The Revolution will now be televised! Legendary Black Characters of Television The Revolution will now be televised! Legendary Black Characters of Television
It’s February and you know what that means. No I’m not talking about some silly commercialized holiday where couples chose that one day to... The Revolution will now be televised! Legendary Black Characters of Television
Yeah, I know...(;'

Yeah, I know…(;’

It’s February and you know what that means. No I’m not talking about some silly commercialized holiday where couples chose that one day to express their love toward one another, I’m talkin bout Black History Month, “sucka”!

Now that Black History Month has officially arrived I thought I’d give a shout out to a few memorable Black characters from television, from protagonists to supporting roles.

I’m won’t be referring to milestones as they have often been done to death, just my personal picks, as it should be, since I’m the author writing this, bitch. :p

So without further ado, here goes..

Robbing in the Hood

Omar Little

Played by: Michael K. Williams

Series: The Wire

 

“…a sawed-off shotgun toting terror, a vulnerable jailbird whose life lies in the balance, and a double crossing mastermind who outsmarts Baltimore’s biggest drug dealers time and time again.”

Perhaps the most picked favorite character from this urban crime drama. What makes Omar so appealing to the viewers is that he’s not only one who robs drug dealers but also has a code of honor. Yet he is highly feared if not respected within the streets of Baltimore. Omar is certainly not your average “Stick up Guy” be any means.

He’s kind of like a Black Robin Hood who steals from  criminals, but gives to himself.

The game-changer for me is when receiving news of his boyfriend Brandon’s murder (that’s right I said “boyfriend!”), Omar goes on the offense after learning that the Barksdale Empire was responsible for his lover’s murder.

Needless to say, Omar exacts revenge by killing Stinkum and further sabotaging Avon Barksdale’s empire.

In one episode, an enforcer from NYC (Brother Mouzone) was commissioned by Avon to perform a hit on Mr. White.  However, after an intense showdown, it seems that “Little O” got the upper hand and wounded Mouzone. Just when the assassin expected to give up the ghost at the hands of Little, Omar had spared his life knowing that Mouzone was being used as Stringer Bell’s pawn. The two rivals joined forces later on to take down the notorious B.E.L.L.

Omar’s signature trait when stalking the streets with his shotgun was the theme “The Farmer in the Dell” and it’s funny when seeing how quickly the neighborhood kids and dealers flee while yelling “It’s Omar!”

Now that is a sign of an urban legend! He also has an interest in Greek mythology which sets him apart from the underbelly cast of characters from The Wire Omar was such an iconic character that even President Barrack Obama picked him as his favorite from the series and television in general.


Dark Sherlock

Luther

Played by: Idris Elba

Series: Luther (Duh!)

 

Luther was your typical tragic hero but it’s his wit and cunning that is more of a threat to his opponents than a fist or a gun. I admire the fact that the protagonist profiler is not your average pistol packing cop with an attitude that is a major archetype within American crime dramas. He’s basically like a Black Sherlock but with more depth than Benedict Cumberbatch’s character (not being biased, but after watching a few episodes of the critically acclaimed BBC series, I was left unimpressed).

To say that Luther is a complex individual would be an understatement. He often had moments of emotional burnout, gets his man via unconventional methods and to top it all, allies himself with a serial killer, Alice (played by the ravenous Ruth Wilson). The two make for a very interesting pair and it’s unfortunate that there was no romantic angle throughout the three seasons. However, there is talk of a possible fourth season, if not a major motion picture.

 

Magical Samurai Negro

Michonne

Played by: Danai Gurira

Series: The Walking Dead

“I understand the way she is drawn in the graphic novels — she’s so amazing. I’m excited to embody that and be a badass. I’ve always yearned to do that. I’m really thrilled she already has so much support.”

-Danai Gurira on portraying Michonne.

Michonne debuted as some enigmatic nomad who not only wielded a sword, but two Walkers on a shackled leash; her boyfriend and his best friend. Originally an outsider to Rick Grimes’ group, ‘chone has proven herself to be an invaluable asset.

Throughout a few seasons she sliced and diced a shitload of walkers and better yet, took on the crazed Governor Phil. As the series progressed, Michonne has been a very supportive member of the group which she now sees as her family and would easily risk her life for them.

