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7 February 2013
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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 February 2013
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There's some pretty funny parts. a-hard-days-night-john-6

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

8 February 2013
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^^ Love the beginning, "That's not it."

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11 February 2013
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George's cameo on Saturday Night Live, after Lorne Michaels had offered $3000 for a Beatle reunion:

http://www.complex.com/pop-cul…..e-harrison

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12 February 2013
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Found this wandering around. It brought a smile, it's tagged Bush and The Beatles and The Pope

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13 February 2013
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^^ I'm in a computer lab in school trying to keep from laughing out loud.

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16 February 2013
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Is this offensive? I laughed. Was that very wrong of me?

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16 February 2013
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mja6758 said
Is this offensive?

Yes.

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16 February 2013
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mja6758 said
Is this offensive? I laughed. Was that very wrong of me?

Wow. Thats so funny. Havent laughed so much for a while. Thanks for that. Probably not PC and folks will complain but PC folks often complain about most things that the supposedly offended target group are either not bothered about or laughing at as well.

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16 February 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Wow. Thats so funny. Havent laughed so much for a while. Thanks for that. Probably not PC and folks will complain but PC folks often complain about most things that the supposedly offended target group are either not bothered about or laughing at as well.

Or  it's just racist.

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16 February 2013
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parlance said

meanmistermustard said
Wow. Thats so funny. Havent laughed so much for a while. Thanks for that. Probably not PC and folks will complain but PC folks often complain about most things that the supposedly offended target group are either not bothered about or laughing at as well.

Or  it's just racist.

parlance

Ok.

 

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16 February 2013
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mja6758, love both posts.

I never get tired of Bush jokes.

I don't see the Imus bit as racist – and this is coming from someone who has a problem with all ethnic jokes. [Although many racist  jokes are funny, when I tell one I usually leave out the race/country of origin/religion that is targeted.]

I think the concept of what the Beatles might have been had they been Black is brilliant.

Bet the Beatles themselves would have considered this funny.

I agree with the guys who wrote the skit: the best is "We all live in a Yellow Coupe de Ville" [Cadillac] 

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16 February 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
I think the concept of what the Beatles might have been had they been Black is brilliant.

Had the execution actually been brilliant as opposed to shatteringly unclever, perhaps. Though I'd still question why someone would think it's funny to begin with. "Tyrone McCartney?" Really? I won't get into what they think passes as African American vernacular. Not surprisingly as this is Don Imus we're talking about, the entire concept seems to be based on stereotypes of Black people from the 1970s. The whole thing's just ugly.

Bet the Beatles themselves would have considered this funny.

Not at all relevant. 

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16 February 2013
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Parlance said, "Had the execution actually been brilliant as opposed to shatteringly unclever, perhaps"

So what you're saying Parlance is that if you thought it was funny it might be OK, but since you don't then it's racist. I'm not sure I get that.

Do we know whether the skit is performed by Blacks or non-Blacks? THAT would be relevant, because if it's performed by Blacks (which is what I interpret it to be), then how is it racist?

If it's performed by non-Blacks, then you could certainly say that the skit panders to stereotypes – though to my ears it's funny (Submarine turned into Coupe de Ville, When I'm 64 turned into "Because I'm 6'4"" etc…); if you tell me that the skit was performed by non-Blacks then I'll feel guilty for finding it funny.

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16 February 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said 
So what you're saying Parlance is that if you thought it was funny it might be OK, but since you don't then it's racist. 

No.

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17 February 2013
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parlance said 
I won't get into what they think passes as African American…

 How do you know they're African American? I think that's a little racist. Somebody's black, so you assume they're African? They could be Jamaican, or Haitian, or wherever else.

Personally, I didn't think it was all too funny (though I'm not offended by it), and apparently, neither did the guy's boss, because he got fired for that. 

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17 February 2013
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parlance said 
I won't get into what they think passes as African American…

 How do you know they're African American? I think that's a little racist.

Re-read the actual quote (not your selective version of it). I'm referring to the speech pattern, not the actual person delivering the bit.

Personally, I didn't think it was all too funny (though I'm not offended by it), and apparently, neither did the guy's boss, because he got fired for that. 

The show was canceled for the nappy-headed hoes comment, not the Beatle joke. The video explicitly makes reference to this fact in the beginning.

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17 February 2013
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The nappy headed ho thing is in that, so it was because of it. 

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17 February 2013
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I'm more offended because it was stupid than racist. A one-joke idea with the joke itself not being particularly funny. Not to mention alll that idiotic forced guffawing overtop to try and sell it.

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Yeah I didn't think it was funny either. Quite stupid indeed. Didn't even listen to the whole thing.

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