These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Anvilicious: Spike Lee isn't exactly known for subtlety, Bamboozled may be his biggest assault on discretion yet. In the opening scene the film explains what satire is (because it is a satire, get it??) and doesn't go uphill from there.
Ending Fatigue: By the final act, the film has descended into bizarre melodrama and rambling repetition of its scattershot messages.
Harsher in Hindsight: The film depicts what happens when blackface is brought into the modern age. Eight years later, Saturday Night Live managed to cast the not-at-all-black Fred Arimsen as Barack Obama. To date, there has been no major attempt to force producer Lorne Michaels to recast the role with a black actor.
In 2012, Billy Crystal appeared in blackface at the Academy Awards.
The film can also be seen as a precursor to a spat between Spike Lee and Tyler Perry in which the former accused the latter of producing Modern Minstrelsy.
Truth in Television: Many people think reality shows such as Housewives of Atlanta, play off negative black stereotypes and is a form of modern-day buffoonery. And just like with Mantan, these shows are huge hits.