March 23, 2015 - Starbucks's "Race Together" Campaign

  • 03/23/2015

Panelists Kenneth Cole, Phoebe Robinson, Rosie Perez and 2 Chainz join Larry to discuss the intentions and execution of Starbucks's ill-fated "Race Together" campaign.

>> Larry: TONIGHTLY, STARBUCKS ENDS ITS CONTROVERSIAL RACE

TOGETHER CAMPAIGN.

YEAH, THAT'S BECAUSE WHEN MOSTPEOPLE HEARD ABOUT IT, THEY

RACED TOGETHER TO DUNKIN'DONUTS.

SHOULD CORPORATIONS TAKE ONSENSITIVE ISSUES?

BACK OFF, PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY.

I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR NARROWVIEWS ON ABORTION.

YOU'RE LOOKING TO MAKE PROGRESS,STARBUCKS?

OKAY.

WHY DON'T YOU START BY NOTSELLING CDs IN 2015?

SO GRIND THOSE FAIR TRADES,FROTH UP THAT SOY MILK, AND LET

THE AWKWARD CONVO BEGIN!

THIS IS THE "THE NIGHTLY SHOW"!

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(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "LARRY!")>> Larry: I COULD DO THAT THE

WHOLE SHOW.

LOVE YOU, TOO.

WELCOME TO THE "THE NIGHTLYSHOW."

I'M LARRY WILMORE.

WHEW!

I'M EXHAUSTED.

I DIDN'T SLEEP ALL WEEKEND.

SO IF I SEEM A LITTLE OUT OF IT,IT'S BECAUSE I'VE HAD 43 LATTES

SINCE STARBUCKS ANNOUNCED THEIR"RACE TOGETHER" CAMPAIGN LAST

WEEK. STARBUCKS TO STARBUCKS TOSTARBUCKS TO STARBUCKS

YOU GUYS ALREADY KNOW ABOUT IT.

THEY TOLD THEIR BARISTAS TO TALKTO THEIR CUSTOMERS ABOUT RACE

AND TOLD THEM TO WRITE THEHASHTAG RACE-TOGETHER ON CUPS.

SO LET'S CHECK IN.

HOW'S IT GOING?

>> AFTER A WEEK OF CONTROVERSY,STARBUCKS SAYS BARISTAS WILL NO

LONGER WRITE "RACE TOGETHER" ONCUSTOMERS' CUPS.

>> Larry: A WEEK?

(LAUGHTER)MAN, IRONICALLY, THAT'S THE SAME

AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO MAKEMY SALTED CARAMEL MACCHIATO.

LET'S UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLYHAPPENED HERE.

STARBUCKS WASN'T BLASTED FORHAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT

RACE.

THEY WERE BLASTED FOR WANTING TOHAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE.

THAT'S HOW MUCH WE NEED TO HAVEA CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE.

RIGHT?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WE CAN'T EVEN TALK ABOUT TALKING

ABOUT IT.

STARBUCKS, WHAT YOU NEED TOUNDERSTAND -- FOR MOST

AMERICANS, THERE'S A TIME AND APLACE TO TALK ABOUT RACE.

THAT PLACE IS NOWHERE AND THATTIME IS NEVER.

DID ANYONE TELL THE C.E.O. THISWAS A BAD IDEA?

>> WHEN I HAD THE FIRST OPENFORUM -- I THINK IT WAS ON

DECEMBER 10th -- NOT MANYPEOPLE KNEW WHAT THE SUBJECT

WAS, BUT THERE WERE A FEW AND,TO BE HONEST, THERE WERE SOME

PEOPLE THAT SAID, HOWARD, THISIS NOT A SUBJECT WE SHOULD

TOUCH.

>> Larry: BUT TOUCH HE DID.

I REJECT THAT.

WHAT IF WE WERE TO WRITE "TRACETOGETHER" ON EVERY STARBUCKS

CUP, AND THAT FACILITATED ACONVERSATION BETWEEN YOU AND OUR

CUSTOMERS?

>> Larry: OR...

WHAT IF WE WERE TO JUST SERVECOFFEE AND NOT TALK ABOUT BLACK

STUFF?

(APPLAUSE)BUT, HEY, YOU KNOW, HIS HEART

WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

HE WAS TRYING TO DO A GOODTHING.

I'M SURE EVERYONE TOOK IT IN THESPIRIT IT WAS INTENDED.

