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->''"As much as I love to see [[{{Film/Shaft}} Richard Roundtree]] getting work, there’s no getting around it: the old junk-man who can produce anything you need because it '[[ImplausibleDeniability fell off the back of a truck]]' has got to be the most uncomfortable cliché in the entire film."''
-->-- [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-steel-1997-part-one/ Chris Sims on]] ''{{Film/Steel}}''

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.

This is a trope with a long history in Hollywood movies as far back as the [[TheRoaringTwenties '20s]]. No mystery or old-dark-house movie was complete without the stock character of the cringing black servant or chauffeur who was extremely superstitious. This stereotype was so popular that actors like Lincoln "Stepin Fetchit" Perry even made whole careers out of the role. This in turn was a shamelessly racist adaptation of the old melodrama and theatre trope of the incompetent domestic servant.

The trope saw continued use into the 1990s but with the Uncle Tomfoolery character being a duo with the White character, but growing racial awareness and an increasing interest in [[ActionHero Action Heroes who just happen to be black]], such as Creator/DenzelWashington and Creator/SamuelLJackson, has caused it to gradually lose popularity. Accusations of Uncle Tomfoolery will continue, in part because there are plenty of black actors who happen to be good at comedy, though the 'hip' elements have decreased.

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. The original Uncle Tom (of ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'') was anything but subservient, comic, or cowardly; however, the immensely popular stage adaptation of ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' replaced the novel's serious social commentary with melodrama and filled it out with 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."

No connection to BlackComedy or [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster's]] uncle, Tom Travers.

See also: EthnicScrappy, PluckyComicRelief, BlackDudeDiesFirst, ModernMinstrelsy. Contrast: MagicalNegro, WhoopiEpiphanySpeech. Compare and contrast SoulBrotha, when blatant use of these stereotypes makes character look awesome, not laughable. Characters who embody this trope will sometimes be on the receiving end of StopBeingStereotypical. Descendant of MinstrelShows.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA14cagdtwo This]] State Farm commercial.
* The Everest College commercials.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' has Creator/SamuelLJackson playing both TheStoic eponymous {{Samurai}} (something he's usually known for) and the very mouthy, comic relief sidekick Ninja Ninja.
* Killer Bee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He's [[HotBlooded hot-headed]] and a total [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} goofball]] who always communicates in rap, and his first appearance has him basically [[OneOfTheKids playing hooky]]. However, being one of [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass the most powerful shinobi]] in the Hidden Cloud Village, he gives Sasuke the fight of his life, and this has led to him becoming an EnsembleDarkHorse. Beating [[CreatorsPet Sasuke]] half to death certainly didn't hurt, nor did being one of the nicest, most affable characters in the franchise.
* Don Kanonji from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' at least starts out this way.
* Bobby, the American Buddhist Monk from ''Manga/BinbogamiGa'', is not only a lecher, but also selfish and lazy, refusing to help the other protagonists until they bribe him with women.
* Chocolove from ''Manga/ShamanKing'' (whose name was changed to Joco in English releases for obvious reasons,) who's even a (terrible) comedian, and his backstory has him as a former New York gangster. Though he has more traditional offensive powers, a lot of his powers are joke-based and used to make spirits laugh to make them more vulnerable.
* Because of his black skin, big wide lips, comic-relief personality, and his status as a servant, many people have accused Mr.Popo from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' of being one of these. The English manga releases changed the artwork to make his lips more subtle and smaller, while an airing of ''Dragon Ball Z Kai'' on Creator/TheCW's Toonzai block re-colored his skin to be blue instead (of course, this was a block run by '''[[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]''', so that wasn't the [[EditedForSyndication only thing]] they changed).

