Sep 30, 2019
Deafula (1975) (part 5 of 10)
And then, in keeping with that “shit that makes no sense” motif the film has going on, time is wasted watching a cop haul the Craps Guys into the police station. Both of them looked zonked out of their minds. They head up the stairs, and the scene ends, and it sadly looks like this bit was included solely as comic relief. Wow! Kids looking stoned! It’s gold, Jerry! Gold!
Back at the crime scene, a small crowd has gathered. Emerging from a nearby vehicle is none other than the Preacher, AKA Steve’s Dad. What, does Portland, Oregon have a population of twenty people, or what?
The Preacher signs to the Detective that the dead guy is a “a member of my church!” When I originally saw this film, I tried to give order to chaos (at least in my own mind) and I figured that Steve, for whatever reason, was picking off members of his dad’s congregation. Sadly, this is not the case at all. It appears to be pure random chance that Token Black Guy was a member of the Preacher’s church. Furthermore, this fact will never become important, so your guess is as good as mine as to why the Preacher is even in this scene.