YMMV / Coonskin

  • Angst? What Angst?: Marigold didn't seem particularly fazed when her dad, the sheriff, gets stabbed and presumably killed by the brothers.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The film's theme song, "Coonskin No More" by Scatman Crothers. "Walk on, niggas, walk on!"
  • Designated Hero: Despite being the protagonist, Brother Rabbit has no qualms about killing at the drop of a hat.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: The film was widely popular with African-American audiences, to the point where many couldn't believe that Bakshi was white.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: Thanks to Al Sharpton, who famously denounced the movie while refusing to actually see it and lobbied to have it pulled from theaters. It apparently got so bad that one theater showing the film was smoke bombed by protestors.
  • Vindicated by History: The film initially received mixed reviews upon it's release (the above mentioned controversy most certainly didn't help). Nowadays, it's much more positively received and the satire is still pretty relevant.