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Watch Tiffany Haddish spoof Black Panther, Last Jedi at the MTV Movie & TV Awards

The Girls Trip comedian challenges T’Challa to the throne

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Matt Patches is an executive editor at Polygon. He has over 15 years of experience reporting on movies and TV, and reviewing pop culture.

After her riotous turn in last year’s Girls Trip, many wondered if Tiffany Haddish could just be in every movie. Maybe the scene where the actress breaks a wine bottle and threatens Luke Cage star Mike Colter while screaming, “YOU’RE FUCKING WITH GLADYS KNIGHT” was when she won us over. Or maybe it was later, when Haddish gives a tutorial on “grapefruiting,” a pulp-heavy sex act. Whatever scene did the trick, 2017 became Haddish’s year, and anyone with a funny bone agreed we needed more of the comedian ASAP.

Thankfully, this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards delivered.

As part of her hosting duties, Haddish — who currently stars on FX’s The Last O.G. with Tracy Morgan, and will be seen in this year’s Nobody’s Fool and Night School — found herself spliced into two of the biggest hits from the past year, as is wont for the annual pop-culture celebration.

In her Black Panther spoof (above), Haddish fills the role of M’Baku, challenging T’Challa to the throne. It’s as absurd as you might expect.

“I’m legit royal blood, Shuri!” Haddish proclaims. “In fact, I just did a 23 and Me and pooped in a tube and everything.”

“You were supposed to spit,” chimes in Get Out’s Lil Rel Howery.

The Movie Awards was a big night for Black Panther, which picked up four awards, including Best Performance in a Movie for star Chadwick Boseman and Best Villain for Michael B. Jordan. Haddish recognized the importance of the movie’s success in her opening monologue.

“It’s been a year of firsts for black people,” she said. “I’m the first black woman to host the MTV Movie Awards, Black Panther is the first African-American movie to make a billion dollars, and The Quiet Place is the first film to scare black people out of talking in movie theaters.”

Haddish followed up her Black Panther riff with a gentle, salivating goof on The Last Jedi’s telepathic dialogue sequences. The comedian was game to revel in shirtless Adam Driver again. Beforehand, she also connected the dots between Star Wars and reality culture in a way few could.

“I’m always excited to see the Kardashians,” Haddish said in her opening monologue. “That family is basically the Star Wars franchise, OK? They make a ton of money, a new one is always popping up, and they’re ruled by a bossy overlord who sleeps in a mask and she loves black men.”

Here’s The Last Jedi sketch, while Haddish’s Black Panther spoof is above.

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