W. Kamau Bell - Good Black Don't Crack

Huntsberger, Esposito, Bell, Lee Season 9, Ep 901 12/23/2005 Views: 14,426

W. Kamau Bell is getting older. (1:33)

I'M DOING ALL RIGHT.I JUST HAD A BIRTHDAY RECENTLY.

I'M GETTING A LITTLE OLDER. I KNOW I DON'T LOOK THAT OLD.

BUT YOU KNOW IT'S LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER SAID,

"GOOD BLACK DON'T CRACK."

[LAUGHTER]

APPARENTLY, SOME OF YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE.

[LAUGHTER CONTINUES]

MY GRANDMOTHER'S COOL THOUGH. SHE HAS EXPRESSIONS LIKE THAT

FOR EVERYBODY. FOR ASIANS, "GOOD YELLOW DON'T MELLOW."

FOR LATINOS,"GOOD BROWN WON'T LET YOU DOWN."

FOR WHITE PEOPLE, "GOOD WHITES DON'T EXIST."SHE HAD 'EM ALL.

SHE HAD 'EM ALL.SHE HAD 'EM ALL.SHE HAD 'EM ALL.

I'M JUST KIDDING. SHE DIDN'T SAY NOTHIN' ABOUT GOOD YELLOW.

[LAUGHTER]

I KNOW I HAVE A SKEWED RACIAL PERSPECTIVE.

BUT IT'S NOT MY FAULT.IT'S MY PARENTS' FAULT.

I'M THE PRODUCT OF A MIXED MARRIAGE. THAT'S RIGHT.

MY FATHER'S BLACK. AND MY MOTHER'S BLACK!

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

THAT'S HOW SHE TAUGHT METO PRONOUNCE IT.

[LAUGHTER]

I'M JUST KIDDING, EVERYBODY. CALM DOWN.

MY PARENTS WEREN'T MARRIED.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

IT WAS THE '70s.BLACK PEOPLE DIDN'T GETMARRIED IN THE '70s.

BLACK MEN LEARNED FROM MOHAMMED ALI.

STICK AND MOVE.STICK AND MOVE.

[LAUGHTER]