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->''" Warning: This film offends EVERYBODY!"''
-->-- The blurb on the movie's VHS box

''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.

What's that? You say you've never heard of this film? Blame Al Sharpton and CORE, who protested the film (without seeing it; Sharpton famously said "I don't got to see shit; I can smell shit!") despite its getting support from the NAACP as "difficult satire".

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!!Tropes used:

* AngryBlackMan: All three Br'ers are this, but especially Brother Rabbit.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Rabbit, in his impeccably tailored white suit.
* BiggusDickus: We get a glimpse of one of the Godfather's sons' penises during his introduction. It's hanging down past his ''knees''.
* {{Blackface}}: "Darky" imagery is used throughout the film to ridicule racism in films of the 30's and 40's. Additionally, a cop is given this treatment as part of a HumiliationConga and Sonny uses it as a disguise when he attempts to assassinate Brother Rabbit.
* BlaxploitationParody
* BoomHeadshot: Several, some as mundane as the woman who shot a rat right between the eyes, some as dramatic as [[spoiler: Madigan losing the top of his skull from concentrated gunfire.]]
* BottomlessMagazines: Rabbit gives [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] a run for his money when he shoots up a heroin dealer's house, riddling everyone present with dozens of holes at an impossible pace, wielding what appears to be an M1911.
* CampGay: All of the Godfather's sons, except Sonny.
* ColorMeBlack: In one scene a racist, homophobic, and corrupt cop on the mob's payroll 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.
* CorruptHick: The Sheriff who likes to end his Saturday nights with some "[[HookersAndBlow black whoring]]".
* CreatorCameo: Creator/RalphBakshi voices the cop on the megaphone [[spoiler: [[DeathByCameo who gets shot in the face]] by Madigan.]]
* DeconstructiveParody
* DeepSouth
* DepravedHomosexual[=/=]AllGaysArePromiscuous: It ''was'' 1975 and this can be easily seen as a parody of [[QueerAsTropes gay people]].
* FanDisservice: Just about every depiction of nudity and sex is intentionally repulsive. Except when Bakshi throws in his usual big-breasted women, of course. Though some of it can have a MisaimedFandom in [[LGBTFanbase gay men]] who like {{chub}}s.
* FemmeFatale: Miss America, who routinely uses her sexuality and feminine wiles to murder black men.
* FramingDevice: Samson and Preacher are trying to bust Randy out of prison in a GreatEscape while Poppy tells Randy stories about Brother Rabbit.
* IAmSong: Satirically done in the opening credits song "Ah'm a Nigger Man."
* {{Leitmotif}}: Miss America, with a hideously off-key rendition of "America, the Beautiful".
* LittleBitBeastly: Rabbit, Bear, and Fox are this with a dollop of black caricature.
* TheMafia: the primary villains of the film. Bakshi did this as a reaction to ''Film/TheGodfather'', feeling it [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing glorifed the supposed honor of the Family]].
* MaleFrontalNudity: Quite a lot of it at times.
* MsFanService: Miss America.
* NWordPrivileges
* PreacherMan / BadassPreacher
* PrecisionFStrike: The film opens on a "Fuck You".
** Preacher's EstablishingCharacterMoment is a fire-and-brimstone speech to an empty church that ends on a note more like the prayer to Crom in ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}''
--> ''I see ya Lord, I sees ya Lord, I see ya Lord and you'd better well, '''fucking well''', see me!''
* ThePromisedLand: Subverted: Rabbit, Fox and Bear go to the last place they can keep hustling, Harlem. Turns out Harlem's a dump. Just to underline the fact that it's a dump we get a short story from a woman and her baby who were left by her cockroach husband (literally a cockroach) up to her shooting a (literal) rat in the face.
** Not just any cockroach and rat, but [[Literature/ArchyAndMehitabel archy]] and [[ComicStrip/KrazyKat Ignatz]]!
* RogerRabbitEffect
* ShoutOut:
** The entire story of "Coonskin" is a shout out to the Uncle Remus stories, made famous by the Disney film "Song Of The South", which also mixes animation with live-action. All three characters, Br'er Bear, Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox lend their names from these stories. The scene where Br'er Rabbit begs not to be thrown outside in a garbage can, only to come out and proudfully boast "'Cause I was born and raised in a garbage can" references a similar scene in the Uncle Remus stories, only with a briar patch. Near the end the scene where Br'er Rabbit jumps past the criminals stuck inside a tar baby is also a wink to these stories.
** 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''.
* ShownTheirWork: Ralph Baskhi did his own research for the film by walking through New York City with a tape recorder and interviewing Black pedestrians by asking "What is it like to be Black in America?" Many African-American viewers later remarked that they couldn't believe that this was written and directed by a white guy, as much of it rang true for them in its portrayal of how blacks have been treated both in the United States and by the film industry.
* SpeciesSurname: The three leads, as the gravestones for Rabbits mother and father feature the surname of Rabbit, Fox is addressed as Preacher Fox, and Bear is announced in a boxing arena as "Brown Bear".
* StockFootage: Old newsreels are frequently played behind the animation.
* SurrealHumor / SurrealHorror: The whole movie due to its lack of a consistent plot thread, but especially [[{{Gorn}} Madigan's death]] and the Tar Rabbit 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, [[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.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: The Sheriff and his daughter.
* UncleTomfoolery: Several of the background characters.
** [[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.
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The short man representing the general black community who's in an abusive relationship with Miss America.
** There's also a scantily clad white woman in the office of Savior's nightclub.
* WhiteDudeBlackDude: A variant joke in the opening:
-->''"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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