Your mom's gonna hold backon some of them whuppin's
'cause she carried younine months.
She gonna show a little mercy.
But your pops come home;he's tired, too...
He got-- he always gotjust enough strength
to whup your ass.
( laughter and applause )
I ain't nevergot a beatin' easy.
It wasn't like thatwith me-- I ran.
I know, in the last life--I was a slave, I ran.
Master ain't gettin' me.
I know I was supposed to pickmore cotton than this
but my hand hurt.
Whup who? Who? Who? Who?
Who? Who? Who?
Who? Who? Who? Who? Who?
Oh, yeah, now what?Now what? Now what?
Now... what's that?Now what? Now what? Now what?
Y'all just gonna stand therein the field?
Y'all ain't gonna help me?
Y'all not go...?"
That's why I like Roots.
Roots was the bomb.
Remember Chicken Georgewas the bomb.
Remember at the end,when they finally was leavin'
and they strung that white dudeup on a tree?
And Chicken Georgemade it clear.
He said, "If you ever messwith me or my family
I'll kill you."
Black people was home goin',"Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!"
Went to work the next day likethis: "I ain't doin' nothin'."
The boss be, like, "You fired."
"Oh, I got it."
( applause and laughter )
They lose their paycheck.