George Lopez on Kids Today

George Lopez on Kids Today


– LET’S TALK ABOUT
THE NEW SHOW. – YEAH.
– IT’S “SAINT GEORGE” I DON’T KNOW WHY
I HAD A HARD TIME SAYING IT, BUT “SAINT GEORGE,”
AND IT IS ABOUT– YOU’RE A SINGLE DAD
RAISING A SON. – I’M A DIVORCED ENTREPRENEUR WHO’S TRYING TO DO BETTER, BUT SOMETIMES IN SUCCESS,
HE FINDS THAT THAT DOESN’T BRING HAPPINESS. YOU KNOW, DANNY TREJO,
WHO IS MACHETE, PLAYS MY UNCLE,
DOESN’T WEAR A SHIRT, HAS NO MONEY TO SPEAK OF,
AND HE’S HAPPY. SO I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
WHY A GUY WITH TATS AND A SON THAT CALLS HIM “DADDY”
THAT’S 45 YEARS OLD WOULD FIND HAPPINESS AND I’M STILL LOOKING FOR MINE
IN SUCCESS. – OH, GOOD.
– SO IT’S A NICE CONCEPT. – AND YOUR– BUT YOUR DAUGHTER IS 18,
RIGHT? – ALMOST 18.
– YEAH. – AND MY KID IN THE SHOW
IS 12. – MM-HMM. – ‘CAUSE I’M FASCINATED
BY KIDS AND THEIR LIVES TODAY. – ME TOO. – LIKE, PEOPLE ARE FASCINATED
WITH TECHNOLOGY; I’M FASCINATED
BY WHAT KIDS HAVE, YOU KNOW,
LIKE THE CAR SEAT. YOU KNOW, THERE’S 40– THERE’S 40 BUCKLES
TO STRAP A KID IN. – MM-HMM. – OUR PARENTS GAVE US
A PILLOW. “KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN.” YOU KNOW?
– YEAH. [laughter] YEAH. – BUT TO BUCKLE A KID IN– I SAW A WOMAN AT CVS
PUTTING HER KID IN. I CAME OUT OF THE STORE. SHE’S STILL
BUCKLING THE KID IN. I MEAN,
ALL KIDS ARE SPECIAL. MAYBE SOME
AREN’T THAT PRECIOUS. – YEAH. – I MEAN, IN “GRAVITY,”
THEY WEREN’T AS BUCKLED IN AS THESE KIDS ARE. AND THEN THERE’S DVDs
IN THE VAN, AND THEN YOU’RE DRIVING
ALONGSIDE ON THE FREEWAY, AND YOU SEE SOMEBODY
WATCHING A DVD, AND THEN YOU FOLLOW THEM
ALMOST TO TIJUANA ‘CAUSE YOU WANT TO SEE… YOU WANT TO SEE
HOW “FROZEN” IS GONNA END, SO YOU’RE DRIVING– – YEAH, YEAH. – BUT, I MEAN, THEY–
WE ENTERTAINED OURSELVES. THESE KIDS–IT’S ALL ABOUT
THEIR OWN ENTERTAINMENT. THEY HAVE WIRELESS HEADPHONES. THEY HAVE IPADS, DVD PLAYERS. WE COUNTED CARS.
WE LOOKED FOR A BLUE CAR. YOU KNOW HOW STUPID
WE WERE? WE LOOKED INTO THE SUN.
THAT WAS A GAME. – YEAH.
– WE– [cheers and applause] – YEAH.
– WE LOOKED IN THE SUN. – I KNOW. – YOUR CORNEAS
WOULD BE BURNING. YOU HAD TEARS RUNNING DOWN
THE SIDE OF YOUR FACE. – YEAH.
– TWO OUT OF THREE. I MEAN, IT WAS SO EASY
TO ENTERTAIN US. – YEAH. AND I THINK
THAT’S PROBABLY BETTER. I THINK MORE KIDS
NEED TO DO LESS THINGS, BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE
TOO INUNDATED WITH KEEPING BUSY, AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE PATIENCE
OR THE SOCIAL SKILLS THAT– BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT INTERACTING
WITH HUMAN BEINGS. – NO, LISTEN,
IF SOMEBODY CALLS UP AND SAYS, “HEY, CAN YOUR KID PLAY
AT 2:00?” “OH, HOW’S 1:45?”
– MM-HMM. – THE–
WE DIDN’T HAVE GLUTEN. NOBODY WAS ALLERGIC
TO A PEANUT. MAYBE THEY WERE.
WE STILL ATE ‘EM. – YEAH. – I SAW A WOMAN
AT THE STORE WHO GIVES HER KID
A TOY TO COMFORT HIM WHILE HE’S IN THE STORE. SO HE’S WALKING AROUND
WITH THIS TOY–COMFORT. HE’S LOOKING AT IT. SHE DOESN’T INTEND
TO BUY IT FOR HIM. IT’S JUST KIND OF
A COMFORTING THING. THEY GET TO THE REGISTER.
SHE TAKES IT AWAY. THE KID MELTS DOWN
AT THE REGISTER. THEY CLOSE THE REGISTER. THEY BRING A COUNSELOR
OVER TO THE WOMAN. THEY BRING HER WATER.
– UH-HUH. – THE LITTLE KID IS TAKEN AWAY
TO A SEPARATE ROOM. AND THEN BEFORE HE GOES,
THE KID YELLS AT HIS MOM, “I HATE YOU!” AND EVERYBODY IN THE STORE
IS LIKE, “OH…” I YELLED, “I HATE YOU,”
AT MY GRANDMOTHER. YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAID TO ME? “I HATED YOU FIRST.” [laughter]

