I particularly liked the Lenny Bruce Prison Death Row bit,
a spoken prison movie where Lenny speaks for the black man in broad parody "Fried Chicken an' Wattlymellon, Fried Chicken an' Wattymellon. Soon I'se gwine on de big Ribberboat up to Hebbin. Fust thing I'se qwine ask is what gwine means."
Most uncomfortably it pre-dated the horror of the Attica prison riot which sort of made later listening uncomfortable, like listening to Vaghn Meader after JFK's assassination..
Parody and Satire are colour blind as anyone who has seen In Living Colour should know. Or Eddie Murphy's hilarious masquerade on the New York Public Transit, and the song that went along with it "We're white, we're white, we're extremely white/ And we walk with our buttocks extremely tight." That and his James Brown "Hot Tub" routine deserves inclusion in the top 10 of all time from SNL.
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