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- 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!
- One-Scene Wonder: The doctor who treats Black Dynamite's bullet wounds; as they note in the commentary, Paul Hayes played the role much like a square 70's character actor more suited to detergent commercials than blaxploitation (Michael Jai White even compares him to Mr. Whipple), and the contrast between him and the cool-as-a-cucumber BD makes the scene even more absurd.
- Vindicated by Cable: The movie was a flop in theaters but got a lot of notice through DVD and the Starz network and had an animated adaptation on [adult swim].
The Animated Series
- Awesome Art: The show has fantastic animation, a gorgeous color palette, distinctive character designs (by Lesean Thomas,) and a season 2 intro animated by legendary Studio Trigger.
- Harsher in Hindsight: "Sweet Bill's Badass Singalong Song (or Bill Cosby Ain't Himself)" premiered shortly before Bill Cosby's date rape accusations started up again.
- He Really Can Act: In the show's final episode, Base Head performs a rap number about his life and drug addiction called "Junkie's Delight." The rap was actually performed by Chance the Rapper, who managed to emulate the character's voice and distinctive lisp so perfectly that very few viewers could tell that the rap wasn't performed by Base Head's actual voice actor.
- 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?
- Values Dissonance: The episode "Warriors Come Out" shows a gay pride parade and several transgender characters- and uses the slur "tranny" frequently. This is a really bad case of Society Marches On, as the episode's portrayal of its LGBT characters is embarrassingly dated at best, and hasn't aged well, given society's greater acceptance of LGBT people. The episode's use of the T-slur would be heavily frowned upon today.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The show's season 2 theme song was animated by Studio Trigger.