Uncensored - Steve Rannazzisi - First Big Argument with Dad

Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild Season 1, Ep 101 11/16/2013 Views: 14,487

Steve Rannazzisi describes the exact moment when he realized that he did not, in fact, own his childhood bedroom. (2:04)

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I REMEMBER BUTTING HEADS WITH MYDAD.

THE FIRST BIG ARGUMENTWE EVER GOT INTO,

I WAS ABOUT 8 YEARS OLD.

AND AT THAT POINT IN MY LIFE,I THOUGHT I OWNED MY ROOM.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOUR PARENTS

START TO LET YOUPUT POSTERS ON THE WALL,

AND YOU'RE 8,

AND YOU'VE PISSED YOUR BEDA THOUSAND TIMES,

SO YOU MARKED YOUR TERRITORY.

YOUR FEET SMELL.

IT'S YOUR ROOM.IT FEELS LIKE A SAFE PLACE.

YOU FORGET THAT YOUR PARENTSOWN THE WHOLE HOUSE.

SO, MY DAD AND I,WE WERE IN THE LIVING ROOM.

AND I WAS UPSET,AND I WAS FRUSTRATED.

I WAS LIKE A LITTLE KID

THAT DIDN'T KNOWHOW TO EXPRESS MYSELF.

AND I SAID SOMETHING TO HIM THATI KNEW I SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID,

AND I KNEW, ANYTIMETHAT ANYONE HAD EVER SAID THIS,

BAD THINGS HAPPENED.

SO, I LOOKED AT MY DAD,

AND I WAS LIKE,"YOU KNOW WHAT, DAD?

FUCK YOU!"

[ LAUGHTER ]

THEN I WENT TO MY ROOM,

AND I SLAMMED THE DOORIN HIS FACE.

AND MY ROOMWAS NO LONGER A SAFE PLACE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

HAVE YOU EVER FELTTENSION BEFORE,

FELT SILENCE, WHERE, OUTSIDE,YOU DON'T HEAR ANYTHING,

BUT, INSIDE, YOUR BRAIN'S LIKE,

"[High-pitched voice]WHAT THE FUCK DID WE DO?!

WE SCREWED UP!"

[ Normal voice ]I DIDN'T SEE MY DAD.

I JUST SAW THE SCREWS FROMTHE HINGES COMING OFF THE DOOR.

AND THIS MAN TOOK THE WHOLE DOOROFF THE HINGES.

AND WHEN I SAW HIM FOR A SECOND,HE WAS SMILING.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND HE TOOK THE DOOR DOWNSTAIRS,

AND HE SAWED IT IN HALF --NOT WITH A POWER SAW.

HE WAS DOWN THERE

LIKE RYAN GOSLINGIN A ROMANTIC COMEDY,

JUST SAWING THIS DOOR IN HALF.

THEN HE CAME BACK UP,

AND HE SCREWEDTHE BOTTOM HALF ON.

SO, FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE,

I HAD ONE OF THOSE LITTLEHALF SWING-DOORS LIKE THIS.

YEAH, I SHOULD HAVE BEEN SELLING

CELLPHONE CASESAND SNICKERS BARS

OUT OF THIS LITTLE MALL KIOSKI WAS RUNNING.

[ LAUGHTER ]

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE,HE'D STICK HIS HEAD IN,

"YOU LIKE YOUR ROOM NOW,ASSHOLE?

YEAH, TRY TO JERK OFF."

[ LAUGHTER ]

I GOT BACK AT HIM.

I WAS 15.I SAT THERE ALL DAY LONG.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I SHOULD HAVE PUNCHED THE CLOCK.I WAS THERE ALL DAY.

HE'D BE WALKING BY.

I'D BE LIKE, "AH,THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED, MAN.

[ LAUGHS ]

"CONSEQUENCES, BITCH."