This is one badass Sista that slices and dices (not sure about the Julian Fries thing) and it’s cool to see that a Black female could survive a zombie apocalypse (most Blacks don’t even make it past two seasons of The Walking Dead, let alone the first 40 mins within a sci-fi/horror film).

 

Rebel with a Cause

Huey Freeman

Voiced by: Regina King

Series: The Boondocks

“If Nigga Moments had their own category, Nigga Moments would be the third leading killer of black men behind pork chops and F.E.M.A. It’s a fact.”

LMMFAO

Huey is idealistic, highly intelligent, militant, philosophical and not to mention a exceptional martial artist! He serves as the Yin to his belligerent brother, Riley’s Yang. And most important the polar opposite of Uncle Ruckus!

What I also like about him is that he isn’t afraid of speak his mind regardless of consequence and what’s equally important, he strives to bring some resolution to  whatever crazy situations the Freemans come across in this Anime inspired cartoon series. Huey is the quintessential Social Justice Warrior but without the pretentious label often associated with the term.

 

A Real African American Hero

Roadblock

Voiced by: Kene Holiday

Series: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

 

“We got a bargain. But play it straight or there’s no doubt, I’ll turn your eyeballs inside out.”

Sure, Stalker could fly a jetpack, perform acrobatic moves and even speak different languages, but the Joes’ “Heavy Machine Gunner” can more than hold his own. A Chef who can throw a mean left, as in “left hook,” took down many of Cobra’s forces and waxed poetic while doing so.

One pivotal moment is from G.I. Joe: The Movie where ‘block faces off against Cobra-La’s Nemesis Enforcer. Had it not been for Nemmy’s dirty dust trick, which in turn blinds him, in my opinion it would have been a different outcome with Roadblock as the victor. Instead, we see some tired ass overrated wrestler take down Golobulus’ Bodyguard. Boooo! I digress.

Anyways, as a result of Roadblock getting his ass handed to him, he is forced to ally himself with the most dangerous man in the world; Cobra Commander in a mutated form via spores courtesy of Nemesis Enforcer (that fucker gets around, doesn’t he?). With the uneasy forged alliance, Roadblock manages to get CC over to a safe passage and in turn, the vile Cobra Commander ends up helping the Joes defeat Golobulus and Cobra-La.

Roadblock is no doubt one of the more iconic African American characters, not only in the fictional Joe universe of action figures and cartoons but also the G.I. Joe arcade game by Konami and of course the live action film, G.I. Joe Retaliation played by Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock.”

Casey Ryback of Under Siege quoted that “Nobody beats me in the Kitchen!” Well Case, just call a 6’4 50 caliber carrying chef “Nobody!”

So, whose advice would this suburban kid take under consideration; some dude saying that he has a “prize” for you or a tall Black man wearing fatigues? Hmmm, decisions, decisions.

 

 

Lil’ Big Man

George Jefferson

Played by Sherman Helmsley

Series: The Jeffersons

“Okay, then let’s talk about your daddy. Your daddy was so fat… that when he went to school he sat next to everybody! And still…he still not as fat as your fat mama!”

Where the show “Good Times” had its share of buffoonery and silly caricatures (“Kid, Dynomite”!) The Jeffersons was a seen in a more positive light. Well, “positive” as in an established Black man standing up to Racists like Archie Bunker!  And like his Caucasian counterpart, George is quick tempered, opinionated and bigoted to the extent of calling his son’s Half White Half Black Girlfriend, a “Zebra”.

He was a scheming son of a bitch as well but whenever he concocted a plan, it would usually fall to pieces and that was one of the comedic elements that made the series so special.

I admire the fact that George started off as a Janitor (Stereotypical profession for Black Americans back in the day.) only to run a successful Dry- Clearing business and move into a more luxurious home.

As for character development, George eventually formed a solid friendship with Tom Willis and needless to say, his bigoted ways finally ceased..well, for the most part anyways.

Do you have a favorite Black character from Television? If so, drop them comments below!

Stalks, out!

