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[[caption-width-right:209: We don't die, we... Multiply!]]

->''It's animation! With an attitude!''
-->-'''[[CaptainObvious The actual tagline from the trailer]]'''

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXvPZxavVXc Based on a comedy sketch]] made popular by the late stand-up comic Robin Harris, ''Bebe's Kids'' became the first animated movie to feature an all-black cast. It was released in 1992 and was directed by Bruce W. Smith, who would later create ''TheProudFamily'' for Disney in 2001 (as well as work on another animated flick with a black star, namely ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'').

The film has an animated Robin Harris take his new girlfriend, Jameeka, and her son, Leon, to an amusement park named Fun World. This would've been all well and good, but when Jameeka is asked by her friend Bebe to watch her kids for today, he's forced to take Bebe's Kids along with them, who are nothing short of obnoxious brats and basically wreak havoc through the whole park. HilarityEnsues.

Despite bombing at the box office, it has become a CultClassic over time. However, it also spawned a SNES game so bad ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames rated it the worst game it's ever reviewed]], so, um, you can take that as a good or bad thing.

Many of the animators of Bebe's Kids went on to do animation work on ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AccidentalKiss: Between [=LaShawn=] and Leon.
* ActionGirl: [=Lashawn=].
* AdaptationDistillation: In the original comedy sketches, Bebe's Kids consisted of four children, this was cut down to three in the film with Leon acting as the fourth child. Also, they originally went to Walt Disney World, but got changed to Fun World for legal reasons.
* AdultsAreUseless: [[PoliceAreUseless And the police aren't any better.]]
* AerithAndBob: Practically everywhere. While there's characters named Robin and Leon, you also have names like Jameeka and [=LaShawn=]. This trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by Kahlil and [=LaShawn=] when they look for license plates with their names:
--> '''Leon''': "Found mine!
--> '''Kahlil''': "How come we can't ever find our names?"
--> '''[=LaShawn=]''': "Yeah, I know four girls named [=LaShawn=]. How come we don't have a license plate?"
** This also applies to when they're hanging out with the other kids of Fun World, dissatisfied with their boring names like "Winthrop" and "Richie" and giving them "ghetto names".
--> '''[=LaShawn=]''': Dang, ya'll guys got some corny names.
* AlmostKiss: Robin and Jameeka early on, though it's understandable given that they just met at the beginning of the film.
* AmusingInjuries: The ride montage, such as [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou Robin and the kids surviving a parachute drop ride that failed to trigger when the cord broke]] and a rocketship ride scorching them from within.
* [[AngryGuardDog Angry Guard Dogs]]: The park security has Doberman Pinchsers while they're hunting the kids later on in the film.
* AnAesop: Children ''need'' SOMEONE to provide them with guidance, whether it's their parent(s) or not. And if nobody else will, then ''you'' need to step up.
* AntiRoleModel: Robin. For example, when he meets Leon, he wants to watch a {{Blaxploitation}} video with him someday, to which Jameeka objects.
* ArtShift: The tunnel of love scene is black and white during the music video.
* BadassAdorable: The titular kids, with more emphasis on the "badass" part.
* BadassCreed: "Bebe's Kids! We don't die, we...multiply!"
* BareYourMidriff: Dorthea and Vivian.
* BerserkButton: Bebe's Kids for Robin, and then there's his ex-wife, Dorthea.
** For [=LaShawn=], kissing boys or even teasing her about it.
** Don't mess with Kahill's hat.
* BigBlackout: When they go to Las Vegas at the film's end, Pee-Wee pulls a cord shutting down all the electricity in the city.
* BigDamnKiss: Robin and Jameeka near the end.
* BigEater: Vivian, to the point where she tries to bring food onto the tunnel of love. Her EstablishingCharacterMoment has her inhaling cotton candy and swallowing it in one gulp.
* BlatantLies: Robin's says he's good with kids. While he ''is'' good with shy, quiet types like Jameeka's son, Leon, {{Satisfied Street Rat}}s like the titular Kids quickly drive him to neurosis.
* ButtMonkey: Leon, who doesn't even like Bebe's Kids and is frequently picked on by them. They do bond near the film's end, though.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Played straight at one point when Robin stops the kids (Save Leon who got caught in the madness) from misbehaving when they first arrive in Fun World. This is then {{AvertedTrope Averted}} for the rest of the film.
* CatchPhrase: Robin's "Test tube, baby!"
* TheChewToy: Robin himself, given what he's had to put up with throughout the film. Besides Bebe's Kids, he comes across his ex-wife Dorthea who tries to break up him and Jameeka.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Averted. Leon is like this early on until later on in the film. And then there's the kids who join in their antics...
** KidsAreCruel: Especially Bebe's Kids.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Dorthea's friend Vivian.
* DeadpanSnarker: Robin, oh so much.
* DisappearedDad / InvisibleParents: There's a reason the kids are so hostile. No Dad, and Bebe is a nasty piece of work.
* DisneyAcidSequence: That tunnel of love scene.
* TheDreaded: A policeman runs away when he recognizes the kids, and a stranger who sees them in Vegas starts a panic when he sees them.
