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you can do better: the most unrealistic black film couples ever

floridaandjamesevans

after watching a mini-marathon on tvone the other day, i’ve come to realize that my complete underwhelmedness with “good times” has nothing to do with the (lack of) comedy, the ubiquitous corduroy pantsuits or even the perpetually dispiriting story lines and everything to do with two people: florida and james evans

you see, a show is only as good as its main characters, and its hard to believe in a show that bases itself on its “realness” when the relationship between the heads of the household is as believable as drew peterson

i mean, forget about the fact that they were as compatible as bathtub water and live toasters. also, lets overlook the fact that florida evans was more asexual than a box of brillo pads, making the thought of her having enough sex to have three children more unrealistic than shay_d_lady’s life.

no, lets instead focus on the fact that john amos was 35 years old when the series began...and esther rolle was 53!!!! fifty f*cking three???

considering that 18 years in cabrini-green could conceivably be two generations, james was getting that good backroom gotdamn from someone who could have been his f*cking grandmother. no wonder he couldn’t keep a job for longer than eight days. epson seasoned project coochie on the reg does that to you

anyway, thinking about this unadulterated romantic mismatch made me think of a few other extremely unrealistic couples i’ve seen on screen.

andre romulus ellis and reese marie wiggam ellis, “brown sugar”

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she’s 6’2 without heels. he’s 5’2 with them. case closed

omar and perfunctory light-brown skinned bottom pretty boy criminal, “the wire”

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seriously, how the hell did omar find these dudes? did he meet them all at the same club? were they all from the same family? did he put ads on craigslist for “perpetually sweaty, homeless, and murderous gay stick-up kid with multiple bounties on head seeks light-skinned homo thug willing to stick-up and get stuck“? somebody please explain this to me.

thelma frye and reverend reuben gregory, “amen”

of all the aggressively effeminate male/shrewish female late 80’s black sitcom pairings (the winslows from “family matters”, the banks from the “fresh prince of bel-air”, etc), these two were the least convincing. i mean, you know the chemistry is bad when you think the reverend and sherman hemsley…

amendavishemsley

…would have made a better couple.

thats it for me. people of vsb.com, did i forget anyone?

—the champ

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Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a contributing editor for EBONY.com. He resides in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes.

  • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

    Winifred “Freddie” Brooks and Ron Johnson
    When “A Different World” got this couple together they just went too far. No way was the socially conscious hippie chick going for the short dude from Detroit who always had a scheme.

    BTW, what the hell is caprini green? I think ya meant Cabrini. :) No need to thank me.

    And Nicole Ari Parker (Reese) wasn’t that much taller than Taye (Dre)!

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @iloVEGrits,

      Anyone who isn’t 14 & Taye Diggs is side-eye worthy. I’m prolly one of 2 Black women who doesn’t think Taye is fine. He looks pre-pubescent. I imagine freaking him (or Bow Wow) to feel like Pedophilia.

      No thanks

      • PrincesMo

        @Luvvie,
        I don’t think he’s cute either, no ma’am i will take a pass on that one!

    • shay_d_lady

      @iloVEGrits, No way was the socially conscious hippie chick going for the short dude from Detroit who always had a scheme.

      i dont know VEG.. opposites attract all the time…
      ask paula abdul..she was attracted to a rapping cartoon cat….

      • http://hunnybeezhive.blogspot.com Beez

        @shay_d_lady,

        “ask paula abdul..she was attracted to a rapping cartoon cat….”

        Time of Death: Whatever time this clock says.

      • Peysonic Temple #69

        @shay_d_lady, it took me a minute but then i died

      • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

        @shay_d_lady,

        There is a corner that is waiting for ur arrival. Please proceed to it w/ no protest. Kthx

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @iloVEGrits,

      “BTW, what the hell is caprini green?”

      a new kool-aid flavor i invented this weekend

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @iloVEGrits, i might have to agree with you on Ron and Freddie (though Luvvie is absolutely right).

      i just didn’t see them together in any way shape or form. them ninjas wasn’t yoked.

      Freddie was fine though.

    • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com Naturally Alise

      @iloVEGrits,

      Remember Freddie had got a perm too… she had flipped the script anyway, that move made the Ron-relationship more believable actually…

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Naturally Alise,

        “Remember Freddie had got a perm too… she had flipped the script anyway, that move made the Ron-relationship more believable actually…”

        Yeah, this. And actually, since they argued so much, it was bound to happen due to standard TV show forumula. The ones that fight and banter always end up together at some point.

