‘Atlanta’ recap: We are not the same
Earn and Van are out of place again
Did you ever go somewhere with your parents when you were younger and think that it’s just going to be a normal day out? Then all of a sudden your mom or dad pulls you over before you go in and says something along the lines of:
“If you embarrass me out here, I’m going to embarrass you when we get home.”
In Tuesday night’s episode of Atlanta, Earn was the kid and Van was playing the role of a parent trying to keep everything in check when the two went to Monique’s house to celebrate Juneteenth and potentially ask for some kind of help. However, the longer the party lasted, the more the roles seemed to shift, but I’ll get to that later.
Let’s talk about the dynamic of the party in general. We saw that Earn didn’t like the club last week, but this somehow seemed like even less of a fun time.
This Juneteenth celebration was above Earn and Van’s pay grade, and way out of their comfort zones. It’s safe to say that they were probably the most broke guests at the party.
Lol this is such a bougie Juneteenth party…. 🙄😂 #AtlantaFX
— Live Tweeting (@BlavityLive) October 26, 2016
This Juneteenth party on #atlantafx tho 💀
— SoSo. (@KayCee_Oh) October 26, 2016
First off, the creepiness of the wait staff was the first sign. Why they black, though?
All black ppl serving as the house maids, servers, etc for the Juneteenth celebration…gambino prob intended that irony #AtlantaFX
— Marty Kaan (@VTamaj) October 26, 2016
BUT THEY GOT BLACK SERVERS AT THE JUNETEENTH SOIRÉE. #AtlantaFX
— Rev. Decatúr (@dstarwriter59) October 26, 2016
all the staff black too……. #AtlantaFX
— BEYOPHYTE: GejáVu (@Phllp_Wnslw) October 26, 2016
Then we have the hilarious drink names.
I don’t know about y’all, but there ain’t no way I’m drinking something called “plantation master poison.” I already felt bad for Earn because he didn’t ask for this. He didn’t want to be there.
And slave ships as food holders? Nope, I’d be long gone.
— B E A N Z | Wakanda’s Favorite 📸 (@PhotosByBeanz) October 26, 2016
Then, there’s the host’s white husband, Craig, trying to outblack Earn? I don’t know what’s going on here.
Awkward spoken word? Yup.
— Nicole Blades (@NicoleBlades) October 26, 2016
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) October 26, 2016
As if the spoken word wasn’t bad enough, Craig told his wife’s 95-year-old grandmother that she was cooking the collard greens … wrong.
Craig told grandma she cooked her collard greens wrong?? LMAO he gotta go. Immediately. #AtlantaFX
— Kandace (@ecadnak_) October 26, 2016
Not the Collard Greens tho lol, I don't even eat them but nobody and I mean nobody disrespect Gma's cooking #AtlantaFX
— Robert Johnson (@ThaKid_ATL) October 26, 2016
Don’t you ever tell somebody’s grandmother how to do their cooking. They’ve been at this whole cooking game for a long time. I hope he didn’t say this at Thanksgiving or Christmas, because that would have been the ultimate form of food disrespect.
I like how he tried to test Earn’s blackness by asking where he’s from in Africa.
"This spooky thing called slavery happened and my entire ethnic identity was erased" #AtlantaFX
— Kilometers (@MilesHighClub__) October 26, 2016
Monique wasn’t that much better, either. She admitted that she was in her marriage for money.
“I like Craig, but I love my money.” Damn. #AtlantaFX
— April’s Very Own (@CoryTownes) October 26, 2016
Also, we started to figure out how Monique really feels about the people outside of her environment when she stated that every family has a thug in it.
Plot twist, the BW in the interracial relationship is the anti black person in the couple #AtlantaFX
— That Negro Over There (@NeezLouize) October 26, 2016
And Craig’s face when she said that …
Even the white husband looked at Earn like "Sorry bro. She outta pocket." lmfao #AtlantaFX
— Racial Dolezal (@SirCoach) October 26, 2016
— Likkle Gun Drilla (@MadKilla) October 26, 2016
"Every person has a least one triflin' thug in the family."
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 26, 2016
Earn had every right to snap on both of them.
We all knew Earn was going to snap 😂#AtlantaFX
— Silky T (@lsilkyth) October 26, 2016
— Rodney (@DJTriumph) October 26, 2016
— Wakanda sequel is this?! (@JamelArt) October 26, 2016
Earn said he had enough of that 😂 #AtlantaFX
— TEWJ 🤴🏾 (@Ayo_TTime9) October 26, 2016
Earn said he had enough of y'all rich people stuff, lol!#AtlantaFX
— Jedi Knight DudeKirk (@DudeKirk_) October 26, 2016
Go ahead, Earn. He also seemed to have gotten the attention of Van for standing up to Monique and Craig, who were really out of line with some of their comments.
— Denver. (@DenvsTheName) October 26, 2016
The season finale is next week? Oh, man, I’m ready. Are you?