Paul F. Tompkins - Picky Eaters

  • Season 7 , Ep 6
  • 03/13/2002
  • Views: 6,991

The deaths caused by the Irish potato famine could have been avoided. (2:13)

I GREW UP IRISH LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

(APPLAUSE)

HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE!

I JUST LIKE YELLING.

LOOK, I GREW UP IRISH.

AND GROWING UP IRISH I HAD

TO HEAR SEVERAL STORIES ABOUT

THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE

IRISH POTATO FAMINE OF

THE 18 SOMETHING'S.

(LAUGHTER)

AND HOW HORRIBLE IT WAS.

LISTEN, COFFEE, MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE DIED.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DIED.

AND WHY?

BECAUSE THERE WERE NO POTATOES.

(LAUGHTER)

ARE THESE THE PICKIEST PEOPLE

IN THE WORLD?

OH, MY BELLY'S ALL BLOATED

AND DISTENDED.

I'M DYING.

IF ONLY I HAD A POTATO.

OHHH!

(APPLAUSE)

OH!

OH, SWEET BABY JESUS.

PLEASE MAKE IT RAIN POTATOES.

I'M DYING.

(LAUGHTER)

WHY DON'T YOU--

WHY DON'T YOU TRY SOME CORN?

(LAUGHTER)

I DON'T LIKE CORN.

(LAUGHTER)

ARE YOU SURE?

YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER EVEN TRIED

IT.

OH YES, I DID.

YES.

I REMEMBER...

WASN'T IT CORN THAT TIME I TRIED

IT.

DON'T CARE FOR IT.

NO, I DON'T REALLY CARE FOR IT

ALL THAT MUCH.

WELL, YOU'VE GOT TO DO

SOMETHING.

JUST HAVE SOME CORN.

SEE, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

TEXTURES.

SOME THINGS FEEL WEIRD IN MY

MOUTH AND CORN JUST KINDA ICKY

AND GROSS.

I DON'T.

OH, NO.

NO, NO THANK YOU.

NO THANK YOU.

WELL, ALL RIGHT.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO AHEAD

AND STARVE TO DEATH THEN?

YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I WAS DOING

BEFORE YOU HAD TO INTERVIEW ME

FOR YOUR BOOK ABOUT CORN.

WOW!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

COME ON.

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