During a recent interview with actor/activist Danny Glover and Roland Martin challenge each other to a gumbo cook-off.
MR. MARTIN: Well, I know some folks out there would think that you are a serious thinker – obviously – involved in stuff, but you also like to talk trash, too.
MR. GLOVER: Um-hum.
MR. MARTIN: And so I need to remind you when we were in New York more than a decade ago, we were having a conversation about gumbo, and you had the audacity to say you can make a better gumbo than me. And I said, “Cain’t nobody from the Bay Area outdo somebody from the Gulf Coast of Texas.”
MR. GLOVER: No, no. Look here. No.
MR. MARTIN: [Chuckles.]
MR. GLOVER: I said it ten years ago. I even mean it more.
MR. MARTIN:Oh!Okay. All right. Well –
MR. GLOVER: Now, I know –
MR. MARTIN: — well, next –
MR. GLOVER: — I know –
MR. MARTIN: — next time –
MR. GLOVER: — next time – [crosstalk] –
MR. MARTIN: — we hook up –
MR. GLOVER: — you know –
MR. MARTIN: — all I’m simply sayin’ is I’mma hurt ya feelin’s. And I’mma say –
MR. GLOVER: No, you not.
MR. MARTIN: — I’m sorry in advance, but I’mma hurt ya feelin’s –
MR. GLOVER: No, no. No, you not.
MR. MARTIN: — when it comes to gumbo.
MR. GLOVER: I’mma hurt your feelin’s.
MR. MARTIN: Okay! Okay!
MR. GLOVER: And I –
MR. MARTIN: All right!
MR. GLOVER: — [chuckles] –
MR. MARTIN: So –
MR. GLOVER: — I’mma hurt your feelin’s, man.
MR. MARTIN: — we got it on tape –
MR. GLOVER: You got it on tape.
MR. MARTIN: — and – we got it on tape, and so what I do – when you put that lil’ San Francisco –
MR. GLOVER: [Chuckles.] No, no, no.
MR. MARTIN: — hams, or whatever lil’ stuff –
MR. GLOVER: [Chuckles.]
MR. MARTIN: — you were talkin’ ‘bout puttin’ in your gumbo, we’ll see. I’mma show you how to make a real Louisiana gumbo.
MR. GLOVER: Well, I’ll show you how to make a gumbo. Whether it’s Louisiana –
MR. MARTIN: That’s the only real one!
MR. GLOVER: — well, wait. Wait – wait a minute! Wait a minute. It could be Louisiana mixed with a little bit of Georgia —
MR. MARTIN: Naw.
MR. GLOVER: — mixed with a little bit –
MR. MARTIN: Naw, naw. See –
MR. GLOVER: — of – a little bit of all of that.
MR. MARTIN: E’er’body at home, don’t eat that gumbo.
MR. GLOVER: [Laughs.]
MR. MARTIN: Only do the Louisiana one.
MR. GLOVER: [Laughs even harder.]
MR. MARTIN: Danny, I appreciate it.