Outstanding Achievement for Directing
in an Animated Television Production: Mark Gustafson
Outstanding Individual Achievement
for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Productio: Eddie
Murphy, as the voice of Thurgood Stubbs
Thurgood (voice by Eddie Murphy) and company are shocked
to discover that the dead man in the penthouse above them
is none other than Hilton Jacobs, the owner of their building.
Jacobs bequeaths all his worldly possessions to his fellow
project-dwellers, leaving them to wonder: who will inherit
his spacious and luxurious digs? Per HUD policy, Thurgood
holds a lottery to determine the lucky tenant and the Super
is thrilled when his own name is chosen.
Thurgood and Muriel (voiced by Loretta Devine) are movin'
on up to their deluxe apartment in the sky, the Super's
ego immediately swells. The other tenants even accuse him
of being "bougie" and turn their backs on Thurgood.
Even Muriel gets tired of his new high falootin' attitude
and moves back down stairs, leaving Thurgood alone with
his recliner and TV set. Bored and lonely, he falls asleep
and drifts off to dreamland, where he is visited by the
ghost of Hilton Jacobs. The spirit shows him how miserable
his life will be if he stays holed up in the penthouse and
shuts everyone out. Thurgood wakes up inspired and starts
knocking down walls with a golf club. After some serious
pounding, the Super turns his lofty apartment into something
all the tenants can enjoy -- a new rec room.
J. Michael Mendel
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