    • http://stuffghettopeoplelike.wordpress.com Stuff Ghetto People Like

      Dwayne & Whitley didn’t even seem believable at first. We just kinda started rooting for them after a while.

      The Ron & Freddie thing was actually kinda hot in retrospect.

  • RedBeanzNRice

    Ok, I’ll overlook the fact that you’re a bit tardy with the post, Champ, cause the substance is good, lol.

    You forgot George and Weezy on The Jeffersons. I’m sayin’ her voice was deeper than his! The hell? And she don’t even have a neck. Guess that’s a good cover up for her Adam’s apple, though.

    • JamaicanGirl

      @RedBeanzNRice, I thought i was the only one who noticed the tardiness. I will forgive him, but i hope the chex was worth it.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @JamaicanGirl,

        “I will forgive him, but i hope the chex was worth it.”

        if i had a dollar…

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @The Champ,

          “if i had a dollar…”

          But you don’t. How many times we gotta go thru this, Champie?

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            @Luvvie,

            go thru deez

            • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

              @The Champ,

              “go thru deez”

              No.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      “I’m sayin’ her voice was deeper than his! The hell?”

      Weezy’s voice was deeper than Barry White’s. If that was it, then Toni Braxton won’t be with her man either.

      • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

        @Luvvie,

        Toni’s voice ain’t THAT deep. Her speaking voice, anyway. And, um…the physical difference between her and Weezy is why Toni would have a man and Weezy, well…

        • RedBeanzNRice

          @iloVEGrits,

          “the physical difference between her and Weezy is why Toni would have a man and Weezy, well…”

          I’m not gonna say Weezy was ugly, but I damn sho’ won’t say she was cute, either, lol.

          • shay_d_lady

            @RedBeanzNRice, I’m not gonna say Weezy was ugly, but I damn sho’ won’t say she was cute, either, lol.

            but Sherman Hemsley aint winnin no attractiveness trophies either…and I really want to know what made his mama name him ‘Sherman”……

            • RedBeanzNRice

              @shay_d_lady,

              “but Sherman Hemsley aint winnin no attractiveness trophies either…”

              Shew, I don’t know what you talm bout, cause back in the day when the show first came on, Sherman was foine! I guess being married to Weezy all those years put some wear and tear on him.

            • Me fail english?

              @shay_d_lady,

              Agreed. Sherman was short. Short men have to take what they can get!

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

            @RedBeanzNRice, i’ll say it. she was fugly.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      You forgot George and Weezy on The Jeffersons.

      you know what, i thought about them, but they match for some odd reason. maybe its the mustaches.

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @The Champ,

        And Weezy’s man-voice.

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @The Champ,
        “maybe its the mustaches.”

        Now see, I didn’t even think about that. Her mustache game was proper! That’s prolly how she kept George in check – he had an inferiority complex behind her stache being groomed better than his.

  • RedBeanzNRice

    Oh, and I forgot about another “The Jeffersons” couple. Tom and Helen Willis. Now, don’t get me wrong, cause it’s not the swirl I’m mad at. But I’m sayin’ if you’re gonna go there, why pick a big, fat, sweaty white dude when there’s plenty of good-looking white dudes out there?

    I’m not sure if I’m more mad at her husband selection, or her nostrils. I mean DAMN. What’s with the Dionne Warwick proboscis? Did something just smell so damn good that her nostrils permanently stayed flared, or did Tom just literally have her nose wide open? So many questions.

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      You are a fool. lol.

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @iloVEGrits,

        Hahahaha, but you know I ain’t lyin’ though!

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      Speaking of THE SWIRL! A couple that pissed me off to NO end was the pairing of Miranda and Blair Underwood on “Sex and the City”. They made me gag errtime I saw them kiss. Ain’t NO WAY Blair Underwood (and that SEGZY Harry Potter forehead scar of his) gon want Miranda’s asexual ornery *ss.

      Or that’s what I tell myself.

      • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

        @Luvvie,

        Interesting. I thoughT them pairing him with her made the most sense. Sam was too obvious and Charlotte and Carrie: I couldn’t see it. at all.

        Blair doesn’t do it for me…he looks like he beats women, so I didn’t mind seeing him with Red.

