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The Green Pastures (1936) - Heavenly Fish Fry

by Nicholas Sammond

In this scene from The Green Pastures (1936), a black Sunday school teacher describes a heavenly fish fry, a picnic in paradise with black angels celebrating and playing, and children getting into trouble. Two women discuss one's Mammy, who is waiting at the Throne of Grace. The two women discuss the general goodwill and high opinion they have for one another. One remarks that it must be that the Lord doesn't want to associate with the devil anymore, so there is no more sin. The scene radiates a sense of hope and unbelievable freedom. This scene was harshly parodied by the 1937 Merrie Melodies short, "Clean Pastures."

The Green Pastures (1936) - Heavenly Fish Fry

In this scene from The Green Pastures (1936), a black Sunday school teacher describes a heavenly fish fry, a picnic in paradise with black angels celebrating and playing, and children getting into trouble.

from The Green Pastures (1936)
Creator: Marc Connelly, William Keighley
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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