I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

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It's tough being a black hero.

Keenan Ivory Wayans' The Naked Gun-style Blaxploitation parody film stars himself as Jack Spade who, when he returns home, finds that his brother Junebug was killed off by a case of OG (Over Gold), which happens to involve wearing too many gold chains. Jack then seeks revenge for his brother's death by declaring war on Mr. Big (John Vernon), the one responsible for causing the massive gold chain boom in the neighborhood. He requests the help of his childhood idol, John Slade (Bernie Casey), and later enlists an army consisting of Hammer (Isaac Hayes), Slammer (Jim Brown), Flyguy (Antonio Fargas) and Kung Fu Joe (Steve James). Together, they seek to rid the neighborhood of both the gold chains and Mr. Big. Plenty of Lampshade Hangings and No Fourth Wall moments, as well as several folks involved with the Blaxploitation phenomenon.

These tropes are gonna get you, sucka!
  • Actor Allusion: At one point, Slammer asks Jack Spade what qualifies him to be a black hero, and Spade retorts, "I'm an ex-football player." In real life, Jim Brown was, of course, one of the leading running backs in NFL history.
    • Kalinga's wife and two children are blonde and white. When they come out the TV in the other room is playing the theme to The Brady Bunch. Kalinga's wife is played by Eve Plumb, Jan Brady.
  • Apron Matron: Ma Bell.
  • Bar Slide: Actually more of a Counter Slide in a coffee shop.
  • Blaxploitation: A parody of one, specifically.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Lampshaded:

Willie: Wait a second! Wait a second! You got a .45 revolver that holds six bullets! Now, I counted at least twenty shots and you never reloaded!
Hammer: That's right.


Willie: How come their guns are so much bigger than ours?
Thug: It's a phallic thing, I don't know.


Mr. Big: I'm sorry, boys, but there ain't gonna be a sequel to this one.