1. People will pronounce my name correctly on the first go, having never met me.
2. I’ll have enough pull to turn Eddie Murphy’s 1992 film Boomerang into a cult classic, with people writing “thinkpieces” and essays about it on AV Club and Vulture, and there’ll be a list on Buzzfeed like “10 Reasons Boomerang Is The Best Comedy You’ve Never Seen” and it’ll come up as the answer to a question at your local pub’s Trivia Tuesdays under categories like ”90s pop culture” and “seriously overlooked movies that are definitely better than Trading Places, and yet they do fuckin’ NPR stories on that movie.” Like seriously guys, it’s a solid, solid comedy. Everyone and their mother can quote Coming to America line by line but NOBODY is giving Boomerang the time of day. Beyond Mr. E. Murphy, it’s got Martin Lawrence and David Alan Grier in their prime, not to mention then-relative-newcomer Halle Berry. That shit had Chris Rock in his first movie role! It had “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men on its soundtrack. FUCKING “END OF THE ROAD”! And like it’s a solidly funny movie, with some above-average direction to boot. Also, they did that cool thing that Eddie Murphy used to do where like 99% of the actors are Black, including the extras.
So like. Uh. I guess watch Boomerang. It’s available for instant streaming on Netflix.