Special Guest: John Strausbaugh
Burn some cork, put on your tap shoes and get ready to put on the “coon show” to end all “coon shows” as we talk about Spike Lee’s 2000 satire of African-American representation in culture, Bamboozled. The film stars Damon Wayans as a TV writer who wants to get fired, so he creates the most racist show in history. Only to discover, it’s a massive hit!
Joining us this week as special guest co-host is writer/radio personality Jay Scott Smith.
Buy the Bamboozled DVD
Buy the Bamboozled soundtrack
Visit the official Spike Lee website
Buy Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Cultureby John Strausbaugh
Read Jay Scott Smith’s Knowing Your Place: A Commentary on Jordan Davis and My “Black” Life
Visit the official John Strausbaugh website
Follow guest co-host Jay Scott Smith on twitter
Follow Spike Lee on Twitter
For a similar satire of media and African-Americans, check out our Putney Swope episode