I questioned Ralph on the PCness of this character and he assured me there was nothing to worry about. Ok, so he has big lips, plays jazz trumpet and has a southern accent...he's just a cockroach and no racial stereotype is intended here. Malcolm is an amazing musician who enchants humans with his art, which is just what Melvin wishes he, himself, could do. Being a mere insect, Malcolm can never reach the heights of fame that he deserves to, but achieves a limited recognition by playing his horn from inside Melvin's mouth.
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