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* MyCountryThisOTheeISting: Miss America reflects the institutional racism of the country, which her seduction of African Americans to their deaths represented the pitfalls that minorities face in their lives.

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* MyCountryThisOTheeISting: MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Miss America reflects the institutional racism of the country, which her seduction of African Americans to their deaths represented the pitfalls that minorities face in their lives.

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* MyCountryThisOTheeISting: Miss America reflects the institutional racism of the country, which her seduction of African Americans to their deaths represented the pitfalls that minorities face in their lives.


''Coonskin'' is a 1975 BlaxploitationParody (and DarkerAndEdgier take on the [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er]] [[note]]pronounced "bruh", for brother/note]] [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Rabbit]] stories) written and directed by Creator/RalphBakshi. It has been described as a spiritual predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Bakshi once described it as his best film.

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''Coonskin'' is a 1975 BlaxploitationParody (and DarkerAndEdgier take on the [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er]] [[note]]pronounced "bruh", for brother/note]] brother[[/note]] [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Rabbit]] stories) written and directed by Creator/RalphBakshi. It has been described as a spiritual predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Bakshi once described it as his best film.


''Coonskin'' is a 1975 BlaxploitationParody (and DarkerAndEdgier take on the [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er]] [pronounced "bruh", for brother] [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Rabbit]] stories) written and directed by Creator/RalphBakshi. It has been described as a spiritual predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Bakshi once described it as his best film.

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''Coonskin'' is a 1975 BlaxploitationParody (and DarkerAndEdgier take on the [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Br'er]] [pronounced [[note]]pronounced "bruh", for brother] brother/note]] [[Film/SongOfTheSouth Rabbit]] stories) written and directed by Creator/RalphBakshi. It has been described as a spiritual predecessor to ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. Bakshi once described it as his best film.



** The entire story of "Coonskin" is a shout out to the Uncle Remus stories, made famous by the Disney film "Song Of The South", which also mixes animation with live-action. All three characters, Br'er Bear, Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox lend their names from these stories. The scene where Br'er Rabbit begs not to be thrown outside in a garbage can, only to come out and proudfully boast "'Cause I was born and raised in a garbage can" references a similar scene in the Uncle Remus stories, only with a briar patch. Near the end the scene where Br'er Rabbit jumps past the criminals stuck inside a tar baby is also a wink to these stories.

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** The entire story of "Coonskin" is a shout out to the Uncle Remus stories, made famous by the Disney film "Song Of The South", which also mixes animation with live-action. All three characters, Br'er Bear, Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox lend their names from these stories. The scene where Br'er Rabbit begs not to be thrown outside in a garbage can, only to come out and proudfully proudly boast "'Cause I was born and raised in a garbage can" references a similar scene in the Uncle Remus stories, only with a briar patch. Near the end the scene where Br'er Rabbit jumps past the criminals stuck inside a tar baby is also a wink to these stories.



* ShownTheirWork: Ralph Baskhi did his own research for the film by walking through New York City with a tape recorder and interviewing Black pedestrians by asking "What is it like to be Black in America?" Many African-American viewers later remarked that they couldn't believe that this was written and directed by a white guy, as much of it rang true for them in its portrayal of how blacks have been treated both in the United States and by the film industry.

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* ShownTheirWork: Ralph Baskhi Bakshi did his own research for the film by walking through New York City with a tape recorder and interviewing Black pedestrians by asking "What is it like to be Black in America?" Many African-American viewers later remarked that they couldn't believe that this was written and directed by a white guy, as much of it rang true for them in its portrayal of how blacks have been treated both in the United States and by the film industry.



* UncleTomfoolery: Several of the background characters. Though the portrayal of african americans is not meant to hurt them but be a commentary on how they were viewed.

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* UncleTomfoolery: Several of the background characters. Though the portrayal of african americans African Americans is not meant to hurt them but be a commentary on how they were viewed.