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @iloVEGrits,

          WHAT?? First Idris, now BLAIR?? Next thang you gon tell me Denzel Washington doesn’t make you wanna shame your mama and ur Creole ancestors

          • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

            @Luvvie,

            Girl hush yo mouf! Denzel, even though he is up there in years, could git some.

            And the ancestors would be proud of what I’d do to him, not shamed.

            • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

              @iloVEGrits,

              And for THIS, our friendship is restored. Please keep the Dereon friendship bracelet I made you. The one w/ the emblazoned “Friends Forever” in gold.

            • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

              @iloVEGrits,

              “Girl hush yo mouf! Denzel, even though he is up there in years, could git some.”

              Yes, ma’am. That lazy-eyed ninja adorns my work computer wallpaper as we type. Yums.

        • shay_d_lady

          @iloVEGrits, Blair doesn’t do it for me…he looks like he beats women, so I didn’t mind seeing him with Red.

          Blair has his moments but overall…its an eh.. I mean he has to have the right cut, the right outfit.. the right light…and be smiling…
          and then his name is Blair…. and he’s a man
          .. I just cant see screamin out Blair..

        • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com Naturally Alise

          @iloVEGrits,

          they had already matched Samantha up with a lack guy anyway, the one whose sister owned the restaurant they liked… but I must say this pair up upset me deeply, bc Miranda looks like what I imagine a human chicken pox strain would look like…

          • RedBeanzNRice

            @Naturally Alise,

            “with a lack guy ”

            I HOPE that wasn’t a Freudian slip.

      • overit

        @Luvvie, “(and that SEGZY Harry Potter forehead scar of his)”

        you KNOW HP references bring me to the Quidditch field!

        for that, i used all my heaven points to put in a good word for you, all your hell points are gone, you are now at a 0. rack em up wisely!

        you are welcome:) GRYFFINDORRRRRRRRRRRR!

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @overit,

          Expelliarmus!!!

          BTW, I’m SOOO geeked for Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, coming out this summer. I’m doing a jig in anticipation of the awesome.

          Yes, I’m a dork.

          • http://hunnybeezhive.blogspot.com Beez

            @Luvvie,

            The only thing that matches my excitement for July 15 is the overwhelming sadness I felt upon learning that the movie, which was supposed to be released in November and was ready and err-thing, was being pushed to July… why Lawd, why?

            Anyway, I built a bridge, got over it, and am probably gonna make the trip to an IMAX theater for a “different” experience. I wanna coordinate a field trip!

            • SouthernGirl

              @Beez,

              i would be soooo down for that fieldtrip.

            • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

              @Beez,

              YES to the Harry Potter field trip. Let’s do it, ladies! We’d be the coolest dorks in that place!

            • http://hunnybeezhive.blogspot.com Beez

              @SouthernGirl & Luvvie,

              AW-RIGHT!!! I have a few hundred suggestions, but among them- we must wear scarves. Nice, thin, summery scarves. Before that, I must learn to knit. I would say we go with monogrammed sweaters a la Madame Weasley, but it’s summertime, and too hot for that ish in the Midwest. Have your peoples call my peoples (mainly, me) and we’ll get it planned!

              *squeeee*

            • SouthernGirl

              @Beez,

              “I would say we go with monogrammed sweaters a la Madame Weasley, but it’s summertime, and too hot for that ish in the Midwest.”

              lololol.

    • Nikiloveli

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      See you? You and Helen’s nostrils just woke my baby! Wrongness!
      LMAO!

    • http://hunnybeezhive.blogspot.com Beez

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      I won’t even hate on the absurdity of Mz. Helen’s nostrils. They helped produce Lenny Kravitz, a piece of work that I sometimes can’t stop staring at. :)

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @Beez,

        I think Jenny is Lenny’s mom.

        • Voiceofreason

          @RedBeanzNRice,

          It was definitely Helen.

          • RedBeanzNRice

            @Voiceofreason,

            Well, ya learn something new everyday! Would you believe that’s only the 3rd time in my life I’ve ever been wrong? ;)

            • Voiceofreason

              @RedBeanzNRice,

              Wow! You beat my record. I’ve only been wrong four times. :)

      • pinksghetti

        @Beez,
        co-sign on Lenny Kravitz. He is so hot, been crushing on him for almost 20 yrs and he still looks good.

        • miss t-lee

          @pinksghetti,
          You see them latest pics of him in the shower?
          Yum.

