"Frontline" - Racist Hollywood Animals - Uncensored

  • Season 1 , Ep 8
  • 03/12/2003
  • Views: 128,189

Flipper and other famous Hollywood animals are outed as bigots in this expose. (3:45)

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GOOD EVENING,I'M KENT WALLACE.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION,

HOLLYWOOD HAS OFTEN BEENACCUSED OF RACISM.

BUT IS IT RACIST ?

AND IF SO,WHO ARE THE CULPRITS ?

FRONTLINE EMBARKED ON A JOURNEYTO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

AND WHAT WEUNCOVERED... MAY SHOCK YOU.

( Kent Wallace )FOR YEARS, "RIN TIN TIN"WAS ADORED BY

COUNTLESS AMERICANSFOR HIS T.V. EXPLOITS.

WHO STOLE THE SILVER ?( barking )

12 OF THEM ?GOOD BOY, RIN.

HIS ACTS OF HEROISMAND UNDYING LOYALTY

TO HIS MASTER WEREHIS TRADEMARKS.

THAT IS, UNTIL RECENTALLEGATIONS SURFACED.

THIS IS JUSTIN WILKES,

A SECURITY GUARDIN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.

FOR THREE DECADES,HE HAS WAGED

A PERSONAL CRUSADEAGAINST THE CANINE STAR.

THAT DOG THAT YOU CALL"RIN TIN TIN", I CALL "RACIST".

I SAW THE SHOW.I SAW THE DOG.

I SAID, "WHERE DOI KNOW THIS DOG FROM ?"

AND IT HIT ME.

SELMA, ALABAMA, 1957 RIOTS,IN FRONT OF WOOLWORTH'S !

SO, YOU'RE SAYINGTHAT'S YOU IN THE CLASSIC

CIVIL RIGHTS FOOTAGE.

OKAY, SEE, THAT'SA DISCREPANCY RIGHT THERE.

WHAT YOU CALLING "CLASSICCIVIL RIGHTS FOOTAGE,"

I CALL "FOOTAGE OF MEGETTING BIT ON MY ASS

BY A GERMAN SHEPHERD FROMDUSSELDORF, GERMANY."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE,

THERE'S ACTUALLY BITE MARKSON MY ASS THAT CAN PROVE IT.

WE HUNTED DOWNTHE DENTAL RECORDS

OF THE DOG WHO PLAYEDRIN TIN TIN.

A FEW DAYS LATER,MR. WILKES RETURNED,

AND A CANINE DENTALEXPERT COMPARED

THE RECORDS WITH HIS SCAR.

THIS IS, UH, MOST DEFINITELYA MATCH RIGHT HERE.

WHAT I SAY ?

COME ON, WHAT DIDI SAY ?

THAT OPENED THE FLOODGATES.

IN SUBSEQUENT WEEKS,MORE AFRICAN-AMERICANS

CAME FORWARD WITH SIMILARACCUSATIONS

AGAINST ICONIC ANIMALS,BREAKING DECADES OF SILENCE.

MR. ED.

I WORKED WITH HIMFOR TWO YEARS.

THAT DISGUSTING,BIGOT-ASS HORSE !

MR. ED, TAKE FOUR.

OH, I BETTERGET OUT OF HERE.

TOOK YA L-L-LONGENOUGH, N-N-NIGGER.

I'LL CUT YOU,I'MA CUT YOU, DO YOU HEAR ME ?

BOYS, GET HER AWAYFROM ME !

I KNOWWHERE YOU LIVE, MR. ED.

I'M GONNA CUT YOU.

THERE WERE ALSO MANY RUMORSOF HIS OFF-CAMERA ACTIVITIES.

FRONTLINE WAS SENT,ANONYMOUSLY,

THIS PICTURE WITH THISNOT-SO-SUBTLE NOTE ATTACHED:

"DEAR FRONTLINE,THIS IS MR. ED."

BUT WORSE THAN MR. ED,WORSE EVEN THAN RIN TIN TIN,

WERE THE ACCUSATIONSLOBBED AT FLIPPER.

IT'S JAMES,THE NIGGER-HATING DOLPHIN !

GET OUT !

( dolphin squeaking )

SHOCKING.

UNFORTUNATELY,NONE OF THE ANIMALS IN QUESTION

ARE ALIVE TO OFFER A REBUTTAL.

HOWEVER, THE ESTATE OF MR. EDDID ISSUE THIS STATEMENT:

"WE DEEPLYREGRET THE WAY MR. ED

"WAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OFBY THE KLAN.

"IF IT'S ANY CONSOLATION,HIS BEST FRIEND WAS

THE BLACK STALLION."

NEXT TIME ON FRONTLINE,WE EXPOSE

RACIST HOLLYWOOD AUTOMOBILES,

AND HEAR DISTURBING AUDIOFROM THE HIT T.V. SHOW

KNIGHT RIDER.

( Kitt )PUERTO RICANSARE LAZY, MICHAEL.

I'M KENT WALLACE.

GOOD NIGHT.

( cheering )

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