Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family is this week's most ridiculous trailer

It's a pretty sad statement about race in America that every black man in Hollywood except Will Smith and Chris Rock is still somehow required to have a fat, sassy, female alter-ego to periodically provide the machine with a few cheap yuks about -- looka here, kids! -- how black women are, fat, sassy and mannish. To that depressing canon, go ahead and add Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, a movie whose need to cram not one but two possessives into its title is less baffling in syntax than in the fact that an attachment to this steaming piece of crap could be desirable to anyone at all.

If this trailer deserves any credit -- and it most certainly does not -- it's that at least it looks slightly less nauseating than Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son, another umpteenth addition to a shameful series with an awkwardly placed apostrophe in its title -- so that's mildly uplifting, but then you realize Big Momma's came out, like, a month ago, and it depresses you even more because America's thirst for odious racial humiliation is apparently not quenched by one of these turds per year. Bring it on, Hollywood! Chris Tucker, where is your fat suit?

Speaking of Chris Tucker, no, you're right: You did just witness Madea plagiarizing word-for-word a Chris Tucker line from Rush Hour -- which, plagiarizing Chris Tucker? Come on. If you're going to rip something off, at least rip off something good. Then again, if you're going to cobble together a movie out of stereotypes about black people, you might as well throw a few about Asians in there, too.

Yep, pretty much all this movie needs to be the most distasteful portrait of African American life imaginable would be a cameo from Maury Povich -- oh, wait, that's in there, too. Hey, but did you see how she really likes ham? Haha, because you know how black women can't get enough ham.

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