* Parodied in a ''ComicBook/DamageControl'' comic. When an action movie is made about Damage Control, the well-spoken, well-dressed comptroller Albert Cleary is horrified to see he's been depicted as a wacky black sidekick from the ghetto. [[BlackDudeDiesFirst And then killed off, naturally.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Oscar the fish voiced by Creator/WillSmith in the animated film ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
* The unflattering character of Sunflower from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' which is a rare female example,was willing and happy servant to the other centaur lasses eventually led to her being [[UnPerson completely edited out of the film]], although the original untouched footage can still be found circulating online.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* As noted in the intro, the canonical example is Lincoln "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepin_Fetchit Stepin Fetchit]]" Perry, who worked for years in Hollywood playing comic relief black characters that were either lazy, cowardly, or both. Fetchit appeared in dozens of films playing his "Laziest Man in the World" character. It made him a millionaire, but even in his lifetime the character was controversial.
* "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Best Sleep and Eat]]" (real name Willie Best) was possibly the only actor in the history of Hollywood to exceed even Stepin Fetchit for portaying this type of character. Studio press releases of the 1930s made outrageous claims that not only did Best enjoy humiliating himself in "darkie roles," but that the only compensation he wanted for his screen work was three square meals a day and a warm place to sleep (hence the nickname). Despite the absolutely demeaning nature of the majority of his roles, those actors with whom Best performed constantly praised him for his razor sharp comedic timing, his professionalism offscreen, and his consummate acting skill, and many would later bemoan his treatment by Hollywood. Creator/BobHope, who worked with Best in ''Ghost Breakers'' in 1940 and ''Nothing But the Truth'' in 1941, once referred to Willie Best as "the finest, most wasted, and most ill-used comic talent I ever knew."
* Creator/EddieMurphy seems to do a lot of these.
** ''Film/TradingPlaces'' is mainly a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of such character types. Murphy's character is completely capable of being a strait-laced businessman if given the opportunity.
** ''Film/ISpy'' In this film Eddie Muprhy as the Boxer Kelly Robinson he pretty much plays this role straight.
* Often played by Chris Tucker.
** In the first ''Film/RushHour'', Tucker is supposed to be playing a loudmouthed, reckless cop who plays by his own rules, in contrast to the badass but reticent and by-the-book Jackie Chan. This classic SaltAndPepper / OddCouple pairing grew more into Uncle Tom Foolery in the sequels, where Tucker's character became [[{{Flanderization}} more shrill and wacky]], abandoned actual policing for successful stereotyping, and surprisingly became an incredibly competent fighter.
** Tucker's character in ''Money Talks''.
* ''Film/EventHorizon'' had a cool, wisecracking black guy for the comic relief and a cool, heroic, strait-laced black dude for TheCaptain. The former was one of the survivors thanks to some MacGyvering action on his part and the latter was only killed off in the requisite HeroicSacrifice finale, making this a mild aversion.
* Argyle, TheSmartGuy from Roger Corman's ''Film/BlackScorpion'' film and TV series.
* ''Film/AnacondasTheHuntForTheBloodOrchid'' almost crosses UncleTomfoolery back over into EthnicScrappy territory, several times.
* Marlon Wayans has practically made a career out of this, some of his other examples being ''Mo Money'', ''Little Man'', ''Film/{{Norbit}}'' and ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Lethal Weapon''
** The first ''Film/LethalWeapon'' flipped the formula, with a suicidal and crazy white man partnered to a by-the-book family man. However, as the series continued, the white man got less suicidal and the black man got less uptight.
** Chris Rock averts this role in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', as he gets saddled to ''two'' heroes, one of whom is black and plays a middle role of being neither insane nor too by-the-book.
*** The character that fits the most, is actually Leo Gets, played by Joe Pesci.
* ''Franchise/DieHard''
