Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gordon, the Pimp

What? He be sellin' ass out on Sesame Street? I can't believe I never saw "Willie Dynamite" before, because as most of you know, I sure do love blaxploitation and am fairly well schooled in it. That makes it even more fun when a gem like this pops up on TCM of all places (who is programming over there? Just hearing Robert Osborne say "Next up, Willie Dynamite" kills me.) Imagine my surprise when Willie turned out to be none other than Gordon of Sesame Street! What? That's right, kiddies! This fine piece of cinematic treasure features costumes so mindblowing that even the NYC crowds stand and gape in the background scenes. Watch the pimp council:



Wonder if Gordon ever brought his "magic watch" to Sesame Street ...

6 comments:

Keith said...

That is so cool. I never realized this before.

Donna Lethal said...

It makes it so much better - especially the "surprise" ending.

You really feel bad for Willie in this movie, because the whole plot revolves around him getting constantly harassed by the cops and a social worker.

Dusty said...

Willie (about his coat during a police line-up): "Lamb! This IS lamb!"

Pantheon Zeus said...

I think Gordon made the hos turn tricks behind Hooper's store. Did Susan know?

Donna Lethal said...

Yes! Isn't that great? Don't you love his giant white fez number?

Lex10 said...

I met him once. Spent quite a long while conversing. A very decent chap - zero wrinkles. I wish I knew about this at the time......