>> NOT SURE WHAT @STARBUCKS WASTHINKING.

I DON'T HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN 400YEARS OF OPPRESSION TO YOU AND

STILL MAKE MY TRAIN.

(LAUGHTER)>> Larry: OKAY, TRAVELING

RACIAL HISTORY BUFF!

CALM DOWN!

ALL RIGHT, YOU DON'T NEED THEWHOLE STORY.

JUST EXPLAIN 2014 -- YOU KNOWWHAT, YOU'RE STILL GOING TO MISS

THAT TRAIN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)TOO MUCH.

TOO MUCH.

EXHAUSTING!

THAT'S OKAY.

AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY MYFAVORITE COMMENT --

>> BARISTA: YOUR TOTAL IS$5.45.

ME: YOU CAN JUST PUT THAT ON MYREPARATIONS TAB.

(APPLAUSE)>> Larry: NOT BAD.

I LIKE THAT.

BY THE WAY, IF WE DO GETREPARATIONS, THE REPARATIONS TAB

ISN'T A BAD WAY TO GO. YES, THE#REPARATIONSTAB IS NOW A

THING. SO SPREAD IT AROUND,EVERYBODY!

#REPARATIONS TAB!

IT'S A THING!

(APPLAUSE)NOW THAT I LOOK AT IT,

IT LOOKS LIKE "REPARATION STAB!"NOW IT SOUNDS LIKE A CALL TO

START THE BIG RACE WAR.

CANCEL THAT.

BAD IDEA.

GET RID OF IT.

THERE YOU GO.

SEE, STARBUCKS?

THAT'S ME THINKING AN IDEATHROUGH.

THAT'S HOW YOU SHOULD DO IT,STARBUCKS. BUT IF YOU THOUGHT

STARBUCKS' DISASTROUS RACETOGETHER CAMPAIGN COULDN'T GET

WORSE, YOU'RE IN LUCK BECAUSE ITDID.

STARBUCKS PUBLISHED AN 8-PAGEQUESTIONNAIRE AND FACTOID

PULL-OUT IN THEMARCH 20th EDITION OF U.S.A.

TODAY, WHICH MEANS ALL ACROSSTHE NATION, GUESTS AT THE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ARE CALLINGTHE FRONT DESK SAYING, "UH, I

THINK YOU ACCIDENTALLY GAVE ME ACOPY OF EBONY MAGAZINE."

(LAUGHTER)I THINK WE ACTUALLY HAVE A COPY.

THIS IS IT.

SO LET'S GO THROUGH THIS THING.

PAGE ONE ANNOUNCES "RACETOGETHER."

VERY NICE.

SO FAR SO GOOD.

THE FONT IS BOLD BUT NOTOFFENSIVE.

C.E.O. HOWARD SCHULTZ HAS BEENHOSTING A LOT OF TOWN HALL

MEETINGS TO TALK WITH EMPLOYEESABOUT RACE.

THAT'S GREAT, BECAUSE NEARLY 40%OF STARBUCKS EMPLOYEES ARE

MINORITIES.

THIS GIVES MINORITIES ANOPPORTUNITY TO TALK DIRECTLY TO

THE C.E.O. ABOUT HOW THEY'RETREATED AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS ON

THE WAY THINGS COULD BE BETTER.

PAGE 2 SHOWS A PHOTO AT ONE OFTHE TOWN HALLS.

LET'S SEE, I CAN MAKE OUT ABOUT30 PEOPLE IN THAT PHOTO AND I

SEE ONE BLURRY BROTHER.

(LAUGHTER)PAGE THREE HAS A MAP SHOWING

WHERE IN AMERICA YOU'RE LIKELYTO BUMP INTO SOMEONE WHO'S A

DIFFERENT RACE THAN YOU.

THANKS, STARBUCKS, FOR THISHELPFUL GUIDE ON WHAT PLACES TO

TOTALLY AVOID.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

UNBELIEVABLE.

PAGE 6 IS THE "MORE CONTEXT"SECTION, WHICH INCLUDES A NUMBER

OF INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RACESUCH AS, "A JANUARY 2015

STUDY...

FOUND ABOUT 5% OFSELF-IDENTIFIED WHITES LIVING IN

SOUTH CAROLINA AND LOUISIANAHAVE AT LEAST 2% AFRICAN

ANCESTRY ."

YEAH, BRING THAT ONE UP,SOUTH CAROLINA BARISTAS.

