Big Momma Table of Sass Breaks Down How Sassy Big Momma Is (Very Sassy)

January 9, 2012


A few weeks ago, I had the misfortune of treating myself to a complete viewing of the stirring finale to the Big Momma trilogy, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. At one point in this viewing, a faux-obese Martin Lawrence shouted "wardrobe malfunction," and as slowly collapsed to the floor, I took some small solace in realizing with some confidence that at least I'd witnessed the lowest Big Momma, and film as a whole, could sink.

Well, as it turns out, that was just the tip of Big Momma's vast, latex iceberg. A group of ambitious-if-masochistic researchers have since watched the entire Momma catalog in sequence, tracking the series' many recurring themes--such as characters saying "daaaaaamn," "Hell no," and "oooooooooh!"--and plotting them in a chart they call The Big Momma's House Table of Sass. Their findings? It seems the Big Momma trilogy cannot be judged on but a single film nor a single, horribly-outdated reference to Janet Jackson's tit. To truly understand what it is to bear the heavy burden and even heavier fat suit of Big Momma, we must look at the accumulation of every time someone shouts "dat ass!":


Fascinating. Now, as someone who hasn't seen the entire trilogy, can I safely assume that the two instances of breaking the fourth wall are when Big Momma inevitably ends the first and second films with a winking, audience-directed "here we go again"?

(from reddit, thanks to M.F.)

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