Jimmy Dore - Irregular Clothing

  • Season 8 , Ep 20
  • 04/08/2004
  • Views: 3,505

Growing up poor meant shopping for irregular clothing. (1:54)

KNOW IT.

I DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE POOR

BECAUSE POOR PEOPLE PLAY A TRICK

ON THEIR KIDS.

THEY TELL 'EM THEY'RE MIDDLE

CLASS.

[LAUGHTER]

THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEBODY POORER

THAN US.

I'M LIKE, "MOM, WE'RE POOR,

AREN'T WE?"

"NO, WE'RE MIDDLE CLASS.

DRINK YOUR POWDERED MILK AND

SHUT UP."

[LAUGHTER]

"WOW, POWDERED MILK.

WHAT ARE POOR PEOPLE DRINKIN'?"

"JUST THE POWDER."

[LAUGHTER]

DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE.

BUT I DON'T KNOW, THE WORST

PART ABOUT GROWIN' UP POOR WAS

THE HORRIBLE CLOTHES I HAD TO

WEAR.

EVERYTHING I WORE WAS HANDED

DOWN; I HAD SIX OLDER BROTHERS.

AND WHENEVER I DID GET SOMETHIN'

NEW TO WEAR, MY DAD WOULD TAKE

ME CLOTHES SHOPPIN' AT THE SEARS

OUTLET.

NOT SEARS!

THE SEARS OUTLET!

THE STUFF THAT COULD SELL AT

FRICKIN' SEARS!

[LAUGHTER]

OH, I WAS STYLING IN MY

IRREGULARS.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

MY FRIENDS ARE LIKE, "JIMMY,

IS THAT A TRIPLE BREASTED SUIT

YOU'RE WEARING?"

[LAUGHTER]

"HORIZONTAL PLEATS, TOO, MO-FO."

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

MY DAD LOVED FINDIN' IRREGULARS,

YOU KNOW?

IT WAS LIKE HIS WAY OF SCREWIN'

THE MAN.

IF HE FOUND AN IRREGULAR

HE LIKED, HE WON THAT DAY.

[LAUGHTER]

HE'D BRAG ABOUT IT AT BARBECUES.

"LOOK, IT'S AN IRREGULAR.

HA-HA, CAN'T EVEN TELL!"

[LAUGHTER]

PEOPLE ARE LIKE "THERE'S A BIG

SEAM DOWN THE MIDDLE.

I COULD TELL.

YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT."

"YEAH, HALF PRICE.

WHO'S THE IDIOT NOW?"

[LAUGHTER]

"STILL YOU."

[LAUGHTER CONTINUES]

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