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We knew it was only a matter of time before people started going in on the current cast of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Honestly, the ladies are such characters they make it so easy for people to parody them, and the group behind this latest spoof them, the Comedy Divas, is super spot on with their imitations, although they didn’t have to do my girl Nene like that.
The girls still have a ways to go to get their parodies on the comedic level of all the “Love & Hip-Hop” spoofs that came out earlier this year, but this video, and their interpretations of Nene, Phaedra, Porsha, and Kenya are still super funny. Check it out and tell us what you think.
Of course it’s not – that would be absurd. But you know what, the absurd makes for great comedy. Which is exactly why the people at Funny or Die and cast members from “The Wire” got together to make a spoof of what a musical version of this iconic show might actually look like. Buckle your seat belts because hilarity is about to ensue. Check out the video below.
Before we go any further, I need to ask did you all notice the white boy giving us his fiercest booty pop in split formation at around the 2:20 mark? That moment alone would have made the video worth watching but the prize was made even sweeter by the number of cast members who decided to take part in this. I mean really, did you ever think you’d see “Snoop” in a dress? We absolutely love this. The only thing that would make this video better is if Idris Elba was in it. But we’re certainly not complaining. This was the laugh we needed today.
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I know. It made me cringe too. The idea of spoofing anything so serious never seems like a good idea and considering we’re talking about a case where we’re just barely starting to make steps in the direction of justice, most people are thinking this spoof is way too soon or shouldn’t have happened at all.
Of course that never stops comedians, and this weekend “Saturday Night Live” used the Trayvon Martin case as the basis of one of their skits. While the jokes were really on Piers Morgan, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, and definitely roused some laughs, the teenager’s tragic death as the backdrop just seemed a tad off.
Check out the skit and tell us what you think, fair play or too insensitive?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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An all black, female comedy ensemble (with the help of Wayne Brady) created a spoof of The Real Housewives of Atlanta called The Real Housewives of Civil Rights. The cast includes Coretta Scott King, Winnie Mandela, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Betty Shabazz, and Marilyn Monroe is the obligatory white woman. The women play off the events of the time period, character exaggerations and stereotypes, while simultaneously highlighting the foolishness associated with their TV predecessors on RHOA. Check the video below:
Do you think the spoof accurately and effectively mocks the RHOA or does it cheapen the seriousness of an important time in our country’s history? Check out Black Voices/The Root for their analysis of the video.