ironman wrote: Coppermine wrote:
Sweet, two overrated classic comedies. I can't remember a single funny moment from trading spaces though... but I do blame it for all the white guy/black guy comedy I have to endure nowadays.
You're right, I can't remember a single funny moment from Trading Spaces.
That Paige Davis chick annoyed me.
And technically can't you blame Eddie Murphy in general for all the white guy/black guy comedies? 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop.
Or do you go even further back, because I'm pretty sure Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor were doing them first.
Yep, you got me... I definitely said "Trading Spaces" instead of "Trading Places" I will say this, Paige Davis is annoying. I like her hair though, makes her seem sassy.
Also, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder did the white guy/black guy movies when it was kind of a hot button issue. It was revolutionary. now the whole genre is just tired and boring. Yeah, there are cultural differences that make two people from different races interact in a specific way; hilarity ensues.
But, I blame Eddie Murphy for making them commonplace and bad. Not that there aren't clever ones, but after "Rush Hour" I realized that they're definitely running out of funny racial combinations.
Maybe they should make a comedy about two cops; One's an Israeli, the other's Palestinian... and they teach each other that what makes them different, makes them funny; and they learn a little about life, a little about living and a lot about love.
Starring Mel Gibson and Billy Crystal.
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....