          • RedBeanzNRice

            @miss t-lee,

            Yeah, yum, as long as he’s wearing shades. Cockeyed men are scary. I mean, you don’t even know who they’re looking at when they’re talking.

            • miss t-lee

              @RedBeanzNRice,
              Hey…I was talking body wise…lol

          • pinksghetti

            @miss t-lee,
            No unfortunately not. But I still reminisce (or however it’s spelled, lol) over his music video from back in the 90’s where he dropped his towel and showed side booty.

            • miss t-lee

              @pinksghetti,
              That’s what you get to see in the new shower pics. Google ‘em when you get a chance…

        • iloV.E.G.rits

          @pinksghetti,

          Ditto

  • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

    Oh, and Champ, if your soul ain’t gloing quite right today, it’s because the Rolle Ghost is haunting you. You went IN on Florida!

    BTW, her afro always seemed so solid. Twas like a helmet. Nay, a NATURAL hairhat. Yup.

    • RedBeanzNRice

      @Luvvie,

      “BTW, her afro always seemed so solid.”

      I gotta agree on that one, except for the few times I saw a few holes in her fro – like the makeup department didn’t have afro combs. Po’ James, though, cause his fro was always fried, but never laid to the side. *sighs* And why did they ALWAYS have him wearing that same pair of pants EVERY DAMN EPISODE, but Thelma’s stank butt always had fresh gear?

      And now that I think about it, weren’t they supposed to be poor as hell? Well why the hell was the frigidaire always stocked with good stuff like cakes, sweet potato pie and fried chicken? And how come everybody had clothes except for James? And why did Florida always wear orange? Was that supposed to be punny? “Florida Orange”? Lame – even for the 70’s.

      But I dug me some Wilona, though, cause she ain’t take no mess offa NOBODY – not even Sweet Daddy Williams.

      Damn, I digressed. Yeah, it’s my bedtime, lol.

      • JamaicanGirl

        @RedBeanzNRice, Well alrighty then. I must agree with you about the wadrobe, something was was fishy, Thelma was always looking fresh with her perfectly ironed bell bottom jeans and tie front plaid shirts while James always rocked those tired corduroys.

        Major *— side eye *— for the wardrobe department.

      • Me fail english?

        @RedBeanzNRice,

        Makes sense to me. Who yall know in the projects walks around looking dusty but some old men? Now the food on the other hand…a stocked fridge in the bricks just doesn’t happen.

        • shay_d_lady

          @Me fail english?, a stocked fridge in the bricks just doesn’t happen.

          shyt why the he.ll not? every project house I know had a fridge full of leg quarters, ice potatoes, eggs bread and “lunch meat”…throw in some kool aid and dry goods and there you have it.. now if they had steaks, and skrimps, and leafy fresh vegetables..then that would be questionable….especially since Flo didnt take no assistance…

          • Me fail english?

            @shay_d_lady,

            lol. That stuff you named isn’t the same as”stocked” in the way RedBeanz was listing. But then again, I never really paid attn to what the Evans’ ate…until the episode they almost had dog food casserole. heheheheh

            • shay_d_lady

              @Me fail english?, That stuff you named isn’t the same as”stocked” in the way RedBeanz was listing. But then again, I never really paid attn to what the Evans’ ate…until the episode they almost had dog food casserole. heheheheh

              girl I remember that episode…LOL she brought that meat loaf and everybody was side eyeing it..damn

              but on another note…that stuff is what you make the fried chicken, cakes and sweet potato pie with chile…
              honestly though the hood fridge’s stay stocked.. its the ninjas with good jobs that dont normally have shyt but bread, wine and energy drinks in they joint…maybe cause they know when they get hungry they can just go to the store.. hood folks gone and stock up when they get it.. so its either full or empty. no in between..LOL

        • Ms. T

          @Me fail english?,
          Not even with food stamps???

          • Me fail english?

            @Ms. T,

            In my experience even WIC couldn’t make the fridge look “stocked”. Maybe stamps don’t go as far up here.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @RedBeanzNRice,

        “And now that I think about it, weren’t they supposed to be poor as hell? Well why the hell was the frigidaire always stocked with good stuff like cakes, sweet potato pie and fried chicken? And how come everybody had clothes except for James? And why did Florida always wear orange? Was that supposed to be punny? “Florida Orange”? Lame – even for the 70’s.”

        remember, these are the same people who thought it would be believable to cast a 35 year old man and a 53 year old woman as husband and wife, and also employed a 26 year old actor to play their eldest son. lets just say that they weren’t stuck on the realness

        • Me fail english?

