Aug 17, 2021
James Bond: 5 Great Moments of Unintentional Humor (part 2 of 2)
Live and Let Die (1973): Kananga Revealed
We come to one of my personal favorites, with this one from Roger Moore’s debut as 007.
In Live and Let Die, Bond goes up against Kananga (Yaphet Kotto), a diplomat from a small island in the Caribbean looking to make a killing on a huge heroin shipment. He keeps this little bit of trivia a secret by posing as Mr. Big, a Harlem gangster, and for roughly the first three-quarters of the film, Bond is meant to be unaware of this.
The audience (and I like to think Bond, too), however, has figured it out long beforehand, because while Yaphet Kotto is a fantastic actor, his voice is a little too distinctive to hide behind a bad prosthetics job.