PS: Puck, if you say “Uncle Ruckus” so help me…..! (0:<

 

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Stalkeye

. Satirist, Gamer, Artist and Pop Culture commentator- Stalks offers his outspoken views on on most things Geek related as well as WTF is wrong with the world today!

  • Tim R.R. Something

    I still mourn for Bill Cosby.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    SHerman Helmsly was great, Red Foxx was another sitcom fave.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    HOW CAN YOU SNUB NICHELLE NICHOLS?

  • Stalkeye

    I meant to add Fred Sanford but I was fucked for space or rather time limitations.

  • Stalkeye

    That’s a bold statement, sir.
    I know he is guilty of some shit but at the same time, these opportunists are coming out of the woodwork and i’m certain that some weren’t “victimized”.

  • Stalkeye

    Dayum. You got me! (Does that make me a Sexist? :P)

  • Tim R.R. Something

    He was great though- well I was like nine, but he cracked me up.

  • Stalkeye

    He’s afraid of heights. AKA Pussy!

  • Dee

    Now I became interested in Luther!

  • Tim R.R. Something

    I Spy. He guested on a lot of shows. The Cosby Kids. Man I used to piss myself listening to his albums, especially about growing up.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    Probably a Star Wars guy.

  • Not heights . Flying . Flying when Murdoch was the pilot especially

  • Dee
  • Tim R.R. Something

    The only Captain since Kirk not an asexual weirdo.

  • Dee

    No love for Picard?

  • Stalkeye

    that too.

  • I pity you, fool.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Great article mang!! Loved Luther. Especially liked the ones with the Springheel Jack character. Quite unnerving. The ho from The Affair was excellent to. I feel I should spank her British Pooper for her misdeeds.

  • Tarmac492.1

    George Jefferson was a great character. I would bet the funny arguments between he and Archie tackled the race issue better than most of the crap out today. Just rewatched the Pryor doc this weekend(cause it was fucking colder than a corpse’s cunt in the Northeast) and it was amazing to see the clips of the “N” word being said on Carson, Dinah SHore and SNL in conversation and skits.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Grady??

  • Tarmac492.1

    No Roger, No Re-Run, NO Rent!!!!

  • Stalkeye

    UGH! I never cared for Grady. Now Rollo, that was one crazy Mofo!
    Lamont: Hey Rollo, have you ever thought of getting married?
    Rollo: And give up Sex??

  • Tarmac492.1

    On What’s Happening was Little Earl’s crush on Dee as groundbreaking as the Kirk/Uhura kiss?

  • Stalkeye

    TBH, I never cared for the A-team as I saw it as “GIJoe-Lite” You shoot down Helicopters with a Rocket launcher or 50 Cal only for the bad guys to walk out of an burning wreckage??? I think the Movie pulled no punches as it should have been.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Used to smash many out to Lisa Bonet in the 80’s. Also Vanity R.I.P. Toni Braxton a little later on. Gabrielle Union. Halle Berry(although I hated myself afterwards).Sorry, just my way of celebrating Black History Month 🙂

  • Stalkeye

    Seriously, good call on Uhura the first Black Woman of Science fiction who Dr. MLK convinced her to stay on the show. Shit, I should’ve had you co-write this Bitch.

  • Stalkeye

    Yup, I Spy was groundbreaking because it was the first Black & White pairing on Television. The Cosby Kids were fun because when me and a friend of mine were kids, we used my mother’s VCR to record over the original audio track. (Can you imagine the obscenities that were said???)

  • Tarmac492.1

    I thought the movie was almost really good.

  • Stalkeye

    This scene: CLASSIC!!! XD

    You won’t see shit like this again, I’ll tell you that!

  • Stalkeye

    Much better than the TV series.

  • Tarmac492.1

    To our great detriment, I believe.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Tarzan movie is a great line!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Give Carnahan credit for not making a comedy out of the original series. I would gather he wanted to go hardcore, but the studios wouldnt let him. It resulted in a mixed bag for me. I actually thought Patrick Wilson was quite entertaining in this.

  • Stalkeye

    Yeah, I kinda miss those days when there was artistic expression and even as a kid, I knew scenes involving the N-word wasn’t offensive for offensive’s sake. That’s why QT gets a pass because that’s how some people actually talk. My Wife who is Italian and a mild conservative complained about the overuse of “Nigger” in Hateful 8.

