History Main / UncleTomfoolery

5th Nov '17 1:55:54 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--> "Just like fuckin' Saigon, hey, Slick?"
--> (Nodding, smiling) "I was in junior high, dickhead."

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--> ---> "Just like fuckin' Saigon, hey, Slick?"
--> ---> (Nodding, smiling) "I was in junior high, dickhead."
5th Nov '17 10:23:59 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]].

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1st Nov '17 10:19:46 PM Jupree
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* Will on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' .

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* Will on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' . Although he often is very serious, especially in the episode with his father.
1st Nov '17 10:18:35 PM Jupree
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* Creator/WillSmith as Agent J to a small extant , but he played this role only in the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' after the first film Agent J takes his job more seriously and turns into a [[SoulBrotha]].

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* Creator/WillSmith as Agent J to a small extant , but he played this role only in the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' after the first film Agent J takes his job more seriously and turns into a [[SoulBrotha]].seriously
1st Nov '17 10:16:50 PM Jupree
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*** Hilarious, but he didn't seem to be a Tomfoolery in this case. He said it with authority.
7th Oct '17 9:48:49 AM tyouker
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The trope's name is derived from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_tom Uncle Tom]]," a common slang term for a black person who is excessively subservient to white people, despite the original Uncle Tom (of ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'') being anything but subservient, comic, or cowardly. The actual TropeCodifier is the immensely popular stage adaptation of ''UncleTomsCabin'', which devolved from serious social commentary into a melodrama with lengthy comic interludes that were often heavy on ugly stereotypes. This led to some serious MisaimedFandom from racists who went to see black people mocked in what became known as "Tom Shows." Engaging in Uncle Tomfoolery is sometimes referred to as "Cooning."

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The trope's name is derived from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_tom Uncle Tom]]," a common slang term for a black person who is excessively subservient to white people, despite the people. The original Uncle Tom (of ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'') being was anything but subservient, comic, or cowardly. The actual TropeCodifier is cowardly; however, the immensely popular stage adaptation of ''UncleTomsCabin'', which devolved from ''UncleTomsCabin'' replaced the novel's serious social commentary into a with melodrama and filled it out with lengthy comic interludes that were often heavy on ugly stereotypes. This led to some serious MisaimedFandom from racists who went to see black people mocked in what became known as "Tom Shows." Engaging in Uncle Tomfoolery is sometimes referred to as "Cooning."
7th Oct '17 9:46:44 AM tyouker
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The trope's name is derived from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_tom Uncle Tom]]," a common slang term for a black person who is excessively subservient to white people, despite the original Uncle Tom (of ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'') being anything but subservient, comic, or cowardly. Engaging in Uncle Tomfoolery is sometimes referred to as "Cooning."

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The trope's name is derived from "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_tom Uncle Tom]]," a common slang term for a black person who is excessively subservient to white people, despite the original Uncle Tom (of ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'') being anything but subservient, comic, or cowardly. The actual TropeCodifier is the immensely popular stage adaptation of ''UncleTomsCabin'', which devolved from serious social commentary into a melodrama with lengthy comic interludes that were often heavy on ugly stereotypes. This led to some serious MisaimedFandom from racists who went to see black people mocked in what became known as "Tom Shows." Engaging in Uncle Tomfoolery is sometimes referred to as "Cooning."
24th Sep '17 11:24:07 AM YourBrainOnTaint
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** The example in Outbreak is mitigated by having a second black man among the main characters: a calm, badass army veteran.
11th Sep '17 7:55:30 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft, abyssal font of ValuesDissonance that he was, made use of many racial stereotypes in his work, though they were never played for comedy, their otherness instead used as a source of horror or disgust. Some modern comics based on his work, however, such as ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'', poke fun at his outdated views by giving his [[FishMen Deep Ones]] exaggerated Minstrel traits like humongous lips, googly eyes & impenetrable patois-laden speech to drive home the point they were originally created as an indictment of [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt miscegenation]].


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* ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'' pokes fun at Creator/HPLovecraft's outdated views by giving his [[FishMen Deep Ones]] exaggerated Minstrel traits like humongous lips, googly eyes & impenetrable patois-laden speech to drive home the point they were originally created as an indictment of [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt miscegenation]]. Lovecraft, abyssal font of ValuesDissonance that he was, made use of many racial stereotypes in his work, though they were never played for comedy, their otherness instead used as a source of horror or disgust.
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26th Jun '17 11:08:56 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Because of his black skin and big wide lips also his personality being the comic relief many people thought of Mr.Popo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' as a Minstrel character this caused some controversy and because of the controversy the creators had to change his skin color from black to blue but because of his facial features some people still see him as a modern minstrel

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* Because of his black skin and skin, big wide lips also lips, comic-relief personality, and his personality being the comic relief status as a servant, many people thought of have accused Mr.Popo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' as a Minstrel character this caused some controversy and because of being one of these. This is why, in more recent dubs of the controversy the creators had to change series, his skin color from is colored blue instead of black to blue but because of and his facial features some people still see him as a modern minstrel lips are made smaller.
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