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"Don't nobody go in the bathroom for about 35, 45 minutes"

The world has lost a comedy legend. This dude right here. Man. Friday is a cult classic. And not just because of Cube, Chris Tucker, & Debo...nah. Pops made this movie. The one and only John "Pops" Witherspoon. He passed away Tuesday (Oct. 29th) at the age of 77.

 

A lot of folks don't know, he is a Detroit native. And he's been in a little bit of everything. Most (if not all) of his work was sidesplitting and hilarious. Unapologetic. Very adult. And often improvised. Most people know him from Friday with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.

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But he was in so much more. House Party, Boomerang, and another cult favorite The Boondocks.

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Here's that Tide commercial he was talking about in the above interview.

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He was even Pops on The Wayans Bros tv show.

(Video: Inchmaker via YouTube)

And while I'm doing this tribute, I will spare you his appearance in Soul Plane.
God rest your soul Pops and thank you so much for all the years of laughs. You will be missed John Witherspoon.

 

Sidebar, John Witherspoon's career dates back to the 60's & 70's. He has been around (and performed with) the likes of other comedy legends like Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, & David Letterman. (Wikipedia)