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5th May '16 2:09:11 AM aye_amber
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* A ''Tank [=McNamara=]'' arc involved the "token white" on a major basketball team: terrible at the game, but they kept him because he might give hope to white children that someday they ''might'' be able to play pro basketball. Then his teammates decided he'd gone too long without a shower ... and his whiteness washed off.... When Tank interviewed him, and asked if the deception had been tough, he exclaimed, "God, man, ''you'' pretend to like the BeachBoys for six years..."

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* A ''Tank [=McNamara=]'' arc involved the "token white" on a major basketball team: terrible at the game, but they kept him because he might give hope to white children that someday they ''might'' be able to play pro basketball. Then his teammates decided he'd gone too long without a shower ... and his whiteness washed off.... When Tank interviewed him, and asked if the deception had been tough, he exclaimed, "God, man, ''you'' pretend to like the BeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys for six years..."
27th Oct '15 4:02:36 PM yisfidri
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* Singer and talk show host Lexi Allen does this in numerous videos, such as ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-RzhjIuW2o White Church vs. Black Church]]''.
20th May '15 5:49:02 PM nombretomado
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** She pulled a similar stunt during one of her hosting of the {{Academy Award}}s, where she came dressed and makeuped as Queen Elizabeth I and called herself "Film/TheAfricanQueen".

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** She pulled a similar stunt during one of her hosting of the {{Academy Award}}s, UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}}, where she came dressed and makeuped as Queen Elizabeth I and called herself "Film/TheAfricanQueen".
25th Apr '15 3:29:55 AM Patachou
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* LennyHenry in ''Film/TrueIdentity''.

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* LennyHenry Creator/LennyHenry in ''Film/TrueIdentity''.



* EddieMurphy, thanks to the magic of ''really'' good makeup, played a CaptainErsatz of Richard Simmons in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''. You couldn't tell it was him unless you were explicitly told as such.
* EddieMurphy played the black barbershop's resident AlterKocker in ''Film/ComingToAmerica''.

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* EddieMurphy, Creator/EddieMurphy, thanks to the magic of ''really'' good makeup, played a CaptainErsatz of Richard Simmons in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''. You couldn't tell it was him unless you were explicitly told as such.
* EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy played the black barbershop's resident AlterKocker in ''Film/ComingToAmerica''.



* Some say this is what MichaelJackson did around 1990 or so, which is why the cover of ''Dangerous'' didn't show much of his face. Worth noting that his chronic Vitiligo was the real reason he got whiter and whiter as the years went on. The plastic surgery however...
* The song "If I was White" by rapper Sticky Fingaz. Bonus points for featuring {{Eminem}} on the hook.

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* Some say this is what MichaelJackson Music/MichaelJackson did around 1990 or so, which is why the cover of ''Dangerous'' ''Music/{{Dangerous}}'' didn't show much of his face. Worth noting that his chronic Vitiligo was the real reason he got whiter and whiter as the years went on. The plastic surgery however...
* The song "If I was White" by rapper Sticky Fingaz. Bonus points for featuring {{Eminem}} Music/{{Eminem}} on the hook.
* Music/{{Eminem}}'s imitation of Jackson in the music video of ''Just Lose It'' from ''Music/TheEminemShow''.



* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, Malcolm once has to disguise as a white man in order to escape from a GenreSavvy Nostalgia Critic turned insane because of the miniseries based on Stephen King's The Shining. Thankfully, Malcolm manages to avoid being another victim of the BlackDudeDiesFirst trope, by putting on a rather impressive disguise with blonde wig, white shirt... he even reads a purely white book and listens to [[Music/MileyCyrus Wreckingball]]! Now that's dedication.

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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, Malcolm once has to disguise as a white man in order to escape from a GenreSavvy Nostalgia Critic turned insane because of the miniseries based on Stephen King's The Shining.''Series/TheShining''. Thankfully, Malcolm manages to avoid being another victim of the BlackDudeDiesFirst trope, by putting on a rather impressive disguise with blonde wig, white shirt... he even reads a purely white book and listens to [[Music/MileyCyrus Wreckingball]]! Now that's dedication.
29th Mar '15 4:40:28 PM Iamabrawler
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, Malcolm once has to disguise as a white man in order to escape from a GenreSavvy Nostalgia Critic turned insane because of the miniseries based on Stephen King's The Shining. Thankfully, Malcolm manages to avoid being another victim of the BlackDudeDiesFirst trope, by putting on a rather impressive disguise with blonde wig, white shirt... he even reads a purely white book and listens to [[Music/MileyCyrus Wreckingball]]! Now that's dedication.
12th Sep '14 1:19:33 PM ironballs16
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* The lead character in ''Film/HebrewHammer'', at one point in the film, impersonates a Gentile. Although as an American Jew he should be in no way racially different, the whole scene is PlayedForLaughs very much in this way, as if being a Jew made one completely clueless of anything Gentile, and with the disguise being that of an outrageously stereotypical fundie redneck.