THAT'LL GO OVER WELL.

"HERE'S YOUR COFFEE, BOBBY JOE.

BY THE WAY, DID YOU KNOW THERE'SA 5% CHANCE YOU HAVE SOME NEGRO

BLOOD IN YOU?""RACE TOGETHER, Y'ALL.

BOBBY JOE, 5% OF THAT GOES ONYOUR TAB,

RIGHT?

SILVER LINING!"LOOK, IT'S NOT LIKE THIS IS THE

FIRST TIME A COMPANY HASPUBLICLY TALKED ABOUT SOCIAL

ISSUES IN THEIR MARKETINGCAMPAIGNS.

THE GAP ALSO HAD THE REDCAMPAIGN TO FIGHT AIDS.

AND IT'S BEEN SUCCESSFUL, BUTTHEY DON'T FORCE YOU TO TALK

ABOUT THE ISSUE WHILE SHOPPINGIN THEIR STORES.

"SIR, HERE ARE THE NEW KHAKIS INTHE RELAXED FIT.

YOU KNOW WHAT'S NOT RELAXING?

AIDS.

IT WOULD BE THE OPPOSITE OFRELAXING.

STILL WANT THESE?

NO.

SO, OBVIOUSLY, STARBUCKS FELTTHAT COFFEE AND AWKWARD

CONVERSATIONS ARE MEANT TO GOTOGETHER.

IF YOU'RE HAVING COFFEE, YOUOUGHT TO BE HAVING AN AWKWARD

CONVERSATION RIGHT?

SO WE SENT OUR OWN CONTRIBUTORSRICKY VELEZ AND MIKE YARD TO

FIND COFFEE DRINKERS AND STRIKEUP AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH

THEM.

TAKE A LOOK.

>> WHAT KIND OF COFFEE DO YOUHAVE THERE?

>> MEDIUM ROAST.

I LOVE THAT!

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I DON'T LIKE?

MISCARRIAGES.

(LAUGHTER)♪♪

>> COFFEE, PLEASE.

YOU'RE GETTING COFFEE?

YEAH.

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUTFREEZING YOUR EGGS?

♪♪>> HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH BEING A

WOMAN?

♪♪>> YOU'VE GOT A COFFEE THERE

SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUTHINK ABOUT THE SITUATION IN

DARFUR? DO YOU THINK WE SHOULDGO IN?

BUT YOU GOT A COFFEE. NO?

BUT YOU HAVE A COFFEE!

HOW ARE YOU DOING? YOU'REDRINKING COFFEE? COOL, DO YOU

DRINK ALCOHOL? I HAVE BEENDRINKING WAY TOO MUCH ALCOHOL.

>> SKIM LATTE? SOUNDS DELICIOUS.

WHY DO YOU THINK AMERICA HATESBLACK PEOPLE SO MUCH.

YOU DON'T?♪♪

>> WHAT'S THE OBSESSION WITHWOMEN TRYING TO PUT A FINGER IN

A GUY'S BUTT.

>> IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T WANT TOHAVE CHILDREN, IT'S JUST THAT

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE THEMWITH HER.

>> REALLY? THAT'S (BLEEP) UP

MY BOSS PUTS SO MUCH PRESSUREON ME, I JUST DRINK.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME IWENT TO BED SOBER

>> WOULD YOU MIND SINGING ANEGRO SPIRITUAL WITH ME?

♪ WADE IN THE WATER ♪ WADE IN THE WATER CHILDREN ♪

THANK YOU, MAN

>> ONE SIP.

ONE SIP

SEE, THAT'S BETTER THAN COFFEE!

MIKE YARD AND RICKY VELEZ!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

>> Larry: ALL RIGHT, WELCOMEBACK TO THE SHOW.

JOINING THE PANEL TONIGHT WEHAVE FASHION DESIGNER KENNETH

COLE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)COMEDIAN PHOEBE ROBINSON --

SHE'S ONE OF THE CO-HOSTS OF"THE VIEW."

AND CURRENTLY STARRING IN "FISHIN THE DARK" ON BROADWAY, ROSIE

PEREZ.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HE'S A RAPPER AND THE HOST OF

THE "GQ" SHOW, "MOST EXPENSIVEST(BLEEP)," 2 CHAINZ.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)AND BEFORE WE START, I JUST

WANTED TO -- AND THIS HASNOTHING TO DO WITH ANYBODY ON

PANEL HERE, SO I JUST WANTEDTO --

(LAUGHTER)I JUST WANTED TO SAY THIS IS 3

CHAINZ.

