Worst Best Thing - Racially Integrated Prom

Season 1 , Ep 9 04/16/13 Views: 27,732

A Georgia high school finally gets with the times, and Pete Holmes and Abby Elliott reveal how racially open-minded they were as teens. (3:18)

THERE ARE A LOTOF POSITIVE STORIES OUT THERE,

AND THIS WASBY FAR THE WORST ONE.

BLACK TIE INSIDE,WHITE HOOD OUTSIDE.

A HIGH SCHOOL IN GEORGIAHAS ANNOUNCED PLANS

TO HOLD ITS FIRSTINTEGRATED PROM IN 30 YEARS.

YEAH. IT WAS DECIDEDAFTER A VOTE

IN WHICH WOMENWERE NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE.

[laughter]- YEAH.

- ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF INEQUALITYBEING STOPPED

WITH THE POWER OF DANCE.- YEAH.

I'M JUST EXCITEDTHEY FINALLY HAVE

AN INTEGRATED LESBIAN PROMTO ATTEND.

THAT'S GREAT.

- WELL, IT'S NOT FAIR.

BLACK PEOPLE GETTO DO EVERYTHING.

I MEAN, I NEVER GOTTO GO TO A GEORGIA PROM.

- THAT'S TRUE.- EVER.

OR BE PRESIDENTOR BE BEYONCE.

- YOU KNOW WHO I FEEL BAD FORIS THE ONE KID

WHO WAS BLAMING NOT HAVINGA DATE TO THE PROM

ON HIS IMAGINARYBLACK GIRLFRIEND.

[laughter]

SHE'S BUSY, GUYS!

- NOW IS THERE ANY WAYTO THROW AN INTEGRATED PROM

THAT WILL SATISFY THE TOWN'SRACISTS TOO, YOU KNOW?

LIKE, MAYBE ALL THE CHAPERONESCOULD HAVE FIRE HOSES?

- YEAH.

I FEEL LIKE GIVE THEM OXYCONTINAND PLAY SOME KID ROCK,

AND THEY'LL BE GOOD, RIGHT?

- OR JUST HAVE IT AT A PLACETHEY'LL NEVER HEAR ABOUT IT,

LIKE THE LIBRARY.- OOH.

- POLITICAL.- YEAH!

- WHAT,ARE YOU GUYS RACISTS?

YOU'RE LIKE,"WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!"

GIVE THEM A CHANCE!

THEY READ A LOTOF HATE LITERATURE.

[laughter]

I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ABOUTTHEIR FIRST OPENLY GAY PROM

FROM MY CONDOON THE MOON.

'CAUSE IT'SIN THE FUTURE.

IT'S IN THE FUTURE.

- ALL RIGHT, GUYS,WE'VE BEEN MAKING A LOT OF JOKES

ABOUT THIS STUFF,

BUT I WANT TO KNOWHOW OPEN-MINDED

YOU GUYS WEREIN HIGH SCHOOL.

SO BEFORE THE SHOW, WE ASKEDYOU BOTH THE SAME QUESTION

AND HAD YOU WRITE YOUR ANSWERSDOWN ON A CARD, RIGHT?

NOW, PETE, I WANT YOU TO GUESSHOW MANY BLACK FRIENDS ABBY HAD

HER SENIOR YEAROF HIGH SCHOOL.

- WELL, I WOULD HAVE TO SAYYOU SEEM PRETTY PROGRESSIVE.

YOU HAVEA WELCOMING VIBE.

YOU MADE THAT "BLACK PEOPLE GETTO DO EVERYTHING" JOKE EARLIER.

I'M GONNA SAY YOU HADTHREE SASSY BLACK FRIENDS.

- WOW.- OKAY, OKAY.

- ONE OF THEM IS GAY,AND HE MOONWALKED EVERYWHERE.

[laughter]

PLEASE EDIT THAT OUT.

- NO.

THAT IS STAYING INFOR SURE.

- IT IS.

- ABBY, HOW DID HE DO?HOLD UP YOUR SIGN.

- UM, OKAY.

- FIVE. FIVE BLACK FRIENDSHER SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL.

WOW.

ABBY,HOW MANY BLACK FRIENDS

DID PETE HAVE HIS SENIOR YEAROF HIGH SCHOOL?

- I CANNOT--

- KEEP IN MIND, BLACK PEOPLEHATE PETE'S COMEDY.

- YEAH.- [laughs]

- I CAN'T SEE--

YEAH, I CAN'T SEE THAT--UH, ONE.

- ONE.- THAT IS OFFENSIVE.

- ZERO!

WOW.

- I HAD--

IT WAS HIGH SCHOOL!I HAD THREE FRIENDS.

- OKAY, WELL, YEAH.

- A PUERTO RICAN,A SPANIARD, AND A JEW.

THEY WOULDN'T LET MEHAVE A BLACK ONE.

- YEAH, MAYBE BECAUSE YOUREFERRED TO THEM

AS A PUERTO RICAN,A SPANIARD, AND A JEW.

- YEAH.

- THAT WAS THEIR IDEA!

- HOW ABOUT YOU?

HOW MANY BLACK FRIENDSDID YOU HAVE IN HIGH SCHOOL?

[laughter]

- THERE WAS AN OLD LADYWHO LIVED IN A PANEL.

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