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Hanging with Omar Gooding (Jr.)

I know his name isn’t Omar Gooding Jr. but for some reason whenever I say his name I end up adding it.

Omar is best known for playing a teenager for 10 years on Hanging with Mr. Cooper and Smart Guy. I guess he is also a rapper named Big O, but I like music so I’ve never heard it.

Omar has overcome the odds of being his parents favorite. Cuba Jr., the early favorite after winning an Oscar in 1996 while Omar phoned in another season of Smart Guy, has been making horrible movies like Rat Race and Radio for years now. All Omar had to do was sit pretty and hope that Cuba would keep embarrassing their parents. Now that Cuba has a warrant out for his arrest, surely Omar has taken the top spot in their parents’ eyes.