Ving Rhames’s Terrifying Run-In with Police & An Egyptian Zoo’s Fake Zebra | The Daily Show


Every day, we hear another story about someone calling the cops
on random black people. And now, it turns out, it happens to famous
black people, too. Actor Ving Rhames
is in the news tonight, and it’s not only his role in
this weekend’s blockbuster Mission Impossible movie that
has people talking. Rhames just went public
about a confrontational moment with police in his own home. VING RHAMES: I open the door,
there’s a red dot pointed at my face from
a nine millimeter. -TV REPORTER: Oh, my gosh.
-RHAMES: And they say, “Put up your hands.” A woman called 911, said a large black man was breaking in to the house. (laughter) Come on, guys. This shit is getting out
of hand. Not only is Ving Rhames
your neighbor, he’s a super famous person. Really?
You don’t recognize the guy who’s been in all these
Hollywood movies? No? That doesn’t tip you off? Or is his neighbor really dumb and that’s why he called
the cops? He was just like, “Hello, 911. The guy
from Pulp Fiction “is robbing a house. “Yeah, it looks like he’s using
some kind of key to break open the locks.
Please hurry.” And by the way,
have you seen Ving Rhames? You don’t need to worry about
him getting robbed. Look at that dude. If anything,
you should call 911 for the guy who made the mistake of breaking
into Ving Rhames’ house. It should be like,
“Hello, 911. Someone’s about to die.” Moving on to other news. We all know that TSA watches our
every move in the airport, but now we’re learning they’re
also watching us in the sky. TV REPORTER: The Washington Post
reports federal air marshals have conducted secret
in-flight monitoring of U.S. passengers for years. The TSA says air marshals
have identified passengers raising red flags because
of travel histories or in-flight
suspicious behavior, even if they have no known
terror links. The behavior includes using
the bathroom repeatedly or sweating heavily. Okay, hold on. Hold on. Anyone sweating and going to
the bathroom a lot on pla– So basically, they’re looking
for terrorists or people who have irritable bowel
syndrome, which, let’s be honest, on an airplane,
is basically the same thing. It really is. And I know the news says
the story is about the TSA monitoring Americans,
but I think the real story is that these air marshals
are getting free flights. Yeah, that sounds like
a scam to me. Yeah, so all too convenient.
All of them are like, “There’s someone–
there’s something fishy “about that guy heading
to the Bahamas. “I’m gonna follow him. Yeah. “And then I’m gonna follow
that lady “that’s going to Hawaii. Uh-huh. “Oh, yeah, what about “that suspicious dude going
to Somalia? “No, he’s cool, he’s cool.
He can go. He’s cool, totally cool.” Oh, finally,
in international news, an Egyptian zoo has taken exotic
animals to a whole new level. Keepers at a zoo in Egypt are
accused of trying to fool their guests with an
unusual trick. Listen to this. They are accused of painting
zebra stripes on a donkey
in one of their exhibits. Although the zoo director
insists that the animal is real, its large ears
and smudged paint job made some people take
a second look. Okay. Okay, now,
I’ll be honest with you, I do not see the problem here. (laughter) I don’t. First off, if you went
to Egypt to see a zebra– which, by the way,
is how you say it– you deserve to get tricked,
okay? Second, you realize this is
the future of zoos, right? Once we’ve killed off
all the wild animals because of our pollution
and shit, this is what
we’re gonna have to do. We’ll just be putting wigs on
house cats, and looking like, “Oh, look at that
magnificent lion. Wow.” This is our future, people. (applause) And, look… (cheering and applause) And, by the way, I don’t know
why anyone is surprised. Egyptians have been inventing
animals for thousands of years. Look at the sphinx.
What is that? What is that? It’s not a real thing. And you know what?
To be honest with you, if that fake zebra makes one kid
smile, then it’s worth it. Yeah. I think it’s worth it. ‘Cause, I mean, like, kids get
lied to all the time, you know? When I was a kid,
my dad took me to a zoo and showed me a camel,
and then years later, I found out the truth was
he wasn’t my dad.

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