Sarah Silverman Ponders National Issues in 'I Love You, America' Musical Preview
publish date: 2017-10-09
The comedian prepares for her new Hulu series by poking fun at (and having a think on) some of the country's most dire dilemmas.
Sarah Silverman often incorporates music in her comedy -- from her catchy, raunchy song "F*@#ing Matt Damon" to her comedic pop song “Perfect Night” featuring Will.I. Am. Now she's done it again for her preview of new show I Love You, America, premiering on Hulu Thursday Oct. 12. It’s a variety show featuring Silverman traveling around the United States, interacting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
In the clip, Silverman sings walking down the street, naming all the ethnicities she loves: Mexicans! Haitians! Koreans! But then, it dawns on her that she’s placing everyone into boxes rather than appreciating them for who they are. As she tells a white police officer that she loves him, she reflects on her white privilege, saying: “Well, yeah. That’s easy for me to say. I mean, I can walk into any encounter with the police and assume they’re going to serve and protect me. That’s my luxury.”
Parks & Recreation’s Retta also makes a cameo, where Silverman asks her how to be a good ally and is reminded that one black person doesn’t speak for everyone and it’s not anyone's job to educate her.