BeBe's Kids...25 Years Later
This year is the 25th anniversary of the underrated classic animated film BeBe's Kids. This movie was based on the legendary comedian Robin Harris's stand-up segment, and if you haven't seen it yet, go watch it. Robin goes a date with a woman named Jamika he met at a funeral, after asking her out Jamika has to bring her son Leon due to troubling finding a babysitter on a Friday night, she suggest that Robin takes them to an amusement called Fun World, so the next day when Robin goes to pick them up, she has 3 more kids with her, and this is when the day turns into complete hell. Jamika was watching her friend's kids (you guessed it, BeBe), while BeBe went downtown for whatever reason that was, she did leave $20 so the kids can get into Fun World, now you know damn well $20 ain't getting no kids into that amusement park, and if you ever watched Robin Harris's stand-up, Fun World is supposed to be Disneyland.
BeBe's kids just might be America's worst nightmare, you have LaShawn the tom-boyish sister who will fight anybody, Khalil the brother who is just as bad if not worse, and then there's Pee-Wee, the baby brother who's the "OG" of the trio. It wasn't just a normal day for Robin, while he was dealing with his own issues as far as his ex wife and her friend bothering him, these kids literally destroyed Fun World, from breaking the glass objects in the glass store to fighting the security guards, these bad ass kids did the impossible, they even took a pirate ship hostage, after all the nonsense the amusement park crumbled and probably never reopened, it was a long day for Robin, and Jamika knew what she signed up for because she babysit the kids all the time, Robin walked into a room full of wolves. When you watch this movie countless times you ask yourself where was the father, well Jamika did tell Robin they shot their own dad cause he tried to leave them, and this was when Robin was going to leave the kids at the amusement park, he just couldn't win no matter what, but when the day is almost over he drops the kids off back at their home and BeBe still isn't there, yes you could say she is one of those types of mothers, the kids didn't have anything to eat in the fridge, Robin gives them money for pizza but the pizza man don't even come to their neighborhood anymore.
You realize the kids are still kids after all the bad shit they pulled when they are left alone, they basically just wanted to have fun, that's about it, when Robin and Jamika get into a little argument about the kids and leaving them alone, telling his story at the bar he comes to his senses and realize he has to go get them but Jamika is already outside with them and her and Robin apologize to each other.
Just when you thought it was over, the kids and Jamika talk Robin into going to Las Vegas, (assuming this movie took place in Los Angeles cause of driving distance and how fast they got there) after spending all his money and having only 13 cents to their name when they arrive there, Robin is still losing his mind about the kids, telling Jamika the kids don't know how to act, and about 5 seconds after that, a man walking down the Vegas Strip recognizes BeBe's kids in the car and the people start to panic, and the kids never even been to Vegas, that's just how bad they are, then all of a sudden, Pee-Wee unplugs a cord that shuts the lights off to the whole city of Las Vegas, back to square one for Robin all over again.
BeBe's Kids is no doubt a classic movie, I grew up off this, I don't care what people say, it's funny and one of the best black movies ever, and after 25 years it still holds up its replay value, and I'm glad Hollywood hasn't touched this property to remake, reboot, reimagine or whatever they call it now, they couldn't do it anyway, this was Robin Harris's story, especially with a great voice over cast by Robin Harris, Faizon Love, Tone Loc, Marques Houston, Nell Carter, Vanessa Bell Calloway and more, BeBe's Kids needs to hurry and get a Blu-ray release already, it's long overdue and it's time to introduce it to the new generation, not to mention that hard ass video game they had for the Super Nintendo, I couldn't complete that glass level for days.
"We BeBe's kids, we don't die, we multiply"