A Black Lady Sketch Show: Purgatory Soul Food (Full Sketch) | HBO


♪ (MUSIC PLAYS) ♪ Soul food Saturday!
Saturday for soul food! Finally, we have a place
in the hood that is actually owned
by black folks.
I heard the ox tails I heard the ox tails
are to die for. (SOFTLY) Oh, I can’t wait. -Oh, hi, table for two.
-Oh, hey babies, read the sign. Oh, wait a minute,
is this a… -“Sit wherever.”
-Oh. That’s okay,
the sign probably just fell -on the floor, so…
-Yeah. -Alright, girl.
-Alright. We ’bout to tip 40 percent and give them
a six-star Yelp review. -Okay.
-Because they deserve. It’s hard to open a business
in the hood. Shit, my aunt’s daycare
got shut down. And that’s just ’cause
it was a casino. Also her hands could shuffle
fast though, she’s smart. Alright, dumplings,
just give me a minute, -I’m the only one working.
-Oh, okay. See, this why we have
to support. (WHISPERS) That’s the reason. If we just come here
57 more times, they will be able
to have more servers. On the bright side,
business is booming. So let’s see what these
ox tails are talkin’ ’bout. -Talkin’ ’bout.
-Okay, sugar plums, I’m back. Now, before I get started, -we’re out of a few things.
-That’s okay. The whole left side of the menu. -That’s no problem, no problem.
-No problem. Um, I will have
the mac and cheese, sweet potatoes,
and a garden salad. Okay, my little precious moment,
I got you. And I’ll have your famous
ox tails, -and to drink we’d like–
-Oh. You order your drinks at
the counter from the drink lady. (WHISPERS) Oh, drink lady. Hi, can we have, um, two sweet teas
with extra ice, please? Only got warm sweet tea. -But you have ice, right?
-Only for the iced tea. So you have unsweetened
iced tea, but if we want sweet tea
we cannot get ice? Correct. You know what, we don’t need all that sugar
anyway. -Yeah.
-So, two iced teas. Two hot teas, got it. -I see what’s happening.
-I don’t. She’s trying to hook us up
with the good shit. Oh. -Yeah, two hot teas, please.
-Okay, two. Two hot teas. Okay, I think she heard us. (GROANS) That tea ran through me
like the feds through my aunt’s baby casino. Excuse me,
where’s your bathroom? Costs a quarter to get in,
quarter to get out. -I don’t have no change.
-Me neither, girl. Just hold it, for the culture. Here you go, muffin tops.
Sorry about the wait. Great, can we please
get some silverware? We’re B.Y.O. silverware. This is ridiculous! Come on! All I wanted to do was support
our people, give ’em a fair shot. But I knew, I knew I should have brought
my purse for work. (WINCES) Hot. So, ladies, uh,
how you enjoy your meal? -You know what?
-The food was poppin’. -Yeah, it was.
-How ’bout I do you guys a favor and box up your leftovers
for you? -Yes, sure, thanks.
-Okay then, let me grab that -for you, I got you.
-Alright. I’ll be right back, okay? -Well that was nice.
-He’s so nice. -(OVERLAPPING CHATTER)
-Game! Uh… Who he got? I thought that nigga
was the manager. I thought that nigga
was the manager. That nigga acted like
he was the manager. Here’s your bill, cash only,
65 dollar minimum. But we only spent 37 dollars. You know what,
we came here to support, but you were out
of half the menu. Yeah,
you did not have silverware, you did not have ice
for the sweet tea. And some man just stole
our leftovers. You think you can do better? Then you go back there
and run it. -(SCOFFS)
-Fine, we will. -Very good, we can do it.
-Watch this. ♪ (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS) ♪ Gon’ be here a while. -What the fuck?
-Same, let’s go. ♪ (MUSIC INTENSIFIES) ♪ (SINGING) ♪ Soul food Saturday!
Saturday for soul food! ♪
Finally, a place in the hood
that is actually owned by black folks. ♪ (MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYS) ♪ I heard the ox tails here
are to die for. ♪ (INTENSE HAUNTING MUSIC
PLAYS) ♪

100 comments

  • Erick Roki

    This show sucked and not funny

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  • Yuri Rodrigues

    Really great sketchs

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  • Angel M

    That drink lady had me weak๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

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  • alieninthecaribbean

    Drank Lady.

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  • carey

    I'm one minute into the skit and I'm dying laughing because all this is so true I love how they are hitting the nail on everything in the skits but they doing it in the funny undercover way

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  • rei miles

    Please have Regina Hall as guest. would love to see her with you guys

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  • 1982

    I love how this show disrespect black women. All you have to do is disrespect black women and they will support you same as how they support Chinese food and nail salons.

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  • James Smith

    WTF is this!!