(LAUGHTER)MY HOUSE!

(APPLAUSE)SO HERE'S THE DEAL --

STARBUCKS IS TRYING TO USECOFFEE TO TALK ABOUT RACE, SO

WE'RE GOING TO USE RACE TO TALKABOUT COFFEE.

IT'S A LITTLE THING WE LIKE TOCALL #COFFEETOGETHER.

ROSIE, YOU'RE PUERTO RICAN. SOHOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR COFFEE?

ALMOND MILK AND TWO SUGARS?

>> YES.>> OK GOOD, THAT MAKES SENSE

>> Larry: KENNETH, YOU'RE AWHITE GUY SO THAT'S SOY MILK

AND ONE SWEET N LOW >> EXACTLY

>> PHOEBE, YOU'RE KEEPING ITREAL? BLACK?

>> RIGHT 2 CHAINZ, HOW MUCH WEEDDID WE PUT IN YOURS?

(APPLAUSE)BECAUSE HE'S A RAPPER.

ROSIE, HOW REALISTIC DO YOUTHINK THIS STARBUCKS CAMPAIGN

WAS?

>> I THINK HE WAS SINCERE ANDEARNEST.

BUT IT'S NOT A GREAT IDEA.

I LIKE TO GO TO MOM AND POPSHOPS BECAUSE I WANT TO HAVE AN

HONEST, ORGANIC CONVERSATION.

I DON'T WANT TO BE FORCED TOHAVE A CONVERSATION, ESPECIALLY

EARLY IN THE (BLEEP) MORNING --OOH!

>> Larry: NO, YOU CAN SAY IT.

(LAUGHTER)>> USUALLY, IF I DO HAVE A

CONVERSATION, I NEED AT LEASTTWO SIPS OF ESPRESSO PRIOR.

I JUST WONDERED, HOW IS THATGOING TO PLAY OUT?

YOU'RE WAITING IN LINE,FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THERE'S

ALWAYS A LINE IN STARBUCKS.

THEN YOU GET THERE AND THEY WANTTO DISCUSS RACE AND I'M, LIKE,

SHUT THE HELL UP AND GIVE ME MYCOFFEE.

>> Larry: YOU'RE ALREADYTENSE, THAT'S THE LAST THING YOU

WANT TO TALK ABOUT, RIGHT?

>> YEAH, THAT'S WHY I JUSTSMOKE A JOINT.

>> Larry: YOU SMOKED A JOIN IN ASTARBUCKS?

HAVE YOU EVER SMOKED A JOINT INA STARBUCKS BATHROOM?

NO, I'M NOT TRYING TO GO TOJAIL BUT

STARBUCKS AT THEAIRPORT.

PRIOR TO GOING TO THE AIRPORT, IHAVE MY MEDICINE, YOU KNOW.

>> Larry: WHEN YOU GO THROUGHT.S.A., DO THEY --

>> AS LONG AS I'M NOT TRAVELINGAND BREAKING ANY LAWS, SO THAT'S

PRIOR TO ME GETTING THERE, AND ILIKE TO GET ME A FRENCH VANILLA

SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW.

(LAUGHTER)>> Larry: WELL, THAT REAL

VANILLA-Y SMELL KIND OF MASKSTHE OTHER SMELL.

>> I GET THAT FRENCH VANILLA INME, I'VE NEVER CONSIDERED

ANYONE, ESPECIALLY OF ANOTHER --YOU KNOW, ANOTHER RACE RIGHT

TALK TO ME ABOUT RACE, BECAUSEI'M SURE IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE FOR

THEM AS WELL.

>> Larry: I THINK IT'S A TRAPFOR WHITE GUYS

(LAUGHTER)>> I THINK IT'S -- IT'S JUST MY

OPINION -- IS THAT THEY DO NOTWANT TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING

RACIST, SO THEY -->> Larry: STARBUCKS?

NO, I THINK PEOPLE INGENERAL, WHEN YOU HAVE A

CONVERSATION WITH A PERSON FROMANOTHER RACE.

IT GETS VERY UNCOMFORTABLEBECAUSE I THINK THEY FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE BEING PUT ON THE SPOT.

YOU KNOW, BUT FOR ME, I'LL HAVETHE DISCUSSION WITH ANYONE.

