This is from A boy to a lamp. The gang finds a lamp like Aladdin’s and Stymie wants a watermelon and maybe a large watermelon if asked to reconsider when the memory lasts.
It’s a recreation of the old Little Rascals TV show, the episode where buckwheat is given a magic lamp. He rubs it and grants two wishes. He said I wish I had a watermelon … I wish I had a watermelon … and then I wish Cotton (another Little Rascal character) was a monkey …
Three months later, on October 10, 1980, Thomas died of a sudden heart attack in his Los Angeles apartment. He was only 49 years old. His buckwheat character was lovingly manipulated, but not without controversy, by Eddie Murphy on the Saturday Night Live TV show in the early 1980s. . .
October 10, 1980
Buckwheat is called pseudograno because its seeds have the same culinary benefits as cereals due to their complex carbohydrate composition. Buckwheat cultivation dropped dramatically in the 20th century with the introduction of nitrogen fertilizers, which increased the productivity of other staple foods.
Character. Bio: It might just be buckwheat, but there was some buckwheat. Stymie’s sister Marmalade was nicknamed Buckwheat in The First RoundUp and Honky Donkey, which is why poor Billie may have been considered the daughter of the housekeeper of Spanky’s house.
The buckwheat character was a woman at the time, played by Carlena, the younger sister of Matthew Stymie Beard in For Pete’s Sake !, and by Willie Mae Walton in three other shorts. Thomas began performing as buckwheat with mom’s little pirate in 1935.
Billie Buckwheat Thomas