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  • Jeremy Craddock

    Peep the world famous biscuits sign at the beginning

    ALL OUT OF BISCUITS!๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  • pyt4000

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Lasheika Jose

    The sign says "all out of biscuits" lmao…used to complain back in the day about Black businesses running out of menu items…lmao like WTF is taking inventory…this show is epic, it's needed & it's about time

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  • Bre Evans

    I don't know what's more damaging and disgraceful, the stereotypical assumption that black business are ran like this or the fact that black people themselves are making that stereotype a reality exception within their life.

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  • Tandy Egg

    This show continues to impress

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  • Jemma J

    ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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  • amp

    I keep coming back to that sketch like they did to that diner! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • jixxeo

    That was a good one

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  • Storm Robertson

    Is that Anna Marie Horsford picture up there on the wall at 3:00 autographed as Elizabeth Boyle lmbo ๐Ÿ’€

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  • Shakeira Solomon

    Quarter to get in, Quarter to get out. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I cannot

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  • Taylor Green

    I swear that's Sweet Auburn in ATL…absolutely terrible service everytime I have gone

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  • MINA WILLIAMS

    My purse..fork!?

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  • Kev F

    @2:19–2:25 Omg๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ not even Flash flash 100 yards Dash from "Zootropolis" was that slow๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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  • Kizzy Kizz

    โ€œHold it for the cultureโ€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ mannn I love these sketches โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

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  • Otis Thelonius

    ๐Ÿ˜†
    The fact that I've experienced some of those same situationals. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • Phoenix Uprising

    If only they had a quarter to get out of that restaurant.

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  • Donna Crosby

    Black people need to realize you have to earn business. My experience is that once they have your business the start taking you for granted and the quality slips. Especially black Male owned businesses

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  • Eunice Wamaitha

    Scarely black series interesting

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  • Agato Lwey

    Not funny. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿพ

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  • Four Th1rt33n

    Those little hands could shuffle fast, though! She smart. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • chaye

    Oxtail not oxtails lol

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  • itslynlyn Hilaire

    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  • kelvin haywood

    who are these fools watching then hitting thumbs down… let me guess…

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  • Rhod Valenciaga

    Bring your own silverware is a thing? LMAO

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  • LaLa Knight

    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • M Valdez

    Funny yet scary as s#!รท

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  • BetterLifeAhead

    I'm happy for Quinta getting roles like this now after Buzzfeed

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  • toni s

    Had to come back to this after a soulfood place was missing โ€œthe whole left side of the menuโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚on Uber eats..I still ordered โ€˜cause we should support our people ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ

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  • Samcam Love

    i need a full episode of this

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  • Vicky Noneya

    Black mirror ish

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  • Travis M

    LOL…. Just stumbled on this gem of a show looking up something completely unrelated to this hahaha.

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  • GO-GO Yubari

    That just how it be ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ NO OXTAIL

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  • MyLifeAs Laetitia

    Do a PT 2

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  • Kiera Rose

    The older black waitresses forever calling you โ€œbabyโ€ โ€œlove โ€œ โ€œdumpling something of that nature ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Jessica Thomas

    This describes my exact experience at a country kitchen restaurant.

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  • Charlene Pleas

    That was funny

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  • Tomas Kuli

    Last black owned restaurant I was in, arrived, no one in sight. We waited. I had one of those metal water bottles, 25 oz, so technically you can carry an entire bottle of wine in it. The owner/ cook/waiter finally came out. He asked me for some, thinking it was wine. No n…. It's water.

    Like I want you drunk and sloppy while cooking my damned food. The food was good, but… Really? Will not be BYOB there…ever! I cut that part out of my review in Yelp. And for once they actually had what I ordered.

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  • Lorenzo Herbert

    Lol this took such a dark turn ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Alexandriyah S

    This was low key scary!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Rude Inception

    Itโ€™s BYOSilverware but they got plastic spoons in order to attach them to highlighters in a jar ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Illyasah Munajj

    ๐Ÿ˜ญoh my gosh๐ŸคฃIโ€™m at school dying!

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  • goddess30103

    Y'all already had my like at 0:01 with the "All out of biscuits…again" sign. Is there a word for something that is realer than the truth?

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  • Anthony Allen

    Legit, a black person's worse nightmare… Had me actually scared ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ.

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  • Kay

    Oooh, black businesses will put you through it tho, when all you trying to do is recycle black dollars

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  • Rita Rita

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ This JUST happened to me 3 days ago. The place was out of cornbread because the repair man took off with the money to fix the restaurant oven. So the owner/ chef cooks the food at his house and brings it… but not cornbread cuz he doesnโ€™t want to mess up his good pans! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ This all from the front desk/bagger/server.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

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  • Gray

    Sign said "home of the world famous biscuits" And had a cardboard that read "all of of biscuits". Like how ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Truth Be Told

    Ha! we do try to hang in there wayyyy too long…hehehehe

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  • __

    Wish they didn't put Purgatory in the title!

