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Back in the 70s, Blaxploitation films took hard-nosed Black heroes and pitted them against The Man in action-packed stories full of Jive Turkey and Unfortunate Implications, all set to a funky beat. These days, any film producer (with the possible exception of Quentin Tarantino) would be committing career suicide if they tried to make a Blaxploitation film... even if they did it because they loved the genre.

The solution is the Blaxploitation Parody, which allows the producer to showcase the best elements of the genre while avoiding the worst, all while making fun of the whole thing.

Examples of Blaxploitation Parody include:


Anime and Manga

Film

Live Action TV

  • Just Shoot Me once showed a clip from Nina's own star turn as Foxy Trouble.
  • Saturday Night Live had a blaxploitation film parody on the season 36 episode hosted by Jessie Eisenberg (The Social Network) with musical guest Nicki Minaj called "The Bride of Blackenstein," in which Dr. Blackenstein (Jay Pharoah) and his assistant Igor (Jessie Eisenberg) create a bride (Nicki Minaj) for Blackenstein's monster (Kenan Thompson). Unfortunately, despite the fact that the bride has a nice ass (made from two basketballs filled with Jell-O), she is very much the embodiment of the Sassy Black Woman trope (only she's not fat).

Video Games

Tabletop Games

  • SOLID! The D20 Blaxploitation Experience features abilities like "booty slide" and being able to conceal objects inside your massive 'fro.

Western Animation

  • It's only a brief clip, but The Simpsons did a memorable gag where Homer is watching a tv-movie titled Blackula Meets Black Dracula. It's pretty much what you'd expect based on the title.
    • Also in The Simpsons, Homer watches "Blaxploitation Theater" which is said to feature Blacula, Blankenstein, and The Blunch Black of Bloture Blame. Homer's response? "Ooh, funkay!"
  • Similarly, Family Guy once had a fictional trailer for Black to the Future, a Blaxploitative version of Back to The Future.
    • Said trailer also mentioned Blackdraft, Caddyblack and Black Kramer vs. Kramer.
  • An elder black version of Dracula in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is parody of Blacula, who talks like Fred Sanford.
  • Drawn Together has Foxxy Love, a sass talking black girl and mystery solver who is often fighting against oppressive, and white, institutions (i.e., The Board of Education)
  • The American Dad episode "Brains, Brains, and Automobiles" has a Blaxploitation-style fight between Stan and the Chocodile mascot (a crocodile in Pimp Duds), complete with funky soundtrack.
  • The Venture Brothers has Jefferson Twilight who is a Blacula hunter.
  • Robot Police Officer URL from Futurama is a parody of Blaxploitation heroes. This overlaps with Salt and Pepper and Odd Couple, given his partner is human Police Officer Smitty.
  • The Show Within a Show Action Hank in Dexter's Laboratory.
  • In an episode of The Cleveland Show, it was revealed that Donna starred in a film she regretted being in, Hot Cocoa Bang Bang.
  • In The Angry Beavers, all the forest animals are sitting around a campfire telling a segment of a story. Barry the Bear (an obvious Barry White parody) tells his story segment in this fashion.
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