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The 50 Funniest Movies of All Time

12. I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka (1988)

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writer: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Ja'net Dubois, Isaac Hayes, Kadeem Hardison, Jim Brown, Chris Rock, Damon Wayans
Quotable: "How much for one rib?"
Fun Fact: John Cusack filmed a small role as a delivery boy who's shot to death, but his scene wasn't used.

Perhaps Keenen Ivory Wayans' strongest work to date, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka basks in its Blaxploitation conceit. To be fair, the tone is more Airplane! than Dolemite, ramping up the silliness instead of spending large amounts of time nodding at older films. The winks toward the 1970s come from the faces of that era (Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown) themselves, playing rundown elder gents who complain about the aging process, and nifty sight gags (an older woman kicks ass in the form of a man in a wig, poking fun at Blaxploitation's technical shoddiness).

The film's fearlessness in the way of random comedy set the Wayans precedent, a style later used in Don't Be a Menace in South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and Scary Movie. I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka is still the funniest, though.

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