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26th Apr '16 11:35:43 PM aye_amber
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* The comedy team of "Tim and Tom" (Tim Reid, later famous as Venus Flytrap on ''WKRPInCincinnati'', and Tom Dreesen, still a working standup) not only used this trope, but ''embodied'' it. Performing in the late '60s and early '70s, they were the first -- and last -- "interracial comedy team" in America. Reid and Dreesen told the story of their brief career as "Tim and Tom" in a 2008 book, ''Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White''.

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* The comedy team of "Tim and Tom" (Tim Reid, later famous as Venus Flytrap on ''WKRPInCincinnati'', ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati,'' and Tom Dreesen, still a working standup) not only used this trope, but ''embodied'' it. Performing in the late '60s and early '70s, they were the first -- and last -- "interracial comedy team" in America. Reid and Dreesen told the story of their brief career as "Tim and Tom" in a 2008 book, ''Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White''.
13th Apr '16 8:01:58 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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13th Apr '16 8:01:32 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (from "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story"): Gandhi is a stand-up comic, and says, "...and the black people are always like 'Hey, bitch!' and the Indian people, we do not call our women in such a way." In some syndicated airings, "black people" is Bowdlerised}} to "Americans".

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (from "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story"): Gandhi is a stand-up comic, and says, "...and the black people are always like 'Hey, bitch!' and the Indian people, we do not call our women in such a way." In some syndicated airings, "black people" is Bowdlerised}} {{Bowdlerised}} to "Americans".
3rd Feb '16 9:04:11 AM oforiousmic
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Historically, a lot of black comedians based routines on this format, which was shocking, transgressive and deeply satisfying for black audiences when they first heard it in the late '70s and early '80s. As part of the "blaxploitation" movement where black people started reclaiming and accepting certain black stereotypes as positive rather than negative portrayals of black culture, especially of black masculinity, male black stand-up comics [[{{Reconstruction}} started to turn white stereotypes of blacks being "uncivilized" and "dangerous" on their head]], recreating the stereotype as white men being over-civilized, timid and cowardly while black men were [[NobleSavage powerful, independent and strong]]. Comedians such as Creator/RichardPryor and Steve Harvey were early pioneers of the trope, and later comedians followed suit.

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Historically, a lot of black comedians based routines on this format, which was shocking, transgressive and deeply satisfying for black audiences when they first heard it in the late '70s and early '80s. As part of the "blaxploitation" movement where black people started reclaiming and accepting certain black stereotypes as positive rather than negative portrayals of black culture, especially of black masculinity, male black stand-up comics [[{{Reconstruction}} started to turn white stereotypes of blacks being "uncivilized" and "dangerous" on their head]], recreating the stereotype as white men being over-civilized, timid and cowardly while black men were [[NobleSavage [[SoulBrotha powerful, independent and strong]].cool]]. Comedians such as Creator/RichardPryor and Steve Harvey were early pioneers of the trope, and later comedians followed suit.
16th Jan '16 8:42:53 AM ading
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* Recap/CommunityS3E15OriginsOfVampireMythology had a ''very'' odd version of this in TheTag: Abed does an [[UpToEleven extremely]] [[PeripheryDemographic specific]] StandUpComedy bit about differences in the way he and [[BlackBestFriend Troy]] brush their teeth.

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* Recap/CommunityS3E15OriginsOfVampireMythology ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E15OriginsOfVampireMythology "Origins of Vampire Mythology"]]
had a ''very'' odd version of this in TheTag: Abed does an [[UpToEleven extremely]] [[PeripheryDemographic specific]] StandUpComedy bit about differences in the way he and [[BlackBestFriend Troy]] brush their teeth.
teeth. Naturally, only he and Troy get it.
** Another odd variant is used in "App Development and Condiments". Jeff's comedy routine is all about how "Twos", "Threes", and "Fours" act differently from each other.
12th Nov '15 8:32:11 AM SgtFrog1
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* Creator/MargaretCho does a variation which could be accurately described as "Gay Dude, Straight Dude". Bonus points in that she is herself bisexual.
6th Aug '15 12:02:46 PM MamaLuigi
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* Spoofed (but also pretty much summed up) [[http://www.feanor.net/z0r/shock/whiteblack.swf in this flash animation]]. (Epilepsy warning: bright flashing letters)