          @The Champ,

          I don’t know how I missed this stuff. JJ looked older than 17 but until you said something about Flawda, I thought she and James were the same age. He mustve been aging horribly, or she, particularly well

          • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

            @Me fail english?,

            1. “Flawda” is the only way I shall refer to her from now on.

            b. Esther Rolle ain’t age particularly well. She was proff that Black indeed, does crack.

            3a. I think James’ busted bozo Afro is what did him the world of disservice.

            • Me fail english?

              @Luvvie,

              Word. Now that I think of it, he looked older on Good Times than he did in Player’s Club! Damn that killer clown fro!

  • overit

    james was getting that good backroom project gotdamn from someone who could have been his f*cking grandmother. no wonder he couldn’t keep a job for longer than eight days. it must of been hard reporting to work with the smell of..

    LMAO, iHATEYOUSOMUCHRIGHTNOW. all i can remember is when she passed, my little brother and i were at the grocery store and i was like “oh no, florida evans died” and he said, “yeah, died of ugliness”. RUDE.

    i can’t dissect good times, and i’m surprised u aint discuss how unrealistic it was florida produced thelma…

    *facing east and praying for forgiveness*

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

      @overit,

      “i’m surprised u aint discuss how unrealistic it was florida produced thelma”

      lolol. Go sat down!

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @overit,

      “i can’t dissect good times, and i’m surprised u aint discuss how unrealistic it was florida produced thelma…”

      iCan’t w/ you, Zee. LMAO!

      • JamaicanGirl

        @Luvvie, **** Dead****

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @overit,

      “all i can remember is when she passed, my little brother and i were at the grocery store and i was like “oh no, florida evans died” and he said, “yeah, died of ugliness”. RUDE.”

      Well I just died from this foolishness. LMAO!!! One ain’t sposed to speak ill of the dead and gone, so…

      *kneels down* Lord, please forgive me. you know my heart is pure. My motives are so clean. It’s my words and actions that are charcoal.

    • shay_d_lady

      @overit, I forgive you …and your brother..when I heard po dorothy died of cancer..but wanted the type of cancer to remain secret.. my first thought was prostate cancer…..
      I know Im wrong but cmon why else keep it a secret?…
      talk about an unrealistic relationship……

      • miss t-lee

        @shay_d_lady,
        my first thought was prostate cancer…..
        I know Im wrong but cmon why else keep it a secret?

        This comment is like wrong on 27 different levels…but I’m still laughing.

        Reminds me of one of my homeboys…who has obviously had gastric bypass surgery but won’t admit to it. So when he got out of the hospital after a few weeks, I asked him what was wrong. He wouldn’t say, so I told him it was okay that he’d gotten his balls removed.

        He didn’t find it amusing.

  • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

    Denise Huxtable and Martin Kendall

    For all the hippie, child of the world raw sex appeal that Denise Huxtable (Lise Bonet) exudes, there is no way on this earth an uptight Naval officer would have gone for – and stayed with – her flakey ways.

    And I had a hard time accepting that the flower child settled down with an overgrown Popeye.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @iloVEGrits,

      Maybe Martin loved Denise for her Gordon Gartrelle shirt skills. *cackles*

      • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

        @Luvvie,

        lmao.

      • overit

        @Luvvie, lmao, why are you so special?

        *dancing singing “so sbecial, so sbecial so sbecial so sbecial*

      • Blacklaw

        @Luvvie, yo you get so much props for the gordon gartrelle ref

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @Luvvie,

        Did you know why that “designer” came into being? Cause Gordon Gartrelle is one of the producers on the show. Yeah, I watch too much TV, and way too many end credits.

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @RedBeanzNRice,

          Yes, I am also aware of that. I’m a random trivia head. Plus, I read IMDB.com for leisure.

          • RedBeanzNRice

            @Luvvie,

            Well, at least you read, lol. I just watch TV which would explain my ghetto side, lol. Damn, I’m supposed to be sleep. Ok, I’m going, I’m going.

      • Me fail english?

        @Luvvie,
        I always confuse Gordon Gartrelle with Rudy’s fish-eye sweater. Shame on those writers for remixing episodes

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @Me fail english?,

          How can u confuse the Gordon Gatrelle w/ the uneven sleeves and the wonky pattern to Rudy’s fish-eye sweater that she stole money from her mama to get?

