Larry Wilmore's Lin-Grown Toenail

  • Aired:  02/16/12
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Larry Wilmore believes that Jeremy Lin's rise to fame is a sign that Asian Americans are taking basketball away from African Americans. (4:49)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

FEBRUARY, OF COURSE, IS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

HERE TO LEND US HIS

PERSPECTIVE ON THIS SPECIAL

EVENT, DAILY SHOW SENIOR

BLACK CORRESPONDENT LARRY

WILMORE.

LARRY, THANKS FOR JOINING

US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> THANKS, JON.

THANK YOU, JON.

THE YEAR WAS 1885.

A YOUNG FARMER NAMED GEORGE

WASHINGTON CARVER

OVERCAME-- I'M SORRY, JON, I

HAVE TO STOP.

I CAN'T SPEND ANOTHER

FEBRUARY TALKING ABOUT HOW

BLACK PEOPLE INVENTED PEANUT

BUTTER AND RADDIUM.

>> Jon: I THINK RADDIUM WAS

A FRENCH LADY.

>> WHATEVER.

LOOK, THE REAL ISSUE RIGHT

NOW IS HOW CAN IT BE THAT IN

THE MIDDLE OF BLACK HISTORY

MONTH AN ASIAN KID COMES IN

AND DOES THIS.

>> JEREMY LYNN THE NBA'S

NEWEST SUPERSTAR.

>> HIS LEDGE ON OF FANS

CALLING THIS LYNN-SANITY.

>> A LINDRELA STORY.

>> EVERYBODY LOVES A LINER.

>> HEY, I GOT ONE, YOU'RE

KILLING ME.

THIS IS MORE PAINFUL THAN A

LIN GROWN TOE NAIL.

HERE'S A GREAT ONE.

I HATE JEREMY LIN.

>> Jon: NOW WAIT, YOU'RE UP

SET BECAUSE AN ASIAN PERSON,

AN ASIAN AMERICAN IS

EXCELLING AT A TRADITIONALLY

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPORT.

>> JON, NO, I'M NOT THE ONLY

ONE WHO IS NOT HAPPEN.

LOOK AT CARMELLO AN THONNEE.

HE CAN'T EVEN BRING HIMSELF

TO PUT ON HIS UNIFORM.

>> Jon: HE'S HURT.

HE'S HURT.

>> JON, I WOULD BE HURT TOO.

HAVE YOUR JOB OUTSOURCED TO

ASIA RIGHT IN YOUR FACE.

>> Jon: NO, THEY, THEY DON'T

EVEN PLAY THE SAME POSITION.

AND JEREMY LIN HAS HAD TO

OVERCOME A GREAT DEAL TO GET

WHERE HE IS.

I THOUGHT AS AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN, THAT YOU

OF ALL PEOPLE COULD

APPRECIATE THAT.

>> NO, JON, DON'T REDUCE

THIS TO A DISCUSSION ABOUT

MY RACE.

THIS IS ABOUT HIS RACE.

OKAY?

AND YOU KNOW, OKAY, HE'S HAD

SOME STRUGGLES.

>> LIN MAJORED IN ECONOMICS,

GRADUATED WITH A 3.1 GPA.

>> SERIOUSLY, 3. -- THAT'S

AN ASIAN F.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: I DIDN'T REALIZE

THAT.

>> I GET IT, I GET IT LOOK,

CLEARLY THE BASKETBALL IS

JUST AN ATTEMPT TO WIN BACK

THE LOVE OF HIS TIGER MOM,

YOU KNOW?

HEY, THAT-- .

>> Jon: I CANNOT EVEN

BELIEVE, WHAT HAS GOTTEN

INTO YOU.

>> JON, IT IS JUST ANOTHER

THING THAT GOT TAKEN FROM US,

JAZZ, ROCK 'N' ROLL,

EBONICS.

NOW BASKETBALL?

>> Jon: NOTHING IS BEING

TAKEN, LARRY.

>> OH, REALLY?

>> I FEEL LIKE I'M STILL

LIVING A DREAM.

I FEEL LIKE I'M IN A DREAM

RIGHT NOW.

>> YOU HAVE A DREAM?

(LAUGHTER)

NO, NO, NO.

>> Jon: WAIT FOR IT, WAIT

FOR IT.

>> NICKERBOCKER, PLEASE.

SLOW DOWN MARTIN LUTHER KUNG

POW.

>> Jon: LARRY,

AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE BEEN

DOING VERY, VERY WELL,

LATELY.

THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN

PRESIDENT.

>> YEAH, FOR HOW LONG.

>> Jon: TIGER WOODS.

>> YEAH, ASIAN SIDE LIKES

GOLF, HIS BLACK SIDE LIKES

TRASHY WHITE GIRLS.

>> Jon: LARRY, IT'S NOT LIKE

BLACK PLAYERS ARE GOING TO

DISAPPEAR BECAUSE AN ASIAN

GUY IS IN THE LEAGUE.

>> WELL, REALLY, THEN TELL

ME THIS, JON, WHO WAS THE

FIRST PRO BASKETBALL PLAYERS?

>> Jon: WHITE GUYS, I GUESS.

>> NO, NO, WHITE JEWS.

>> Jon: WHAT.

>> IMMIGRANT JEWS DOMINATED

THE FIRST PRO BASKETBALL

LEAGUE, THE CLEVELAND

ROSENBLOOMS.

>> Jon: THAT CANNOT BE TRUE.

>> I CAN'T MAKE THAT [BLEEP]

UP JON.

LOOK, THEY EVEN HAD THEIR

OWN UNIFORMS.

>> Jon: OKAY.

YOU KNOW WHAT IS SURPASS

BEING THAT PICTURE, GYMS ARE

VERY DRAFTY AND YOU WOULD

HAVE THINK THEY WHAT HAVE

HAD LONGER SLEEVES BECAUSE

JEWS TRADITIONALLY VERY

PRONE TO COLDS.

>> THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS.

JEWISH BASKETBALL PLAYERS

WERE REPLACED BY GENTILES

THEN US AND UNLESS WE DO

SOMETHING QUICK, NOW IT'S

GOING TO BE ASIANS.

>> Jon: BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO.

>> JON, DON'T WORRY, I MAY

HAVE A SOLUTION.

PRETTY SURE THIS WHOLE ASIAN

BASKETBALL INVASION MIGHT BE

REVENGE FOR A KNEEL DEGRASS

TYSON.

>> Jon: THE ASTROPHYSICIST.

>> EXACTLY.

>> WHAT WAS HE THINKING,

SCIENCE, THAT'S ASIAN TURF.

BUT, I HAVE CONFERED WITH

THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND

WE'RE OFFICIALLY ASKING

MR. TYSON TO STOP IT.

DON'T WORRY, JON, HE'LL BE

FINE.

WE'LL PUT HIM IN A SITCOM,

MAKE HIM A FUNNY, YEAH, MAKE

HIM A FUNNY DAD ON BET.

HE'LL MAKE 40 TIMES THE

MONEY, I'M TELLING YOU.

JUST GIVE US BACK THE ROCK.

WE'LL CALL IT EBLIN.

>> Jon: LARRY WILMORE,

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