Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Ava DuVernay Won Ava DuVernay Won Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! Now in Demand: Black Actors - Morris Chestnut Books Starring Role in Investigative Drama Pilot for Fox Now in Demand: Black Actors - Morris Chestnut Books Starring Role in Investigative Drama Pilot for Fox Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Black Spoof Films That Still Make Us Laugh on XFINITY On Demand™

Shadow and Act By Shadow And Act | Shadow and Act April 16, 2013 at 9:42AM

A good parody film uses pop culture references and zingy one-liners to amuse the audience. A great one can satirize a genre while still telling an original story, and by bringing the audience into the joke using smart, sharp, tongue-in-cheek references. This month, XFINITY On Demand™ will feature two great films that successfully spoofed the Western and Blaxploitation genres of the past: "Blazing Saddles" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Check out the synopses and tune in!
4
'Blazing Saddles'
'Blazing Saddles'

A good parody film uses pop culture references and zingy one-liners to amuse the audience. A great one can satirize a genre while still telling an original story, and by bringing the audience into the joke using smart, sharp, tongue-in-cheek references. This month, XFINITY On Demand™ will feature two great films that successfully spoofed the Western and Blaxploitation genres of the past: "Blazing Saddles" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka." Check out the synopses and tune in!

"Blazing Saddles" - In Mel Brooks' satirical Western comedy, a corrupt political kingpin tries to ruin a town by appointing a Black sheriff (played by Cleavon Little), who quickly becomes his rival. A little-known fact: Comedian Richard Pryor came up with the character of "Mongo."

"I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" - In this Blaxploitation parody, Jack Spade (Keenen Ivory Wayans) brings together former Black heroes from the '70s, such as Jim Brown and Isaac Hayes, to help him get revenge on the villainous Mr. Big (John Vernon). A little-known fact: A television sequel was created called "Hammer, Slammer, & Slade," though it was never picked up. Actor Eriq LaSalle took on the character of Jack Spade instead of Keenen.

XFINITY On Demand™ is currently featuring "Blazing Saddles," "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" and other great comedies. Learn more and join the celebration of Black entertainment at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.

Editor's Note: Shadow and Act partnered with XFINITY to celebrate Black entertainment. Be sure to visit xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv, a unique digital community built around the love of Black TV, film, sports, music and more. Shadow and Act hopes to enrich this community and provide a launching pad for insightful discussion. Look to Shadow and Act for features and content examining and exploring key themes and topics that run throughout the history of Black entertainment.

This article is related to: Xfinity Celebrate Black TV


Shadow & ActNewsletter