History WesternAnimation / Coonskin

12th May '18 5:50:40 PM DrVonOppendown
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when a character is spreading the news [[spoiler: of Savior's death]] in what he believes to be an inconspicuous manner by running around dribbling a basketball.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when a character messenger is spreading the news [[spoiler: of Savior's death]] in what he believes to be an inconspicuous manner by running around dribbling and showboating with a basketball.
26th Feb '18 1:47:55 PM PYIYIJIJOLGU
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26th Feb '18 3:52:57 AM WillBGood
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* RuleOfSymbolism: At one point near the end of the film, the white Miss America appears as gigantic in proportion to the other, black-coded characters, holding them in the palm of her hand, while laughing at them mockingly. This comes after a scene where she has [[RuleOfSymbolism literally pitted two black men against each other]]. ''[[SarcasmMode I wonder what that could be symbolising]]''.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: At one point near the end of the film, the white Miss America appears as gigantic in proportion to the other, black-coded characters, holding them in the palm of her hand, while laughing at them mockingly. This comes after a scene where she has [[RuleOfSymbolism literally pitted two black men against each other]]. ''[[SarcasmMode I wonder what that could be symbolising]]''.
19th Feb '18 8:10:34 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** Not just any cockroach and rat, but [[Literature/{{archy|AndMehitabel}} and [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Ignatz]]!

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** Not just any cockroach and rat, but [[Literature/{{archy|AndMehitabel}} [[Literature/ArchyAndMehitabel Archy]] and [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Ignatz]]!


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* RuleOfSymbolism: At one point near the end of the film, the white Miss America appears as gigantic in proportion to the other, black-coded characters, holding them in the palm of her hand, while laughing at them mockingly. This comes after a scene where she has [[RuleOfSymbolism literally pitted two black men against each other]]. ''[[SarcasmMode I wonder what that could be symbolising]]''.
22nd Jan '18 1:55:18 AM saltin
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* AdvertisedExtra: Miss America has heavy symbolical significance, but she's only in the film itself for 2-3 minutes.


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* DarkReprise: The song from the intro is repeated at the end of the second act where a poetic black man uses it to loudly refuse the destructive charms of Miss America. In response, she cries rape and he is summarily shot to death by the police.
18th Oct '17 4:49:15 PM RockRaider
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* ColorMeBlack: In one scene a racist, homophobic, and corrupt cop on the mob's payroll known as Madigan is drugged by Brother Rabbit in an attempt to take out the mafia. When he wakes up, he's covered in blackface and wearing a dress. Still tripping off acid, he freaks out believing he has actually become a gay black man and begins firing his pistol randomly until a pair of police officers gun him down because they're as racist and corrupt as he is and confuse him for an ''actual'' black man.

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* ColorMeBlack: In one scene a racist, homophobic, and corrupt cop on the mob's payroll known as Madigan is drugged by Brother Rabbit in an attempt to take out the mafia. When he wakes up, he's covered in blackface and wearing a dress. Still tripping off acid, he freaks out believing he has actually become a gay black man and begins firing his pistol randomly until a pair of police officers gun him down because they're as racist and corrupt as he is and confuse him for an ''actual'' black man. [[spoiler:Though they DO try to get him to stop shooting first, and only open fire when one of his stray bullets hits the negotiator.]]
13th Sep '17 12:32:56 PM Malady
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** Not just any cockroach and rat, but [[Literature/ArchyAndMehitabel archy]] and [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Ignatz]]!

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** Not just any cockroach and rat, but [[Literature/ArchyAndMehitabel archy]] [[Literature/{{archy|AndMehitabel}} and [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Ignatz]]!



** The story about Malcolm the Cockroach pays tribute to [[ArchyAndMehitabel George]] [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Herriman]], noted African American cartoonist and Bakshi's favorite cartoonist. A cockroach named Malcolm also appears in Bakshi's later shorts ''Malcolm and Melvin'' and ''Babe, He Calls Me''.

