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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.
6th Jun '17 9:30:10 AM Morgenthaler
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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 Some modern comics based on his work, however, such as ''TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'', poke fun at his outdated views by giving his [[FishMen Deep Ones]] exaggerated Minstrel traits like humongous lips, googly eyes & impenetrable patois-laden speech to drive home the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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* 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on his work, however, such as ''TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'', ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'', poke fun at his outdated views by giving his [[FishMen Deep Ones]] exaggerated Minstrel traits like humongous lips, googly eyes & impenetrable patois-laden speech to drive home the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]].
24th Apr '17 8:30:56 PM dynamitedonkey
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** ''Film/ISpy'' In this film Eddie Muprhy as the Boxer Kelly Robinson he pretty much plays this role straight.
24th Apr '17 8:21:35 PM dynamitedonkey
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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 [[Soul Brotha]].

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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 [[Soul Brotha]].[[SoulBrotha]].
24th Apr '17 8:19:41 PM dynamitedonkey
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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]].[[Soul Brotha]].
24th Apr '17 8:10:38 PM dynamitedonkey
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A black male comic relief character whose role is to amuse the audience by showing the traits that characterize the racist stereotype of black men. Said character will usually be boastful out of danger (but a cringing wreck in the face of it), also he will usually be goofy, loud, annoying, and ultimately incompetent. These characteristics make the (usually white) protagonists seem calm, brave, and adept by comparison, even as they make "Tom" laughable.

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A black male comic relief character whose role is to amuse the audience by showing the traits that characterize some of the racist stereotype of black men. Said character will usually be boastful out of danger (but a cringing wreck in the face of it), also he will usually be goofy, loud, annoying, and ultimately incompetent. These characteristics make the (usually white) protagonists seem calm, brave, and adept by comparison, even as they make "Tom" laughable.



* 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 chance 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 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 chance change his skin color from black to blue but because of his facial features some people still see him as a modern minstrel



* Creator/WillSmith as Agent J only in the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' after the first film Agent 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]][[SoulBrotha]].




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* In the ''Film/StarWars'' some people accuse the Alien Jar Jar Binks of resembling black caricatures in minstrel shows and early American cinema, highlighting his Jamaican accent, clumsiness, naivety and shuffling gait, and being cowardly all typical traits of minstrel characters. It does not help physically, he has large nostrils and his "lips" make up half of his face, both traits commonly exaggerated in black caricatures also his large floppy ears have been compared to dreadlocks. Jar-Jar's first lines in the series, "Me-sa your humble servant," call slavery and domestic servitude to mind.
23rd Apr '17 2:40:33 AM dynamitedonkey
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* Creator/WillSmith as Agent J only in the first ''Film/MenInBlack''

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* Creator/WillSmith as Agent J only in the first ''Film/MenInBlack''''Film/MenInBlack'' after the first film Agent takes his job more seriously and turns into a [[SoulBrotha]]
23rd Apr '17 2:38:12 AM dynamitedonkey
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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 "tomming."

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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 "tomming."Cooning."
23rd Apr '17 2:10:29 AM dynamitedonkey
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* Creator/WillSmith as Agent J only in the first ''Film/MenInBlack''
23rd Apr '17 2:08:28 AM dynamitedonkey
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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 an exaggeratedly stereotypical accent, over-played fear of mice, and slovenly demeanour.
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