Andy Kindler - Jackie Robinson

  • Season 10 , Ep 16
  • 04/13/2006
  • Views: 1,450

Jackie Robinson was great for everything but the Negro Leagues. (1:24)

I NOTICED THAT THEY CHANGED THENAME OF THE INTERBOROUGH PARKWAY

TO THE JACKIE ROBINSON PARKWAY. AND THE INTERBOROUGH FAMILY IS

- VERY, VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS. - [LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

THEY HAVE STARTED ALETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN.

CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THAT WAS A FAMILY NAMED "INTERBOROUGH"?

[SCATTERED LAUGHTER]

CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW YOU WOULD'VE LAUGHED THEN?

- I WAS AH-- - [LAUGHTER]

HEY, THE PEOPLE ON THE CEILING ARE ENJOYING THEMSELVES.

AH, I WAS TALKING TO A FRIEND ABOUT HOW GREAT IT WAS THAT

JACKIE ROBINSON, WHEN HE MADE IT INTO THE MAJOR LEAGUES AND

WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT MADE IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND MY FRIEND ACTUALLY SAID TO ME, HE SAYS,

"WELL YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE

"THAT WHEN JACKIE ROBINSON MADE IT INTO THE MAJOR LEAGUES,

THAT MEANT THE END OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES."

OH, THAT'S A GREAT TOPICOF CONVERSATION.

THANKS FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT THE DOWNSIDE OF CIVIL RIGHTS.

THAT'S GREAT. THAT'S A GREAT TOPIC.

HEY, YOU KNOW CIVIL RIGHTS, IS GREAT AND EVERYTHING,

BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT PLUMBERS IN THE SOUTH

MAKE LESS MONEY, THAN WHEN THEY USED TO

INSTALL THE SEPARATE DRINKING FOUNTAINS.

- I'M NOT-- - [LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

MAKING A VALUE JUDGMENT. I'M NOT SAYING YEA OR NAY.

I'M JUST POINTING OUTAN INTERESTING FACTOID.

CIVIL RIGHTSIS GREAT AND EVERYTHING.

BUT THERE'S NO MORE SLAVE OLYMPICS.

THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING. I DON'T SAY GOOD.

- I DON'T SAY NOT GOOD.- [LAUGHTER]

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