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* The lead character in ''Film/HebrewHammer'', ''Film/TheHebrewHammer'', at one point in the film, impersonates a Gentile. Although as an American Jew he should be in no way racially different, the whole scene is PlayedForLaughs very much in this way, as if being a Jew made one completely clueless of anything Gentile, and with the disguise being that of an outrageously stereotypical fundie redneck.
3rd Sep '14 6:07:24 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Creator/ChrisRock gets reincarnated into the body of a rich, white man in ''Down to Earth''.
** The "straight, lame" part is averted though. He still most definitely behaves like Chris Rock... which gets him into awkward situations.
* LennyHenry in ''True Identity''.
* Shawn and Marlon Wayans combine this with DisguisedInDrag in ''WhiteChicks''.
* EddieMurphy, thanks to the magic of ''really'' good makeup, played a CaptainErsatz of Richard Simmons in ''TheNuttyProfessor''. You couldn't tell it was him unless you were explicitly told as such.
* EddieMurphy played the black barbershop's resident AlterKocker in ''ComingToAmerica''.

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* Creator/ChrisRock gets reincarnated into the body of a rich, white man in ''Down to Earth''.
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Earth''. The "straight, lame" part is averted though. He still most definitely behaves like Chris Rock... which gets him into awkward situations.
* LennyHenry in ''True Identity''.
''Film/TrueIdentity''.
* Shawn and Marlon Wayans combine this with DisguisedInDrag in ''WhiteChicks''.
''Film/WhiteChicks''.
* EddieMurphy, thanks to the magic of ''really'' good makeup, played a CaptainErsatz of Richard Simmons in ''TheNuttyProfessor''.''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''. You couldn't tell it was him unless you were explicitly told as such.
* EddieMurphy played the black barbershop's resident AlterKocker in ''ComingToAmerica''.''Film/ComingToAmerica''.
23rd Jun '14 1:12:34 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:331:[[MinstrelShows What would the white equivalent of "mammy" be?]]]]

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* Chris Rock gets reincarnated into the body of a rich, white man in ''Down to Earth''.

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* Chris Rock Creator/ChrisRock gets reincarnated into the body of a rich, white man in ''Down to Earth''.



* WhoopiGoldberg disguises herself as an elderly white businessman in ''Film/TheAssociate''.

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* WhoopiGoldberg Creator/WhoopiGoldberg disguises herself as an elderly white businessman in ''Film/TheAssociate''.



* Any time DaveChappelle plays/impersonates/imitates a white person, it's always in the same calm monotone that says "I have nothing exciting about me because I'm ''extra'' vanilla." The white news anchor Chappelle plays throughout the run of [[Series/ChappellesShow his show]] gets whiter every time he appears. In one of the Lost Episodes, pictured above, he's ''literally white''.
* EddieMurphy did this for the first time in an old ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' short where, with the help of a good make-up artist, he discovered that white people regularly give stuff to each other for free. All the time. It ends with him with several of friends undergoing the make-up process [[ItsForABook "to continue this strange education."]]

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* Any time DaveChappelle Creator/DaveChappelle plays/impersonates/imitates a white person, it's always in the same calm monotone that says "I have nothing exciting about me because I'm ''extra'' vanilla." The white news anchor Chappelle plays throughout the run of [[Series/ChappellesShow his show]] gets whiter every time he appears. In one of the Lost Episodes, pictured above, he's ''literally white''.
* EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy did this for the first time in an old ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' short where, with the help of a good make-up artist, he discovered that white people regularly give stuff to each other for free. All the time. It ends with him with several of friends undergoing the make-up process [[ItsForABook "to continue this strange education."]]
26th May '14 1:50:27 PM lordGacek
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* The lead character in ''Film/HebrewHammer'', at one point in the film, impersonates a Gentile. Although as an American Jew he should be in no way racially different, the whole scene is PlayedForLaughs very much in this way, as if being a Jew made one completely clueless of anything Gentile, and with the disguise being that of an outrageously stereotypical fundie redneck.
7th Dec '13 10:12:38 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Chuck Taylor''', ''ChappellesShow'', yelling into a booing multi-ethnic crowd during the racial draft.

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-->-- '''Chuck Taylor''', ''ChappellesShow'', ''Series/ChappellesShow'', yelling into a booing multi-ethnic crowd during the racial draft.
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