Dad's Hollywood Secret

  • Season 3 , Ep 13
  • 12/18/2013
  • Views: 187,535

The son of a late civil rights advocate screens his father's old acting reel only to discover that the roles he took were deeply offensive. (2:39)

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- HELLO, EVERYONE.

I'M JOSEPH CARMICHAEL.

OTIS IS--WAS MY FATHER.

BUT WE ARE NOT HERE TODAYTO MOURN HIS DEATH,

BUT TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE.

WE KNEW OTIS AS A TEACHER,A COMMUNITY LEADER,

A ROLE MODEL, A HUSBAND,AND A FATHER.

NOW, I THOUGHTIT WOULD BE NICE

TO SHARE SOMETHING ABOUT HIMY'ALL MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN.

WHEN MY FATHER WAS YOUNGER,

HE WAS AN ACTORIN HOLLYWOOD.

GOING THROUGH MY DAD'S THINGS,

I FOUND THIS REEL OF HIS WORKAS AN ACTOR.

I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET,

BUT I THOUGHTIT WOULD BE FUN TO WATCH,

HERE WITH ALL OF YOU TODAY.

THANK YOU.

- [gasps]WHERE ARE MY PIES?

RIBBLES, WHERE ARE THE PIESI PUT ON MY WINDOWSILL?

- WHY, I DON'T KNOW,MRS. CARUTHERS.

WHY WOULD ANYONEWANT TO STEAL

ONE OF YOUR DELICIOUSBLUEBERRY PIES?

- [snaps]HEY.

SEE TO IT YOU SHINETHOSE SHOES UP NICE, BOY.

- YES, SIR,YOU BEST BE BELIEVING I WILL!

I'LL SHINE YOUR SHOES BLACKERTHAN MY MAMA'S BOOTY.

[all gasp]

[laughs]

[yelling]

OOGA-BOOGA!

OOGA-BOOGA SHOO!OOGA-BOOGA SHOO!

OOGA-BOOGA!- OH, HELL NO!

- OOGA-BOOGA SHOO![yelling]

- IN 1964,MY FATHER MARCHED

WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.AND HARRY BELAFONTE

ALONG WITH OTHER RENOWNEDCIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS.

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