    Eventually, you and i will bring this up in a future podcast that’s if i can get everything to work this time. BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Stalkeye

    That’s why I loves ya Tar! You have no shame in your game!!! XD
    But Vanity and Gabrielle Union oh-mah-dayum!!! I thought Halle was hawt too but just annoying in person. That’s why no guy could stay in a relationship with her for the long haul. Rumor has it that Wesley Snipes karate kicked her in the ear.
    “Blade vs Storm”??

  • Stalkeye

    LMMFAO Between you and Tim, my “Black Pass” is slowly getting revoked.

  • Stalkeye

    I have to watch the rest of that Pryor doc. Its on Netflix I believe and there’s one on Showtime as well.

  • fair enough, but for Black History Month , and a TV personality Mr T still deserves a nod here.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Bonet looked great getting smashed by Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart. Her daughter with Lenny Kravitz, Zoe, is hot, too. Didn’t have much to do in Mad Max, sadly.

  • Tarmac492.1

    showtime is where I caught this one.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Halle was cute in Boomerang, but overrated on the whole.

  • Stalkeye

    Luther was damn good and who knew that “Stringer Bell” was a Brit?
    I always tease about the English being “Chameleons” and its often funny how i keep getting fooled and schooled the second i realize than an actor who played American roles is actually British. Rita Wilson is soo damn cute and I’m shocked that Luther didn’t hit that.
    I would make sweet love to her over the Thames river!

  • Stalkeye

    I have memories of me making out (PG-13!) to a then GF of mine while this song was playing in the background.

    Hayes done fucked up when he turned on Trey Parker and Matt stone.

  • Stalkeye

    XD

  • Tarmac492.1

    Halle Berr’s best flick was Strictly Business. Ya see that? Tommy Davidson teaches the “too white” black dude to get club hottie Halle Berry, all the while he has to fight head of the mailroom Sam Jackson in a role that Tarantino completely stole to use for Sam in Django Unchained!!! Cable Classic.

  • Stalkeye

    It’s worth a watch and I like it much more than Cumberbatch’s Sherlock.

  • Stalkeye

    Of course he does! I couldn’t resist taking jabs at the A-Team. (0:<

  • Stalkeye

    I remember that film and laughed when the white dude was about to call TLD a Ni99er” only to get knocked out.
    That guy was really pissed when Davidson blew his spot. XD

  • Stalkeye

    Oh, I forgot she was in MM. Shit, i forgot all about Mad Max.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Luther was a great show. I love how those Brits will knock anyone off without blinking an eye.

  • Stalkeye

    Check out the Bio on Netflix, it even gets much deeper.
    Poor Bastard. Its no wonder why he took drugs imagine your Mom being a ho and tracked by your very own Grandmother?? *Cringes*

  • Stalkeye

    IKR LOL

  • Stalkeye
  • Tarmac492.1

    word.

  • Tarmac492.1

    sounds good. I would assume the N word was used quite often in those days. Any writer, white black or whatevs, should be able to use it if it fits the character in a story. To not use it is almost worse.

  • Stalkeye

    Unfortunately, some people just don’t get it. Even in HBO’s new series Vinyl, they copped out from what would have been a more realistic scene.
    You know shit is crazy when Martin Scorcese has to tone it down.

  • Uncle Ruckus!!!!!!!! Actually, he’s White I guess, right? =P

    Anyway, I’ll post some. =)

  • Stalkeye

    She’s Hispanic. Doesn’t count.

  • Stalkeye

    Mighty Ducks? That’s Movies, Meng!

    Cheater! 😛

  • Stalkeye

    City of God.

  • Stalkeye

    Now we getting somewhere! i need to watch the rest of Fargo season 2.

  • Stalkeye

    Cynthia addai-Robinson?
    Gawd she’s sooo damn hawt!

  • Stalkeye

    CHALKY WHITE!! I should’ve added him to the mix but that might be considered cheating.

  • Stalkeye

    LANA, “Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup”!

  • Stalkeye

    I knew you couldn’t resist!

