Watermelon Man (1970)
Jeff Gerber: I would like to see Abe Lincoln about this equality bullshit.
Delivery man: That guy needs a sun lamp like Fred Astaire needs dancing lessons.
Jeff Gerber: Come on girls get back to work or you'll be back out on the streets working for real money.
Jeff Gerber: Oh Lord, I've never been a religious man; I won't try to kid you about that. I don't go to church and I only pray when I'm feeling scared or rotten. I meant to pray last night - perhaps you're angry because I didn't. Anyway Lord, I'm in trouble now, which is why I'm trying to make contact. Please Lord, make it all be a terrific nightmare - and will you see a *nice* person come out of this shower! I want you to know that I am a true believer. There are no atheists in this shower! I'm praying now Lord - do you hear me? If you hear me, don't say or do anything...
Jeff Gerber: good. Okay Lord - I'm coming out now - and I wouldn't care if I gained twenty pounds... as long as I'm white.
Althea Gerber: You know... you know it's very strange. My mother always thought you were a little on the dark side - I mean she never came right out and *asked* me...
Jeff Gerber: Your mother is in no position to judge other people's races - the way her eyes slant up, my mother always thought she was Chinese!
Althea Gerber: ...silliest thing I ever heard.
Jeff Gerber: Oh yeah? - well then how come her feet are so small? And - and how come whenever you ask her when she was born she always says the Year of the Dragon? And how come she was always so anxious to - to wash my shirts? Does *that* sound like a white woman to you, huh?
Althea Gerber: My mother has *almond-shaped* eyes.
Jeff Gerber: So has Mao Tse-tung. She eats too much damn rice - if you ask me she's a member of the Red Guard.
Bus Driver: Hey... ah, what happened to you man... uh, how come I never noticed you were colored before?
Jeff Gerber: Because I was never colored before!
Bus Driver: Oh, it happened just like that, huh?
Jeff Gerber: Just like that!
Bus Driver: Well, when you get back on the bus, just sit down and cool it - they don't love you, you know.
Jeff Gerber: *Nobody* loves me - big deal!
Bus Driver: Well just don't make any trouble.
Jeff Gerber: Listen, I am *not* colored!
Bus Driver: I know, I'm Spanish myself.
Jeff Gerber: I'm colored, Mr. Townsend. I'm a Negro.
Mr. Townsend: Gerber, what the hell have you been doing - sitting under a sunlamp?
Jeff Gerber: Oh that's the nicest thing you ever said to me, sir.
Mr. Townsend: Did you get that tan in just the two days you were out?
Jeff Gerber: Yes, yes I did - uh, the secret is soy sauce - lots and lots of soy sauce.
Mr. Townsend: Don't you think you overdid it a bit?
Jeff Gerber: Yes... yes I do, I really do. It - it was a frightening experience.
Jeff Gerber: [sarcastically to co-workers] Make a list of all those articles that have been stolen, and any of you who have been raped - *please* - report to the dispensary. Any of you who are interested in tap dancing, gospel singing, boxing lessons - *please* - come into my office...
Jeff Gerber: Unclean! Unclean! - beware The Black Scourge! Double trouble, boil and trouble! Take your children - gather them - take them to the high ground!