YMMV: Dolemite

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Bennett the Sage points out a scene from after Dolemite is released from prison a second time, where he is seen making a call at a public payphone. As he dials, the camera cuts to a few seconds of a black teenager doing a bicycle stunt and yelling "yeehaw" before cutting back to Dolemite. This is never explained and the teenager is never seen again.
  • Designated Hero: We're supposed to root for Dolemite, who shoots an unarmed man, dumps cocaine on one of the corrupt cops, and rips out the liver of his rival. His behavior is pretty much indistinguishable from that of the villains, but he's the good guy because the movie says so.
  • Squick: Dolemite manages to take down Willie Green by ripping out his liver.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Intentionally bad is still bad, but that doesn't mean it can't be funny.