    Ya Bastid!! (0:<

  • Same, halfway through but he’s awesome.

  • Yeah I went all over the place, video games too, fuck it.

  • Awww, thought she was half, oh well.

  • Stalkeye

    Afro Samurai!

  • Stalkeye

    Who dat?

  • Stalkeye

    I always thought Bokeem was a solid actor. Ever saw Dead Presidents? Holy Fuck!

  • Probably the most important non-playable character in the Mass Effect series, Captain Anderson.

  • Stalkeye

    You do know that there’s a strong chance of a follow up right? (;’

  • First game > animated series, but both are excellent. Haven’t played the game sequel, heard it’s utter shit.

  • Stalkeye

    I wouldn’t mind putting some “Black” in her.

  • Watched it a long time ago, don’t remember it much.

    He was guest star on a pretty damn good X-Files episode, I remember that anyway. lol

  • Always welcome.

  • Stalkeye

    Stalks: You and your X-Files!
    Puck: You and your goddamn GIJoe!

    *Ahem* Anyhoo, I was almost getting into the new X-Files series until low and behold..the Missus changes the channel. I think she wanted to watch the Bachelor or something. Well, the “Gentleman” in me just let it be. /:

  • Stalkeye

    I thought he looked familiar. That’s the character keith David did the voiceover for. Yeah, I wasn’t too happy about ME3’s ending either. I might go for both videogames and Movies. Good picks Pucky!!!

  • *shudder*

    Wife watches that. I think it’s even worse than Pretty Little Liars.

  • Stalkeye

    I know, i know. Scripted Bullshit that passes off as “Reality Television”.

  • Stalkeye

    Tricky. Samoan but considered “Black”?

  • Dee

    She’s half black.

  • Dee

    Half.

  • Stalkeye

    Half Cuban and half Puerto Rican my friend.
    Not even Afro Cuban.

  • Stalkeye

    That will suffice..

  • Dee
  • lol who the fuck thought she was white though? O_o

  • Stalkeye

    LOL Well, hush my mouf!

  • Stalkeye

    Gus!!!!!

  • Dee

    Mariah Carey too!

  • Tarmac492.1

    amazing movie.

  • Tarmac492.1

    completely agree, bro. I think Bokeem has the best lines in Fargo.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Fucking great season.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yeah. What you think of Vinyl. Liked it, didnt love it. Bobby C is great. Is Olivia Wilde getting too skinny?? Will see how the rest plays out.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Tucker was good in that, as well. And Larenz Tate. And the man, Keith David. Solid, solid flick.

  • Tarmac492.1

    maybe a Stalks review of it??

  • Tarmac492.1

    Hot dont know any color!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    What about JB Smoove on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  • franks_television

    The cheese stands alone.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Florida Evans.

  • Stalkeye

    That I know of, and so is Halle Berry . Mulatto Women are quite sexy and exotic.
    <–Says this Mutt. (;'

  • Stalkeye

    Dammit S, you’re tempting me !!
    I just might do it.

  • Stalkeye

    A classic and very sobering tale.

  • Stalkeye

    Same here. It showed promise during rhe first hour but dragged afterwards. Bobby was damn convincing as a record exec and i thought iwas the only one who noticed how thin Olivia was.

  • ponyboy_360
  • Stalkeye

    I only watched one ep of CYE but dont recall seeing Smoove. I remember him mostly from those Call of Duty commercials.

  • Stalkeye

    I know, trust me I KNOW!

  • ponyboy_360

    Probably one of my favourite TV characters ever.
    Andre Braugher.
    As Detective Frank Pembleton.
    “Homicide: Life On The Street”
    http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/frank_pembleton.gif

  • ponyboy_360

    Watched the movie “Dope”
    last night.
    Zoë Kravitz was solid.
    A very good film.
    We were surprised.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Does Michael Jai White as Black Dynamite count? Don’t know if parodies count.

  • Stalkeye

    My friend loved the series but i didn’t get a chance to check it out.
    And I like Michael Jai White’s films. Except Span and those Tyler Perry films.

  • Stalkeye

    She pissed me off during that episode in which James found all that money and made him return it. Can you imagine all the…
    well, yes you could! (;’

  • CoolHandJuke

    does that mean her vag is spicy?

