By Vernalee
imageLast week, I watched the animated movie, Bebe’s Kids. One of my favorites, it is beyond hilarious; it is a timeless classic.
The film is based on a stand-up routine by the late comedian, Robin Harris. Of course, it doesn’t take long to realize that it’s a cartoon written for adults. Where else would you find the likes of Harris woefully recounting his troubles to a blind bartender? The characters may resemble some folks in your world. There’s Jamika, an attractive woman that he asks out for a date. Jamika has a mild-mannered son, Leon whose babysitter’s, Bébé ‘s children – Kahlil, LaShawn, and Pee-Wee, travel with them to an amusement park like Ohio’s Cedar Point. BeBe’s kids immediately cause havoc when they arrive to Fun World. Robin also sees his ex-wife there who adds intrigue and complications to the day. Oh my! The music inclusive of Z.Z. Hill’s, “Down home blues” sets the mood. With the background painted, you have to revisit this movie. I am positive that the movie will have you cracking up with laughter, but it also brings home the realistic awareness of neglectful parenting. Being a good parent is a huge and lifelong responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly! Many of us have encountered a Bebe and have met kids like hers somewhere in the universe. She and them serve as a reminder of what we don’t want to “multiply” in our world! It’s better to watch them on television than to see them in real life! Our goal should be to provide a respectful healthy home environment conducive to promoting and cultivating loving caring families.
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