          Do we need a “Cosby Show” trivia day?

          • RedBeanzNRice

            @Luvvie,

            “Do we need a “Cosby Show” trivia day?”

            Yes.

          • Ms. T

            @Luvvie, Only one fish eye lit up on that sweater! That was a funny episode too!

            • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com blackberry molasses

              @Ms. T,
              “One SAD little fish eye.”

              Claire was TV Mom Supreme

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @iloVEGrits,

      Denise Huxtable and Martin Kendall

      For all the hippie, child of the world raw sex appeal that Denise Huxtable (Lise Bonet) exudes, there is no way on this earth an uptight Naval officer would have gone for – and stayed with – her flakey ways.

      if i extended the list one more they would have made the cut.

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @iloVEGrits,

      “Denise Huxtable and Martin Kendall”

      YES! Martin Kendall was the lamest of lame. I loved that crossover Different World/Cosby ep when Whitley made a reference to Martin saying “a laxative wouldn’t do him any harm” or something of that sort. It was hilarious and so true. Mofo was as stiff as Moses’ rod (before it turned into a snake, of course).

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @iloVEGrits, maybe ADW was trying to teach us that you too can snag a hippie since ron pulled on and martin pulled denise.

      i mean, b/c of ADW, my Intent-To-Snag-Big-Hair-Chick ratio was way higher than it should have been.

      • iloV.E.G.rits

        @Panama Jackson,

        “i mean, b/c of ADW, my Intent-To-Snag-Big-Hair-Chick ratio was way higher than it should have been.”

        This was funnier than you know.

    • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com Naturally Alise

      @iloVEGrits,

      They should have Denise marry the guy that they sang “Eh Mon… i I said Eh Mon…..” , sorry that’s what is in my spirit, lol….

      • miss t-lee

        @Naturally Alise,
        That’s in my top 5 episode of Cosby…lol

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @miss t-lee,
          my fav episode was when theo wanted to move out and Bill was schooling him to the cost of livin on ya own with the monopoly money. the cosby’s were the shizzzz. i always wondered where did they live?

          • Me fail english?

            @BLUNTBLAZER,

            Somewhere in Brooklyn. Probably in Carroll Gardens or smthg. Maybe BK Heights. Not really sure since BK was fcuked the fcuked up in the 80s. Can’t imagine an MD and JD wanting to live in any of the brownstone areas back then…

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Naturally Alise,

        HAHAHA! For real!

        He has serious neck rolling game.

  • overit
    • JamaicanGirl

      @overit, I am so done with you for posting the link to the video. I feel bad for laughing .

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @overit,

      if i had to rank “unintentionally funny dramatic moments”, this scene would be number one, nutso jumping off the roof at the beginning of “above the rim” would be number two, and “luvvie combing her hair” would be number three.

      • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

        @The Champ,

        “luvvie combing her hair” would be number three.”

        iRebuke this statement in the name of all things untrue. You sitting back there telling me my hair ain’t luxurious when it CLEARLY is.

        Champ, may all your Kangols shrink, thereby rendering your egghead open to the masses. HMPH!

        P.S. COMB DEEZ!

      • http://blackwomanlost.blogspot.com Naturally Alise

        @The Champ, This comment made my day, week, and year, anything letting the world know the defiance of Luvvie’s hair. I approve this message.

        • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

          @Naturally Alise,

          See here? Why must YOU start w/ me today? I didn’t even say NOTHING bout your coiffure that looks like a bird’s nest. Tweety would DAH to reside in it. Ol’ Twiggy-follicled self.

          P.S. I saw your hair in the last Chuck Norris flick. Twas the best Tumble Weed this side of the Missi’ppi River.

      • overit

        @The Champ, LMBAO, i hate you champ! only alise would love this comment.

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @overit,

      You are terrible and divine for posting that video. This entire post seems complete now. As does my life.

    • Me fail english?

      @overit,

      The only time I ever thought Marlon Wayans was remotely funny is when he did this scene.

    • Ms. Johnson

      @overit,

      I can’t believe you posted that! You need to go back to church and ask for forgiveness…matter of fact…just lay across the altar…and wait on Jesus!