  • Kylo Ronin

    What, he was in a Tyler Perry flick? Damn, good thing he got out.

  • Stalkeye

    Either that or a Squirter like a former Dominican Ladyfriend of mine.

  • Stalkeye

    Hey, Mikes gotta eat!

  • Kylo Ronin

    Or Tyler Perry got some dirt on Mike, mang.

  • Stalkeye

    OK, I was being a bit too hard on Florida after the “Jesus” episode but this was her best scene.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Esther Rolle baby!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    He was on maybe two seasons. Also Viveca A Fox who called Larry LD. Always wanted to bang her, as well.

  • Stalkeye
  • Stalkeye

    Mosley was also good in Unlawful Entry.
    Poor bastid.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I dont think so.

  • Stalkeye

    Google is your friend, Meng!

  • KilliK

    which one?

  • KilliK

    he is black?

  • KilliK
  • KilliK

    does she get raped and tortured like in the comic?

  • KilliK

    fucked by the white producer of the show. now there is some irony.

  • Stalkeye

    BJs

  • Tarmac492.1

    what side of the black and white cookie do you like better?

  • Tarmac492.1

    had the look of 70’s harlem down. That came from the old man who was a cop up there during that time. We could possibly discuss that one in the future……………..

  • Tarmac492.1

    whose the top one?

  • Tarmac492.1

    Never saw the madea shit, but, I must say, Tyler wasnt bad in Gone Girl or that Cross movie. I don’t have anything against the dude.

  • KilliK

    Jada Fire.

  • Dee

    No idea. both great

  • Stalkeye

    Wont open yet. Looks NSFW

  • Stalkeye

    Bro, everyone clowned his performance in Alex Cross! No one took him seriously as an action hero , now had it been Tyler Perry’s Alex Crossdresser, it might have worked.

    …..

    ..OK, no it wouldn’t!!

  • Stalkeye

    Oh we most certainly shall. Let’s do a “Double Billing” the first movie we couldn’t get through due to my piss poor audio recorder and this Movie.
    let’s chop it up!

  • Tarmac492.1

    I didnt hate it for what it was. The movie was a b-grade thriller. Wasnt expecting Denzel, or even Robert Guillaume.

  • Stalkeye

    Now, “Benson” the Bodyguard”?
    I can cosign with that. LMAO

  • Tarmac492.1

    He was great in Lean on Me. Another cable classic.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Love those huge areolas.

  • Dennis O’Keefe

    Are you into watching women getting raped and tortured, you misogynist pig?

  • KilliK

    ??

  • Stalkeye

    Blow jobs, meng!

  • Bop

    Ha, ha.

  • Bop

    Bro. Awesome article. Never heard of Boondock Hueys. Looks very interesting.

  • Stalkeye

    BOPPY!! Yes you have to watch Boondocks, not only is it very funny, but the social commentaries are very accurate and they are not afraid of pulling punches. Puck and I used to talk about it since the days of Talkbacker.

    Uncle Ruckus? well….X)

  • Stalkeye

    “Hmmmmm, Chocolate..”

  • Stalkeye

    Good answer, Meng!!

  • Stalkeye

    You two should do a podcast one day.

  • Dennis O’Keefe

    The man is a pig.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, you can’t blame me for tryin. /:

  • Dennis O’Keefe

    He only posts with those who live in his echo chamber.

  • Stalkeye

    Still angry, eh?

  • Tarmac492.1

    She is doing the I am 30 so now I must get ridiculously thin. thing Curves, ladies. Curves. Ohhhhhh Jennifer Connelly……………….

  • Stalkeye

    Ohhhhhh Yes! The best scene from Requiem for a dream was obviously…

  • Stalkeye

    Honorable mention goes to Astria of The Young Space Sentinels!
    First Black Female Superhero Lead.(Yes, before X-Men’s Storm!)

  • Jack Randomm

    Great list. You didn’t mention Roadblock’s incredible mic skills, but Luther’s inclusion makes up for that.

  • Jack Randomm

    You’re wrong for that one. LMAO

  • Stalkeye

    Oh fuck my life! I fotgot to mention how the cat often waxed poetic the series. good look!

