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19th May '16 7:44:10 PM erforce
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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' where Ernie Hudson's Winston Zeddmore is pragmatic and unfazed by all the weirdness and an all around grounding presence for the team, while the excitable comic relief goes to Dan Aykroyd's Ray Stanz instead.

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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' where Ernie Hudson's Creator/ErnieHudson's Winston Zeddmore is pragmatic and unfazed by all the weirdness and an all around grounding presence for the team, while the excitable comic relief goes to Dan Aykroyd's Creator/DanAykroyd's Ray Stanz instead.



* Martin Lawrence's character Terrance in ''NothingToLose''.
* Mike Epps character Reginald Wright in ''Film/AllAboutTheBenjamins''.
** Let's not forget Day-Day in the last two ''Franchise/{{Friday}}'' films either.
* Dave Chappelle plays another one of these type of characters in the ''Film/ConAir'' as Pinball.

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* %%* Martin Lawrence's character Terrance in ''NothingToLose''.
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''Film/NothingToLose''.
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Mike Epps character Reginald Wright in ''Film/AllAboutTheBenjamins''.
** %%** Let's not forget Day-Day in the last two ''Franchise/{{Friday}}'' films either.
* %%* Dave Chappelle plays another one of these type of characters in the ''Film/ConAir'' as Pinball.
2nd May '16 5:03:31 PM eroock
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24th Apr '16 9:14:06 PM InternetJazz
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* Kenan on ''Series/KenanAndKel'' .

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* Kenan Kel on ''Series/KenanAndKel'' .
3rd Apr '16 7:00:31 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheGoodies''. All black people have left South Africa for Britain, so the authorities institute the [[{{Pun}} Apart-height]] policy. As the shortest member of the group, Bill is now a second class citizen, and is given a 'rehearsal leaflet' on how to act.
-->'''Tim:''' Bopo, bring me the morning paper!
-->'''Bill:''' Yes boss, here come the morning paper!
-->'''Policeman:''' Boy, lick my boots!
-->'''Bill:''' Ma tongue is slavering for your boots!
2nd Apr '16 4:43:47 AM IHateAlmostEverything
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See also: EthnicScrappy, PluckyComicRelief, BlackDudeDiesFirst, ModernMinstrelsy. Contrast: MagicalNegro, WhoopiEpiphanySpeech. Characters who embody this trope will sometimes be on the receiving end of StopBeingStereotypical. Descendant of MinstrelShows.

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See also: EthnicScrappy, PluckyComicRelief, BlackDudeDiesFirst, ModernMinstrelsy. Contrast: MagicalNegro, WhoopiEpiphanySpeech. Compare and contrast SoulBrotha, when blatant use of Arican-American sterotypes makes character look awesome, not laughable. Characters who embody this trope will sometimes be on the receiving end of StopBeingStereotypical. Descendant of MinstrelShows.
31st Mar '16 8:43:31 PM Angeldeb82
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See also: EthnicScrappy, PluckyComicRelief, BlackDudeDiesFirst, ModernMinstrelsy. Contrast: MagicalNegro, WhoopiEpiphanySpeech. Characters who embody this trope will sometimes be on the receiving end of StopBeingStereotypical. Descendent of MinstrelShows.

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See also: EthnicScrappy, PluckyComicRelief, BlackDudeDiesFirst, ModernMinstrelsy. Contrast: MagicalNegro, WhoopiEpiphanySpeech. Characters who embody this trope will sometimes be on the receiving end of StopBeingStereotypical. Descendent Descendant of MinstrelShows.



* Killer Bee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He's [[HotBlooded hot-headed]] and a total goof with a love of watermelon [[CloudCuckooLander goofball]] who always communicates in rap, and his first appearance has him basically [[OneOfTheKids playing hooky]]. However, being one of [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass the most powerful shinobi]] in Hidden Cloud Village, he is ''also'' a ScaryBlackMan (as Sasuke finds out the hard way), and this combination has led to him becoming an EnsembleDarkHorse. Beating [[CreatorsPet Sasuke]] half to death certainly didn't hurt, nor did being one of the nicest, most affable characters in the franchise.

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* Killer Bee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He's [[HotBlooded hot-headed]] and a total goof with a love of watermelon [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} goofball]] who always communicates in rap, and his first appearance has him basically [[OneOfTheKids playing hooky]]. However, being one of [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass the most powerful shinobi]] in Hidden Cloud Village, he is ''also'' a ScaryBlackMan (as Sasuke finds out the hard way), and this combination has led to him becoming an EnsembleDarkHorse. Beating [[CreatorsPet Sasuke]] half to death certainly didn't hurt, nor did being one of the nicest, most affable characters in the franchise.



* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/DamageControl'' comic. When an action movie is made about Damage Control, the well-spoken, well-dressed comptroller Albert Cleary is horrified to see he's been depicted as a wacky black sidekick from the ghetto. [[BlackDudeDiesFirst And then killed off, naturally]].

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* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/DamageControl'' comic. When an action movie is made about Damage Control, the well-spoken, well-dressed comptroller Albert Cleary is horrified to see he's been depicted as a wacky black sidekick from the ghetto. [[BlackDudeDiesFirst And then killed off, naturally]].naturally.]]



* The unflattering character of Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' as a willing and happy servant to the other centaur lasses eventually led to her being [[UnPerson completely editted out of the film]], although the original untouched footage can still be found circulating online.

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* The unflattering character of Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' as a willing and happy servant to the other centaur lasses eventually led to her being [[UnPerson completely editted edited out of the film]], although the original untouched footage can still be found circulating online.



** ''Film/TradingPlaces'' is mainly a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of such character types. Murphy's character is completely capable of being a strait-laced businessman if given the opportunity.

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** ''Film/TradingPlaces'' is mainly a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of such character types. Murphy's character is completely capable of being a strait-laced businessman if given the opportunity.



* Foul-mouthed L.J., the walking hip-hop stereotype from ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse''. As can be expected in a horror film: the cool, [[BadAss badassed]] Peyton dies, while the [[TheScrappy offensively annoying]] L.J. ''doesn't''. [[spoiler:Until the sequel.]]

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* Foul-mouthed L.J., the walking hip-hop stereotype from ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse''. As can be expected in a horror film: the cool, [[BadAss badassed]] {{badass}}ed Peyton dies, while the [[TheScrappy offensively annoying]] L.J. ''doesn't''. [[spoiler:Until the sequel.]]



* ''Film/TheLastDragon'' has a Salt and Pepper pairing with two ''black'' characters. The streetwise PluckyComicRelief often has to remind Taimak that he's black while he persists in speaking and acting as a Chinese immigrant. Also inverted in the character of Johnny Yu. While Taimak continues to play it straight, Yu is the apprentice who just can't stay out of trouble. ''Definitely'' inverted in the case when Taimak [[CrowningMomentofFunny dressed as a 19th Century Chinese day-laborer (his idea of a disguise) comes across a trio of Chinese Mooks who dress and act like stereotypical Black guys right down to shooting Craps against the door they're supposed to be guarding]].

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* ''Film/TheLastDragon'' has a Salt and Pepper pairing with two ''black'' characters. The streetwise PluckyComicRelief often has to remind Taimak that he's black while he persists in speaking and acting as a Chinese immigrant. Also inverted in the character of Johnny Yu. While Taimak continues to play it straight, Yu is the apprentice who just can't stay out of trouble. ''Definitely'' inverted in the case when Taimak [[CrowningMomentofFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments dressed as a 19th Century Chinese day-laborer (his idea of a disguise) comes across a trio of Chinese Mooks who dress and act like stereotypical Black guys right down to shooting Craps against the door they're supposed to be guarding]].



* The movie ''CopOut'' seems to have Tracy Morgan in this role opposite Bruce Willis to the point he's an EthnicScrappy.

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* The movie ''CopOut'' ''Film/CopOut'' seems to have Tracy Morgan in this role opposite Bruce Willis to the point he's an EthnicScrappy.



* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' not only averts this trope with Django himself, but also subverts it with Stephen, who is first introduced in a somewhat comical fashion as being {{Large Ham}}mily incredulous at Django being on a horse and being treated as a guest at the big house, and then spends most of dinner parroting his master (the BigBad of the film). However, he is considerably more observant and intelligent than the BigBad and when he is alone with the black slaves he becomes extremely sinister, suggesting that the UncleTomfoolery is his [[GenreSavvy deliberately being]] sufficiently non-threatening to the whites that he is allowed to keep his position of power within the household and act as his master's [[TheDragon dragon]]. [[spoiler: He is also, at the very least, a DragonAscendant; he not only outlives his master but also gets dramatically killed while shouting curses in the film's violent climax, further suggesting that he is more of a BigBad than his [[TheFool Fool]] of a master.]]>

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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' not only averts this trope with Django himself, but also subverts it with Stephen, who is first introduced in a somewhat comical fashion as being {{Large Ham}}mily incredulous at Django being on a horse and being treated as a guest at the big house, and then spends most of dinner parroting his master (the BigBad of the film). However, he is considerably more observant and intelligent than the BigBad and when he is alone with the black slaves he becomes extremely sinister, suggesting that the UncleTomfoolery Uncle Tomfoolery is his [[GenreSavvy deliberately being]] sufficiently non-threatening to the whites that he is allowed to keep his position of power within the household and act as his master's [[TheDragon dragon]]. [[spoiler: He is also, at the very least, a DragonAscendant; he not only outlives his master but also gets dramatically killed while shouting curses in the film's violent climax, further suggesting that he is more of a BigBad than his [[TheFool Fool]] of a master.]]>]]



* Mike Epps character Reginald Wright in ''AllAboutTheBenjamins''.

