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  • -You know, guys, It's been an emotional and eye-opening

  • few weeks for us at "The Tonight Show."

  • So I decided to have some quick-ins on our staff

  • and just see how everyone's doing.

  • I'm gonna start off with one of our new writers, Tim Barnes.

  • Hey, Tim. -Hey, Jimmy.

  • -So, I know there's a lot going on right now,

  • and I just wanted to -- [ Cellphone chimes ]

  • -Actually, Jimmy, can you hold right there?

  • I'm getting a text from another one of my white friends.

  • You know, they've been checking in about how I'm doing

  • with all the racial injustice they just discovered.

  • So I'm just gonna respond real quick.

  • -Yeah. Okay.

  • -And send. What were you saying?

  • -Actually, I was just about to sort of check in about the --

  • [ Cellphone chimes ] -Sorry to do this again.

  • I'm getting a Facebook message this time, and, yeah,

  • based on their profile picture, it's another white person.

  • -No problem.

  • -I never met this person, but if I don't respond,

  • they're going to have a white guilt meltdown.

  • Send.

  • -I'm getting the sense that a whole lot of white people

  • have been checking in on you lately.

  • -Jimmy, you wouldn't believe how many.

  • My DMs look like a Phish concert right now.

  • I mean, I appreciate it,

  • but it's starting to feel a lot like work.

  • -Well, I'm happy to see that you're doing well.

  • And I just want to let you know that I care about you.

  • [ Ringtone playing ]

  • -I'm so sorry, Jimmy.

  • Hey, Ian.

  • Yeah.

  • Look, I know you're doing the best that you can,

  • and I really appreciate that.

  • And I don't know, maybe something by James Baldwin.

  • Where were we?

  • -Well, I was going to say --

  • [ Dial-up modem chirping ]

  • You need to pick that up?

  • It sounds like a fax machine or something.

  • -Fax machine?

  • I didn't even know I had a fax machine.

  • [ Telegraph tapping ]

  • -Okay, I don't think I recognize that sound.

  • -It's a telegraph, Jimmy.

  • And it's another white person.

  • -Oh, my God, what just happened?

  • -Smoke signal.

  • White guy smoke signal.

  • -How is this possible?

  • [ Owl hooting ]

  • -Jimmy, you're not gonna believe this,

  • but an owl just flew in and dropped this tiny scroll.

  • [ Electronics vibrating, chiming, chirping ]

  • You know what? I'm gonna just turn everything off.

  • All my electronics and it's just me and you, Jimmy.

  • What can I do for you?

  • -Well, I really just wanted to see if you're okay and tell you

  • that if there's anything I can --

  • -Oh, looks like someone is joining our call.

  • What? And somehow it's you.

  • -Yeah, hey, I just want to double-check that you're okay.

  • Good idea, Jimmy.

  • Thanks, Jimmy.

  • -This is too much for me.

  • I'm just gonna go and check in on all my black friends to see

  • how they're doing with all the white people

  • checking in on them.

  • Thanks, Jimmy and Jimmy.

  • -Tim Barnes, everybody.

  • -And send.

-You know, guys, It's been an emotional and eye-opening

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Jimmy's Call with Tonight Show Writer Tim Barnes Gets Interrupted by White Guilt

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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