** Interestingly, the first ''Film/DieHard'' flipped this ''a lot'', firstly with the white Creator/BruceWillis playing a wildcard trigger-happy cop whose only ally on the outside was a desk-riding black man who hadn't discharged a firearm on the job in years, ever since accidentally killing a child.
*** And the FBI agents who turn up to take over the scene are a white man and a black man who have the same last name and the same ''extremely'' by-the-book style. In fact, the bad guys are counting on it, as their plan only works if the FBI ''do'' go by-the-book.
*** The white agent even tries to play this one straight.
---> "Just like fuckin' Saigon, hey, Slick?"
---> (Nodding, smiling) "I was in junior high, dickhead."
*** [=McClane=]'s limousine driver Argyle is more or less a straight example of this trope, however. Except he's not cowardly and effectively takes out the gang's IT guy.
** In the [[Film/DieHard2 second film]], his ally, the straight-laced and bookish airport engineer, Leslie Barnes, is another aversion/inversion...
** ...and finally, in the threequel, ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', Creator/SamuelLJackson plays a serious normal (albeit badass) store owner who is forced to team up with [=McClane=].
* Foul-mouthed L.J., the walking hip-hop stereotype from ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse''. As can be expected in a horror film: the cool, Peyton dies, while the offensively annoying L.J. ''doesn't''. [[spoiler:Until the sequel.]]
* Parodied by Creator/DaveChappelle in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''. While this was a pastiche of other Robin Hood films (especially [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves the Costner version]]), because of the extremes that this role sometimes goes to in a movie playing it straight, this rather exaggerated parody was actually not that far off the norm.
* In ''Film/{{Cimarron}}'', the embarrassing stereotype of Isaiah, the black servant. Isaiah is introduced hanging from a ceiling fixture, fanning the white people. He falls from the ceiling to general hilarity. Later he accompanies the Cravats to Oklahoma by hiding in a rug--he is rolled out of the rug, to general hilarity. He calls Yancey "Master".
* Parodied in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' with "The Token Black Guy", who claims that part of his job description as, well, [[TokenMinority the token black guy]] is to stand around saying "Damn!" "Shit!" and "That is whack!" When he encounters another Token Black Guy at a party, he points out that only one of them is allowed per teen movie, so the second guy apologizes and leaves.
* Orlando Jones averts this in ''Film/{{Evolution}}''. They also lampshade it several times during the movie.
* Eddie Griffin plays this role opposite Orlando Jones (who fills the strait-laced role, though he's ''also'' black) in ''Double Take''. They then [[PersonalitySwap trade identities]], which leads to them parodying each others' archetypes,[[spoiler: before it turns out that Griffin's character is actually an FBI agent and his "wacky black guy" persona was a cover]].
** Phil La Marr, who was one of two Black Guys on ''Series/MadTV'', [[{{Lampshaded}} deconstructed]] this by claiming that Jones always gets blacker Black Guy roles. Examples of Phil La Marr's previous characters: Erik, Warren, Stanley Johnson, Bob Brown, [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin]]. Previous examples of Orlando Jones' acting work: Natty Battle, Andre, Sticky Fingaz, Mookie
* ''Film/TheLastDragon'' has a Salt and Pepper pairing with two ''black'' characters. The streetwise PluckyComicRelief often has to remind Taimak that he's black while he persists in speaking and acting as a Chinese immigrant. Also inverted in the character of Johnny Yu. While Taimak continues to play it straight, Yu is the apprentice who just can't stay out of trouble. ''Definitely'' inverted in the case when Taimak [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments dressed as a 19th Century Chinese day-laborer (his idea of a disguise) comes across a trio of Chinese Mooks who dress and act like stereotypical Black guys right down to shooting Craps against the door they're supposed to be guarding]].
* Creator/AnthonyAnderson does this on occasion, most notably in ''Film/UrbanLegendsFinalCut''
* Jax in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'', as part of the group of heroes who confront Shao Kahn, is all but made of this trope; just about every other line of dialogue he has is designed to remind you that he is, in fact, black.