100 Replies to “George Lopez on Kids Today”

  1. This annoys me. So much. Saying that "kids nowadays are too focused on technology". Have you seen how many children are actually taking a stand in the world? Even through technology? There are so many organizations that have been made by kids. We might not have been doing the things that people did in the 90s but we are aware of so much more. Even if we are using iPads, iPhones, etc. This change in generations is going to happen someday and it's a good thing. Technology isn't all bad and one day the earth is going to be improved by technology. What I'm saying is that not all kids are bad just because they have an iPad and use it. And to be honest adults nowadays aren't better than kids. Kids today are more aware of other things that kids in the 90s weren't. For example, now kids know more about same sex marriage and I think that's good. Kids today are making a difference in the world and we need to embrace that rather than pointing out the bad. What good are you going to get when you live in the past? By the way, I am a 14 year old that is tired of this banter on us kids.

  2. The man is hilarious… so true, kids these days are so intoxicated by gadgets and technology, where are the days when kids were supposed to be innocent and cute!

  3. El Tio George 🙂 he is hilarious and speaks just the truth, I hate to see my niece growing up and missing on the simple lifestyle she gets moody if she dont have any of her technology things around and she is only 9 SMH

  4. We'd stare at the sun too, but living in Australia, during the Summer that best game was to see who could stand on metal that had been sitting out on the sun the longest. I would always win, and now my feet are fucked.

  5. I was born right in the middle of switching between that generation and this new generation, and it sucks. When I was a little kid I would go out all the time and then cell phones became the "thing" in like 6th grade (and now 2nd graders all have cell phones wtf). I really do wish that I wasn't born into all this technology that just makes people lazy

  6. Everything he said is so true! I'm only 20 years old and you can see a CLEAR difference between out generation and the next one growing up. Technology has just ruined them. It's crazy how I didn't get my phone until I was 18 years old. Now you have 6-8 year olds with nice phones. Everything is so different now than back then.

  7. to be fair it's not kid's fault that they are anti-social. they aren't the ones who invented the internet. 

  8. I used to babysit this little boy in my old neighborhood and he has an xbox, xbox games, a wii game system, an ipad that connects to his wii system, an ipod touch, cell phone and a laptop and this kid is only 10…when I was his age, I was lucky enough to get a new barbie doll, lol

  9. I totally agree with George. We played games our parents played and then we made up our own. And made up the rules as we went along and never fought about it. I remember telling my mom when I was 6 that I hated her, because she won't let me have a 2nd cookie, and she said "well, you're going to hate me more now, because now you're grounded from TV for 2 days for talking to me that way." Last time I ever told an adult I hated them. I learned my lessons real fast as a kid in the 70s.

  10. I was born in 1990 and my seatbelt was in between the driver and front passenger seat and it was built by my father .

  11. I would grab my mom's broom and go outside spending hours trying to kill flies and putting the dead flies on spider webs. Then I would sit there and wait for the spider to come out and get the dead flies……then do it all over again.

  12. I am only 15, and back in the day I used to play iSPY and "which car is my future car" especially when traveling or on the road. Now today kids will be on the phone texting to each other, i am disappointed with this generation.

  13. His jokes were lost on Ellen, she doesn't get them. It's a cultural thing i guess – myself being bought up in a Portuguese family from Madeira, i can totally relate to his material – we're just like the Mexicans!! He's hilarious!! All true, the struggle was real!! LOL #GoodTimes

  14. I agree that many children today are spoiled brats. Not all of them of course. Some kids get too many material things. If the child can even form his mouth to say that he hates his parents, well, that is a dirty, low- down shame. That's not exactly what I really wanted to say, but so as not to offend those who think that corporal punishment is equal to child abuse…I'll just leave it at that.

  15. wow Ellen actually behaved like a lady this time… normally she is the one making the jokes this was interesting… hmmmmm

  16. Doesn't matter if you're White, Black, Asian, or Latino, if you had to struggle when you were younger then you can relate to this man's childhood. I remember when I was little and I would throw tantrums at the grocery store because my mom would not buy me candy and immediately she would check me lol by pinching me discreetly or by giving me the spank.

  17. kids these days have very high standards when it comes to entertainment. I might be a teen but I hear people call me easily entertained, so at least I now where my standards are

  18. I'm 26 and we didn't have all these electronics back in the day i remember trying to count all the white lines on the road that separates the lanes and that sun game as well.

  19. Man he's right! When I was a kid I remember playing in the dirt, playing slutbug every time I saw a be beetle abd having waterballon fights with the neighborhood kids! Good times!

  20. Wonder if his wife thinks he's funny when she gave him a body part and he screwed around on her as a thank you. Trash

  21. All this so true and funny funny,looking for the blue car through the windows,or how many animals different types you’d see,a sweatshirt would you the happiest,but these days kids want as a gift a tablet and up,nothing else but electronics and they don’t even talk to their parents,it’s too sad you sit down for a family dinner and everyone is on their own phones/tablets in their own world.
    You talk or ask something,and the answer is, huh???? I didn’t hear you. Hahahaha

  22. I don’t recall ever being bored as a kid. Always find things to do, and if not, it was ok. No fuss. I had a wonderful childhood. I wanna be a kid again.

  23. Me and my brothers would go make pigeon traps, catch ladybugs in jars, fly a tontoron on a string, make kites, marbles, pogs, climb the peach tree, make a tree house, damn so many things. Lol my kids? well they mostly Minecraft after homework.

  24. Hey,george,,,,thank you for bringing us happyniness with your jokes,,,we need people like you,,,,,,You,are real,,,

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