>> Larry: YOU DON'T CARE?

NO, I DON'T CARE.

>> Larry: WHAT WOULD BE THEWORST JOB TO DO THE STARBUCKS

THING?

I WOULD THINK LIKE A DENTIST.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RACE?

(GARBLED SPEECH)YOU KNOW, I REALLY HATE THE

BLACKS(GARBLED SPEECH)

(LAUGHTER)WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> A CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSON FORCABLE COMPANY.

YOU'RE TRYING TO SELL PEOPLESHOW TIME.

AND YOU'RE LIKE, LET'S TALKABOUT THE BLACKS.

WE HAVE TO DO THAT BEFORE I GIVEYOU YOUR HBO.

>> Larry: AND I DON'T KNOW WHENWE'RE GONNA BE TALKING ABOUT IT

SOME TIME BETWEEN 10:00 AND4:00, WE'LL BE

TALKING ABOUT RACE.

>> IT'S AN IMPORTANTCONVERSATION, A HARD AS HELL

CONVERSATION, BUT I FEEL THATHOWARD SCHULTZ SHOULD BE

SUPPORTED AT SOME LEVEL BECAUSEHE'S NOT GOING TO SELL MORE

COFFEE BECAUSE OF THIS AND THEFACT HE'S USING HIS PLATFORM TO

TALK ABOUT THIS VERY SENSITIVEISSUE, AND IT WILL REMAIN

SENSITIVE TILL THERE'S MOREDISCUSSION.

>> Larry: YOU'VE GOTTEN INTROUBLE YOURSELF SOMETIMES, IN

YOUR STANDUP -->> I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT(LAUGHTER)

>> Larry: I'M SAYING YOU PUTYOURSELF OUT THERE, SOMETIMES

YOU CAN BE A TARGET.

>> YOU CAN BE A TARGET.

BUT HE'S USING HIS PLATFORM ANDI THINK HE BASICALLY HAS ONE OF

THE MOST CONSCIENTIOUS COMPANIESOF ANY OUT THERE AND HE USED HIS

PLATFORM FOR YEARS TO TALK ABOUTSOCIAL ISSUES.

I TRY TO DO THE SAME BUT MYPLATFORM ISN'T AS BIG.

IF HE DOES IT AND AMERICAATTACKS HIM OR ME FOR WHAT WE

DO, IT'S SUCH A POWERFULRESOURCE TO NOT BE ACCESSED AND

FOR THEM TO BE DISCOURAGED AND,FORTUNATELY, HE ISN'T GOING TO

BE.

I DON'T THINK IT'S EVEN FAIR TOJUDGE THAT IT HASN'T BEEN

SUCCESSFUL OR NOT BECAUSE

HERE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT.>> BUT LET ME ASK YOU THIS

DO YOU REQUIRE YOUR EMPLOYEESTO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF AIDS?

BECAUSE THAT'S YOUR CAUSE.

I THINK THAT'S WHERE IT WENTWRONG.

I AGREE WITH YOU.

I THINK HE WAS SINCERE ANDEARNEST AND IT WAS A GREAT

ATTEMPT TO BRING THE NATION TOGETHER BUT WHEN YOU HAVE

EMPLOYEES INVOLVED, I THINKTHAT'S WHERE IT WENT WEIRD.

>> Larry: FOR ME -- CAFFEINEIS BASICALLY A DRUG -- I'M NOT

SAYING COFFEE COMPANIES ARE DRUGDEALERS.

2 CHAINZ, YOU WERE A DRUGDEALER.

DID YOU EVER TALK ABOUT RACETO YOUR CUSTOMERS AT ALL?

>> I JUST TELL THEM THEY NEED TORACE OVER TO GET IT BEFORE IT'S

GONE.

>> Larry: THERE YOU GO!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AND WE'LLTALK MORE ABOUT THIS!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Larry: HEY, WELCOME BACK!

OKAY.

TONIGHT WE'RE GOING TO PLAY ALITTLE GAME CALLED "TRUE, FALSE,

KINDA."

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS -- I'LL GIVEYOU A STEREOTYPE ABOUT A

PARTICULAR RACE OR ETHNICITY ANDYOU USE YOUR PADDLES TO TELL ME

WHETHER IT'S TRUE, FALSE ORKINDA TRUE.

OKAY?

KEEP IN MIND, WHETHER WE LIKE ITOR NOT, MOST STEREOTYPES ARE

KINDA TRUE.

