-Thank you for coming back
to the show. -Y’all was on punishment
for a little bit. I had to put you on the shelf.
-You did. -But I took you off punishment
for New Year’s. -Thanks. I appreciate
you doing that. -You know, y’all have shows.
I go to The Roots’ shows. I’m in the front row like,
“Aah! Quest!” And y’all don’t — Like, I text
you, “Yo, I’m in the front row!” Y’all don’t hear me.
I see you. I’m like, “Yo, Jimmy!”
You’re like, “Eh!” So y’all was on punishment
since we’re not real friends. -No, we’re really friends. -No, you don’t text me.
You don’t call me, dawg. You don’t respond.
You don’t respond. I was in Jersey. I was like,
“Yo, Tariq, what up, kid? I’m in Jersey.”
And you’re like… [ Laughter ] You know like when a person’s
texting you back and it’s like the dot-dot-dot?
-That’s all you get? -You sit there looking at
the dots like, “Here it comes. Here it comes.”
-Yeah. [ Laughs ] And it never comes. -Yeah. It’s cool, though.
It’s cool. -Well, thank you for taking me
off punishment. We love when you come by. But I know you’re kind of
in an odd place right now because, well,
you’re from New Orleans. -The 504, yes. Yes. We are — Yeah. It’s been a rough week
for the city of New Orleans between AD and the Saints, but, you know,
it is what it is, man. We were cheated.
We were robbed. We recognize that.
We recognize that. -You do? Yeah.
-Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s all good, though.
It’s all good. -You’re actually
going out of your way. I’ve heard that you
invited the referees to — -Oh, yeah. I’m boycotting the
Super Bowl. I’m not watching. I’m having a Netflix-watching
party at my house instead of the Super Bowl. -Okay.
-And I invited all of the referees.
-Wow. -I’m a member of Bacchus, one of the biggest Mardi Gras
groups in New Orleans. I invited the referees to come
ride the King Kong float in the parade.
-Now, that’s a big deal. -That’s a huge deal. And I want them to wear all of
their referee paraphernalia so we know who they are…
[ Laughter ] …and I want them
to be my personal guests. I would pick them up
at the airport and export them
directly to their float. -Yeah. Now, what happens when
you’re on the King Kong float? -Well, it’s King Kong,
Mrs. Kong, and Baby Kong, and what you do is you
take the beads that you catch and you throw them
into the mouth of King Kong, Mrs. Kong,
and Baby Kong. So, I think that,
if they ride King Kong, they would have
a pleasant experience… [ Laughter ]
…in the city of New Orleans. -Do you think
people throwing the beads, their aim might be off?
-Of course not! Because King Kong
is like two stories tall, so obviously they’re gonna
aim for King Kong and not the referees. Why would we hurt them? [ Laughter ] Obviously their vision
is so good they can see the beads coming.
-Oh, understood. Wow. That is very nice of you.
-They can’t see nothing else. -That is very nice of you to…
-I mean, you know, I just want to be hospitable.
[ Laughter ] -“Hospitize.”
-Hospitalize. “Hospititalize.” Welcome to New Orleans, homie. [ Laughter ] -That’s so nice of you, Anthony.
Thank you for that. -Oysters, beignets — all that. -Last time…