FEATURED FILM:Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Deep Blue Sea (1999);A Goofy Movie (1995); Higher Learning (1995); Do the Right Thing (1989); Friday (1995); Boyz n the Hood (1991); Menace II Society (1993); Hollywood Shuffle (1987); Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
A casually hilarious chat with Christian Einselbrooks, artist, long-time weeb, hood movie aficionado, and the funniest person on Mixtape's social media feed -- and now yours! Christian brings a very special comedy to the table, an epic parody film that covers many more bases than it may at first seem. We also discuss cartoon dads; what "casual" means when it comes to movie watchin'; the hood classics and what they have in common; what needs to stay in 1995, but what we want to bring back (PARDNER!); next level hamming; the importance of showing the laughs and not just the struggles; having fun with The Message; the best way to be a hater (with love); Hollywood's problem with portraying only a very narrow selection of Black stories; the importance of QUOTABLES!; and how "Don't Be a Menace" allows viewers to watch hood classics with a wider, more nuanced lens! MESSAGE!
This episode was a blast to record, hope you enjoy!
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MUSIC: "Adult Problems" by Richard and the Julians Copyright Richard and the Julians 2015; "Popcorn Frog" by MC Chris Copyright mc chris llc 2013. "Don't Give Up" by Island Inspirational All-Stars (Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence and Karen Clark Sheard) Copyright Island Records 1995.