Thursday, July 10, 2008

Random wrongness

12 comments:

Chris R. Cosby said...

Cute little guy, but nobody beats 'da wabbit'. I remember similar bits with straw chewing farmer boys, orientals and others.

Unfortunately, some people are incredibly sensitive about race and national origin, so I don't think you'll see any like this again.

jjbrock said...

Things have not change a whole lot look at Obama monkey tees.

Jess said...

Yeah, I don't know why people are so sensitive about race and origin. It's not like we live in a racist country where white is right....hey, wait a minute......

bklyn6 said...

Just recently, Walmart pulled a racist comic book from their shelves.

Christina said...

Well, that was a blast from the past. Horrible racist caricature, but I can't say that guy got it any worse than anyone else who tried to go up against Bugs Bunny. That craps game at the end was kind of wack, though.

Edshugeo The GodMoor said...

Well, I thought it was funny and I'd seen this one before.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I first saw this in the mid-'80s, and I was like, "No, not you too, Bugs!"

The black caricature, by the way, is based on Stepin Fetchit... whose film roles most Americans today have never seen.

Chris R. Cosby said...

jess said...
Yeah, I don't know why people are so sensitive about race and origin. It's not like we live in a racist country where white is right....hey, wait a minute......

Jess, I think you are over reacting. It is a cartoon. Nobody beats Bugs Bunny.

Are you angry at someone?

Edshugeo The GodMoor said...

I've seen clips of Fetchin's work, though not the movies they came from.
He was funny, too.
The problem isn't that these caricatures existed (some, like this one are fun), but that they weren't balanced by anything else. There were "race" pictures, but these were inaccessible to the general public (I think).

dez said...

I recognized a lot of those gags from another Bugs cartoon (where he does the same stuff to Elmer Fudd), so I looked it up online to see if I was right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_This_and_Rabbit_Stew

More fun reading here, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

I've got an old Daffy Duck WWII cartoon on tape somewhere that some pretty serious stereotyping going on, too, but I don't see it mentioned in that Wikipedia article.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the good old days when I can watch some good old racist cartoons? I guess WB is making up for it by producing some stereotypical colored tv shows.

Rusty Eagle, Hollywood, USA said...

This cartoon was a staple on local TV in New Orleans. I remember as a very, young child laughing at it, but of course as you got older I recognized the whole Stepin Fetchit thing. Though I must admit I snickered at it tonight.