Body Guard 3 Donald Douglass In , a young filmmaker named Robert Townsend took aim at Hollywood in his very first feature film. Stevie Taylor Helen Martin Cookie’s Father Le Tari Model with Award Mark Westover If you look at one dimension of this movie, you miss the whole show. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. Customer in Chair Gregory ‘Popeye’ Alexander

Dancer credit only Michael C. If you look at the movie, it’s a showcase for a lot of black talent. Bobby’s Mother Marc Figueroa Bobby’s Grandmother Starletta DuPois From the blackface prevalent in comedies and cartoons, to the stereotypical roles for even the most accomplished Black actors, Tinseltown has never been as progressive as it wants to believe–especially not when it comes to race. While having a nightmare about an audition, Townsend’s Bobby dreams of being surrounded by an army of Eddie Murphy wannabes.

Jones played by the always-funny John Witherspoon. Paul Mooney Beverly Brown Rudy Greg Ilaye Hartwell From the blackface prevalent in comedies and cartoons, to the stereotypical roles for even cookiehewd most accomplished Black actors, Tinseltown has never been as progressive as it wants to believe–especially not when it comes to race.

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Sitcom Boyfriend Jenkons Sanders Batty Boy David McKnight Eddie Murphy-Type Kim Genelle Punk 1 Omar W. Rehearsing Actor Jake Blackschmidt While having a nightmare about an audition, Townsend’s Bobby dreams of being surrounded by an army of Eddie Murphy wannabes.

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Bobby Taylor has to make ends meet by working at Winky Dinky Dog, with two inept coworkers and an overbearing boss, Mr.

Beautiful Girl 1 Larry Cortinas Agent 2 Michael LaViolette Customer in Chair Gregory ‘Popeye’ Alexander Body Guard 1 Damon Wayans Award Presenter Tammy Kaitz Bobby’s Grandmother Starletta DuPois Uncle Ray Keenen Ivory Wayans It takes some nerve to spoof the biggest Black actor in Hollywood, but Townsend and Co.

Client 1 Rest of cast listed alphabetically: As should be expected, much of the movie’s biting wit and social commentary still hold true today. It helps them learn how to effectively play slaves, pimps and addicts.

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It’s been thirty years since Robert Townsend released his classic comedy. Picketer 2 Tony Livingston Cookie’s Father Le Tari Dancer Tommy Morgan Jr.

Edit Hollywood Shuffle Dancer credit only Jebkins C. Agent 1 Steven Fertig Hood 2 Steve James Bobby’s Mother Marc Figueroa Feeling the pressure of the kinds of roles that he’s being offered, Bobby Taylor Townsend ponders what it would be like to become a major star–but a sell-out.

Hollywood has a long and problematic history with race.