* The movie ''Film/CopOut'' seems to have Tracy Morgan in this role opposite Bruce Willis to the point he's an EthnicScrappy.
* Twinkie in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift]].'' Rome and Tej start out with shades of this in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2Fast2Furious]]'' and pretty much run with it for the rest of the series..
* Grover in TheFilmOfTheBook ''Film/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}}''.
* Rather {{Anvilicious}}ly presented in ''Film/{{Crash}}'', where a black TV writer is told by his white boss to make a black character's lines more stereotypical. As more than a few viewers have noted, why is an apparently successful writer taking advice from ''Tony Danza''?
* ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' not only averts this trope with Django himself, but also subverts it with Stephen, who is first introduced in a somewhat comical fashion as being {{Large Ham}}mily incredulous at Django being on a horse and being treated as a guest at the big house, and then spends most of dinner parroting his master (the BigBad of the film). However, he is considerably more observant and intelligent than the BigBad and when he is alone with the black slaves he becomes extremely sinister, suggesting that the Uncle Tomfoolery is his [[GenreSavvy deliberately being]] sufficiently non-threatening to the whites that he is allowed to keep his position of power within the household and act as his master's [[TheDragon dragon]]. [[spoiler: He is also, at the very least, a DragonAscendant; he not only outlives his master but also gets dramatically killed while shouting curses in the film's violent climax, further suggesting that he is more of a BigBad than his [[TheFool Fool]] of a master.]]
* Inverted in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' where Creator/ErnieHudson's Winston Zeddmore is pragmatic and unfazed by all the weirdness and an all around grounding presence for the team, while the excitable comic relief goes to Creator/DanAykroyd's Ray Stanz instead.
** Except of course for the hilarious line; "I've seen shit that'll turn you ''white!''"
*** Hilarious, but he didn't seem to be a Tomfoolery in this case. He said it with authority.
* Critics often accuse Creator/TylerPerry of doing this, particularly under his Madea guise (where he plays an unstrung, mentally imbalanced "mammy" type with a very tenuous grip of the English language).
* The Funk (Aka Dustin) from Another Cinderella Story.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie'' Has a couple of characters who display this trope throughout their film series. The most notable character who displays this trope is Shorty, another Uncle Tomfoolery character played by Marlon Wayans and Mahalik and CJ lives up to this trope but not to the extant as Shorty who displays a lot of negative stereotypes.
* Martin Lawrence's character Terrance in ''Film/NothingToLose''.
* Mike Epps character Reginald Wright in ''Film/AllAboutTheBenjamins''.
* Dave Chappelle plays another one of these type of characters in the ''Film/ConAir'' as Pinball.
* 1929 film ''Film/{{Hallelujah}}'' is a complex example. Director Creator/KingVidor apparently went into this film with the best of intentions and wanted to make an authentic portrait of rural black life. So it's all the more disappointing that Hallelujah is a collection of racist stereotypes. There's the simple-minded poor folk with their bad grammar, which could be excused as being somewhat realistic for people who were denied an education. The What an Idiot portrayal of protagonist Zeke is harder to excuse, and the portrayal of Zeke as thinking with his penis and being completely unable to control his urges is even worse. Then there's Zeke's younger sister who thinks a ticking watch has a heartbeat, or the time-honored racist stereotype of blacks gambling with dice. The lack of white people in the movie also rather insidiously suggests that black people are causing their own problems, instead of being oppressed by racism.
* 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
* Creator/RichardPryor in ''Film/SilverStreak'', playing a rather hip [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold car thief]] opposite Gene Wilder. The trope carries over into just about any film he and Wilder are starring together in.
* 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.