  • http://www.satyasslant.blogspot.com Satya

    Lmao at this post. I’ve always asked what was the big deal about good times. The acting was lame to me. Florida and James were an odd couple. Kinda likebpairing Froto Baggins and Smigel

    I always thought Carl and Harrier Winslow was an odd couple
    I didn’t like Kim Reese with Ron on A different World
    Let’s not forget the show true colors with the interacial family. It’s not that they were interracial but the wife was this lil cornball looking woman and the husband looked like a child molestor

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ iloVEGrits

      @Satya,

      “Kim Reese with Ron on A different World”

      How bout nobody worked with Ron on a A Different World?

      • 8th Wonder

        Ron barely worked with Ron…

    • Me fail english?

      @Satya,

      I didn’t think Dwayne and Whitley or the Colonel and Julissa worked either. But hey, who knows?

      • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

        @Me fail english?,

        Dwayne & Whitley were awkward to me. I saw NO chemistry betwixt them.

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Me fail english?,

        Omg, the Colonel and Julissa was the worst evah. It made her character completely intolerable.

        • RedBeanzNRice

          @Cheekie,

          “Omg, the Colonel and Julissa was the worst evah. It made her character completely intolerable.”

          Agreed. I never liked that heffa. Julissa’s acting was ALWAYS over the top anyway, but when they got together, it was all downhill.

          • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

            @RedBeanzNRice,

            Yeah and her “singing” everyone always cooed over wasn’t nothing to email home about.

            • Me fail english?

              @Cheekie,

              Right?! They stayed tryna make somebody into a great jazz musician. GTFOH!

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          @Cheekie, yeah it really did. i used to like Julissa too, but she stayed on the show like 3 seasons too long.

      • http://www.satyasslant.blogspot.com Satya

        @Me fail english?, I forgot about the Colonedl and Julissa. Ugh..they sucked so did Kim’s bf Psencer with his bootleg Jamaican accent

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Satya,

      The acting was lame to me.

      thats another thing. the actors and acting styles just didnt fit. they created a comedy revolving around esther rolle, a scenery chewing dramatic actress and jimmy walker, a scenery chewing comedic actor.

      i mean, can you imagine a popular sitcom today with s. epatha merkerson as the central character and mike epps as her son?

      • Me fail english?

        @The Champ,

        “i mean, can you imagine a popular sitcom today with s. epatha merkerson as the central character and mike epps as her son?”

        LOL! That sounds hilarious!

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

      @Satya, I always thought Carl and Harrier Winslow was an odd couple

      that’s cuz Carl Winslow was clearly gay. you could tell by how uncomfortable he looked every time he had to kiss Harriet.

      then again, i dont think i’d be comfortable kissing her either.

      she looked like her name would be Harriet.

      • overit

        @Panama Jackson, she looked like her name would be Harriet. soo true, like she was THISCLOSE to being named Gertrude.

      • Me fail english?

        @Panama Jackson,

        “she looked like her name would be Harriet.”

        LOL!

  • charli skipper

    i’m so mad that you fantasized about the scent of thelma evans’ “down there.”

    i agree that i didn’t like the pairing of blair underwood’s character with miranda from chex in the city. i don’t have a problem with most interracial relationships, but in real life, he would be the black man i wouldn’t respect because really? Really!? you stepped over all the attractive, non gangly alien-like black and boriqua women just to get to that? i can’t do it.

    ooh! and speaking of black couples….i just saw obsessed this weekend. i don’t even have an opinion of the movie, but idris. Idris! mmmmm. I mean, really. He’s so gorgeous. I had to keep feeding my date m&m’s to make sure he wouldn’t notice the involuntary leg spasms i kept having.

    • Blacklaw

      @charli skipper, Idris was real as hell on the wire stopped watchin for a while when they killed his character

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @charli skipper,

      i’m so mad that you fantasized about the scent of thelma evans’ “down there.”

      lol, i wouldnt call it a fantasy. more like a phantasm.

      • charli skipper

        @The Champ,
        *as i sheepishly head to merriamwebster.com*

      • ChocolateGirlWonder

        @The Champ,

        phantasm made me think “fantastic orgasm”… I gotta go get me one of those… ttfn

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @charli skipper,

      “I had to keep feeding my date m&m’s to make sure he wouldn’t notice the involuntary leg spasms i kept having.”

      LMAO! Why do i keep visualizing you stuffing his mouth with m&m’s every 5 mins? And at one point, his mouth is so stuffed w/ candy that he looks like Louis Armstrong.

      Tee hee. My imagination rocks.

      • charli skipper

        @Luvvie,
        yasss! i love it.

