The Essential Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Films

I truly appreciate that @johnniehobbs requested this "one-percenter" of a list (as in, one percent of ListApp users could possibly care about it). Eddie "Rochester" Anderson was best known as the foil to legendary comedian Jack Benny. (Oh, wait - @doesntmattr might care about this list, too!) I went ahead and ranked these. Rochester forever.
  1. 1.
    Cabin in the Sky (1943)
    A musical that is remarkably honest about addiction and codependency. Eddie donated his Los Angeles home to become a rehab center. The Rochester House drug rehab is still there today. In "Cabin," Eddie is vulnerable and heartbreaking as Little Joe. His scenes with Lena Horne are phenomenal. Eddie's masterpiece.
  2. 2.
    Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
    In the most incredible scene, Eddie is subjected to a vicious racial joke - and responds by MOONWALKING. As in, the dance move that made Michael Jackson a legend more than four decades later. But Eddie does it in FUCKING 1940. There used to be a clip of it on YouTube called "Slippery Feet," but it got taken down. I really wish I could share it with you. It's beautiful.
  3. 3.
    The Green Pastures (1936)
  4. 4.
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
    With W.C. Fields!
  5. 5.
    Brewster's Millions (1945)
  6. 6.
    Love Thy Neighbor (1940)
    A single, amazingly hilarious "meta" scene with Rochester speaking to himself in the mirror puts this one on the list.
  7. 7.
    The Meanest Man in the World (1943)
  8. 8.
    Gone With the Wind (1939)
    Ranked this one last just to be "controversial" (as if anyone cares!).