Shout Outs To: Director Bruce Smith, Writers Reginald Hudlin and Robin Harris
Familiar Voices: Faizon Love, Nell Carter, Maques Houston, Vannessa Bell Calloway
Premise: Robin Harris tries to impress the object of his affection, a girlfriend named Jamika, by caring for her son and the children of her friend Bebe. The children present a challenge for Robin by being the most obnoxious, ill-mannered kids he has ever taken care of.
How Can You Forget: “We don’t die, we multipy.”
Lasting Effects: Filled with bright cinematography, well-acted action scenes, and some great “yo mama” jokes. The film won the 1992 Annie award for best animated feature. The portrayal of the modern, single-family black home was relatable and poignantly real. The film helped defy the stereotypes of Black men’s lack of concern for children, shed light on racial profiling, and highlighted the strength of black love.