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  • luckiluci1

    "Okay my precious moments" ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • tabbie johnson

    Wow. That just blew my mind ๐Ÿ˜

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  • Monet I.

    I love Quinta's "What the fuck?" Lol!

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  • Shakir Manners

    Dyinggggg but it's cool cus the food is good and unhealthy hahahab

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  • Shakir Manners

    The drink lady hahahahaha bruh this lady is the goat

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  • Littleathquakes

    anybody else noticed the sign outside saying Home of the World Famous Biscuits and a little hand written note that said theyโ€™re out of biscuits?

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  • Nicky Nacky Noo

    THIS is exactly what is missing from society: people having fun and taking the piss out of themselves and their culture.

    This is the most fresh show I've seen in years.

    It's so funny. I love it.

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  • vavava wawawa

    They shouldโ€™ve knew not to enter when the sign said โ€œhome of the famous biscuitโ€ then โ€œall out of biscuit.โ€

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  • Sm-Art Smears

    Title gave away the ending which is a shame

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  • Dee Rich

    Loved it! Art imitating Black life! "We aint' got no chicken!" lol

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  • Have a Good Day

    0:22 That ain't no damn sign lol! That was a note!

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  • Naomi Francois

    Lol, so black owned businesses are just the "middle place"? Where mindy st. Clair at?

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  • Rose King

    OMG!! This was so funny and accurate!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Phoenixspin

    Good, but let's stop with the N-word. It's so unnecessary.

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  • Ivan Kamu

    Looooouuuurrrrd have mercy ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ this is so relatable.

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  • Luisa Ramos

    "Who he got?" LMAO.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’€

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  • dkksable

    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

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  • Leah Jordan

    I need to start reading the titles lol took a turn I didnโ€™t expect..or was it the wine? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • ะะปะตะบัะฐะฝะดะฐั€ ะ‚ัƒั€ั’ะตะฒะธั›

    You guys, I think I am in love with Quinta Brunson. ๐Ÿ˜ Quinta, will you marry me? ๐Ÿ’

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  • Leo Rodgers III

    Excellent!

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  • Abel Chungu Musuka

    He stole their food like a G

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  • Lady FLP

    This is so damn accurate!!! I've tried to give 2 Black Owned businesses patronage… They constantly messed up orders, had staff with stank attitudes, were always out of most of the menu or added charges that werent listed… Real life Soul Food/Nail Salon Purgatory ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™„

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  • jamie lunes

    Round and Round we go! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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  • Giles Peterson

    This show WILD

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  • the Empress

    Chile this was giving me Waiting For Godot teas…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Tyrell Coon

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ I love it!!!!!

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  • Kamille Parker

    Quarter to get in and OUT! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Sarah Gov

    That was SO SMRT!!! Love

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  • Brandie Motley

    There were definitely plastic spoons behind the creepy lady…. they could of used those lol

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  • djevangelene

    Well thatโ€™s probably the best place in purgatory to go too ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฝ. Support black businesses! โœŠ๐ŸฟโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿฝ

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  • Choose Nottoshare

    I'm so dead!!!!!

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  • Daniel Alvarado

    …the drink ladyโ€™s TIME magazine says โ€œApocalypse Nightโ€ and she is obviously a demon with the green eyes, so what I get out of it is that when they went to get soul food a nuclear bomb dropped and they are both stuck in Purgatory? Doomed to forever eat at a mediocre soul food restaurant. Is this correct yโ€™all?

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  • Isma Mora

    Blackleidispornos

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  • Alexis Jada

    This gives me American Horror Story Murder house and Hotel vibes lol

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  • I_ben-e-dict211 b

    Good skit muffin tops

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  • Hillary D

    So….did they die at a soul food restaurant and got stuck in its purgatory?

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  • K Lay

    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • Chris Anderson

    I almost fell the fuck out!!!!!! lol

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  • taniwa08

    This reminds me of that Jamaican restaurant in the North Eastside…food good as hell though…when they have everything on the menu in stock……. I wrote this comment before the last 2 minutes…damn!

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  • Alexis Jada

    The drink lady was reading โ€œTimeโ€ mag and it was about the apocalypse and the other page said 100% bananas

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  • paul you

    Non Black here. I have been to rude Asian-owned restaurants, white-owned restaurants, but neither were as comically as bad this fictional black-owned restaurant. Are some Black-owned restaurants this bad??

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  • IamVenVile

    I've watched about a dozen sketches and haven't actually laughed once, I mean heartily. Chuckled a few times here and there, and had an okay laugh.

    This is entertaining, certainly. But this show isn't funny.

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  • L/Crochet love child

    ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • Tookie Jackson

    Should have left when they found the sit wherever sticky note sign.

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