(LAUGHTER)IF YOU'RE REALLY GOOD, MAYBE AT

THE END, MAYBE I'LL GIVE YOU ACOFFEE BEAN "KEEP IT 100" OR A

LITTLE WEAK COFFEE.

WE'LL SEE HOW IT GOES.

WE'LL SEE HOW YOU ANSWER YOURQUESTIONS.

HERE WE GO.

TRUE, FALSE OR KINDA -- BLACKPEOPLE TALK IN MOVIES.

(LAUGHTER)ANSWERS?

>> EVERYONE TALKS IN MOVIES!

KINDA!

>> YOU BETTER SAY KINDA!

(LAUGHTER)>> DEPENDS ON IF SOMEBODY IN THE

CREW SAW THE MOVIE ALREADY.

>> Larry: LET ME JUST SAY,THAT ONE'S TRUE.

WHITE MAN CAN'T JUMP?

>> WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP?

I'VE SEEN A LOT OF WHITE MENJUMP REALLY HIGH.

>> Larry: OKAY.

(LAUGHTER)>> NOT A LOT.

>> Larry: OKAY.

HERE WE GO.

JEWISH PEOPLE ARE WHINEY.

(LAUGHTER)(TALKING AT THE SAME TIME)

THIS IS (BLEEP) UP. BLACK PEOPLEDON'T TIP?

THIS IS (BLEEP) UP. BLACK PEOPLEDON'T TIP?

>> THAT'S FALSE.

I'M FROM ATLANTA.

WE'VE GOT STRIP CLUBS. I'M AGREAT TIPPER

>> Larry: ASIANS CAN'T HOLDTHEIR LIQUOR?

>> I'VE NEVER HEARD THAT >> THAT'S A REAL THING?

>> Larry: UNFORTUNATELY, THATONE'S TRUE.

(LAUGHTER)SOME OF THESE ARE JUST TRUE.

SORRY, ASIANS.

OKAY, LAST ONE, PUERTO RICANSCAN'T NOT SALSA.

ROSIE?

(LAUGHTER)CAN'T NOT SALSA.

>> THAT'S TRUE.

THAT'S TRUE.

(APPLAUSE)>> Larry: TRUE, TRUE?

COME ON, YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE!

THERE YOU GO!>> I'M A CONFORMIST

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!IT'S ALL STEREOTYPES!

>> Larry: THAT'S ALL THE TIMEWE HAVE FOR TONIGHT.

I THANK OUR PANELISTS --ROSIE PEREZ, KENNETH COLE,

PHOEBE ROBINSON AND 2 CHAINZ!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FINALLY TONIGHT, IT'S TIME TO

CHECK IN ON "DARE-Y WILMORE'SMARCH BADNESS BRACKETSBALL

DARE-O-MANIA IT'S BONER TIMETOURNAMENT."

WHAT AN EXCITING TOURNAMENT SOFAR.

WE'RE DOWN TO THE SWEET 16, ANDIN CASE YOU MISSED IT, SOME TOP

SEEDS WENT DOWN OVER THEWEEKEND -- SO, SADLY, I WON'T BE

HOSTING THE SHOW AS MUPPETLARRY, AND I WON'T BE POOPING ON

A MOUNTAIN...

OR AT LEAST I WON'T BE GETTINGPAID FOR IT.

BUT HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT THEDARES I STILL MAY HAVE TO DO.

KENTUCKY LOOKS UNSTOPPABLE ANDI'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT

BECAUSE, IF THE WILDCATS WIN, IHAVE TO BE BABY-BIRDED -- WHICH

MEANS ANOTHER PERSON WILL CHEWUP FOOD AND SPIT IT INTO MY

MOUTH.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)EXACTLY.

OH!

THAT'S HORRIBLE!

AND IF WEST VIRGINIA WINS, THESOUL DADDY HIMSELF -- THAT'S THE

'70s VERSION OF ME -- WILLCOME OUT OF RETIREMENT AS AND

HOST THE SHOW.

SO THAT WILL BE FUN.

YEAH!

THERE YOU GO.

AND LASTLY, THE ARIZONA WILDCATSMEET XAVIER IN THE NEXT ROUND.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE ME ATTEND AFURRY CONVENTION IN FULL

COSTUME, ARIZONA IS YOUR TEAM --AND I'LL EVEN LET YOU CHOOSE THE

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GOODNIGHTLY, EVERYONE!

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