The Jeff Dunham Show's Worst Sketch This Week: Sweet Daddy D.O.A.
Normally it wouldn't be fair or even fun to scavenge a TV show each week for its worst moment, but The Jeff Dunham Show has already proven itself a true anomaly. In the third episode of Comedy Central's multi-phobic hit, our favorite "non-ventriloquist" (his manager never uses the word) visits a barbershop with his puppet (which resembles any number of sculptures traded between racist collectible enthusiasts on eBay) named Sweet Daddy Dee to discover how to win a black following. He has just a million non-white races to go after that.
First off, the Richard Pryor commentary is pretty trenchant. Pryor did say "motherf*cker" a few times in his life, Sweet Daddy, you have that right. And Jeff tickles our ribs with that sly "Black people don't get sunburned" line of quips. But I think the greatest segment is when S.D.D. suggests (jokingly, I surmise) that Jeff start invoking the N-word in his act. Because it's a riot when the word is brought up in any context, namely one where the white person voicing the pint-sized monster is hiding and we're ogling reaction shots from a room of black people. Pie in the face for you, status quo! Also: Is anyone else worried this might be an advertising triumph for Wonderbread?