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YMMV / The Boondocks - S1 E2: "The Trial of R. Kelly"

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  • Accidental Innuendo: Lampshaded in the DVD Commentary: R. Kelly's stretch limo which he arrives at court in appears to be colored a darkish yellow, which resembles the color of urine.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The episode (in)famously satirized a real-life legal scandal about R. Kelly allegedly sexually molesting a teenage girl. More accusations of the same crimes came out in 2017.
  • He Really Can Act: Adam West, best known for playing a complete caricature of his former self, used his over-the-top campiness to great effect to create a hilariously loathsome character as R. Kelly's lawyer.
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  • Love to Hate: R. Kelly's lawyer, voiced by Adam West.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Huey calling out the Common Nonsense Jury:
    What the hell is wrong with you people?! Every famous nigga that gets arrested is not Nelson Mandela! Yes, the government conspires to put a lot of innocent black men in jail on fallacious charges, but R. Kelly is not one of those men. We all know the nigga can sing, but what happened to standards?! What happened to bare minimums?! You a fan of R. Kelly? You wanna help R. Kelly? Then get some counseling for R. Kelly! Introduce him to some older women! Hide his camcorder! But don't pretend like the man is a hero! (Beat) And stop the damn dancing! Act like you got some God damn sense, people!
  • Values Resonance: This episode's aesop about how famous/popular people doing bad things shouldn't be excused and overlooked because of their status as demonstrated from Huey's speech has become more relevant later on in wake of many celebrities and internet personalities committing heinous actions behind the scenes or having socially/morally reprehensible beliefs, and their supporters dismissing people trying to hold them accountable as "Cancel culture", a term invented in 2019, is sadly reflective of the behavior people have in real life whenever their favorite icon is being called out on their actions. R. Kelly's lawyer using absurdly irrelevant reasons to turn the tables on Mr. DuBois sadly mirrors how fans of their favorite public figure deflect the accusations, relying tu quoque and ad hominems on people they think are trying to "cancel" them.


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