- Hi, I'm Seth MacFarlane,
and welcome to Peacock's "At Home Variety Show."
Our purpose here is to entertain
and to help raise awareness and support
for essential workers and communities in need,
through amazing organizations like United Way,
amplifying relief efforts in communities of color
that have been severely impacted
by the pandemic.
Now, I do hope everyone is staying safe, staying healthy.
I myself had a little bit of a scare
this morning when I thought I had the virus.
I came downstairs to my kitchen,
and I got a little "coughy."
Wait for laughter.
So what's it been now,
eight weeks that we've been doing this?
I know it's been too long, because my cat
has started masturbating in front of me,
which tells me that there are no rules anymore,
so I--I give up.
But our guest tonight is a very talented writer, comedian.
He has appeared on "The Daily Show"
and "The Nightly Show," which he also hosted.
Folks, here's the very talented Larry Wilmore.
- Hey, everybody. Larry Wilmore here,
and welcome to my show inside of a show.
I hope everybody's being safe out there,
and before we get started, I just want to give a shout-out
to all the first responders out there,
especially my niece, Breanna,
and my sister Debbie, who are both nurses.
We really appreciate all that you guys are doing out there.
Now, we don't have a lot of time.
Those are kind of the rules on the show inside of a show.
So let's get right to it.
Okay, now it's time for "Fight Me."
I will say what I consider to be a reasonable take
on a subject, and my guest will have to fight me in it.
Let's see who our special guest is today.
Hey, Sean Hayes! Hey, Sean, how you doing?
- It has the word "fight" in the title, so I'm nervous.
- No, all you have to do is fight me.
It's real simple. Okay, here we go.
Almond milk is not milk. Fight me.
- Well, this is gonna be easy,
because it has the word "milk" in the title.
- It's almond water, Sean.
Where are all the almond cows
that are making this almond milk,
is what I want to know.
- What about chocolate milk?
- Why you gotta bring up race, is all I gotta--
- Okay, uh-huh, sure.
But they--but it's--
And time's up!
Jesus was black. Fight me.
- I cannot, because...
- Why do you think Jesus walked on water?
- Because he was-- - Brothers can't swim, Sean.
- Jesus is black is fine with me.
[buzzer] And that's all the time
we have for you. - You win that one too?
[indistinct] - No, no, no.
No, you did really well.
- Maybe I should bring up the subject.
- Okay, go ahead. - Nuts...
in any dessert-- absolutely not.
- Nuts in brownies are an unexpected treat.
- No, when in-laws come over to your house,
is that an unexpected treat?
Maybe get 'em out of chocolate chip cookies,
but we can have a couple in brownies.
- That's beautiful.
I'm gonna start my own show
called "Don't Fight Me."
[buzzer] - Right, well,
I guess time's up.
Sean Hayes, everybody. Thanks for coming, Sean.
I really appreciate it.
- Hey, welcome to "Slanguages."
Now, look, many of us,
because we have so much free time,
are left with not much to do,
so I thought it would be fun to learn languages,
or more precisely, learn slang from languages.
And to help me out is my daughter Lauren Wilmore.
Hey, Lauren, welcome to "Slanguages."
- Hi. - Now, Lauren,
you love languages.
You speak both Mandarin and French, right?
- [speaks French and Mandarin]
[laughs] - Well, very good.
So I thought it would be fun
if you could teach us a little slang.
Maybe some Mandarin slang?
- Yeah, sure. So basically,
if you want to say something like, "That phone is basic,"
you would say, "Nàgè shouji hao tu."
- Whoa, wait. Say that again?
- "Nàgè shouji hao tu."
- What did you say? - Oh, oh.
- I thought you were talking about a phone.
- It's a different language. That's not the N-word, Dad.
It comes from "nàgè,"
so like, "this," "zhège,"
- They use the N-word as a part of speech?
- If you're, like, ordering a menu, you'd be like,
- [speaking Mandarin] nàgè, nàgè, nàgè, nàgè...
nàgè, [indistinct], that.
- You said "nàgè" five times.
- 'Cause I was looking for the word.
- It's why there are no black people in China.
Don't worry about it.
That's all the time we have for today.
- Oh. - But Lauren,
thanks for being on "Slanguages."
- Thanks for having me.
announcer: In every segment of "Masterclass,"
Larry Wilmore gives you
a professional lesson on an area of showbiz,
an area that he's already mastered.
- I mean...
just go onstage and say some funny shit.
- In this segment of "Mind Blown,"
I'm gonna be showing you a magic trick.
Now, if I were to take this playing card and drop it,
it would fall pretty fast, right?
It has to.
All it's doing is obeying
the laws of gravity, right?
But what if I could make it fall slow?
Not obey the laws of gravity.
Disobeying the laws
if I just snap.
I'll let go of the card, and it's starting to fall.
It's falling right now,
but it's falling very slowly.
It's making its way to my hand here,
and it's almost there.
It's almost there.
Now, we can leave it suspended there,
and you can see...
holding it up.
And if we want to make it go back,
we can do it with just a little puff of air.
And there you go.
I hope you'll agree,
your mind was blown.
All right, welcome to the podcast within the show
that I'm so excited about.
My guest today, he's a legendary
He's done classics from "Civil War"
to "Country Music," his latest one.
Oh, he's so good. I'm so excited to have
on the podcast within the show
filmmaker Ken Burns, everybody.
Ken, thank you so much
for being on the show and helping out
this great cause.
- Well, Larry, thanks for having me.
- Okay, we don't have a lot of time,
'cause this is a podcast within a show,
so I want to get right to it.
Here's what I want to ask you about.
I want to ask you about what's called
the "Ken Burns effect," right?
That's how you've been able to use
photographs in such a dynamic way.
How did you even think of that?
Like, what exactly was your impetus?
- Well, you know, I was trained by still photographers,
but I wanted to be like a Hollywood director.
And I looked at a still photograph and I said,
"Oh, my goodness, there's a master shot
with a long shot--"
- That's good, Ken.
I'm sorry, I have to cut you off.
We're out of time. I really apologize.
Man, it was just getting so interesting, too.
But thanks for being on. I really appreciate it.
You really are the best.
Hopefully when you're on again,
we can--I can ask you another question.
- And I hope I can answer.
- Ken Burns, everybody. Thanks, Ken.
Because of this extraordinary situation we're in,
many high school seniors, and college seniors
for that matter,
didn't have a chance to have
a graduation ceremony.
So here's what we thought we would do.
We thought we'd collect
just a few of the high school seniors from around the country
and let's just hear the valedictory speeches right now.
So that's what we're gonna do.
So give it up, you guys, for the class of 2020.
Take it away, you guys.
- We thought of the futility of writing a speech
that would never be heard.
- Perhaps never even read.
- It felt like we got robbed or something, didn't it?
Out of nowhere, the celebration
right before the finish line
just got taken away.
- I'm sure that we all feel as though our accomplishments
seem to be overshadowed by this tragedy.
- I will admit that that feeling stings.
- 2020, although cliché,
signifies the clearest vision,
one lacking denial and bias,
a vision unclouded by things we cannot control.
- Again, we have all realized just how much value
our classmates hold in our hearts.
And while our hearts have been hurting,
please remember that all things must pass.
- We are the class of 2020.
- Infamous, notorious, and resilient.
- As you embark on your adventures in college
and in life,
do not forget the sense of loss you feel today.
Turn it into urgency.
- We don't have the right to sit down and be upset
at life forever.
There's a future to get to.
- I hope you're seeing clearly now.
I know I certainly am.
- Whoo! Yeah!
Class of 2020, you guys!
That's what I'm talking about!
Future of America looks bright.