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.
  • 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.