Johnny Sanchez - Energy

  • Season 3 , Ep 13
  • 08/31/2000
  • Views: 3,338

Johnny Sanchez likes greeting people in New York. (2:11)

I'M TELLING YOU,I'VE BEEN HERE ALL WEEK.

IT'S MY FIRST TIMEIN NEW YORK.

I JUST WANT TO SAY,IT'S THE GREATEST CITY.

I LOVE IT OUT HERE.

THIS IS THE BEST, MAN,HONESTLY.

[applause]

IT'S SO COOL OUT HERE.

'CAUSE YOU GUYS HAVE JUSTYOU KNOW, PERSONALITY.

THERE'S A LOT OF CHARACTER.THERE'S ENERGY OUT HERE.

I LIVE IN L.A.

YOU CAN'T EVEN SAY "HI"TO PEOPLE IN L.A.

PEOPLE CAN'T HANDLE THAT.

OUT HERE, IT'S COOL;YOU CAN SAY WHAT YOU WANT.

IN L.A., YOU SAY SOMETHING--"HEY, MAN, HOW YOU DOING?"

"WHAT? WHAT'S--HUH?WHAT? WHAT'S--

"I DON'T KNOW, MAN.HE JUST SAID HI.

"HE FREAKED ME OUTOR SOMETHING, MAN.

HE SAID HI FOR NO REASON."

[laughing]

YOU GUYS LET IT OUT.

"COME ON, LET'S GO.LET'S DO THIS."

THAT'S WHY YOU GUYSHAVE THAT ENERGY.

IT'S BRILLIANT.I LOVE THAT.

COME ON, THE STATUE OF LIBERTY--THEY SHOULD EVEN CHANGE IT.

I THINK THEY SHOULD CHANGE ITMORE FOR NEW YORK, YOU KNOW?

I MEAN, 'CAUSE YOU GUYS SAY WHATYOU WANT, SAY WHAT YOU FEEL.

I THINK SHE SHOULDBE LIKE THIS.

[laughs]

SO I'M HAVINGA GOOD TIME OUT HERE,

AND AS YOU KNOW,MY NAME'S JOHNNY SANCHEZ.

I'M ACTUALLY MEXICAN AMERICAN.

I'M THIRD-GENERATIONMEXICAN AMERICAN,

WHICH SOMETIMES IS A PROBLEM.

I HAVE A LOT OF JUDGMENTSOMETIMES GROWING UP

BY MY OWN PEOPLE, BECAUSEA LOT OF TIMES MEXICANS--

MY PEOPLE DON'T LIKE MEBECAUSE I'M THIRD GENERATION.

THEY CALL ME A COCONUT.

FOR THOSE OF YOUWHO DON'T KNOW,

THAT'S WHAT MEXICANSCALL OTHER MEXICANS

WHEN THEY THINKTHEY'RE TRYING TO BE WHITE.

BROWN ON THE OUTSIDE,WHITE ON THE IN: COCONUT.

SEE, LOOK AT ALLTHE WHITE PEOPLE.

THEY SOAK THAT IN,BECAUSE THEY'LL USE IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

"OH, I HAVE SOMETHING TO CALLJAVIER TOMORROW AT WORK."

YOU GUYS DO, BUT I HADA HARD TIME GROWING UP.

IT WAS REALLY TOUGHBEING THIRD GENERATION.

I HAD WHITE FRIENDS;I DIDN'T HAVE AN ACCENT.

SO THE HARD-CORE MEXICAN GUYSALWAYS JUDGED ME FOR THAT.

THE REAL HARD ONES,THEY DIDN'T LIKE ME,

THE GUYS ALWAYS STANDING UPAGAINST THE WALL.

THEY'D START--TALK CRAP TO MEWHEN I WAS WALKING BY, YOU KNOW?

"HEY, CHECK OUTTHE COCONUT, EH?

"STUPID COCONUTAND STUFF, HUH?

"CHECK HIM OUT.HEY, COCONUT.

"GO ON, LOOK AT HIM,ACTING ALL WHITE.

"HEY, TED KOPPEL.

"HOW COME YOU'RE ACTINGALL TED KOPPEL AND STUFF, EH?

"STUPID TED KOPPELAND STUFF, HUH?

"HE'S STUPID, EH,AND DUMB AND STUFF, HUH?

"STUPID COCONUT AND STUFF.

"HEY, HOW COME YOU STAND UPALL ERECT AND STUFF, EH?

CROUCH DOWN LIKE US, HOMES."

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