  • Bop

    I will try to find it.

  • Stalkeye

  • Tarmac492.1

    You will sing a different tune when Madea does Lady Macbeth!! 🙂

  • KilliK

    cant find the video., do you have any link?

  • Scopedog

    Hey! No Commander (later Captain) Sisko from DEEP SPACE NINE?

    But in all seriousness….a great piece, Stalkeye. And kudos for adding Luthor and Huey P.; The Boondocks is easily one of the best animated shows ever made, in my view. Plus many of those who worked on that also worked on Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, another terrific show.

  • Sagamanus

    I think I’ll check out Robbing in the Hood.

  • Sagamanus

    “most Blacks don’t even make it past two seasons of The Walking Dead, let alone the first 40 mins within a sci-fi/horror film”.

    Jesus is that true. They killed Tyreese and Bob so close together in time. The preacher is about to die next. And as annoyed as I get with the show. If Michone died I think that would be it for me. Morgan’s storyline is great. Though I think it was plot idiocy that suddenly the staff user is faced with people who don’t have guns.

  • Stalkeye

    A friend of mine had these deductions that TWD series is subliminally racist due to their poor depictions of Black Males on the series.

    Morgan: Doesn’t do what is necessary and respects all life. Considered weak!
    (That’s a bit of a stretch as it was explained in his backstory of why he doesn’t kill.)

    Gabriel: A Coward and a opportunist. (Yes, but he finally stepped up the minute he experienced some epiphany I guess.)

    Noah: The minute he aspires to make something out of himself, his ass gets ravaged by walkers in one of the most brutal death scenes from the series.
    “How dare a young Black Male find strives for opportunities within a Zombie Apocalypse”! (Yeah, Noah’s conclusion was fucked up and what makes it worse, that his name was “Noah”. Get it?)

    Tyresse: Big Black guy strong enough to fend of a group of walkers single handily yet got his ass whipped by Rick. Too dumb to be ware of his surroundings ergo, he got sucker bit by a Child walker. Idiot! (Ouch!)

    And the most hated Black character is……

    T-Dogg: Another big black guy who got his ass handed to him by some racist redneck (Merle) yet you call yourself “T-Dogg”? I know what you were called while getting a beatdown; “Ni99er”! (Season one, I believe.)
    comes across as the hired help and what’s called “Noble savage”.

    (Nah, never cared for T-Dogg so my friend Kenny was right about him.)

    Agree or no, the theories are entertaining!

  • Stalkeye

    Good to see ya again, Scopo! TBH, I never really cared for Star Trek but Sisko being the very first African-American protagonist on a ST based series is deserving of high praise. Perhaps a redux or redacted edition should follow, no?

  • Sagamanus

    Tyresse’s death was maybe the dumbest thing I’ve seen on the show, and there are a lot. I was seriously pissed off about it too. When they need zombies to be silent they can sneak upon you. When they need them to be loud so they can waste a ton of them they are. Mother of god they use that a lot to propel the plot forward.

  • Sagamanus

    And I don’t know, maybe their logic is, Hey we can kill as many of the black characters as we want since we’re going to replace them with more black people we’re going to kill anyway.

  • Stalkeye

    “The old recyclable negro trick”! As Agent Smart might say. (;’

  • Stalkeye

    That walker kid must’ve been one of those “Ninja” zombies. Tyresse should’ve known better to case the joint before letting his guard down.
    Very,very stoopid. I’m sure Ms. Miami would agree.
    At this point, I rather see a series based on the game Left 4 Dead come into fruition. At least they had a better variety of Zombies. Well, for any complaints we have of TWD, I’m not holding any hope for fear the Walking dead either.

  • Scopedog

    Well Stalkeye, it’s never too late for an update.:)

    I will say that I am a DS9 fan right down to my bones, and it was cool to see Avery Brooks go from Sisko with his Federation haircut to his “Hawk in the 24th Century” look. In regards to BD–while I liked the movie very much, the animated series is extremely funny (and very non-PC)–so much so that I have to wonder if I’ve ruptured an internal organ or two from laughing so hard.