Trying to find some levity online during the age of the coronavirus? Social media’s king of parody clips Jay Nedaj is here to entertain you with his short storylines based on Black film and television tropes that will draw you in in a matter of seconds. Even Missy Elliot has given them her stamp of approval. Check out six of his most popular videos.

1. “Black Movie Musicals Be Like”

This clip has echoes of that showdown between Queen Latifah’s character Vi Rose Hill and her daughter Olivia (Keke Palmer) in Joyful Noise.

2. “BET Holiday Movies Be Like”

Nedaj riffs on how so many holiday films have that one scene where children will warm hearts in even the most unforgiving of places.

3. “Black Holiday Movies Be Like”

If you’re a fan of This Christmas, The Perfect Holiday, Almost Christmas and more, you’ll love this clip, which touches on all of the tropes of family drama during the holidays.

4. “Black Girl Group Movie Musicals Be Like”

The Cheetah Girls had to be an inspiration for this clip, which echoes how much Galleria (Raven-Symoné) wanted her group members to shine despite the odds.

5. “Black Lifetime Movies Be Like”

Lifetime films are all about melodrama, and Nedaj gives you melodrama and more in this short clip of about a scorned woman.

6. “Hospital Scenes In Black Movies Be Like”

Nedaj pours on the melodrama in this clip, portraying the cliche of squabbling siblings stressing out their deathly ill mother.

Which clip is your favorite?


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