• The Story of Jimmy Rebel – S03/E04

    • Lynxi Welcome
      • Episode synopsis
        • HBOMax Synopsis: Ruckus finds a musical match in a racist Country-Western singer. Can this ebony and ivory match live together in perfect harmony?
    Pre Show:
    • Sacha Baron Cohen
    • Robert & Ruckus relationship
    • Bubba Wallace
    • Racist music
    • Candace Owens & coonery
    • Inequity
    • Free lunch programs
    • Robert’s jealousy
    • “White man’s integrity”
    • Rom-com

    White People Question:

    • From a question on Quora:  “Is it racist if I don’t want to date outside my race?”
    • Have a “Stupid White People Question” you want to leave us?
    Post Show:
    • The character Jimmy Rebel is a parody of real racist singer Johnny Rebel. Additional references include the single “Coon Town” and the album “It’s the Attitude Stupid!”.
    • When Ruckus falsely renames himself “Toby” upon seeing Jimmy Rebel at the door, it is a reference to the series Roots in which Kunta Kinte is renamed Toby by his slave master.
    • As Ruckus talks to Jimmy Rebel he says “As if the internet scams and underwear bombs weren’t bad enough, Goddamn Nigerians” This was a reference to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian Muslim who unsuccessfully tried to ignite plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on December 24, 2009.
    • The limousine Ruckus and Jimmy escape in is painted with the orange color scheme of the General Lee car from The Dukes of Hazzard.
    • During the limousine ride to “Spokenhoke”, there is a “Robert E. Lee Freeway” sign.
    • The sign next to Ruckus’s door which says “Wallace for President” is a reference to one of the many presidential runs of segregationist former Alabama governor George Wallace.
    • During the scene where Uncle Ruckus is sitting on his couch you can clearly see an LP labeled “Songs in the Key of Coon”, which is a reference to Stevie Wonder’s album Songs in the Key of Life.
    • This episode is one of two Season 3 episodes that has been banned from Adult Swim because of its excessive depiction of racism. It is also the only episode to not be available on HBO Max. The other episode that was banned was Pause.


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