March 1, 2023

EP. 402.9 — Hollywood Shuffle

Paul & Amy enjoy a Winky Dinky Dog and watch 1987’s audacious sketch satire Hollywood Shuffle! They explore the multifaceted career of star and director Robert Townsend, put the film in context of black cinema in the 80s, and ask why Townsend’s critiques of Hollywood are relevant 35 years later. Plus: Eddie Murphy’s surprising reaction to the film’s Eddie Murphy sketch.


Next week, we look back at the films of 2022 and preview the Oscars! You can join the conversation for this series on Paul’s Discord at Learn more about the show at, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

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