  • Blacklaw

    Yo any movie with a stand up comedian as the lead role….Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, all of Martin Lawrences movies, Chris Rock (I will give him a pass when he was crack head in New Jack that chick said she was a prom queen but her lips was good n ashy) Cedric the Entertainer…..All of them took some kinda funny man’s priviledge we dont know about. Funny will get you some booty but it wont get you no Halle Berry Boomerang booty.

    Myt get you some Grace Jones Strange booty tho, keep your head up funny-ugly dudes

    • Dorian G.

      @Blacklaw,

      Nah you sleeping kid, look how far funny done got mad of these dudes, from Richard Pryor all the way down to Jamie Foxx.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Dorian G.,

        good point. actually, with that in mind, i should probably edit bernie mac’s placement on the list.

      • Blacklaw

        @Dorian G., Jamie goes in the actor category and you gonna have to school me on Richard Pryor I aint seen him walkin with any cuties

        As far as the rest go, in the women they ended up marrying, they got a couple of 7’s maybe a 7.5 but they stay wit 9.5’s and 10’s (true Martin did mess with a Kenya she kinda bad)

        • charli skipper

          @Blacklaw,

          umm….what you mean you ain’t never seen Richard Pryor walking around with any cuties!? Now you know that the woman who created Rain Pryor had to be BAD!

          • Blacklaw

            @charli skipper, Rain look like the bottom of my shoe

      • Blacklaw

        @Dorian G., Jamie is an actor so he dont count
        Richard I aint never seen with some bad chica so you gonna have to school me on him

        Martin did date Kenya so one point for you but as far as the rest go they was messin with a lot of 7.5’s never 10’s at least they damn sure aint marry none

        • Me fail english?

          @Blacklaw,

          Actually, I think Eddie did pretty well for himself. Mel B, Tracey Edmonds, and although she photographs like a man in drag, in person his ex-wife is pretty bad

        • Dorian G.

          @Blacklaw,

          Yeah but you can say that for most actors, in fact most men in general. How many dudes really marry the baddest chick they’ve ever bagged?

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

        @Dorian G., yeah, i’m in 100 percent agreeance with you. plus, in eddie murphy’s heyday, he was the man. he pulled all kinds of hot chicks.

        • Dorian G.

          @Panama Jackson,

          Who said light skin dudes and dark skin dudes can’t agree on something? VSB where amazing happens

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            @Dorian G.,

            this is sweet and sh*t

            • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

              @The Champ & Dorian G,

              Get a room, you two.

    • http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com Luvvie

      @Blacklaw,

      Funny can really get a dude somewhere. His attractive quotient gets an extra 1.75 points if he can make me chortle (snort & cackle) regularly. He’d be so funny, he could possibly make me forget he looked like Quasimodo’s 3rd cousin twice removed.

      • Blacklaw

        @Luvvie, we are all aware that funny will get you a step up it is the distant cousin of singing which as we all know will improve your quotient 5 to 10 whole points if you also got good credit, fresh breath, all your teeth

        as far as eddie go his first wife has an adams apple and if im not crazy her features would not have been tolerated on a darker sister (whole other subject) Mel B is cute but on the real she would get no love from me on if i caught her on the town, Tracy Edmunds is a cutie and by most accounts is a very astute bizness woman so two points for you on that but he didnt marry her so whatever

        My point is the chicks they are seen with are seldom…seldom as bad as their movie counterparts leading me to believe they either think they are cute themselves or believe there humor gets them some kind of fly ass chick credit that I am personally unaware of

        • college bunni

          @Blacklaw,
          we are all aware that funny will get you a step up it is the distant cousin of singing which as we all know will improve your quotient 5 to 10 whole points if you also got good credit, fresh breath, all your teeth

          soooo true!!!! what is it about guys that can sing?
          i mean keith sweat looks like a wolf but lo and behold, he gets the drawers? wtf!

          • http://hunnybeezhive.blogspot.com Beez

            @college bunni,

            Are we really gonna include Keith “whines waayyy too much with all that sensitivity” Sweat in people who can sing? I can’t get past the whine. Granted, some of his jams are indeed jams, but still…. I don’t know what kind of voice lies beneath the warbly warbles.

            • Blacklaw

              @Beez, real talk he still a hell of a performer i dont know why or how but he is still doin it

        • Happy Meal

          @Blacklaw,
          as an aside… but she co-produces College hill, please subtract 5 points for that catastrophe.