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  • Andrew: ALRIGHT! PUT THE MONEY IN THE BAG! PUT IT IN!
  • Vivian: Um, sir. You're facing the wrong way.
  • Andrew: (Turns around and laughs) ALRIGHT GIVE ME THE MONEY!
  • Vivian: Will that be from your checking and savings account?
  • Andrew: Savings.
  • Vivian: May I see some identification?
  • Andrew: Sure (hands ID) Here you go.
  • Vivian: Thank you. (Pulls up Andrews account)
  • Vivian: Sir, we are showing 0 dollars and 0 cents for both of your accounts.
  • Andrew: Oh.
  • Vivian: NEXT.
Reason 487 why Uncle Phil is a BAMF

Okay so - I sat an watched Selma yesterday and found it both fantastic and heartbreaking.

Today I was thinking about the scene with Malcom X, I briefly remembered the first time I ever learned about him - watching the Fresh Prince as a British kid in the 90′s. And suddenly all I can think of is this scene in the very first episode

Uncle Phil: Look at me when I’m talking to you. Let me tell you something, son. I grew up on the streets just like you. I encountered bigotry you could not imagine. Now you have a nice poster of Malcolm X on your wall. I heard the brother speak. I read every word he wrote. Believe me, I know where I come from!

So I never really linked him saying that to actually visually placing him in that period of the Civil Rights movement. So I looked up a bit more of Phil’s past in the show and literally:
“Phil: ls that so, son? Let me tell you something.
The ‘63 March on Washington? l was there.
The '65 demonstrations at Selma, l was there.
The '65 Watts Riots, l was there, too.”

So yeah, I always knew Uncle Phil was badass, but goddamn