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Charlie from Friends would be my nomination
RIP sweet prince
by killing the first is actually quite shocking.
Can only presume that's why the other black dude who hangs with The Governor never speaks
though I'm pretty convinced that was the point, meta style.
somebody had to say it
this friend would offer Monica advice in a sassy fashion when Monica was having relationship problems and would say things like "Alright! A COW made it through!" that didn't make any sense but seemed well-meant and she seemed like a good work-friend to Monica.
Monica never introduced her to the rest of the gang.
blatant racism right there.
it got a bit ridiculous over time, that show.
Slumdog Millionaire in Newsroom
Simon in Studio 60
he seemed a bit too well-developed to just be tokenistic.
He does fuck all in the first and even in the second it doesn't seem like the others actually hang out with him or, you know, talk to him about science or whatever.
he is basically just a temp
despite being part of the team.
that part was meant for Eddie Murphy but he pulled out to make Beverly Hills Cop so they reduced the role a bit. It wouldn't have felt like tokenism if they'd kept Eddie Murphy
in the mid 80s he was already a pretty huge star, they wrote the role for him because of the SNL connection; if he'd stayed in it with the original script where he had more lines it wouldn't have been tokenism.
told me he was really sad cause girls thought he was gay in real life
although a believable tale, it might not be true.
more the early days than now, like, but still.