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* Spoofed (but also pretty much summed up) [[http://www.feanor.net/z0r/shock/whiteblack.swf [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slVqNISUAWY in this flash animation]]. (Epilepsy warning: bright flashing letters)
14th May '15 5:24:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RussellPeters' act tends to go along the lines of "white people are like this (insert lame stereotype), but Indian people are like this (even lamer stereotype)".

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* RussellPeters' Creator/RussellPeters' act tends to go along the lines of "white people are like this (insert lame stereotype), but Indian people are like this (even lamer stereotype)".
15th Apr '15 12:04:24 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* When Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' needs to form a band in "Christian Rock Hard", he gets Token to play bass. Because he's black. When Token protests that he doesn't own one, Cartman tells him to look in the basement. Sure enough, there's one there. When Token further protests that he's never picked up a bass in his life, Cartman tells him that he's black, he can play bass. Sure enough, he can.
--> '''Token:''' "Dammit..."
15th Apr '15 12:03:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Peters is somewhat unique in that his natural voice is much closer to the "white" voice than the "brown" voice, as although he is of Indian descent, he was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario.



* ''TheSimpsons'' have several variations. One notable attempt by Homer:
-->'''Homer''': See, white people have names like Lenny, while black people have names like Carl. [Proceeds to laugh hysterically, while no one else reacts.]
** Also from the Simpsons was a black comedian comparing how white and black people drive (white people lean forward, use both hands, and hum in a higher-pitched, less cool manner).
-->'''Homer''': (laughing) It's true! We're so lame!
** Groundskeeper Willie did a stand-up routine comparing how people from North and South Edinburgh play golf. He ''did'' get a laugh from the lone Scotsman in the audience.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (from ''Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story): Gandhi is a stand-up comic, and says, [[SophisticatedAsHell "...and the black people are always like 'Hey, bitch!' and the Indian people, we do not call our women in such a way."]] In the TV airings, "black people" was {{Bowdlerised}} to "Americans".

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* ''TheSimpsons'' have several variations. One notable attempt by Homer:
-->'''Homer''': See,
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Has an early parody of the trope, in which Homer watches a typical stand-up special featuring a black comic in front of a brick wall delivering trite impressions of how black and white people drive. Homer bursts into hearty laughter, shouting, "It's true! We're so lame!"
** Homer tries his own hand at this style of comedy in another episode, saying, "See,
white people have names like Lenny, while black people have names like Carl. [Proceeds to laugh Carl." He laughs hysterically, while no one else reacts.]
** Also from the Simpsons was a black comedian comparing how white and black people drive (white people lean forward, use both hands, and hum in a higher-pitched, less cool manner).
-->'''Homer''': (laughing) It's true! We're so lame!
reacts.
** Groundskeeper Willie did a stand-up routine comparing how people from North and South Edinburgh play golf. He ''did'' ''does'' get a laugh from the lone Scotsman in the audience.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (from ''Stewie "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story): Story"): Gandhi is a stand-up comic, and says, [[SophisticatedAsHell "...and the black people are always like 'Hey, bitch!' and the Indian people, we do not call our women in such a way."]] " In the TV some syndicated airings, "black people" was {{Bowdlerised}} is Bowdlerised}} to "Americans".



** What's worse, when Bobby is told that the routine he stole was "comedy from the black experience" and that he should instead find jokes "from his own experience" and his "roots", he goes online searching for "white", "comedy", and "roots". and ends up getting a collection of outright racist jokes from a KKK site.
-->'''Bobby:''' See, I'm so white that during the riots, I went out and ''bought'' a TV!
-->'''Audience:''' <Angry glares>
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