* BitingTheHandHumor: The film has a scathingly satirical portrayal of the Mafia, painting them as brutal thugs with monstrous delusions of grandeur. The movie's original distributor was the infamous Bryanston Distributing Company, which was run by Italian mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The film has a scathingly satirical portrayal of the Mafia, painting them as brutal thugs with monstrous delusions of grandeur. The movie's original distributor was the infamous Bryanston Distributing Company, which was run by Italian mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino.Peraino -- they were the same guys who distributed ''Film/{{The Texas Chainsaw Massacre|1974}}''.


* PrecisionFStrike: The film opens on a "Fuck You".
** Preacher's EstablishingCharacterMoment is a fire-and-brimstone speech to an empty church that ends on a note more like the prayer to Crom in ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}''

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* PrecisionFStrike: The film opens on a "Fuck You".
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Preacher's EstablishingCharacterMoment is a fire-and-brimstone speech to an empty church that ends on a note more like the prayer to Crom in ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}''


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* RRatedOpening:The film opens on a "Fuck You".


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* EagleLand: Miss America represents Boorish Type 2 as she seduced African Americans to their deaths, representing the pitfalls that minorities faced in their lives.


* DeconstructiveParody: Of Blaxploitation Genre.

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* DeconstructiveParody: Of Blaxploitation Genre. Also towards Film/TheGodfather, which Bakshi show his dislike by presenting Don Corleone {{Expy}} as a grotesque monster.



* Eagleland: Miss America represents Boorish Type 2 as she seduced African Americans to their deaths, representing the pitfalls that minorities faced in their lives.

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* Eagleland: EagleLand: Miss America represents Boorish Type 2 as she seduced African Americans to their deaths, representing the pitfalls that minorities faced in their lives.


* Eagleland: Miss America represents Boorish Type 2 as she seduced African Americans to their deaths, representing the pitfalls that minorities faced in their lives.


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* Eagleland: Miss America represents Boorish Type 2 as she seduced African Americans to their deaths, representing the pitfalls that minorities faced in their lives.


* Eagleland: Miss America represents Boorish Type 2 as she seduced African Americans to their deaths, representing the pitfalls that minorities faced in their lives.



* DeconstructiveParody

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* DeconstructiveParodyDeconstructiveParody: Of Blaxploitation Genre.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Br'er Rabbit. He can be quite self-invested or not invested at all but he does have a sense of justice and does care about good peoples safety.



* UncleTomfoolery: Several of the background characters.

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* UncleTomfoolery: Several of the background characters. Though the portrayal of african americans is not meant to hurt them but be a commentary on how they were viewed.


What's that? You say you've never heard of this film? Blame Al Sharpton and CORE, who protested the film (without seeing it; Sharpton famously said "I don't got to see shit; I can smell shit!") despite its getting support from the NAACP as "difficult satire".

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What's that? You say you've never heard of this film? Blame Al Sharpton and CORE, who protested the film (without ([[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch without seeing it; it]]; Sharpton famously said "I don't got to see shit; I can smell shit!") despite its getting support from the NAACP as "difficult satire".


** Creator/RalphBakshi hates TheMafia and the film ''Film/TheGodfather''. There's a ''massive'' TakeThat towards ''The Godfather'' in this movie, and the Mafia is generally portrayed negatively here and in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''.

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** Creator/RalphBakshi hates TheMafia and the film ''Film/TheGodfather''. There's a ''massive'' TakeThat towards ''The Godfather'' in this movie, and the Mafia is generally portrayed negatively here and in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''. He grew up in a Jewish-Italian neighborhood in New York and personally witnessed, among other things, people getting murdered by the mob, so its romantic portrayal in ''The Godfather'' became a huge BerserkButton for him.
-->'''Ralph Bakshi:''' [[https://www.nytimes.com/1973/10/14/archives/cartoon-vision-and-brownsville-reality-a-kind-of-xrated-disney.html I resented its respect for the Mafia. I hate them with a passion. Stupid, illiterate, bloodsucking slobs.]]


** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when a character is spreading the news [[spoiler: of Savior's death]] in what he believes to be an inconspicuous manner by running around dribbling a basketball.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when a character messenger is spreading the news [[spoiler: of Savior's death]] in what he believes to be an inconspicuous manner by running around dribbling and showboating with a basketball.

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