• The Itis – S01/E10


    • Lynxi Welcome
          • Episode synopsis
            • HBOMax Synopsis: Granddad opens “The Itis,” the first and only soul food restaurant in Woodcrest. White people never expected it. They also didn’t expect high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity.

    Pre Show:

    • What we’re thankful for.
    • Publicly acknowledging other Black folks in mostly white areas.
    • Covid vaccine and healthcare for Black folks.
    • Killer Mike’s bank – Greenwood:  Modern Banking for the Culture
    • Black families bought land in GA to build their own city
    • United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell – “The South Carolina Gullah”
    • Biden has been ascertained
    • Hit 500 downloads
    • Asking Justin to guest host if someone on the team is out
    • Dean’s (haphazard) voices
    • There was an actual  “Luther Burger” created
    • What we’re making for Thanksgiving
    • Unusual conversations with the family


    • Riley’s lack of social skills
    • Food of the Black culture
    • Soul Food
    • This type of food was okay for white Europeans, but it’s looked down on for Black folks.
    • Gout – “The Disease of Kings”
    • Black folks are damned resourceful
    • Wuncler’s goal
    • What terms would be applied to Wuncler’s operation?  Reverse gentrification? Other gentrification? ???
    • Granddad was never even an owner
    • Did they even clean those beds between guests???
    • Graddad’s last line

    White People Question:

    • Found on Twitter (and regularly heard): “Isn’t it racist to say “white people are racist”?”
      • Why?
      • White is not a race.
      • It’s not like it’s untrue. Our country runs on systemic racism and white privilege.
      • Trump as a microcosm
      • History of conquering races
      • Lost knowledge from different cultures
      • Religion did its best to take away science in order to take more power
      • It’s England’s fault
    • Have a “Stupid White People Question” you want to leave us?

    Post Show Info:


    • The last line of the episode, “Don’t anybody go in the bathroom for 35 or 45 minutes.  Whew! Open the window!”, is a reference to a very similar line John Witherspoon’s character, Willie Jones, said in Friday.
    • This is the only episode in the series to not feature the “n” word.
    • The montage song, “Straight Outta the Oven, Made with Nothin’ But Lovin”, was written and performed by Asheru.

    Show Music: