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Thursday, April 19, 2018

"The Blackest Black Jeopardy?" - Additional Comments About SNL's Black Jeopardy Sketch Featuring Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part IV of a four part series that showcases the April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch on the weekly national American televised series Saturday Night Live. Among others, this sketch starred Chadwick Boseman in his role as T'Challa from the blockbuster Black Panther movie.

Part IV provides an excerpt from an article about that sketch and presents additional* selected comments about this April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch. In addition, this post presents selected comments comparing this sketch with other Black Jeopardy skits and the Saturday Night Live series itself and selected comments about whether or not the concept and content of Saturday Night Lives' "Black Jeopardy" is racist and/or stereotypical.

*The comments compiled in this post are in addition to the comments that are presented in Part II and Part III of this pancocojams series.

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Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/saturday-night-lives-black-jeopardy.html for Part I of this pancocojams series presents an excerpt from an online article about this "Black Jeopardy" skit and a video of this skit. My transcript of this skit is also included in this post. This transcript differs slightly from the sub-titles that appear in that embedded video.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/tchalla-black-panther-karens-potato.html for Part II of this series. Part II presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread about "T'Challa & Karen's potato salad". The Addendum to that post presents the entire sub-thread (as of April 16, 2018) about "Black Cookout Rules & Regulation".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/comments-about-sprite-being-black-soda_18.html for Part III of this series. Part III of this series presents selected comments from the discussion thread of the YouTube video of April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy". These comments focus on two of the "prizes" announced for the "Black Jeopardy" contestants: Sprite (which was described as "the Black soda" and "Useta Hold Margarine" containers.

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The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Chadwick Boseman, Kenan Thompson, and all others who performed on that sketch and thanks to that sketch's writers. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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ARTICLE EXCERPT:
From https://www.bet.com/celebrities/news/2018/04/08/black-jeopardy-chadwick-boseman-snl.html T'Challa On Black Jeopardy Is The Funniest SNL Sketch In Ages
Even Wakandans know not to eat everyone's potato salad.
Written by Jerry L. Barrow, published in the week of April 12, 2018

"King T'Challa, ruler of Wakanda, has had to make some adjustments since opening his nation's borders to the outside world....

In a perfectly written SNL sketch, host Chadwick Boseman plays a game of "Black Jeopardy" as Black Panther's T'Challa, who is trying to navigate his way around Black American culture. As he fumbles his way through categories like "Fid'na" and "Aww Hell Na," he finally finds his footing in the "White People" category, reasoning the lack of seasoning in some woman named Karen's potato salad.

[That video is embedded here and the following quote is T'Challa response to the "Aw hell naw" category's answer about what would you say when a woman named Karen brings potato salad to a Black cookout.]

It is noble that she volunteer to cook for everyone. And although I have never had potato salad, I sense that this white woman does not season her food. And if she does, it is only with a tiny bit of salt and no paprika, and she will probably add something unnecessary like raisins. So I feel I should say, ‘aw hell no, Karen. Keep your bland-ass potato salad to yourself.

Now if he brings this level of deductive reasoning in dealing with Thanos he may just make it out of Infinity War alive."...

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman – SNL



Saturday Night Live, Published on Apr 7, 2018

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).
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Statistics (as of April 18, 2018 11:11 AM EST):

8,981,416 total views

173K total likes

5.6K total dislikes

12,417 comments

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD: WHY SPRITE IS CONSIDERED "THE BLACK SODA"

All of these comments were published from April 7-April 18, 2018. These comments are given by subject matter.

numbers were added for referencing purposes only.

Part I: Comments about the Jeopardy categories, "questions", responses, and prizes

1. Claire Knight
" “The only jeopardy where the prize money is paid in installments” I AM DECEASED!"

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2. Ariel Cotton
"Claire Knight
and no cash prize lol. margarine tub ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ burnt steak and sprite haha"

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3. D Mason
"These category choices!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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4. Zaneta Smith
"D Mason AW HELL NAW ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
FID’NA"

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5. Upshot p
"I live in the suburbs and even I know it’s finna not fidna ๐Ÿง"

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6. terry berry
"Upshot p not everywhere though ! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝ‍♀️"

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7. Tima & Dukes
"cable bill in your grandmama name "what is to honor her" lol only in WAKANDA! ๐Ÿคฃ"

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8. brokeboi 15
"That's really nice. It's wrong, but it's really nice๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€"

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9. Lexiaa Forever
"“To honor her as the foundation of the family “
“You right but that’s WRONG “"

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10. Dawn Lee
"Lexiaa Forever I died after he said that๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚⚰️⚰️"

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11. cire155
"I was crying laughing at this one. The best one"

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12. R Ree
"Lexiaa Forever what’s fidna"

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13. Azizi Powell
"R Ree, "fid'na" is a form of the African American Vernacular English term "finna", meaning "gettin[g] ready" (to do something). "Finna probably comes from the Southern Black pronunciation for "fixin to". In the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I live, I've heard some Black folks say "fixin to" more often than "finna".

Of course, not all African Americans use "finna" or "fixin to" when we want to say "gettin[g] ready to". For what it's worth, I've never used those terms and I've never heard or seen "fid'na" used before this "Black Jeopardy" sketch."

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14. Teofilo Tuiteleleapaga
" “What is to honor her, as the foundation of the family” followed by a reassuring nod"

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15. Brandon Blizzy
"What is to honor her as the foundation of the family๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #WAKANDA FOREVER๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฟ‍♀️"

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16. J.R.TV
"I'm a Nigerian and I approve this message"

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17. Lola Femme fatale
"J.R.TV lol"

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18. gatfatf
"J.R.TV I realized it when he said "This Karen is Caucasian, eh ?" "

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19. Elike Heh
"J.R.TV same but I am Ghanaian"

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20. Katy Clark
"J.R.TV I am Egyptian"

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21. Teddy Onditi
"I am Kenyan and will forever approve this message ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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22. A-man the9
"J.R.TV I am Cameroonian and I approve this message."

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23. Bright Light
"J.R.TV The Congo tribe will not challenge today!"

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24. Thatgirl Bubbz
"Lol this is awesome๐Ÿ˜‚"

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25. to_ dark
"J.R.TV no one asked yo dark ass"

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26. Phan Account
"and no one asked your sensitive ass either."

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27. JJKILร‰M M
"I’m an Angolan and I also aprove it"

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28. Zino A
"with your stupid self, no one asked you either and not all Nigerians are dark skin you fool @to_dark"

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29. ichocomilo
"R Ree I'm Ghanaian and for most of us Africans, it's fairly simple for us to determine different/authentic accents."

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30. NameCallingIsWeak
"I'm Ghanaian and for most of us Africans, , it's fairly simple for us to determine different/authentic accents" In America it's easy to identify those from New York, Texas, Boston ... California is harder... Midwest is even harder."

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31. fuzzy one
"yea, except the part about trusting the police. Africans don't trust the police anywhere."

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32. Rachel McCoy
"He hella talking bout shuri “one day she can become a great scientist” I’m hella weak"

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33. A. V.
"Well, the answer we were looking for was...out my damn house" ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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34. Avondale Advantage
"What is I ain't got it because I died, you talking to a GHOST. Sallie Mae will still come after you."
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"Sallie Mae" is a publicly traded company that is the largest provider of education loans in the United States, as of 2016. Along with providing student loans, Sallie Mae purchases student loans from original lenders and provides financing to state-based student-loan agencies." https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/salliemae.asp
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"Sallie Mae" is a semi-colloquial name for this higher education (university/college) student lending company.

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35. hourglas39
"I need to use that one when the student loan people call! LOL 2:31"

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36. Paige
"Tchalla: I don't know this one. LOL LOL"



"Tchalla: I think I'm getting the hang of this..."

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37. serbrightside
"Culley Notice the Coming To America and Wesley Snipes shout out. Eddie Murphy's character was another African price and Wesley was supposed to star as Black Panther 20 years ago but the movie was cancelled."
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The "host" mentioned African American actor Wesley Snipes after the question about paying student loans (as a backhanded reference to Snipe's legal problems regarding that.) This was when "T'Challa" responded "I don't know this one".

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38. HeroesNStuff
"I wonder what Kill-monger's answers would have been. lol"

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39. Benjamin Hayes
"HeroesNStuff prolly sum like my ancestors didn't have the pleasure to eat the white mans bland ass potato salad. Nah they were starved and forced to eat pig guts and whatever other left overs that the white man deemed worthy id rather die of starvation than take pitty from the likes of karen๐Ÿ˜‚"

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40. Sebastien O.
"Benjamin Hayes INCREDIBLY ACCURATE ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ"

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41. Collin LaBrosse
" "Bad things happen when you kick Jesus out your house" realest sentence spoke on SNL"

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42. jeanene henry
"Very true."

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43. Kova Rogers
"True dat!!"

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44. Jamal Walker
"The policeman says there's been some robberies in your neighborhood and ask if you have "any information.""
"What is, not only do I tell this man what I know, but I also assist him in tracking down the offender. After all our ministers of law enforcement are only here to protect us. Is this correct?"
Best part lol"

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45. DarlingNikki2
"Kenan's facial expressions at that part had me dying laughing!”

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46. morgaffi
"I've watched this at least 10 times and have tears in my eyes every freaking time...please tell me it's ok for a white guy to find this so damned funny! Kenan is always spot on absurd ("I mean, it SHOULD be"!), but Chadwick's straightfaced unawareness is too freaking hysterical!!!!
I need a Sprite......"

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47. Jay Wright
"You could wind up looking like The Weekend lololol ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ"

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48. Jaime C
" "The sound of white people nearby, shopping for real estate means the fun is over." -rotfl,(while dying and crying inside at it's truth)."

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49. Mr. E B
"That trap theme song tho Lmfaoooo
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This comment refers to the Trap” music version of the theme for the actual Jeopardy television series."

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50. Jennifer Schillig
"03:30: "...like my awesome sister." (I kid you not...I would watch an entire movie about Shuri.)"

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51. Inkimetronic
"Chadwick Boseman is truly a king. To deliver all of those lines with so much control and character. I mean he could have burst our laughing at any moment. But also, what I LOVED HERE is the TRULY NOBLE and KIND character expressed of T'Challa. We see this in the film and also it is accentuated here. He actually is a true optimist but also a realist; he believes in hope, courage, valour and honour and his answers all really reflect that. He answers like a king and T'Challa is bae."

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52. Jacquelyn Brown-Benefield
"Inkimetronic What a beautiful observation (I noticed the kindness too), and I appreciate your sharing it (and your enthusiasm over it :-). This skit hit on many levels! ๐Ÿ˜„"

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53. Heavenly Controller
"Killmonger would’ve swept this game in the first round ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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54. julez4002
"He's from America T'Challa isn't."

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55. Aaron Verico1
"julez4002

Good point."

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56. Kenneth Wright
"julez4002 That IS the point"

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57. Balzac T. Bagher
"julez4002 that's the damn joke"

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58. CorbCorbin
"In dee face!!
Coming To America reference thrown in as well.

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59. Joi Dennie
"When I read this that came on AND I DIED"

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60. Rasun FrmQns
"If they added the ghost of killmonger, that woulda put this over the top"

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61. Wassup G
"Rasun FrmQns yasss!"

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62. Aaron Verico1
"onemoment

The whole damn sketch is funny as hell! Lol. This Black Jeopardy is an instant classic! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ"

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63. Christian Satine
"Hysterical from beginning to end, even the prizes. "Well Done Steaks". OMG! That describes me and my mom. Hahahaha!"

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64. GeorgiaDawg 247
" “To honor her, as she is the foundation of the family.”

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65. janwera
"GeorgiaDawg 247 that was the response that ๐Ÿ˜ต me ... I heard that and his law enforcement answer and thought , oh dear, T’Challa isn’t going to make it but our boy came through in the end - praise be ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ"

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66. me
"I like to think this is canon in the MCU."
-snip-
"MCU" = Marvel Comic Universe

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67. moviemaster8510
"Officially canon. No one can convince me otherwise."

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68. John Adamson
" "the sound of white people shopping nearby for real estate means that the fun is over" lmaoooooo"

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69. jasmine xo
"Funniest line 'after all, our ministers of law enforcement are only here to protect us' ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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70. Jay'Reid Tips
"jasmine xo facts only...
"Not only will I tell him everything I know but I will help track down the offenders" I was dead ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ"

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71. no thanks
"Was...was that a gentrification joke at the end? damn ๐Ÿ’€"

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72. SaveYourGames.com
"It surely was. ๐Ÿ˜ซ"

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73. Felicia Kelley
" “The sound of White People shopping for real estate “
So much truth in that statement"

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Part II: Comments about that sketch compared to other "Black Jeopardy" skits and/or compared to the Saturday Night Live series itself
1. tralfama dorian
"Black Jeopardy is still one of my fav things on SNL. Kenan makes it always look soo easy and fun as if there was no acting involved."

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2. Sea Pig
"There isn't. Kenan is the same "character" in every sketch."

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3. Nutella Ninja
"Sea Pig Well, he IS the host. But his reactions and jokes are hilarious. Plus, being in a skit is still technically acting."

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4. Nutella Ninja
"Noah Hurley-Abelew Kenan Thompson is acting as the Black Jeopardy host in this skit. He's like a parody, or a black Alex Trebek."

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5. Trevor Hegstrom
"His facial expressions are the best part of this skit"

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6. AGENT X DIGITAL VIDEO
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa omg so funny! Great performance by Chadwick! Great writing!"

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7. Louie
"This is my favorite black jeopardy yet, T’Challa’s answers were too funny ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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8. slick vick
"Louie my favorites gotta be Jamie fox"

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9. R Navs
"Louie tom hanks was better sry"

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10. amazedsatsuma
"R Navs agreed while this one was good...the Tom Hanks one was perfect"

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11. Darius King
"This one and drake's are my favorite."

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12. Natalie
"My favorite is the one with Elizabeth Banks! She is TOO funny! She turned her whiteness up like 200%๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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13. รฎtลก.lรธรฑdรธรฑ dรผh
"R Navs he ain't even black๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ˜‚"

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14. Your Boy Guzma
"Louie He was being so sincere with his answers. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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15. Louie
"I'm not saying this was the best, I said it was my favorite. Tom Hanks was hilarious tho with that Trump hat and answering all the questions right ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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16. mystichdx
"I just rewatched all five Black Jeopardy skits. They were all good, no doubt, but this one with T'Challa is the best, the funniest, and my favourite. Who vex loss."

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17. Adaiah Todd
"This is the Best skit I’ve seen on SNL in years! Great writers! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ"

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18. Shaleigh09
"Whoever wrote this skit should get a raise ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚... the best yet"

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19. Maveth The Reaper
"AHAHAHAHAHHAHA best SNL"

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20. Sweet Candy
"@0:26 Boy this might be the blackest Black Jeopardy yet lol"

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21. Micah Jondel DeShazer
"This is such a smartly written sketch haha so damn good. We could be like Wakanda...but we playin yall xD"

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22. youdbettertube
"This is the best one since the Tom Hanks one.

Also, I guess Shanice is always the secret returning champion, cuz she's there in that flower jacket every time ahaha"

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23. Lamar Childers
"Still cannot stop laughing at this episode ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ"

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24. Louie
"Ayee #1 in trending fam ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿป"

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25. Monica Wilson
"An instant Classic. I was laughing so hard by the time he got to "aw hell..." I could not hear it. Loved the way Chadwick stayed in character. OMG - I must have watched this 5 times already...and will some more."

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26. Nancy I
"CHADWICK IS A GREAT ACTOR, stayed in character the entire time with the mannerisms and everything. BIG UPS TO KEENAN, too!!!"

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27. Eros Blake
"Y'all done corrupted T'Challa."

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28. Alika Decosta
"Eros Blake, it's called Americanized."

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29. Philip Winn
"Americanized, corrupted, same thing really."

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30. Tj Benson
"This comment section is A-1. I love people who have an actual sense of humor."

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31. Skinny Mccollum
"These 5000 dislikes are all white people never can have a bit of fun lol!"

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32. sphinx onyx
"Black jeopardy with Keenan is a gift that keeps giving."

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33. carolene daniel
"sphinx onyx amen"

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34. Trina Parker
"sphinx onyx Kenan's facial expressions at T'Challa's innocent and wholesome answers are PRICELESS!!"

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35. Starr Kidd
"But the question is...is black jeopardy written by black writers?"

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36. Lela Robinson
"Starr Kidd is definitely Written by people who KNOWS black people so I see where you are going with this! I think it was written by Keenan tho!"

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37. Isla_Lamar
"I think so, Michael Che is the head writer for SNL"

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38. KashayDixon
"If it wasn't, it was still hilarious!!"

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39. Ronald Jones
"Starr Kidd big leslie(shanice) writes too."

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40. Cody Searcy
"This is the best skit SNL does."

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41. Viper8828
"the tom hanks one and him being amazing killed me lol"

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42. Amp Ent
"I saw the tom hanks to, but this one had me crying and laughing at the same time"

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43. claritza rodriguez
"Amp Ent tchalla character made it hilarious"

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44. Amp Ent
"This was by far the funniest Black Jeopardy yet! Kudos to the writers on this one!!"

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45. Maveth The Reaper
"AHAHAHAHAHHAHA best SNL"

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46. Brdon Thms
"Black Panther needs to visit Black Jeopardy many more times"

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47. Nia Iman
"Brdon Thms And please bring killmonger next time"

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48. Delishia Hollingsworth
"+Nia Iman ikr"

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49. Tameisha Shevelle
"This is everythang lol"

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50. troy jorn
"this is consistently the best skit on the show"

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51. Daphne Dadzie
"This is the best black Jeopardy. no matter how many times I watch it I laugh so much each time. Wakanda forever!"

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52. artist4ever25
"This is funniest Black Jeopardy ever! I couldn't stop laughing! It is bad that I found everything relatable? Definitely the blackest Black Jeopardy ever!"

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53. lordjimbo2
"They crushed this so hard. Brilliant from start to finish."

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Part III: Comments about the concept Of "Black Jeopardy" and whether "Black Jeopardy" is racist/stereotypical
1. Jeff
"Black Panther welcome to Black Jeopardy."

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2. ICON
"Jeff Wakanda is Forever"

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3. Culley
"Only if your black u understand ever lol joke and none of em went over your head, even the lil subtle slights u caught"

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4. Dj Subia
"I'm Mexican and the answers sound very similar ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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5. Kai P.
"people getting offended by this is so funny"

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6. Snicker Doodie
"I'm not offended and I'm white. But I can positively tell you that there is an obvious double standard going on here. If there was a White Jeopardy, and pulled up a "black people" category, black people would be pissed off. Riots would ensue. Just sayin cause it's true. The most racially sensitive group in the world (BLACK PEOPLE) get a pass when being racist. Guess it's ok to do certain things depending on your skin color.... hmmmm"

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7. BigKing Bud
"This is about as racist as an SNL skit can get.

Written by jews, watched by white U.S. male youths, and nobody wins..."

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8. Mark X
"BigKing Bud
This coming from a White guy who’s ancestors created the entire racist problem in America.
You want to complain about racism then confront the Real racist like Nazis and Klan. Oh that’s right, your kind are Nothing but Cowards when it comes to saying something to them. You see them but act like you don’t all the while using a Magnifying glass on us.
Go Crawl your ass under a rock and STFU! Until you learn how to confront the Real Racist you’re not credible or worth Shyte in confronting us๐Ÿคจ!"

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9. ExquisiteKinkyCoils
"Mark X brilliant post! Keep it up."

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10. oscar24x
"Well said Mark X!!"

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11. TheRedPill Provider
"Mark X [less than symbol] Nazis in 2018
[less than symbol] Klans members in 2018
Grow the f&&k* up dumbass."
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* This word is fully spelled out in that comment on that YouTube discussion thread.

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12. Mark X
"TheRedPill Provider
You must really be a Stupid ass if you don’t recognize there are Klan and Nazis running wild in 2018 America.
Are you that ill informed and Ignorant that you don’t know there was just a Klan/Nazis rally in Charlottesville, VA just last Summer in which a woman was KILLLED by one of the Racist Nazi/Klan Scum๐Ÿค”??? And the Lump of Shyte๐Ÿ’ฉ so called President that you probably support so nothing to condemn the Scum.
You need to STFU because it’s clear you’re not educated enough to give a legit reply to my comments, Idiot๐Ÿคจ!"

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13. ZealousSoulz
"Black Jeopardy is a whole ass inside joke for black folks. We know everything they were talking about ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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14. Chad Thompson
"You're retarded, all colors know what they were talking about. Your culture isn't some amazing secret that only blacks know about, you forget, everywhere yall go yall are the loudest and can't keep ya mouths shut on anything so now the rest of the world knows every stereotype about black folks and it's all pretty true."

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15. Jett Norr
"Aw hell naw Chad Thompson"

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16. Ian Kin
"Chad Thompson wtf is it so bad we have a culture that is ours that we can celebrate? If you have never lived in a black household with at least one black parent you will understand where were coming from all the f&&king* time black people are put through hell this is something every black person relates you. Sorry if you can't handle that."
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17. jusadude
"Aww hell naw Chad Thompson. Keep your bland ass comments to yourself!!"

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18. Etchn Man
"Chad Thompson always that one racist who sees ppl laughing and having a good time in the comments and decides to try and shoot it down with what he THINKS is logic. "Black ppl are having fun and laughing at themselves?? Better throw racism at this!!"

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19. Nzuri Malkia
"@ZealousSoulz Like several european-Americans, they will not allow a person with Melanin Skin say, do or enjoy anything without their intrusive comments because they are offended or feel left out."

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20. Armoni Fields
"Chad Thompson the point wasn't whether or not you knew what they were talking about, but whether you could relate to or understand the joke/ the validity of it๐Ÿ˜‚nobody said anything about being better or superior in any way, just celebrating a few things that "make us black". Insecurities and negative stereotypes that we can laugh about because even though they don't put us in a positive light all the time, there's no need to automatically be on defense about it. Sometimes it's funny because it's true and if that doesn't apply to you then maybe you didn't really get the joke in the first place.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘"

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21. Anthony C
"ZealousSoulz yet you can’t seem to grasp the fact that Egyptians weren’t black... and this isn’t an inside joke at all, literally everyone has heard of these retarded unfunny played out jokes"

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22. Edgerrin Ray Ray
"Anthony C you Lied about That First Part"

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23. Armoni Fields
"ZealousSoulz I see a lot of pressed folks in the comments๐Ÿ˜‚ if y'all didn't get what she was saying or don't agree you guys could've easily hit the dislike button and kept scrolling lol."

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24. Armoni Fields
"Anthony C Lmao who said anything about the Egyptians? Lol they don't have to be black. But this video was about black people. So what if Egyptians are white๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚everything is not about you guys so the fact that you had to bring that little tidbit into the conversation speaks volumes. You can happily go celebrate your own culture elsewhere. Nobody's stopping you lhh. You don't have to tear down one to celebrate another."

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25. ZealousSoulz
"Anthony C what do Egyptians have to do with what I said? ๐Ÿค” try again"

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26. Private
"Hey Zealous... I'm glad you're laughing, these jokes made me want to cry for America.

And "Chad Thompson," you are the loud stereotype that can't keep his mouth shut. LOL he doesn't even know it!"

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27. Aaron Verico1
"ZealousSoulz

Anthony C was just triggered by your avatar. Which there's nothing wrong with, because some ancient Egyptians did look like that. Black.
Anthony is big mad about that.
Oh well...if the truth hurts, let him learn to live with the pain. Lol.
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ"

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28. AJ Anthony
"Typical that our culture happens to be SO amazing that you forget that y'all steal whatever you can get a grasp on, then cant keep your mouths shut about how well you "get it". These jokes were for BLACK FOLKS. Accept it."

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29. ZealousSoulz
"Armoni Fields I’m like.. was what I said that hurtful? Damn. White people so mad they showing they true colors."

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30. Donna-Shea McGee-Boyce
"I don’t know what is going on with all of these strange comments ???๐Ÿ˜ณ???
This skit had me laughing harder than I have in a while! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ It is brilliant! The “potato salad” took it over the top for me!! I’ll be laughing at this for years! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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31. Monica W
" "But what about the whiiiiittteeee peeeopleeee" headass."

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32. Andre LaRue
"Damn. Youtube comments can go from happy to racist in 8 hours. Crazy."

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33. daniel hogan
"also people need to calm down...its a skit not a factual blueprint into the psyche of the african american lol i was laughing as soon as i saw the subjects especially the "white people" subject...yall need to smile more and stop complaining someone not from your backround might not fully understand you...to my side of the pond bangers and mash means sausages and mashed potatoes(gravy optional, but preferred)but to americans the name alone brings out nervousness yet dont know what dogging is... so when its brought up they just smile and nod, not realising the subject at hand is about public gangbanging/swinging...different cultures is all.. any african americans in the south wanna teach me how to make cornbread, fried chicken,potato salad whatever im down....sh&t* ill even bring karen along! lol
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34. DanKnowsGames
"Snicker Doodie man shut up all you whites think that “if whites did this people would be pissed” shut up already"

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35. Larry Koopa
"Giving the history of how not just black people but many people of color were treated maybe the best way to deal with it is with unification through comedy. Snicker Doodie you're already being insulting calling them the most sensitive, I'm assuming you would probably see someone of color unarmed and getting shot in front of you and would still find something wrong with that person. The black community has been divided and are attempting to heal the 300 year old wounds that have been caused. You sound like one of those bitter people who want to use the N word but can't."

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36. John Smith
"They made fun of themselves more than they did white people"

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37. Snicker Doodie
"LMFAO, there you go... it's the easiest way for someone to win an argument these days, just call them racist. You're assumption that I would find something wrong with an unarmed black person who got shot is false. I don't care what skin color they are, but you do. People like you would fail to see the obvious facts like, the guy pointed a cell phone at the cops like it was a gun... you don't care about those facts, you just stick to "unarmed black man shot by white cop".... don't bother with the important facts. You're such an idiot for saying that this video is uniting. The way you twist facts to fit your agenda clearly shows you're a liberal asshole. 300 year old wounds.... LMFAO!! I'm still dealing with my 80 year old wounds from the holocaust, give me a pass for racism and hostility towards police too."

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38. NecronomSlayer
"Snicker Doodie lol there’s nothing to be offend by. We made fun of ourselves more than we did white people. And it’s a funny stereotype not a negative one that can be turned racist and problematic(violence etc). The minute comedy becomes too sensitive it’s over for everyone. Like white people dont season LOL us blacks love us some chicken LOL tomato tomato"

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39. David Bellamy
"Snicker Doodie It's funny you would say that because this skit is primarily poking fun at black people and no riots are no one crying or asking for it to be removed and but soon as it makes fun of white people some people are offended. Just tell me where is the double standard. Oh I see you must think most black people really have their cable bill in there grandma name or only like well done steaks or we all love Sprite. Seems like you are more offended than you thought"

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40. Sarah D2
"Lolol!! The thread is hilarious. When did white men become so fragile? ๐Ÿคฃ
"But if white people did this you'll be mean"!!
Do y'all even know what you are crying about? Bloody potato salad! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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41. Deadass Timbs
"Sarah D2 These white people are angry because they want to partake in lampooning black people like they doing. If I was white, I would want to make fun of them too."

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42. Travis Hund
"Deadass Timbs I dont even like potatoe salad, you know damn well that's not the point."

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43. Diane Smith
"Would have been better if it wasn't so stereotypical, This doesn't represent Black Americans at all. It was almost cringeworthy to watch."

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44. Still Trollin No Ragrets
"My same thinking. These jokes keep black people under the thumb of their own victimization."

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45. JohndeBaptist
" "Its not racist when you have black people make black people look bad" -SNL"

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46. Still Trollin No Ragrets
"When will blacks rise above stereotypes?


When they choose to."

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47. exileayahika
"I love Black Jeopardy. And I'm Japanese, so I can laugh at myself. And I just think the concept is funny ๐Ÿ˜€"

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48. CD M
"I love how his answers sound like those upper class blacks from Atlanta and Dallas where their parents all have good jobs and big houses."

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49. Lil DaddyKK
"Is that a bad thing?"

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50. LUKE 1854
"Nope. But everyone should be able to laugh at themselves"

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51. Ian Kin
"But I'm happy because he actually was born in raised in the low country of South Carolina my state and area so that's not his voice that's a accent"

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52. Ian Kin
"And if he is from South Carolina he probably understands very well"

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53. Ian Kin
"Btw that's racist any black person can have a big house a nice job and still live in not so the famous cities"

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54. Elizabeth Home
"He sounds like every black children who raised by black parents of none African American."

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55. David Bellamy
"Snicker Doodie oh btw there is a white jeopardy it's called jeopardy"

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56. Melito T
"Why is it okay for black comedians and actors (who are being paid and directed by white people) to perpetuate stereotypes about black people in a joking way, but some black people lose it if anyone, not black, jokes about these same stereotypes?"

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57. Cookie_ ninja500
"Why can’t everyone just enjoy the video. It’s hilarious. Everyone needs to shut up and politics and enjoy life ๐Ÿคฆ‍♂️"

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58. hankakah
"There are some who complain that satirical comedy like this, enforces and upholds the stereotypes of what others think of blacks, but this is SNL, and if they didn't get the referral that T'challa was from Wakanda..that should be a hint. They should realize that these are black actors and actresses, making fun of black and fictional characters, black stereotypes, it is comedy. Some people treat it like it was Caucasians portraying blacks. Chill people!"

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This concludes this four part pancocojams series about the April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live "Black Jeopardy" sketch.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Comments About Sprite Being "The Black Soda" & Comments About "Useta Hold Margarine" Containers (From A YouTube Discussion Thread For SNL's Black Jeopardy Starring Chadwick Boseman)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part III of a four part series that showcases the April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch on the weekly national American televised series Saturday Night Live. Among others, this sketch starred Chadwick Boseman in his role as T'Challa from the blockbuster Black Panther movie.

Part III of this series presents selected comments from the discussion thread of the YouTube video of April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy". These comments focus on two of the "prizes" announced for the "Black Jeopardy" contestants: Sprite (which was described as "the Black soda" and "Useta Hold Margarine" containers.

Information about "Sprite" soda is included in this post.

As of April 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM EST) there weren't many comments about the third prize: "well done steaks". I declined to sample these comments in this post because many were either matter of fact statements about preferring well done steaks, or socio-political and/or racist/stereotypical back & forth exchanges.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/saturday-night-lives-black-jeopardy.html for Part I of this pancocojams series presents an excerpt from an online article about this "Black Jeopardy" skit and a video of this skit. My transcript of this skit is also included in this post. This transcript differs slightly from the sub-titles that appear in that embedded video.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/tchalla-black-panther-karens-potato.html for Part II of this series. Part II presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread about "T'Challa & Karen's potato salad". The Addendum to that post presents the entire sub-thread (as of April 16, 2018) about "Black Cookout Rules & Regulation".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-blackest-black-jeopardy-additional.html for Part IV of this series. That post presents additional selected comments about this April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch as well as comments comparing this sketch with other Black Jeopardy sketches and other sketches on the Saturday Night Live series.

Part IV also presents selected comments about whether or not the concept and content of Saturday Night Lives' "Black Jeopardy" is racist and/or stereotypical.

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The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Chadwick Boseman, Kenan Thompson, and all others who performed on that sketch and thanks to that sketch's writers. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman – SNL



Saturday Night Live, Published on Apr 7, 2018

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).
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Statistics (as of April 18, 2018 11:11 AM EST):

8,981,416 total views

173K total likes

5.6K total dislikes

12,417 comments

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INFORMATION ABOUT SPRITE SODA
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(drink)
"Sprite is a colourless, caffeine-free, lemon and lime-flavored soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company. It was first developed in West Germany in 1959 as Fanta Klare Zitrone (“Clear Lemon Fanta”) and was introduced in the United States under the current brand name Sprite in 1961 as a competitor to 7 Up. Bottles of Sprite are usually a transparent green color with a green and yellow label whereas cans are colored silver, green, and blue and aluminum bottles are colored a solid lime green. Though often confused with lemonade, Sprite stands in separate class of carbonated soft drink, except in Australia and New Zealand, where it is lemonade.

[...]

By the 1980s, Sprite had developed a large following among teenagers. In response, Sprite began to cater to this demographic in their advertisements in 1987. "I Like the Sprite In You" was the brand's first long-running slogan, and many jingles were produced around it before its discontinuation in 1994.

In 1994, Sprite revamped their marketing logo, and slogan, as well....

The brand's slogan was changed to; "Obey Your Thirst", and jingles containing it became urban-oriented, featuring a hip-hop theme. One of the first lyrics for the new slogan were: "never forget yourself 'cause first things first, grab a cold, cold can, and obey your thirst.” Under the new slogan, Sprite tapped into hip-hop culture by leveraging up and coming, as well as underground rap artists including; LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, Missy Elliott, Grand Puba, Common, Fat Joe, Nas and others in television commercials. Sprite expanded its urban connections in the late 1990s by featuring both amateur and accomplished basketball players in their advertisements. To this day, NBA players and hip-hop artists such as LeBron James and Lil Yachty frequently appear in Sprite adverts.[1]

In the 1990s, one of Sprite's longest-running ad campaigns was "Grant Hill Drinks Sprite" (overlapping its "Obey Your Thirst" campaign), in which the well-liked basketball player's abilities, and Sprite's importance in giving him his abilities, were humorously exaggerated.[2][3]"....
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Click https://www.dawn.com/news/1329368 for a 2017 article entitled "Cola wars: A social and political history" by Nadeem F. Parachaup. That article presents information about Coca Cola's and Pepsi Cola's marketing tactics, including how those companies have specifically marketed to Black Americans.

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD: WHY SPRITE IS CONSIDERED "THE BLACK SODA"
All of these comments were published from April 7-April 18, 2018. Numbers were added for referencing purposes only.

1. 313drepeso313
"Sprite... How did we become the black soda? We don't know!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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2. Mont 3000
"313drepeso313 haaaa time to make that lean
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Information about the drug called "lean" is found at the end of this section.

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3. Drty Porcelain
"Sprite advertised with Kurtis blow back in the 80's and other various rappers in the 90's"

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4. 313drepeso313
"Mont 3000 right... ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…"

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5. Ryan Tristani
"I mean, they are sponsors of LeBron James and Lil Yachty...

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6. LyfSukz
"Cuz Grant Hill drank Sprite"

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7. Jeriat Gillum
"Because of the 90s"

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8. Erik P.T.
"Because contract money thank Coca Cola."

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9. Danielle Crawley
"Drty Porcelain that's exactly right. Hence why they are the black soda. And we alright with that"

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10. Anh Nguyen
"Kobe topped it all off."

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11. Haley Banion
"Don't analyze it. Just enjoy."

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12. Darkside Hero
"I remember back in 90s all of the sprite advertising being directed at urban youths."

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13. Haley Gilbert
"I've never heard someone say, until today, that Sprite is black people's soda. I've heard grape soda, I've heard watermelon but never Sprite. Why do people think it's okay to say sh&t* that literally makes no sense...Tons of white people drink Sprite! It's not black people drink in my opinion..."
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14. Neko 1800
"It’s because people use sprite for drugs that’s why look up “dirty sprite” you might get answers"

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15. Haley Gilbert
"but white people do drugs too???"

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16. Neko 1800
"Yea and probably the most but facts that’s how it happened"

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17. Freddie McRae
"Haley Gilbert -It's referring to advertising. Sprite, McDonald's & Ford tend to go heavy on Black actors in commercials. Just watch an NBA game. At least one of those three will be in every commercial break.

It was pretty funny. I didn't think of Sprite as a Black thing until this joke. But I do love Sprite!"

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18. John Watson
"Hell yeah even AZ... sprite went deep into the hip hop roster back in the day."

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19. John Watson
"Haley Banion for some people analytics is enjoyable."

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20. John Watson
"Haley Gilbert has to do with sprites hip hop campaign. Orange soda wasn't sponsoring And-One games. But sprite sponsored the games... the dj... half the guest hip hop artists etc. It's a product of marketing"

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21. John Watson
"Neko 1800 sprite advertised to black people before the trend of doping with sprite. Plus black people aren't the only ones sipping syrup."

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22. TheCommentFactory
"Drake also did a Sprite commercial when he was coming up."

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23. Freddie McRae
"Haley Gilbert -It's referring to advertising. Sprite, McDonald's & Ford tend to go heavy on Black actors in commercials. Just watch an NBA game. At least one of those three will be in every commercial break.

It was pretty funny. I didn't think of Sprite as a Black thing until this joke. But I do love Sprite!"

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24. Anastasia Beaverhausen
"Also remember those Grant Hill and Penny Hardaway commercials"

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25. bklyncrook
"And, Sprite Slam Dunk contest, their marketing team mos def had a focus group on demographics."

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26. Azizi Powell
"I hadn't heard of Sprite referred to as a "Black people's soda" until this Black Jeopardy sketch. But here's another connection between Sprite and Black (African American) culture: Sprite has sponsored "step show" competitions since at least 2009. Here's a quote dated 2009: "Sprite Step Off is the largest step competition in history. 30 events, in over 20 cities across the country. A nationally televised event with $1.5 million in prizes." https://thefwa.com/cases/sprite-step-off

The competing groups usually represent historically Black (university based) Greek letter sororities or fraternities.
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27. Azizi Powell
"Also, Sprite sponsors sports competitions in at least one African nation:

"2018 Sprite Ball start date mere hours away
This year’s Sprite Ball Championship is tantalizingly close to commencement as the clock ticks down to the start of the much anticipated competition.

Ghana’s biggest high school basketball competition is scheduled to tip off on Thursday January 4 and end on Saturday January 6 at the El Wak Stadium in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

The renowned competition has been the bedrock of talents in the West African nation since its inception in 2007 with a host of players graduating from the program." https://www.basketballghana.com/2018/01/03/2018-sprite-ball-start-date-mere-hours-away/

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28. Austin Sobande
" “Sprite how did we become the black soda?”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€"

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29. Joshua Solomon
"Probably the same way Manischewitz became the black wine: it doesn't make sense."

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30. oRuTRa45
"Hip-Hop marketing in the '90s. Kid 'N Play had a Sprite commercial. A Tribe Called Quest had one. Then they did the Obey Your Thirst freestyle session commercials. Pete Rock & CL Smooth had one, Grand Poobah had one."

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31. Juan Lopez
"Austin Sobande cuz thats what they use to make lean"

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32. Josh Ruiz
"Jordan did it. Lean wasnt even "mainstream" till DJ Screw. Of course it was being done before that."

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33. kapparhotau181
"I never heard of Sprite being the black soda but growing up in the 80s & 90s it was grape or red soda, unnamed brand, that was always at the backyard bbq in the hood ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"
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Here's some information about the drug called "lean":
From https://www.ashleytreatment.org/what-is-lean/
"What Is Lean? It's a Drug That's Sweeping the Nation. Lean is the name of a recreational drug that grew to fame in Houston, Texas. Since then, it’s become available nearly everywhere in the United States. Like many street drugs, Lean has a number of names, including Purple Drank, Sizzurp, and Purple Tonic.

People combine prescription cough syrup with soda to make this drug. Prescription cough syrup contains codeine, which is an addictive opiate. People use soda or other flavor enhancers such as Jolly Ranchers to cover up the taste of the cough syrup.

The cough syrup typically turns the concoction purple, which is where the name Purple Drank comes from. Sprite is a common soda that people put in Lean. However, they can use any soda that they wish.

What Are the Dangers of Lean?
Thanks to the codeine that’s in the cough syrup, Lean is extremely addictive. This addictive ingredient is also the same drug that makes people feel high when they drink Lean. However, codeine isn’t the only dangerous ingredient in Lean. Many prescription cough syrups also contain promethazine.

Promethazine reduces congestion from allergies and colds. In small amounts, it works fine. When people take it in large amounts, however, this drug has a number of dangerous side effects, including:

Seizures
Hallucinations
Wheezing
Night terrors
Confusion

The combination of codeine and promethazine is the reason why so many people die after drinking Lean. In fact, famous celebrities such as Lil’ Wayne have gone to the hospital after drinking too much. With the possibility of death and how addictive Lean is, it’s easy to see the dangers of this drug.”...

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD: "USETA HOLD MARGARINE"
All of these comments were published from April 7-April 18, 2018. Numbers were added for referencing purposes only.

1. AnimalsAndReports
"Uesta hold margarine
LOL!!!"

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2. LOVE OF PLANTS ๐ŸŒป
" ‘Use to hold margarine’. The poor man’s Tupperware."

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3. DMS Dana
"Put whatever you want in there!"

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4. James Moore
"All my containers used to contain something else"

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5. Zachary Grigley
"I'm white and I have poor man's tupperware too."

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6. Cod Kue
"we asian, my mom does it too much"

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7. Lori Hanna
"Yes, we have a set too! But I am afraid they don't match ๐Ÿ˜ญ"

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8. MrTpeppers
"Just to add: I am white, and also have Mexican, black and Native Americans in my immediate and extended family and we ALL do this with containers and take out containers. I think it’s a universal thing to do."

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9. Ella Ella
"MrTpeppers That’s what makes the segment relatable! ๐Ÿ˜‰"

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10. tomitstube
"awe hell yeah, be careful with it in the microwave tho."

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11. Brianna Bush
"It's called recycling"

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12. Shena K
"Asian households do that too. There's a gallon ice cream container with salad in it in the fridge right now"

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13. Gannon DeShong
"My white momma still does this"

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14. allyoop Dan
"Hell yeah. My grandma keeps her dentures in margarine tubs!!"

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15. Selendria Muganogo
"LOVE OF PLANTS ๐ŸŒป mine currently hold last nights left over lolol

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16. Madcap Glass
"Most "black" jokes are really just poor jokes, I'm white and I relate to all these jokes growing up poor."

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17. D C'mon
"LOVE OF PLANTS ๐ŸŒป You are on point! True to life! Wash & reuse! Lol

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18. Dynamo001
"I remember using Cool Whip containers for storage, where I grew up. They were collected after Thanksgiving and Christmas and used for leftovers.

I used to use the smaller ones for a cereal bowl, lol!"

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19. Ari Raphiel
"I've got four and each have something different but you gotta open each one cause they all look the same ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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20. Adrian Dezendegui
"How is that a Black thing I'm Hispanic and I use used plastic containers"

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21. Dee Raver
"My Scotch Irish 99 year old grandma might be secretly Black. All Family dinner leftovers are packaged in old margarine tubs."

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22. Leslie Sauceman
"Dee Raver ours too! Is she from the south?"

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23. Mrs. Adriann
"I'm so mad at how true this is! LOL and had the nerve to have mixed looking rice in it too! Judging by all the comments this may not just be a black thang but a ghetto thang! haha

BTW Johnny's name (the announcer) should be Kareem or Jamal, or both! haha"

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24. Dee Raver
"Leslie Sauceman, no, a rural central Illinois Great Depression Era farm girl. She told me once that she had never seen a Black person until she was a teenager, and a family moved near her town."

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25. A Rose From Concrete
"Judging from all of these comments, having Uesta hold margarine bowls is just a normal human thing. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”"

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26. Will E.
"That Margarine joke is so true."

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27. headedsomewhere
"yeah, cause I got some greens in one right now ;0 lol"

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28. janimom
"My mom is whiter than white but she's the queen of uesta hold margarine, uesta hold potato salad and uesta hold cool whip."

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29. CupcakKe Kreations
"janimom same"

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30. Jesus Zepeda
"Mexicans do it too, my mom kept pickled jalapeรฑos and carrots in those things"

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31. Manistheonly1 85
"Cereal any kind to the top of the Margarine bowl don't forget the pickle and jelly jars Kool Aid everyone wasn't privileged growing up but we made it happen and made a life don't let nothing stop you"

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32. ChiChi Monroe
"I know it's literally a day later, but I can not get over the useta hold margarine. I was saying that all day at work and cracking up and nobody had no idea what I was talking about."

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33. Ian Smart
"Its so crazy how real that is. I'm from Mississippi and I got family that does exactly that!"

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34. Kiana Brown
"I do that all the time"

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35. Mr. Wood
"ChiChi Monroe only black person at your job?"

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This concludes Part III of this five part pancocojams series.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

T'Challa (Black Panther) & Karen's Potato Salad (Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy" )

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a four part series that showcases the April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch on the weekly national American televised series Saturday Night Live. Among others, this sketch starred Chadwick Boseman in his role as T'Challa from the blockbuster Black Panther movie.

This post presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread about "T'Challa & Karen's potato salad".

The Addendum to this post presents the entire sub-thread (as of April 16, 2018) about "Black Cookout Rules & Regulation".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/saturday-night-lives-black-jeopardy.html for Part I of this pancocojams series presents an excerpt from an online article about this "Black Jeopardy" skit and a video of this skit. My transcript of this skit is also included in this post. This transcript differs slightly from the sub-titles that appear in that embedded video.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/comments-about-sprite-being-black-soda_18.html for Part III of this series. Part III of this series presents selected comments from the discussion thread of the YouTube video of April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy". These comments focus on two of the "prizes" announced for the "Black Jeopardy" contestants: Sprite (which was described as "the Black soda" and "Useta Hold Margarine" containers.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-blackest-black-jeopardy-additional.html for Part IV of this series. That post presents additional selected comments about this April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch as well as comments comparing this sketch with other Black Jeopardy sketches and other sketches on the Saturday Night Live series.

Part IV also presents selected comments about whether or not the concept and content of Saturday Night Lives' "Black Jeopardy" is racist and/or stereotypical.

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The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Chadwick Boseman, Kenan Thompson, and all others who performed on that sketch and thanks to that sketch's writers. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman – SNL



Saturday Night Live, Published on Apr 7, 2018

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).
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Statistics (as of April 16, 2018 6:51 PM EST):

8,778,294 total views

171K total likes

5.6K total dislikes

12,291 comments

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD: T'CHALLA & KAREN'S POTATO SALAD

These comments are given in relative chronological order. Numbers are assigned for referencing purposes only. All of these comments were published between April 7 and April 16, 2018

1. KyownUnity
"I never knew I needed to hear T’Challa say “Oh hell naw Karen, keep your bland-ass potato salad to yourself!” UNTIL I HEARD IT. ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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2. Logan Cooper
"IKR!!! I LOVE HIM!"

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3. Eseercam
"OMG! His analysis of Karen's potato salad to give an answer was everything! His "Awww Hell Naw" had me dead๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Killmonger's Ghost:"I coulda told you that Cousin!!""

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4. Eseercam
"Somewhere Killmonger's ghost is like, "He's finally starting to get it!!!!""

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5. Ben Ola
"I sense that this white woman does not season her food

๐Ÿ˜…

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6. Mont 3000
"Ben Ola yeah I was rollin"

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7. pittland44
"It was brilliant. This woman Karen, she is Caucasian?"

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8. Tony Snyder
"It's funny cuz it's true"

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9. Beard Zgorski
"yeah... because i still don't season other than salt and p... my dad was 72 when i was born, so bland food was the norm . spicy foods were out..."

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10. Mark Otter
"I'm white, and I can attest to the fact we got too many Karens!"

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11. dmcgee3
"My mom has probably 200 herbs and spices and her food tends to be bland. My dad has like 20 and half of them expired in the 80s. (Not exaggerating, I’ve checked the dates) yet somehow his food always has so much more flavor. He is from the south and my mom is from upstate New York. She’s Irish, and while I know it’s kinda a joke that the Irish have some of the most boring food, I’m not sure I would disagree with that. I don’t think it’s a race thing anymore I think it’s just regional. Though race and culture obviously playing into regional flavors. Historically poor and oppressed people would get the less desirable cuts of meat and need to heavily seasonal it to make it palatable. And it led to some amazing food."

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12. Iyesha I.
"That was the hardest the audience laughed, must be some truth in that."

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13. broadwaymelody33
"My well-meaning polish Grandma has definitely brought a potato salad to a black bbq before, when she met my cousins’ husband’s family lmfao. They were VERY sweet about it ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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14. Yah Boi
"I guess I got really lucky or something, my white mother uses seasoning for everything."

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15. julez4002
"Taylor Swift is now the Karen of music. She added raisins to Earth Wind and Fire with no seasonings."
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This comment refers to Pop star Taylor Swift's recent (largely derided) country music remake of Earth, Wind, & Fire's 1978 Funk music classic "September".

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16. girl interrupted
"julez4002 That sh&t* hurt my soul๐Ÿ˜”"
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*This word is fully spelled out in that comment.

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17. Stealthless
"6:00 “Raisins.” I’M DEAD!"

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18. The End Begins
"Stealthless everubody laughing because they know it true."

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19. bobigghhb 3
"Legit had me in tears. Made the whole skit worth it ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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20. Dolores M
"Like I said above, that was my sister's potato salad they were talking about. Oh hell, naw."

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21. Wassup G
"Immfao ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ...put sm’thng don’t belong...like raisins ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ....tru dat aww hell nawl"

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22. RandomBlackGamer
""Yes! In the face!" My jaw hurts from laughing bruh!"

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23. david mesler
"RandomBlackGamer one of my favorite lines from Coming to America"

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24. Cassandra Stewart
"the depth of this inside joke is killin me LMAO"

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25. Andrรฉ Brown
"You know "in da face" wasn't scripted! Shout to Eddie Murphy."

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26. Natilie E. S.
"RandomBlackGamer honestly I'm just impressed that so many people understood where the joke was coming from ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚"

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27. Vince Edwards
"Awesome nod to Coming To America!!!"
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Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbs8OTEauHc for a video clip of the scene from the 1988 Coming To America. In this clip, Prince Akim, played by Eddie Murphy, says "In your face!" in a failed attempt to mimic American slang.

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28. Davon Taylor
"Karen: "It took me 3 days to make that potato salad! 3 DAAYSS!!" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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29. Omowร le Zaquir
"This is the funniest SNL skit I've seen in years."

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30. Gods Plan
"Omowร le Zaquir funny for black people did not get a joke"

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31. horse stomper
"Omowร le Zaquir you're kidding right?"

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32. PIPE DOWN CHUMP
"Omowร le Zaquir 2 thousand and counting, white women with nasty potato salad disagree with you.lmao"

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33. Omowร le Zaquir
"Gods Plan Well, it was called Black Jeopardy ๐Ÿ˜"

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34. Omowร le Zaquir
"horse stomper #N๐Ÿ˜€PE! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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35. Omowร le Zaquir
"PIPE DOWN CHUMP ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ They need to keep that raisin laced mess at home."

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36. Karen .N
"I’m so mad, why does my name have to be Karen ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ"

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37. Candie P
"Karen .N but I bet you can make one heck of a potato salad tho ๐Ÿ˜†"

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38. Paul Anthony
"I actually don't know any White Karen's my self! haha"

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39. MMplays Ps4
"Karen .N keep your bland ass potato salad to yourself ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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40. Roland Dawson
"Ahhh!! XD"

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41. Heather Mallory
"I’m just glad it wasn’t Heather lol."

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42. Richie Rich 22
"But you’re cool because you’re the black Karen. They’re taking about the white Karen"

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43. Lisa Strong
"It's all good Karen, you're in the clear, you're not the "white Karen". Tbh I don't even know any white women named Karen myself lol."

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44. Bruce Lombardo
"Karen .N buy your spices! And use 'em, Kay-ren!"

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45. Aisha Benguma
"Karen .N lol"

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46. Dave L
"Aren't you supposed to say: "Aw hell naw, why does my name have to be Karen?""

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47. Drunken Hobo
"It should at least be spelled "Kahryn" or something. Are you sure you're actually black?"

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48. Lashay Wood
"Karen .N As long as you season your potato salad properly, you're good"

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49. Karen .N
"Drunken Hobo omg yes ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m 110% Nigerian"

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50. Dorothy Crawley
"Karen .N as long as you don't put raisins in your potato salad you'll be alright๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Š!

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51. poemkid1
"Karen .N How you black with a name like Karen lol...๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm just kidding stay up sista"

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52. Migos
"just keep your bland ass potato salad to yourself and we cool ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€"

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53. LeShea White
"I'm dead"

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54. Karen Donaldson
"my thoughts exactly Karen... Shoutout to all the Karens out there LOL"

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55. Freddie McRae
"poemkid1: Be careful! Black people with "White" names be real sensitive about that sh&t*. "You don't LOOK like a 'Tammy'!" "
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*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.

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56. Freddie McRae
"eyonex: You ain't joking. I got two cousins, Barbara & Jennifer, who've always gotten job interviews. White people treat Black people with "White names" better. (By the way, we call them by their middle names, their "real names", Shaundria & Shauntรฉ!")"

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57. Mr. Wood
"Karen .N ROTFL!!! Hahaha"

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58. Simple Mike
"Instant Classic ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ"

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59. DJ Sapien
"White people really do be putting raisins in potato salad though lol"

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60. Jesus Zepeda
"If it's not raisins its some other weird crap like sliced almonds or chopped nuts. All I wonder is why?"

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61. Kirito Alverez
"Riiiiiiight. Putting peanuts in the damn potato salad. Go sit down somewhere Karen"

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62. luvpinkandgold
"why. why would they do that."

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63. Mya Rose
"Hey, I may be white, and I may be bland (I never salt my food), but hell naw, I aint putting no raisins in anything. It's one of lifes disappointments to find raisins in any other food but raisins and especially cakes and baked goods."

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64. Lavina Houchen
"not me honey... My potato salad is awesome."

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65. Daisy Juice
"Lavina Houchen Everyone thinks their potato salad is awesome but we Black people know this is rarely the case. This is why we always ask, "who made the potato salad?" before deciding if it's worth trying."

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66. Sammi Worlo
"This white people seasoning part is SOO f&&king* TRUE lol ๐Ÿ˜‚"
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*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.

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67. pjd203
"no it is not, most people season there food, it's just a stereotype that can apply to the Caucasian race because we might not season as much as others, so it is technically half true."

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68. Klonoa Magya
"Maybe its because I was raised in a southern household, or because half my heritage is cajun, but nah far from true, I need a lot of seasoning and I am white."

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69. Gr8 Incarnate
"In the US, and not just whites, I've noticed most people just season with salt and garlic/onion powder. I prefer using fresh raw ingredients and much more herbs."

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70. Kris Sanders
"It really isn’t. Some ppl like seasonings that are white, some don’t. It’s the taste of the person not the race. My mom seasoned and marinated almost every meat we had as kids, rice, veggies, pizza , mash potatoes ectt. I go over my friends Dwayne’s for dinner, and they didn’t even have salt n pepper with their dinner. And yes, Dwayne was black.. some ppl like their seasoning, some don’t. lol so that’s one stupidest stereotypes I’ve seen. Stereotypes are assumptions not facts."

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71. freddieawsome1
" "This white woman probably doesn't season her food"

I'm dead. I died. My ghost wrote this comment."

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72. VolatileDisposition
"'oh, i thought i'd add some raisins to jazz it up' - karen"

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73. Jawana Williams
"It's nice to be able to laugh at our stereotypes when it's clearly funny and done in good taste such as this was. ๐Ÿคฃ"

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74. Andrew McMillan
"As a white dude, I can't get over how many of us like to put unnecessary fruit into things where fruit doesn't belong. I had an uncle that put raisins in thanksgiving dressing/stuffing. RAISINS IN DRESSING! WITH GRAVY ON IT!"

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75. Taytay Randolph
"Andrew McMillan oh hell naw lmao"

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76. Onyeka Onyebuchukwu
"Ummmm, bro about next thanksgiving, i won't be able to make it."

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77. Kruto
"I don't think that's a white people thing"

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78. V Barle
"Kruto it very much is."

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79. tiredofthis
"As a fellow caucasian I have eaten some weird strange 70s inspired food at my grandma's with mixed dried fruit in places it does not belong to
And can we stop with the raisins it's a waste of grapes"

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80. Ambar Acuรฑa
"hahaha sorry, but if eating bland, tasteless food keeps you healthy...don't want to be it! There ain't nothing like soul food...now eat your bland potato salad and be sad ๐Ÿ˜‚"

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81. kourtney scruggs
"Ambar Acuรฑa Tell him about it, Ms. Ma'am!!!! Tell him what it is!!!"

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82. xXImGayXx
"Ambar Acuรฑa You're trying so hard to be black and it is honestly pathetic you're like 90% Spaniard please stop."

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83. Ambar Acuรฑa
"I never said i was ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ i am a Mexican American that happens to looooovvveee food! ๐Ÿ˜Š and i know how to make it ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜"

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84. kourtney scruggs
"Ambar Acuรฑa you might as well be black, them pigs will be coming for you, too. I'll save a spot for you at the EASTSIDE REUNION. Bring your potato salad."

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85. Ambar Acuรฑa
"๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ my husband's from St Louis, we'll bring the ribs ๐Ÿ˜‚ i wasn't trying to belittle the "healthy" community out there, but everyone knows good food can make all that bitterness go away...makes you happy...guess no one's mentioned that to this person ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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86. kourtney scruggs
"Ambar Acuรฑa Never enough ribs! You got baked beans for them ribs?"

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87. Honee x
"T'Challa: Aw hell naw Karen keep your bland ass potato salad to yourself. That was too funny! Chadwick can do comedy too."

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88. My Twisted Lyf TV with Poetry
"I swear I just said this about my white friend and her stuffing (first mistake my side eye was already going). Then I saw the raisins! I was like raisins girl aww hell naw."

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89. Drewski217
"Tell me WHY I was so proud he got that potato salad question right LOL"

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90. bigtaz504
"It’ll be funny if Karen is put into black panther 2. With her bland ass potato salad."

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91. Chris M
"Potato salad with no paprika? Aw hell naw!"

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92. Dawn White
"I want to know who are the 4.5k people who gave this a thumbs down....I don’t get it this was hilarious!! I watched this about 20 times and laughed every time....raisin in potato salad classic"

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93. Warriors FC7
"He was so polite and formal describing the dish up to that last statement ๐Ÿ˜†"

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94. Taj The Great One
"I swear SNL ratings went up like crazy during this episode!
"Karen keep your bland ass potatoe salad to yourself!"
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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95. Tim B
"Taj The Great One this was hilarious from start to finish!!"

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96. Tim B
"Taj The Great One its even funnier the way kenan is egging Tachalla on to answer the potato salad question: (Say it)"

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97. Reina Macarena
"Taj The Great One
I wish they would've named her Becky ๐Ÿคฃ"

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98. OG Lurker
"DAMMIT KAREN. WE TOLD YOU TO JUST BRING ICE."

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99. Dee Dee DaDiva
"OG Lurker ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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100. Gavin Mahoney
"now you already kno she finna try to create a vegan alternative to ice n bring that instead"

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101. TAZY
"Not even the ice bruh, we just told her to bring the paper plates!"

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102. Tak Giant
"I'm here wondering, wtf is a potato salad?"

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103. Amanda Roberts
"Tak Giant it’s a mayonnaise based or mustard based with chopped boiled and skinned potatoes and you can add something crunchy like celery or pickles and sometimes eggs but season this stuff (mustard is a little better because it has something in there that is not bland as fu&k.* )

Also it goes well with bbq"

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104. Shaleigh09
"Whoever wrote this skit should get a raise ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚... the best yet"

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105. Cool Younkers
"Yo the Potato Salad had me ๐Ÿ’€"

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106. Lexiaa Forever
"Ain’t lying bout that potato salad . ❗️❗️❗️"

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107. Josh Allen
"It just shows you that black people from all cultures don't play about that potato salad LOL"

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108. LEGO Rocket Raccoon
"I'm white and even I know not to trust white people's potato salad."

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109. Pamela C.
"LEGO Rocket Raccoon I’m hollering now๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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110. TstormVA2012
"ROFL!!!!!"

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111. Writer'sBlock101
"Who the hell puts raisins in potato salad!?!? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚"

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112. James Martin
"The same kind of person who puts blueberries in mac and cheese or peas in guacamole, both of which have happened."

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113. aljohn tabion
"White people lol"

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114. Natamic26
"Writer'sBlock101 Wypipo"

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115. Judah TheOracle
"http://www.oliviascuisine.com/creamy-potato-salad-with-apples-raisins-and-walnuts/"

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116. Tre Staples
"Judah TheOracle He must have seen this recipe lol"

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117. Monica Wilson
"An instant Classic. I was laughing so hard by the time he got to "aw hell..." I could not hear it. Loved the way Chadwick stayed in character. OMG - I must have watched this 5 times already...and will some more."

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118. DrBraxy Gilkey
"I also love that, even thought King T'Challa has never had potato salad, his Blackness intuitively knew paprika was involved. I am still laughing off this!

Here's a good crack up session: Go watch the SNL Wakanda sketch with Sterling K. Brown, then come back and watch this. And don't worry: when you die laughing, I promise to make the potato salad for your funeral (Karen ain't invited! Lol). :o)"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBP6UL-jEU&t=67s Black Panther New Scene - SNL Saturday Night Live, Published on Mar 10, 2018

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119. Ellbe84
"DrBraxy Gilkey and funniest comment award goes to you๐Ÿ˜‚⚰️๐Ÿ˜‚⚰️

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120. Anastasia Beaverhausen
"Hell there are some Black people potatoe salad I won't touch... My mama being one of them.."

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121. y ago
"Anastasia Beaverhausen Word,You can't just eat any potato salad."

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122. KingBreezy
"I really hope they make fun of this moment in Black Panther 2 or at least mention potato salad. It’s not canon but man would it be funny if it was ๐Ÿ˜‚"
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123. lit Banana
"If your potato salad doesn't have spices, you can put it right in the trash, where it belongs."

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124. Henry Rodin
" "Aw hell nah, Karen! Keep your bland-ass potato salad to yourself!" It was waaay funnier with the T'Challa accent lmaoooo"

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125. ReblazeGaming
"Henry Rodin It's not a T'Challa accent it's a specific South African accent."

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126. Science Cosmos
"It's actually East African accent. You need to hear Kenyans and Ugandans speak their official language (English)."

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127. bobbyw223
"That accent is South African tho lol"

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128. Ram
"bobbyw223
Yeah it’s a weird mix of a few African Accents and general chivalrous high speech."

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129. Kaila woods
"R.I.P any white girl named Karen for the next month people will say you have bland ass potato salad xD"

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130. Grateful Majesty
"Kaila woods nothing new. White people have always had bland food"

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131. KKRS
"And going into cookout season...sorry Karen"

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132. Zarias
"How Chadwick gets through the potato salad bit without even the merest crack of a smile is simply amazing."

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133. jayson biggs
"The potato salad is dead on! At my job we would have pot lucks. Sometimes my white coworkers would bring potato salad and it rarely was ever right. Bland as hell! As soon as I saw the potato salad on the screen I burst out laughing because I instantly knew where they were going with this!"

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ADDENDUM: Sub-Thread: Black Cookout Rules & Regulations (published April 13-April 16, 2018) in this embedded video's discussion thread

1. hulagirl67
"**BLACK COOKOUT RULES AND REGULATIONS**
1) Don't arrive until at least 75-90 minutes after the start time designated on the invitation.
2) Don't come empty-handed.
3) NOBODY gets a plate before Big Mamma.
4) DJ must dos --> "Before I Let Go" by Maze, "Love Like This" by Faith Evans, and "Summertime" by Fresh Prince
5) Be prepared to Wobble.
6) Pros only at the spades table. This is for your own protection.
7) Don't go into the house unless you have to pee.
8) Don't expect for your chair to still be unoccupied when you return.
9) Only great aunts are allowed to fux with the potato salad so no need to keep asking if anyone knows who made it.
10) For you take homers: If they did not come, put in on the food, or help in any way, they do NOT get a plate. PERIOD."

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2. Jackeline Frost
"hulagirl67 as a black person I confirm this true"

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3. Zion, The Person
"As a fellow black person, I can also confirm this."

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4. Esohe Osaghae
"These should be official rules, number 4 is so true"

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5. Eastside Sage
"๐Ÿ’ฏ% Accurate"

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6. miggie2099
"you need to put this on a plate or wall scroll and sell it for $10"

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7. Aaron Verico1
"On everything this list is true. Lol.
I'll also add that dominos apply as well, that only pros can play at the table, at Black cookouts.
The stakes get even higher, if alcohol drinking is involved.
The sh&t*-talking and putdowns go to another level. That's definitely been the case, with my dad, uncles, and some of my dad's friends at the table. Lol.

I would also add "Outstanding" by the Gap Band; as a must-play song at Black family reunions, or cookouts.
I wish my fam would have more of them. They're always a blast. ๐Ÿ’ฏ"
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*This word is fully spelled out in that comment in that YouTube discussion thread.

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8. InuMiroLover
"Kids must dance for the entertainment of their elders and they dont get anything but hamburgers and hot dogs."

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9. julez4002
"4. September - Earth Wind Fire not Karen's cousin Taylor Smith."

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10. chocprincess7
"Facts. Lol !"

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11. C1rcu1tBr34k3r
"Funny how this is Universal across the nation."

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12. Some Guy
"Black guy here. The list is legit."

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13. Candie P
"Lmaooo. Number 10 is right on the money in my family ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ"

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14. Rohan Davey
"For #4, don't forget the Cha Cha Slide

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15. Raj Beekie
"I don't think the last one is well known. If it is, it is not often precticed."

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16. Mia Moore
"Pretty accurate but for number 4 I would add "Candy" by Cameo that's Always played"

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17. Lena Sabine
"And white people must be chaperoned by a FAMILY Member of the HOSTING parties Mama or aunt Donna."

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18. SketchCat !!!
"hulagirl67 you forgot That once you get there you better speak to everybody (which means whoever see you) before eating and let them say ‘you got big last time I saw you you was thiiiiissss ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ small huh baby Child”"
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UPDATE: April 18, 2018 [9:03 AM EST]
19.Kindell Armstrong
"Theses are unspoken yet iron clad rules never to be broken. If sed rules are broken then the US black councils will revoke your black card and your children’s black card for up to 3 generations."

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20. A Paddy
"You forget to add The Gap Band - Outstanding to the playlist."

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21. Ahmasi
"You forgot that children are only allowed to eat hot dogs and hamburgs. Don't ask for a rib or steak."

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22. PrincessAshley121
"Yea, Um... I'm from a Jamaican family and I cannot relate to any of this at all. Sorry l;"

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23. Sheryl Smallwood
"Quick question- when you bring something, can it be from another culture (ex: Chilean/Argentian Empenadas) or does it have to be American food? Asking for a friend."

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24. Ahmasi
"Sheryl Smallwood It depends. But as long as it was approved by both the host and the cook ( They aren’t always the same person) ahead of time, you should be golden"

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25. frogers3
"Your list is suspect from rule 1. Who in the hell sends invitations to a black cookout? Everyone who hears about it just shows up!!!"

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Complete Transcript Of Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy" (April 7, 2018) with Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa (Black Panther)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part I of a four part pancocojams series that showcases the April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch on the weekly national American televised series Saturday Night Live. Among others, this skit starred Chadwick Boseman in his role as T'Challa from the blockbuster Black Panther movie.

This post presents an excerpt from an online article about this "Black Jeopardy" sketch and a video of this sketch. My transcript of this sketch is also included in this post. This transcript differs slightly from the sub-titles that appear in that embedded video. This transcript differs slightly from the sub-titles that appear in that embedded video.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/tchalla-black-panther-karens-potato.html for Part II of this pancocojams series. Part II presents selected comments from this video's discussion thread about "T'Challa & Karen's potato salad".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/comments-about-sprite-being-black-soda_18.html for Part III of this series. Part III of this series presents selected comments from the discussion thread of the YouTube video of April 7, 2018 Saturday Night Live's "Black Jeopardy". These comments focus on two of the "prizes" announced for the "Black Jeopardy" contestants: Sprite (which was described as "the Black soda" and "Useta Hold Margarine" containers.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-blackest-black-jeopardy-additional.html for Part IV of this series. That post presents additional selected comments about this April 7, 2018 "Black Jeopardy" sketch as well as comments comparing this sketch with other Black Jeopardy sketches and other sketches on the Saturday Night Live series.

Part IV also presents selected comments about whether or not the concept and content of Saturday Night Lives' "Black Jeopardy" is racist and/or stereotypical.

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The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural and entertainment purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Chadwick Boseman, Kenan Thompson, and all others who performed on that sketch and thanks to that sketch's writers. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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ARTICLES ABOUT THE "BLACK JEOPARDY" SKETCH WITH CHADWICK BOSEMAN AS T'CHALLA (April 7, 2018)
Excerpt #1:
From https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/04/chadwick-boseman-black-jeopardy-snl-tchalla
"Saturday Night Live’s “Black Jeopardy” sketches are always some of the show’s strongest. The format usually features two black contestants competing against a hapless white character who is way out of place. Tom Hanks’s Trump voter “Black Jeopardy” was one of the show’s best, but last night’s, featuring host Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther’s King T’Challa himself, might have usurped the throne.

The sketch starts off with Kenan Thompson’s Darnell Hayes saying how exciting it is to have Black Panther competing on the show: “This might be the blackest ‘Black Jeopardy’ yet!” But T’Challa, being from the utopian Wakanda, seems completely unaware of why someone would pretend to be dead to escape student loans, or the suspicion with which black people, for obvious reasons, must treat law enforcement. When T’Challa says the reason someone’s cable bill would be in their grandmother’s name is “to honor her, as the foundation of the family,” Hayes thinks for a second.

“Hmm,” he says, ” that’s really nice. It’s wrong. But that’s really nice.”

Fortunately for Black Panther, he finally starts to get it when he picks one of the clues in the “White People” category: “Your friend Karen brings her potato salad to your cookout.” In a burst of genius that rivals the code-cracking scene from A Beautiful Mind, the king of Wakanda works it out."...

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Excerpt #2:
From https://www.wmagazine.com/story/chadwick-boseman-saturday-night-live-black-jeopardy-black-panther
Chadwick Boseman Starred in an Incredible Saturday Night Live "Black Jeopardy" Sketch as the Black Panther
by Elizabeth Logan, April 8, 2018 11:26 am
"When people look back on this era of Saturday Night Live, they will definitely remember the recurring segment "Black Jeopardy," the often-brilliant analysis, satirization, and even explanation of black culture and American race relations couched in, of all things, a game show. The "Trump Voter" segment during Tom Hanks's episode two years ago was particularly smart, and last night's installment, with host Chadwick Boseman, proved just as cutting.

Boseman, as his Black Panther character T'Challa, king of Wakanda, faced off against Chris Redd as Rashad and Leslie Jones as Shanice in the only game show where "prize money is paid in installments," as Kenan Thompason, as host Darnell Hayes, explained. It was "the blackest 'Black Jeopardy' yet!" T'Challa didn't do super well in getting the actual answers, but his guesses were so respectful and nice that he won a few points anyway. Not that he needs the cash as the king of a country rich in vibranium and armed with the most technologically advanced science on Earth. And also the nation's greatest resource, Shuri. If all of his answers were correct, we should be able to help the police solve crimes without thinking twice, but alas, this is the American version of Black Jeopardy, not the Wakandan.”...

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman – SNL



Saturday Night Live, Published on Apr 7, 2018

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).
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Statistics (as of April 16, 2018 12:04 PM EST:

8,733,490 total views

170K total likes

5.5K total dislikes

12,266 total comments

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TRANSCRIPT: BLACK JEOPARDY (April 7, 2018) with Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa (Black Panther)
[Announcer] This is Black Jeopardy.

[Host] Yeah, All Right, What up What up.
Welcome to Black Jeopardy. The only Jeopardy where our prize money is paid in installments.
Alright, I’m your host , Darnell Hayes.
Today’s contestants are Shanice

-"Hey"

Rashad
-"What’s crackin"

And, oh, this is so excitin. All the way from Wakanda it’s T’Challa!

-"Greetings, Darnell. I’m a big fan of this program."

[Host] This might be the blackest “Black Jeopardy” yet.
Let’s take a look at our categories.
All right we got
“Grown Ass”
“Ah, Hell No”
“Fid’Na”
“Girl Bye”
“I Ain’t Got It”
And last, as always, “White people”.
All right, Shanice, you’re our returning champ. You pick.

[Shanice] -Okay, let’s go to “Aw Hell No” for a hundred.

[Host] Okay, the answer there is “Your barber has a two hour wait. But he says there’s an empty barber chair up front.“
Rashad.

[Rashad] “What is “Aw hell no. There’s a reason your chair empty.

[Host] You damn right. You damn right there. You can end up lookin like the weekend. Okay.
All right, Rashad, the board is yours.

[Rashad]-All right. Let’s go with “Fid’Na” for two hundred.

[Host] Alright, the answer “They fid’na to take prayer out of school”.
Shanice.

[Shanice]-What is “And they wonder why everybody pregnant.

[Host] Yes. Yes. Bad things happen when you kick Jesus out your house. That’s right.
All right, it’s your pick Shanice.

[Shanice]-Let’s stick with “Fid’Na” for four hundred.

[Host] All Right. This is the reason your cable bill is in your grandmama’s name.
Oh, T’Challa.

[T'Challa] -What is “to honor her as the foundation of family”.

[Host] Hmmm.
That’s real nice. It’s wrong. But’s it’s really nice.
Anybody else? The reason your cable bill is in your grandmama’s name.
Shanice.

[Shanice] -What is “’Cause I’m fid’na to get a car and I don’t need all that on my credit.”

[Host] I feel you. That’s right. I feel you. Yeah, your grandmama ain’t gonna need all that good credit too much longer. [chuckles]
All Right. Shanice. Your pick.

[Shanice] - Let’s go to “I ain’t got it for two hundred.

[Host] - All Right.
"The lady from Sally Mae says your student loan is past due."
Rashad.

[Rashad] - What is “I ain’t got it. I died. You are talkin to a ghost”.


[Host] - Yeah, that’s right. That’s right. Yeah, you can’t bill what’s not there.
Just ask Wesley Snipes, ain’t that right T’Challa?

[T-Challa] - I don’t know this one.

]Host] - That’s alright man. That’s alright. You’ll get there.
All Right, Rashad. It’s your pick.

[Rashad] -All right, let’s go with “Ah hell na” for $400.

[Host] All right. The answer “The airline says they wanna charge twenty-five dollars to check your bag.”
Shanice.

[Shanice] - What is “Aw hell na. Looks like I’m gonna fly to Jamaica with a fifty pound suitcase in my lap."

[Host] - Hey you damn right. You damn right. That’s right. And I dare your stewardess to say something.

[Shanice] “Damn right.”

[Host] -That’s right. All right. Let’s keep goin.

[Shanice] Let’s stay with “Grown Ass” for $600.

[Host] - All right. "You send your smart-ass child here ‘cause she thinks she grown”.
T’Challa.

[T-Challa] - What is “to one of our free universities where she can apply her intelligence and perhaps one day become a great scientist.”

[Host] - Okay. Well, the answer we was lookin for was “Out my damn house”. But, you know what? I’m gonna give it to you T’Challa. Y’ll must not have no mean streets in Wakanda. [says something indecipherable]
All right. The board is yours.

[T'Challa] - Very well. Let’s go to “Ah hell na” for $800.

[Host] - Okay. The policeman says that there’s been some robberies in your neighborhood and asks if you have “any information.”

[T-Challa] - What is “not only do I tell this man what I know, but I also assist him in tracking down the offender.
After all, our ministers of law enforcement are only here to protect us.
Is this correct?"

[Host] - I mean. It should be.
But, I’m thinkin that you haven’t spend much time in America. [brief chuckle]

Let’s just hear about today’s prizes.
Johnny!

[Announcer] Thanks, Darnell. Today’s Black Jeopardy winner will receive
“Uesta Hold Margarine” versatile plastic containers that useta hold margarine. Put whatever you want in them.
And, “Well done steaks”. If I see a speck of red it’s goin back. You betta cook MY food with “well done steak”
And by “Sprite”, How did we become the Black soda? We don’t know. Sprite.”
Back to you, Darnell.”

[Host] Ooh. I do love Sprite.
All right, T’Challa. The board is yours.

[T-Challa] I am ready.

Let’s go to “White people”. For $400.

[Host] - Okay, let’s try it.
"Your friend Karen brings her potato salad to your cookout."
Uh-oh, T’Challa.

[T-Challa] - I think I’m getting the hang of this. But, before I answer, a few questions.
This woman, Karen, she is Caucasian, eh?

[Host] Yes.

[T-Challa] - And she has her own recipe for potato salad, yes?

[Host] - Yep. Yep.

[T-Challa] -Ah, I understand.
It is noble that she would volunteer to cook for everyone. And, although I have never had potato salad...

[Host] - Yeah, of course.

[T-Challa] - I sense that this White woman does not season her food.

[Host] - That’s right.

[T-Challa] - And if she does, it is only with a tiny bit of salt....

[Host] - “That’s exactly right.”

[T-Challa] - And no paprika...

[Host] - “No paprika. No.

[T-Challa] -And she will probably add something unnecessary like ‘raisins’.

[Host] - I know, right.

[T-Challa] - So, so, something tells me that I should say....

[Host] “Say it!”

[T-Challa] - -Aw, hell, na Karen. Keep your bland ass potato salad to yourself.

[Host] Yes!! Yes!!
You got it T’Challa.

[T’Challa smiles and says] - In your face!

[Host] -Yeah, Black Panther welcome to Black Jeopardy. Woo!

[Recorded White woman’s voice] - How many square feet is that?

[Recorded White man’s voice] - For three bedrooms?

[Recorded White woman’s voice] - Oh, what a deal!

[Host] Oh, well the sound of White people shoppin nearby for real estate means the fun is over.
So ah, let’s take a break. We’ll be right back with more “Black Jeopardy”.

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