19. “Donuts don’t wear alligator shoes.”
Courtesy of: Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) in Black Dynamite (2009)
Shame on anyone who’s still sleeping on Michael Jai White’s genius 2009 blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite, a wink-wink comedy that nails every sight gag, tongue-in-cheek one-liner, and the grainy visual aesthetic that Quentin Tarantino himself couldn’t even totally pull off in his own throwback flick, Death Proof. Picking just one bit of Black Dynamite dialogue for this list wasn’t easy, but it’s tough to argue against the line, “Donuts don’t wear alligator shoes,” said after Dyn-O-Mite shoots down a baddie wearing, that’s right, a huge donut costume. The magic, much like every other line in the film, is in White’s deadpan delivery.