* DropTheHammer: When Kahlil and Pee-Wee embarrass [=LaShawn=] by making her kiss Leon, she storms off...only come back a minute later and terrorize them with the mallet from a high-striker game they tried earlier.
* DumbBlonde: Vivian.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Bebe's Kids each injure Robin in their own way when introduced to him:
** [=LaShawn=] is combing her black Barbie doll's hair when it gets stuck in a knot; she yanks the comb loose and it goes [[EyeScream straight into Robin's eye.]]
** Kahlil mangles Robin's hand in some hip ghetto handshake.
** Pee-Wee crashes his Big Wheel into Robin's leg.
* FreeRangeChildren: Throughout most of the film, Robin and Jameeka let the kids go off on their own while they try to spend some time together.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Listen closely to the song playing on the train ride. At one point, it says "If a hand down your pants feels like a grand resumption."
** There's also a rotating fountain statue, with water coming out of the vase it's holding; however, said statue is first seen from behind, a point of view that makes it look like the statue is peeing.
*** Pee-Wee in a literal sense, who takes a dump nearly every line, and ''never'' gets a diaper change.
* GirlishPigtails: [=LaShawn=].
* HartmanHips: Jameeka.
* [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonists]]: The Fun World security.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: The movie opens with Robin at a bar, talking about his problems to the (blind) bartender.
* IntroOnlyPointOfView: During the opening credits, we get [[FirstPersonPerspective First Person Perspectives]] from each of the three kids in order; [=LaShawn=] punching out two boys when they write "[=LaShawn=] kisses boys" on a school chalkboard, Kahill punching out a boy for stealing his hat, and Pee-Wee driving around on his big wheel towards the supermarket to get a bottle of milk, causing a car to crash and run over someone's foot in the process.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Robin gives the kids $20 for pizza when they arrive home.
* JiveTurkey: Lots of ghetto slang coming from both Robin and Bebe's Kids.
* KangarooCourt: The kids find themselves in one with Kahlil on trial. Leon bails him out, though, by rapping about freedom.
* LastDisrespects: Robin meets Jamika at a funeral, where "everyone was there, cause everyone was glad he was dead." People are seen drinking, laughing and playing dominoes, while the only one grieving was the widow.
* LittleMissBadass: [=LaShawn=].
* LongList: The rules of Fun World.
** Though the video game cuts it down to "No Vibes, No Bevis, No Vibes..." How come only [[BeavisAndButthead Butt-head]] is allowed in, then?
* MomentKiller: When Robin and Jameeka finally have their BigDamnKiss towards the end of the movie, the kids are watching and enjoying the good vibes...except Kahlil, who's disgusted and whines about cooties. This leads to a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from [=LaShawn=].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Bebe's Kids are so feared throughout the neighborhood, the police can't deal with them. This is noticeable on the drive home when a police officer tries to pull over Robin for speeding, but upon seeing Bebe's Kids, he drives away in fear.
* ParentalAbandonment: Subverted in the case of Bebe's Kids. No mention is made whether or not Bebe's living as a single parent, widowed or divorced. It doesn't help that Bebe herself isn't seen in the film since she went downtown, leaving Jameeka to look after the kids for the day.
** A throwaway line by Jameeka toward the end of the film has her stating that they SHOT their father when he tried to leave them.
* PerpetualPoverty: Bebe's Kids basically live like this. They barely have anything in their fridge. Also their FreudianExcuse.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Actually varies from scene to scene, usually encouraging viewers to side with or against the Kids depending on whether or not Robin is onscreen.
* [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex Wife]]: Dorthea, Robin's ex wife.
-->'''Vivian:''' You know he still loves you.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Women]]: Jammeka and Dorthea.
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: Bebe herself is never seen in the film.
* SpitTrailKiss: From [=Lashawn=] and Leon.
* TheCatCameBack / OffscreenTeleportation: Robin drags away Jameeka away from Fun World and almost gets away from the kids, only to find that they're are already at the car ready to go home.
* ToiletHumor: Pee-Wee's diaper.
* {{Tsundere}}: [=LaShawn=] is Type A for Leon.
* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: Guess who?
* VocalDissonance: Baby Pee Wee's voice actor is ''Tone Loc''.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Leon throws up at the end of the ride montage.
* [[IAmSong We Are Song]]: Straight Jackin', performed by the kids themselves.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After the yo' mama exchange Dorthea and her friend disappear from the movie.
** Subverted. If you look closely, they're part of the passengers that are terrorized by Bebe's Kids when they attack the cruise yacht.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: The ghetto that Bebe's Kids live in.
* YourMom: Robin and Dorthea do "The Dozens" (which of course feature tons of yo' mama jokes) in the ladies room.
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