Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Sorry I Bothered You With My Politeness

March 19, 1975
He's gotcha there, Doc!

We're going to discuss today Brutus' drink of choice, Old Zip Coon. Old Zip Coon is an alternate and racist version of the song, "Turkey In the Straw" sung in exaggerated Black English Vernacular. It inspired the Zip Coon minstrel show where Zip Coon, a freed slave, tries to act deserving of his station in life but speaks in malaprops and puns that are less than dignified. Keep in mind, these are white people performing this character.

I think through animated movie shorts from Disney and Warner Bros., Turkey In the Straw became quick shorthand for alcohol or liquor (similar to XXX on a jug) so it makes sense that Brutus is drinking Old Zip Coon here, but that doesn't make it right.

I would just flip the table. I don't have to put up with this in my own house. Didn't even get a sentence out. If you don't want to be here then why are you here?