Thursday, January 28, 2010

#1151 Fresh Prince Prank Email, Nándor Tánczos Cuts Off Dreads, B-ball

Show 1151 Thursday 28 January
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Hi I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

The video we’re studying today is about a prank email that was sent to a religious TV station.
I think it’s a live TV show where people can call or send an email asking a question or telling them something.

And someone sent this email in, and the guy on the show read it out.

I’m a newly born-again Christian and I would like to share my story of salvation with you.
I was born in West Philadelphia and also raised there. I spent most of my days playing basketball on a playground but also chilling out and relaxing.

To anyone who is a fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it’s obvious that that’s a re-written version of the rap song at the start of that show.

But the guy reading it out doesn’t realize that and he thinks it’s a genuine story. So it’s very funny.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a TV show from the 90s and the intro was a cool rap song that people used to sing a lot at my school.

Part of it went like this:

In West Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
And all shootin’ some b-ball outside of the school


Nándor Tánczos was a member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1999 to 2008.
He represented the Green Party and was New Zealand's first and only Rastafarian MP.
Nándor has just cut off his dreadlocks.
He said his soul had become polluted by his experience in parliament and cutting his dreads off was a kind of cleansing ceremony.
He said he was in a forest when he got a message it was time to cut them off.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 28th of January.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is b-ball. B-ball is slang for basketball.

Baseball also starts with a b, but it’s not called b-ball, as far as I know.

conversations with sarah
#729 Where were you born?

Step 1: Read Will’s lines.
Step 2: Repeat Will’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Will Where were you born?

Will Did you grow up there too?

Sarah Yeah.

Will What was that like?

Sarah Pretty good. I spent most of my time just hanging out at the playground and playing basketball.

Will So how come you moved to Bel Air?

Sarah I got into a bit of fight and my mum freaked out and said I had to go and live with my aunty and uncle.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Intro Rap - Lyrics

Now, this is the story all about how
My life got flipped - turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In West Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shootin’ some b-ball outside of school
When a couple of guys
Who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I can say is that this cab was rare
But I thought 'Man forget it' - 'Yo home to Bel Air'

I pulled up to the house about seven or eight
And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo home smell ya later'
I looked to my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air


* The guy reading the email doesn't realize it's a prank until 0:30 when a guy off camera says "that's from Fresh Prince of Bel Air".


Nándor_Tánczos - Wikipedia


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