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* Mike Epps character Reginald Wright in ''AllAboutTheBenjamins''.''Film/AllAboutTheBenjamins''.



* Dave Chappelle plays another one of these type of characters in the ''Film/{{ConAir}}'' as Pinball.

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* Dave Chappelle plays another one of these type of characters in the ''Film/{{ConAir}}'' ''Film/ConAir'' as Pinball.



* Played with on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''' ShowWithinAShow, Dr Acula. JD casts Turk as a [[JiveTurkey jive talking]] pimp and he complains it's racist and he wants to play the vampire. JD responds by asking Turk to act "[[RefugeInAudacity Blacker]]". Turk immediately takes over the film and swaps their roles.

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* Played with on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''' ShowWithinAShow, Dr Acula. JD casts Turk as a [[JiveTurkey jive talking]] {{jive t|urkey}}alking pimp and he complains it's racist and he wants to play the vampire. JD responds by asking Turk to act "[[RefugeInAudacity Blacker]]". Turk immediately takes over the film and swaps their roles.



* The Black Baron (stop starin') in ''{{Madworld}}''. He's a black pimp who constantly spits out slang, has an ostentatious grill and [[TheyKilledKenny keeps getting murdered in death traps (played for laughs)]] while going "Aw hell nawh!". [[spoiler:And he's not even black, he uses blackface]]. And to further prove ''Madworld'''s [[CrossesTheLineTwice double line-crossing]], the Baron's (black) voice actor would later become one of the aforementioned ''Transformers'' twins in the same year. Guess which character the Internet criticized.
* Barret Wallace from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' played this role at times, with the ridiculous slang and the occasionally buffoonery. He would often swing back and forth between UncleTomfoolery, ScaryBlackMan and AngryBlackMan depending on the situation, when [[ADayInTheLimelight the plot spotlight wasn't on him]].

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* The Black Baron (stop starin') in ''{{Madworld}}''. He's a black pimp who constantly spits out slang, has an ostentatious grill and [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain keeps getting murdered in death traps (played for laughs)]] while going "Aw hell nawh!". [[spoiler:And he's not even black, he uses blackface]]. And to further prove ''Madworld'''s [[CrossesTheLineTwice double line-crossing]], the Baron's (black) voice actor would later become one of the aforementioned ''Transformers'' twins in the same year. Guess which character the Internet criticized.
* Barret Wallace from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' played this role at times, with the ridiculous slang and the occasionally buffoonery. He would often swing back and forth between UncleTomfoolery, Uncle Tomfoolery, ScaryBlackMan and AngryBlackMan depending on the situation, when [[ADayInTheLimelight the plot spotlight wasn't on him]].



* ''GearsOfWar'': "ALL ABOARD THE COLE TRAIN, BABY! That's Augustus Cole, in case you were wondering. Taken UpToEleven in the second game when he cuts off the Locust Queen during one of her speeches (still qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfFunny).

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* ''GearsOfWar'': ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': "ALL ABOARD THE COLE TRAIN, BABY! That's Augustus Cole, in case you were wondering. Taken UpToEleven in the second game when he cuts off the Locust Queen during one of her speeches (still qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfFunny).SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}).




25th Mar '16 11:12:28 AM akih08
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* Creator/RichardPryor in ''Film/SilverStreak'', playing a rather hip [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold car thief]] opposite Gene Wilder. The trope carries over into just about any film he and Wilder are starring together in.
25th Mar '16 11:10:05 AM akih08
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** Let's not forget Day-Day in the last two''Franchise/{{Friday}}''films either.

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** Let's not forget Day-Day in the last two''Franchise/{{Friday}}''films two ''Franchise/{{Friday}}'' films either.
25th Mar '16 11:09:27 AM akih08
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** Let's not forget Day-Day in the last two''Franchise/{{Friday}}''films either.
21st Feb '16 7:01:02 AM AgProv
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* In period(1940's) ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts, Tom's black owner is depicted as a dowdily-dressed middle-aged fat black woman with a stereotypical accent, fear of mice, and slovenly demeanour.

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* In period(1940's) ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' shorts, Tom's black owner is depicted as a dowdily-dressed middle-aged fat black woman with a an exaggeratedly stereotypical accent, over-played fear of mice, and slovenly demeanour.
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