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YMMV: Black Dynamite
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     The Film 
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Even in a movie this ridiculous, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln karate-chopping John Wilkes Booth's derringer from Richard Nixon's hand was a little bit weird.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Oh, yes.
    • The Sir Charles Hughes song "Dynomite" is so cool that the chorus even becomes BD's signature leitmotif, playing whenever he does something awesome. (It gets used a lot, of course.)
    • "Black Dynamite Theme", sung by LaVan Davis over the opening credits.
    • "Jimmy's Dead", an Affectionate Parody by Adrian Younge of the similarly titled Curtis Mayfly song "Freddy's Dead" from Superfly.
    • During the montage of BD and his crew waging war on those who would peddle drugs to the community, Davis gets another, "Cleaning Up the Streets".
    You think you a superstar? Cream Corn just blew up your car
    Cleanin' up the streets
    Don't mess with Dynamite, brother / Or you'll be one dead mutha
    Cleanin' up the streeeeeets!
  • Fountain of Memes: Black Dynamite, full stop.
    "Haha! I threw that shit before I walked in the the room!"
  • Memetic Mutation: "But Black Dynamite, I sell drugs to the community!"
    • Dyno-mite, Dyno-mite!
  • Vindicated by Cable: The movie was a flop in theaters but got a lot of notice through DVD and the Starz network and is now an animated series on Adult Swim.

     The Animated Series 
  • Memetic Mutation: The ninja's hilarious metaphorgotten speech seems to be heading this way.
    Head Ninja In Charge: Ninjas do wrong to each other sometimes, and in that way, the force of the earth comes around the moon, and at that presence, the dirt, it overshadows the grass, so you like "I can't cut this grass; there's no sun coming through." So in order to enable each other, the two fruits have to look each other in the eye, understand we can only be ripe as the ripe is wrong. You know what I mean?
  • Unfortunate Implications: In A Crisis For Christmas, Black Dynamite gets stranded in space and has to take refuge in an abandoned Soviet space station. The only other living being on the ship is his Soviet counterpart, a chimpanzee, who ended up there due to a situation nearly identical to Dynamite's own. He is also apparently capable of understanding the monkey's speech. Monkey, an old racist term for blacks. Especially since in real life the Soviets only used dogs—and that's not uncommon knowledge either; most people know about Laika.
    • This is hardly the most unfortunate of the implications this show raises. The Asian characters are all literally yellow for God's sake. But the whole point is Refuge in Audacity, and it's all a bit too silly to offend anyone.


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