretending to be black first just pisses off three actual black youths, and then earns him a scathing assessment from Walt (Clint Eastwood). Especially funny in that the white youth in question is played by Eastwood's son.



* ''[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou 10 Things I Hate About You]]'' - When Michael is showing Cameron around the school, one of the cliques he points out is the "White Rastas," who "think they're black" but "mostly smoke a lot of weed."

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* ''[[Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou 10 Things I Hate About You]]'' ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' - When Michael is showing Cameron around the school, one of the cliques he points out is the "White Rastas," who "think they're black" but "mostly smoke a lot of weed."
19th Apr '16 12:52:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' made fun of that, but with a white kid trying to be Chinese. He calls a group of Asian students [[NWordPrivileges "chinks"]] and is promptly kicked in the face
** In a scene later on in the movie, he gets picked on by some white kids who think they're black.

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* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' made fun of that, but with a white kid trying to be Chinese. He calls a group of Asian students [[NWordPrivileges "chinks"]] and is promptly kicked in the face
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face. In a scene later on in the movie, he gets picked on by some white kids who think they're black.
18th Apr '16 3:11:11 PM Berrenta
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* [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] was considered this for a while, although he's [[ItGotBetter gotten better]].

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* [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]] was considered this for a while, although he's [[ItGotBetter gotten better]].better.
29th Mar '16 8:43:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Chris becomes the towel boy for the high school basketball team and picks up some slang and mannerisms from the black players. His father Peter investigates their heritage, with the intention of familiarizing Chris with their Irish roots, and discovers a black slave among his ancestors. Then Peter starts trying to act like a black man, and goes entirely too far; wearing a dashiki, insisting that he be called Kichwa Tembo, and demanding reparations from his father-in-law. Hilariously, he discards his new identity the moment Carter whips out his checkbook:

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', episode, Chris becomes the towel boy for the high school basketball team and picks up some slang and mannerisms from the black players. His father Peter investigates their heritage, with the intention of familiarizing Chris with their Irish roots, and discovers a black slave among his ancestors. Then Peter starts trying to act like a black man, and goes entirely too far; wearing a dashiki, insisting that he be called Kichwa Tembo, and demanding reparations from his father-in-law. Hilariously, he discards his new identity the moment Carter whips out his checkbook:
29th Mar '16 8:42:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ScaryMovie 3'' has a subplot spoofing ''8 Mile''. George Bitner is a whitebread farm boy who has two [[BlackBestFriend black best friends]] and participates in rap battles. When his older brother denounces his interests, George declares "You just hate me cuz I'm black."

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* ''Film/ScaryMovie 3'' ''Film/ScaryMovie3'' has a subplot spoofing ''8 Mile''. George Bitner is a whitebread farm boy who has two [[BlackBestFriend black best friends]] and participates in rap battles. When his older brother denounces his interests, George declares "You just hate me cuz I'm black."
29th Mar '16 8:42:08 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''J's Boss:''' ''(after taking a leave of absence)'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_know_why_the_caged_bird_sings I want to know why the caged bird sings]], I want to [[HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack get my groove back]], and I want the rainbow to be [[Theatre/ForColoredGirls enuf]]. E-N-U-F.
* In ''TheOnion'', a man goes to some pretty extreme lengths to avoid [[http://www.theonion.com/video/man-attempts-to-assassinate-obama-but-not-because,17220/ looking racist]] while assassinating UsefulNotes/BarackObama.

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-->'''J's Boss:''' ''(after taking a leave of absence)'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_know_why_the_caged_bird_sings I want to know why the caged bird sings]], I want to [[HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack [[Film/HowStellaGotHerGrooveBack get my groove back]], and I want the rainbow to be [[Theatre/ForColoredGirls enuf]]. E-N-U-F.
* In ''TheOnion'', Website/TheOnion, a man goes to some pretty extreme lengths to avoid [[http://www.theonion.com/video/man-attempts-to-assassinate-obama-but-not-because,17220/ looking racist]] while assassinating UsefulNotes/BarackObama.
14th Mar '16 6:56:50 PM Paranoia
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* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has a sci-fi example, the Doctor creates a holographic family for himself, and his son starts [[TokenHuman hanging out with a bunch of Klingon kids]], dressing like them, doing his hair like them, and even carrying Klingon knives.

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* One episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has a sci-fi example, the Doctor creates a holographic family for himself, and his son starts [[TokenHuman hanging out with a bunch of Klingon kids]], dressing like them, doing his hair like them, and even carrying Klingon knives. For an added level of meta-tude, Klingons are RubberForeheadAliens usually played by black actors.
3rd Mar '16 12:14:36 AM DeepRed
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** A similar thing has been associated with the later post-punk scene, which frequently drew on reggae influences. ThePolice is one of the more notable examples. Partly justified with UB40, since some of its members are actually of Afro-Caribbean descent, and the other members grew up amongst them.

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** A similar thing has been associated with the later post-punk scene, which frequently drew on reggae influences. ThePolice is one of the more notable examples. Partly justified with UB40, Music/UB40, since some of its members are actually of Afro-Caribbean descent, and the other members grew up amongst them.
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