"Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo!"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 13 16:40:18 UTC 2012

On Aug 13, 2012, at 12:18 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> At 8/13/2012 07:48 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>> In the movie "Airplane" every time a Black person speaks, subtitles
>> appear on the screen.
> Is that all the time every black person speaks, or only for the two
> jiving black passengers in one scene?  I don't recall subtitles when
> co-pilot Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks.
He *wasn't* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  He kept saying so.  But you're right, no subtitles for Roger Murdock, whoever he was.


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