* Averted in ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'', which is a serious tale about Uncle Tom, a pious, Christian, good man and his horrid life as a slave. No dancing, swearing, or nonsense about him whatsoever. The only problem contemporary readers had with the story is that they felt he was too passive and portrayed a double standard when compared with instances of whites resisting oppression: see the quote [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_tom#Original_characterization_and_critical_evaluations here]] from an 1852 edition of the abolitionist paper ''The Liberator''.
* Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'': The black servant Frycollin, portrayed as an abject coward who's not particularly bright, is the victim of some of the most uncomfortably racist humor in Verne's entire oeuvre.
** Interestingly, this is far from typical behavior for Verne. While he did use some non-white characters as PluckyComicRelief, and they often served as a TokenMinority, he almost always portrayed them in a positive light and as resourceful, intelligent and equal to white characters. Frycollin is just a very unfortunate exception.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Parodied in a ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'' sketch where a mailroom employee starts throwing out horrible movie ideas to studio execs, who eat them all up. All think that having a bunch of black people hold a cookout in a driveway and having Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah show up would make a ''great'' movie for black audiences.
* [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Hi, Uncle Tom!"]]
* Played with on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''' ShowWithinAShow, Dr Acula. JD casts Turk as a {{jive t|urkey}}alking pimp and he complains it's racist and he wants to play the vampire. JD responds by asking Turk to act "[[RefugeInAudacity Blacker]]". Turk immediately takes over the film and swaps their roles.
* ''Series/GoodTimes'': J.J. Evans, the show's BreakoutCharacter. Jimmie Walker played the part so well that the character of J.J. soon overshadowed the show's original premise (an African-American family living in a low-income housing apartment trying to improve their economic situation but always failing, due to poor luck or other circumstances), and many began criticizing the show for presenting J.J. as a stereotypical black – i.e., a buffon; the critics included Walker's castmates, John Amos and Esther Rolle, and [[McLeaned it led to Amos' firing]] and [[PutOnABus Rolle's]] [[TheBusCameBack temporary departure]].
* Creator/DaveChappelle often played these in sketches on ''Series/ChappellesShow''. One of his reasons for ending the show was that he could no longer recognize when he was parodying the character type, or actually playing them.
* ''Series/MisfitsOfScience'' {{Lampshaded}} the inversion as far back as TheEighties; TheLancer was a research scientist, slightly more square than the lead character and in general [[TheSmartGuy more knowledgeable and scientifically disciplined]] -- aside from playing ProfessorGuineaPig with a shrinking formula to avoid constant expectations that [[TheBigGuy he should be able to play basketball]], which gave him the ability to shrink to FunSize.
* ''Series/{{Maury}}'' is often accused of this, with some justification.
* Will on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' . Although he often is very serious, especially in the episode with his father.
* Marlon Williams on the ''Series/TheWayansBros'' which is no surprise because Marlon Wayans play this role all the time.
* Kel Mitchell on ''Series/KenanAndKel'' and again as Double G on ''Series/GameShakers''.
* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, with an exaggerated Music/LouisArmstrong type character (played by David Alan Grier) back in the 1940s, who openly sings about how he doesn't mind not being treated as an equal. The sketch ends with a historian noting that the character would go down in history as the first black man to ever be lynched by other blacks.
* The late Petey Greene on his show, ''Petey Greene's Washington''.
* In the Tyler Perry T.V. series ''Series/MeetTheBrowns'' Mr.Brown displays a lot of characteristics and trait of this troupe. He is often the ''ButtMonkey'' of this series because he can be very dim-witted, and clumsy and sometimes cowardly he might remind some viewers of minstrel characters.
* In the ''Amos 'n' Andy'' TV series, "Lightning" played by Willie Jefferson. He is the custodian at the Mystic Knights of the Sea lodge house and is Stepin Fetchit redux.
* ''Series/TheGoodies''. All black people have left South Africa for Britain, so the authorities institute the [[{{Pun}} Apart-height]] policy. As the shortest member of the group, Bill is now a second class citizen, and is given a 'rehearsal leaflet' on how to act.
-->'''Tim:''' Bopo, bring me the morning paper!
-->'''Bill:''' Yes boss, here come the morning paper!
-->'''Policeman:''' Boy, lick my boots!
-->'''Bill:''' Ma tongue is slavering for your boots!