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** The story about Malcolm the Cockroach pays tribute to [[ArchyAndMehitabel [[Literature/ArchyAndMehitabel George]] [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Herriman]], noted African American cartoonist and Bakshi's favorite cartoonist. A cockroach named Malcolm also appears in Bakshi's later shorts ''Malcolm and Melvin'' and ''Babe, He Calls Me''.
21st Jul '17 10:13:46 AM 1upmushroom
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film has a scathingly satirical portrayal of the Mafia, painting them as brutal thugs with monstrous delusions of grander. The movie's original distributor was the infamous Bryanston Distributing Company, which was run by Italian mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film has a scathingly satirical portrayal of the Mafia, painting them as brutal thugs with monstrous delusions of grander.grandeur. The movie's original distributor was the infamous Bryanston Distributing Company, which was run by Italian mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino.
17th Jul '17 9:49:02 PM 1upmushroom
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film has a scathingly satirical portrayal of the Mafia, painting them as brutal thugs with monstrous delusions of grander. The movie's original distributor was the infamous Bryanston Distributing Company, which was run by Italian mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino.
17th Jul '17 2:53:36 PM StFan
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''Coonskin'' is a 1975 BlaxploitationParody (and DarkerAndEdgier take on the [[Disney/SongOfTheSouth Br'er]] (pronounced "bruh", for brother) [[Disney/SongOfTheSouth Rabbit]] stories) written and directed by Creator/RalphBakshi. It has been described as a spiritual predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Bakshi once described it as his best film.

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''Coonskin'' is a 1975 BlaxploitationParody (and DarkerAndEdgier take on the [[Disney/SongOfTheSouth [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er]] (pronounced [pronounced "bruh", for brother) [[Disney/SongOfTheSouth brother] [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Rabbit]] stories) written and directed by Creator/RalphBakshi. It has been described as a spiritual predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Bakshi once described it as his best film.



** The story about Malcolm the Cockroach pays tribute to [[ArchyAndMehitabel George]] [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Herriman]], noted African American cartoonist and Bakshi's favorite cartoonist. Another Herriman character, Ignatz the Mouse from ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'', also has a cameo during this scene.
*** A cockroach named Malcolm also appears in Bakshi's later shorts ''Malcolm and Melvin'' and ''Babe, He Calls Me''.

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** The story about Malcolm the Cockroach pays tribute to [[ArchyAndMehitabel George]] [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Herriman]], noted African American cartoonist and Bakshi's favorite cartoonist. Another Herriman character, Ignatz the Mouse from ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'', also has a cameo during this scene.
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A cockroach named Malcolm also appears in Bakshi's later shorts ''Malcolm and Melvin'' and ''Babe, He Calls Me''.Me''.
** Another Herriman character, Ignatz the Mouse from ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'', also has a cameo during this scene.



* TakeThat: Creator/RalphBakshi hates TheMafia and the film ''Film/TheGodfather''. There's a ''massive'' TakeThat towards ''The Godfather'' in this movie, and the Mafia is generally portrayed negatively here and in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''. Also, this entire film is a TakeThat towards the {{Blaxploitation}} genre, [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]'s ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', and the history of racist portrayals of African Americans in Hollywood films.
** Savior being a revolutionary who loudly proclaims the virtues of a black uprising solely so he can con believers out of their money [[{{Hypocrite}} while being firmly in the pockets of a white businessman]] is a double whammy for corrupt evangelists in general (who were all over TV in the late 70's/early 80's) and specifically for black community leaders who sold out the civil rights movement for their own personal gain.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Creator/RalphBakshi hates TheMafia and the film ''Film/TheGodfather''. There's a ''massive'' TakeThat towards ''The Godfather'' in this movie, and the Mafia is generally portrayed negatively here and in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''. Also, this ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''.
** This
entire film is a TakeThat towards the {{Blaxploitation}} genre, [[Creator/WaltDisney Disney]]'s ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', and the history of racist portrayals of African Americans in Hollywood films.
** Savior being a revolutionary who loudly proclaims the virtues of a black uprising solely so he can con believers out of their money [[{{Hypocrite}} while being firmly in the pockets of a white businessman]] is a double whammy for corrupt evangelists in general (who were all over TV in the late 70's/early 80's) '70s/early '80s) and specifically for black community leaders who sold out the civil rights movement for their own personal gain.



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The short man representing the general black community who's in an abusive relationship with Miss America.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: WhereDaWhiteWomenAt:
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The short man representing the general black community who's in an abusive relationship with Miss America.



-->''"350 of you white folks committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, and out of the 350 there was only two that was niggers."''
-->''"And one of them was pushed!"''

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-->''"350 of you white folks committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, and out of the 350 there was only two that was niggers."''
-->''"And
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"And
one of them was pushed!"''
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