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Desc:Godfrey Cambridge reports to work as a black man (he had previously been a white man)
Category:Classic Movies, Humor
Tags:black people, white people, Melvin Van Peebles, watermelon man, godfrey cambridge
Submitted:kingarthur
Date:05/26/13
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craptacular
my cat can eat a whoooooole watermelon!!
Rodents of Unusual Size
There was a Soul Man before Soul Man.

I never knew about this one and uh...yeah. Five stars of what the fuck were people back then thinking?
kingarthur
It's the reverse of Soul Man (or rather Soul Man is the reverse of this). Godfrey Cambridge was a black actor-comedian. In the first few minutes of this movie, he's in white face, playing a white man who wakes up one day to find he has been made black. Hilarity then ensues. It's from Melvin Van Peebles, the guy who did Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Rodents of Unusual Size
I just watched the trailer and a few scenes on Youtube.

This would so never get made today.

kingarthur
Trailer is in the hopper as well. But you're right , this wouldn't. Then again, Ooga Booga got made.

deuteranomalous
Whole movie is in the hopper too. It never would get made today but thankfully thats what the 70's was for.

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