Patrice O'Neal - Being American

  • Season 7, Ep 10
  • 04/10/2003
  • Views: 17,151

Foreigners hate Americans because Americans don't know or care about other countries. (2:31)

I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS AMERICAN,

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, TILL I

LEFT.

YOU KNOW?

OR TO YOUR TAX, MAN.

I DIDN'T LIKE AMERICA.

NOBODY--

BLACK PEOPLE DON'T LIKE AMERICA,

BUT NOW I DO BECAUSE I TRAVEL.

THEY HATE US IN OTHER COUNTRIES,

MAN.

WHEN I GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES,

MAN, I LOOK FOR PEOPLE--

I DON'T CARE IF YOU GOT KKK ON

YOUR KNUCKLE, BIG TIME REDNECK,

MAN.

IF I SEE YOU IN ANOTHER COUNTRY,

YOU'RE MY BROTHER, 'CAUSE THEY

HATE US, MAN, THE SAME--

CALL YOU "YANK."

YANK.

AND THEY SAY IT WITH THAT--

YANK, THAT REAL EVIL,

'CAUSE WE'RE ARROGANT.

THAT'S WHY THEY HATE US,

'CAUSE WE'RE ARROGANT.

OUR ARROGANCE IS FAR SUPERIOR

THAN ANYONE ELSE, 'CAUSE WE

DON'T CARE WHAT OUR AR--

WE DON'T--

'CAUSE WE'RE NOT NUMBER ONE

IN ANYTHING, I DON'T THINK.

BASKETBALL.

WHATEVER, SPORTS.

BUT WE'RE NOT EVEN NUMBER ONE

IN THAT REALLY, AND WE'RE JUST

ARROGANT.

WE DON'T CARE.

WE DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF NOBODY

ELSE'S PRESIDENT.

(LAUGHTER)

THEY KNOW G.W.

THEY KNOW HIM.

EVERY COUNTRY KNOWS G.W.

YOU ASK SOMEBODY--

BUT THE THING IS WHY THEY

HATE US IS 'CAUSE WE DON'T KNOW

AND WE DON'T CARE.

'CAUSE YOU BE LIKE, "WHAT, SAY,

DO YOU KNOW THE NAME OF

MY COUNTRY'S LEADER?"

YOU BE LIKE, "NO."

AND THEY BE LIKE, "WELL,

HIS NAME--"

"DON'T TELL ME THAT."

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

"I DON'T WANNA HEAR THAT."

(LAUGHTER CONTINUES)

WE REFER TO OUR SPORTS CHAMPIONS

AS WORLD CHAMPS, AND WE DON'T

PLAY NOBODY ELSE IN THE WHOLE

WORLD.

WE JUST PLAY PEOPLE FROM OTHER

CITIES, MAN.

"THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS ARE

THE WORLD CHAMPS OF LOS ANGELES

AND REST OF THE WORLD,

'CAUSE NOBODY CAN STOP SHAQ

ANYWAY, SO WE'RE WORLD CHAMPS."

(LAUGHTER)

I'M SO ARROGANT THAT WHEN

I TRAVEL TO OTHER PEOPLE'S

COUNTRIES, I REFER TO THEM

IN THEIR COUNTRY AS "FOREIGNER."

I ACT LIKE THEY VISITIN' ME.

I LOOK AT 'EM LIKE, "OH, WHERE

ARE YOU FROM, MAN?

WHERE ARE YOU FROM!"

(LAUGHTER)

"AND THE CLOTHES YOU GOT ON,

FOREIGNERS.

AH, WHO THE--

WHAT IS THIS LANGUAGE YOU'RE

SPEAKING HERE IN TURKEY?

SPEAK ENGLISH!"

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