'Stop Pepper Palmer'
(Too $hort, Charleton Bluford, Lonzo Liggins, Spencer Bulnap, Andrew Diaz, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / LGF)
Overview: 'Stop Pepper Palmer' is a unique comedy about the only three black guys in Utah. When they discover that a new black woman has just moved to town, they begin to vie for her affections. The only problem is, she's not from Utah and they fear that having grown up around so many white people has made them seem "too white."
DVD Verdict: Directed by Lonzo Liggins and Danny James for Little Mother Productions, 'Stop Pepper Palmer' is a rather fun, highly slapstick, and yet underneath it all cleverly heartfelt buddy comedy. The basic premise, and after all, it truly is basic, is that the only three black guys in a small Utah town go head-to-head in an attempt for each to win the affection of a new black woman who moves into their neighborhood.
The three guys are brought together for a "community meeting" one afternoon over the dining room table where the fact a black woman has moved into their community is brought quickly to the fore. They barb back and forth about whether she is single or not, the fact of does it matter being that there hadn't been a black woman in Utah for years, and how it's far harder to date black women than it is white women!
As the story unfolds, these three black guys from Utah openly admit that none of them have really dated a black woman before, so their standard "hit on" techniques are sure to fail - which, one by one, they most surely do. So, where they start to feel that they may not be "black enough" to get her attention, they hire an expert called Pepper Palmer from Cleveland to, well, teach them how to figure this newcomer out!
But when Pepper arrives, they suddenly realize two things: Pepper Palmer is a man (Andrew Diaz) and b) Pepper Palmer doesn't know much about anything that he professed to be King of! Those ropes he promised he would teach them suddenly become binds, because it seems Pepper has his own agenda to fill with regard the lovely black female newcomer! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
On Set Interview
Winning For Best Comedy Clip
Too Short Interview
Behind-The-Scenes with Too Short