* The always jolly Music/LouisArmstrong was often accused of doing this.
* People accuse Flavor Flav of Music/PublicEnemy of this.

* ''Regina'', a quasi-operatic musical adaptation of ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', added the character Jazz, whose comic-relief numbers {{egregious}}ly deviate from the neo-classical style of the rest of the show.

* Metabee from ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' is voiced to be a ScaryBlackMan as well as being this trope.
* Oil Man in ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp''. Despite his [[UnfortunateImplications color scheme]] being {{bowdlerise}}d outside Japan, he's still the wacky black guy of the bunch.
* The Black Baron (stop starin') in ''VideoGame/MadWorld''. He's a black pimp who constantly spits out slang, has an ostentatious grill and [[TheyKilledKennyAgain keeps getting murdered in death traps (played for laughs)]] while going "Aw hell nawh!". [[spoiler:And he's not even black, he uses blackface]]. And to further prove ''Madworld'''s [[CrossesTheLineTwice double line-crossing]], the Baron's (black) voice actor would later become one of the aforementioned ''Transformers'' twins in the same year. Guess which character the Internet criticized.
* Barret Wallace from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' played this role at times, with the ridiculous slang and the occasionally buffoonery. He would often swing back and forth between Uncle Tomfoolery, ScaryBlackMan and AngryBlackMan depending on the situation, when [[ADayInTheLimelight the plot spotlight wasn't on him]].
* Sazh[[labelnote:*]]who also happens to be voiced by the same actor as the aforementionned Mudflap and Black Baron. Tough luck, Reno Wilson.[[/labelnote]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', to a degree. While he exhibits a few aspects of this trope on the surface, in reality he serves as the voice of reason for the party and constantly delivers much-needed [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan verbal bitchslaps whenever anyone starts getting too wrapped up in their own emotional bullshit]].
* In supplemental material for the first ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' game, the creator stated that two characters didn't make the final cut of characters: A giant cyborg man who could hold up walls (this person later became Barry), and a tall, skinny black guy who constantly cracked jokes and ran from the zombies. This guy was thrown out because of the obvious UnfortunateImplications, and players would not see a (living) black character in the series until ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak'', who is somewhat wacky and a LovableCoward, but not to a cartoonish extent.
** The example in Outbreak is mitigated by having a second black man among the main characters: a calm, badass army veteran.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'': "ALL ABOARD THE COLE TRAIN, BABY! That's Augustus Cole, in case you were wondering. Taken UpToEleven in the second game when he cuts off the Locust Queen during one of her speeches (still qualifies as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}).
** The character is actually an {{Expy}} of a character called ''Terry Tate: Office Linebacker'' in a series of Reebok commercials, who was also portrayed by Les Speight. The character gets more and more complex as the series goes on, leading to one of the best lines of ''Gears 3'';
--->'''Augustus Cole:'' "Do you ever feel like you're dead, but nobody ever told you?"
* Jax's Alt costume in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance''.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Take any cartoon of the ''WesternAnimation/CensoredEleven'': ''WesternAnimation/AllThisAndRabbitStew'', ''WesternAnimation/CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'',... all of them delve on black characters and the stereotypes associated with them to provide some cheap laughs to the non-black audience.
* Parodied in an episode of British animated series ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust''. A continuation of the running "Meatsafe Murderer" sketches has an American director buy the rights to Ivan Dobsky's life story so he can make a movie out of it. Ivan's apparently sentient (not to mention murderous) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_hopper space hopper]] is portrayed in the movie as a [[AdaptationDecay skate]][[TotallyRadical board]] voiced by Creator/EddieMurphy, who seems unable to utter ANY line without saying "Motherfucker" at least twice.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', where "[[MeaningfulName Token Black]]" is well-off, book smart, talks in a standard American accent, and plays [[StraightMan the straight man]] to a lot of the other characters' jokes (especially the racist Cartman).
** Which the creators then play with endlessly... like they do everything. He finds Tyler Perry hilarious but is confused and embarrassed about it. Another example: he's never even ''picked up''' a bass guitar in his life, but the moment you put it in his hands, he can play the shit out of it.
-->'''Cartman''': Token, give me a smooth bass line.
-->'''Token''': ...I don't know how to play bass.
-->'''Cartman''': *frustrated* Token, how many times do we have to go through this? You're black, you can play bass.
-->'''Token''': *angry* I'm getting sick of your stereotypes.
-->'''Cartman''': Be as sick as you want, just give me a goddamn bass line!
-->'''Token''': *picks up guitar and instantly is able to play a series of complicated riffs* Goddamnit.
* "Anime/WhoKilledCockRobin", a WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies short, has a stereotypical blackbird who is a caricature of Stepin Fetchit.