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(1986)

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Professor Banks: Mr. Watson, I am not a humorless man, but if you insist on taking up my class time making jokes, please see to it that they are funny.

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Mark Watson: Mom! Dad! There's something I have to tell you... I'm black.

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Mark Watson: She told me they have support for people whose parents are poor, but not for those whose parents are assholes.

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Mark Watson: I got the money, Brad.

Brad Small: Oh? How?

Mark Watson: Where there's a will, there's a way...

Brad Small: Yeah? And what's your way?

Mark Watson: It's a SECRET way.

Gordon Bloomfeld: A secret way...

Brad Small: Well thats great Mark-o, but just in case your "secret way" falls through, feel free to look me up! Thanks for the cocktail Gordon...

Mark Watson: You didn't believe me, do ya? You don't believe me! Well the joke's on you sucker, because I'm going to Harvard and DON'T CALL ME A LIAR! That asshole thinks I'm lying!

Gordon Bloomfeld: Mark! You ARE lying...

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Professor Banks: I understand you are allowed one phone call from jail?

Mark Watson: Yes.

Professor Banks: Next time you get arrested, use it to call me. I'll bring you your books. You can study in jail.

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Professor Banks: Some of you may have had easy lives up until now. Some of you may not. Life this semester won't be *easy* for any of you. Your grades in your first year of law school can determine your entire future in the law.

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Gordon Bloomfeld: Objection!

Professor Banks: To what?

Gordon Bloomfeld: Quite frankly, to your tone of voice.

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Gordon Bloomfeld: A black Negro? He never told me he was a black Negro. Thank you. Boy, just when you think you get to know somebody. I'm gonna go confront him with this information right now. Wow... Mark... a black Negro!

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Mark Watson: What's happening, brother? Get down, get down. Looking good, mamma, looking good. Well, I gots to be going now!

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Professor Banks: You've learned something I can't teach them. You've learned what it feels like to be black.

Mark: No sir.

Professor Banks: Beg your pardon?

Mark: I don't really know what it feels like sir. If I didn't like it, I could always get out. It's not the same sir.

Professor Banks: You've learned a great deal more than I thought.

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Mark: This is the Cosby decade. America loves black people.

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Mark Watson: With all due respect, sir, I just spent 18 hours locked in a jail cell, on no formal charges, getting pulverized by drunken bigots!

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Professor Banks: If you've had some sort of accident, Mr Watson, perhaps you should have taken the entire day off.

Mark: Oh. I'm fine. I just got in sort of a fight. I mean, it wasn't my fault! You see they threw me in this cell with these real ass - - some extremely unsportsman-like fellows.

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