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Gay Wedding Advice

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Published: 7.3.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 4:36
Accent: American
Source: Key & Peele

In preparation for their cousin's marriage to another man, a family asks a gay man questions about what the ceremony will be like.


    

Directions


  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

Vocabulary


  • particulars [n] - details
  • took the iniative [exp] - acted first
  • active member of [exp] - belongs to
  • straight [adj] - heterosexual (not gay)
  • jazz hands [n] - Jazz Hands Video
  • couscous[n] - smaller, yellow rice usually found in Europe
  • homophobic [adj] - afraid of gay people or gay customs/culture
  • curb that behavior [exp] - to not do something
  • hymn [n] - religious song usually sung in church
  • testy [adj] - easily upset

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [adv] - adverb,  [exp] - expression


Background


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Keegan Jordan
  • In preparation for their cousin's marriage to another man, a family asks a gay man questions about what the ceremony will be like.
  • Normally in U.S. weddings, people throw rice on the newly married couple.

Questions


  1. What is the relationship between the first speaker and Gary?
    Friends
    Co-workers
    Gay couple.

  2. Why is the Johnson family gathered together?
    To find out information about a gay wedding.
    To find out information about what it's like to be gay.
    To learn about their gay cousin.

  3. What does the first speaker think about Delroy's gay marriage?
    It's crazy
    He supports it.
    He is not going to go.

  4. The questions from the family are all based on assumptions. What assumptions do they have?
    Gay people wear clothes from the opposite gender
    Gay people often do jazz hands.
    Gay people like different music than straight people.
    Gay people like music more than straight people.
    Gay people like different presents than straight people.
    Gay people don't use U.S. Dollars.
    Europe has more/many gay people.
    Gay people are not actually religious.
    Gay people don't eat rice.

  5. Which of these statements are true?
    The family doesn't want to sit with other gay people.
    The family doesn't want to watch gay people kiss.
    The family doesn't want to buy presents for gay people.
    The family doesn't want to dress nicely for the wedding.
    The family doesn't want other people to think they are gay.
    The family thinks gay people are extremely different than straight people.

Discuss / Consider


  1. What assumptions do you have about gay culture?
  2. What fears or hesitations do you have about gay culture?
  3. How would you feel if one of your family members was marrying someone of the same sex?

Script



- WELCOME, JOHNSON FAMILY.
NOW, WE ALL KNOW WHY WE'RE HERE.
COUSIN DELROY'S GETTING MARRIED...
all: MM-HMM.
- TO A MAN.
WHICH IS CRAZY. - MM-HMM.
- AND WE'RE IN SUPPORT, AND, UH, WE JUST NEED A LITTLE HELP
WITH THE PARTICULARS OF A GAY WEDDING.
WHAT I'VE DONE IS I TOOK THE INITIATIVE
TO GET MY FRIEND GARY IN HERE,
WHO'S--I MEAN, HE'S NOT REALLY MY FRIEND.
HE'S A COWORKER OF MINE WHO HAPPENS
TO BE A ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY,
AND HE'S GONNA GIVE US SOME ADVICE ON,
YOU KNOW, WHA--WHAT TO DO.
SO, GARY, WHA--WHAT CAN-- WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
- ALL RIGHT.
WELL, FIRST OF ALL, GUYS,
THANKS SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME HERE,
AND I THINK IT'S REALLY AMAZING
WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING FOR YOUR COUSIN DELROY.
REALLY, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, BASICALLY, THAT A GAY WEDDING
IS JUST LIKE A STRAIGHT WEDDING.
YES? YES, SIR.
- SO THEN DO THE MEN WEAR DRESSES AND THEN
THE WOMEN WOULD WEAR SUITS?
- NO. NO, NO, NO.
YOU WOULD JUST WEAR EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD WEAR
AT A--AT A STRAIGHT WEDDING.
- NOW, NONE OF US ARE GAY, SO I ASSUME
THAT WE WOULD ALL SIT THEN IN THE STRAIGHT SECTION.
- THE STRAIGHT SECTION? - YEAH.
- OH, THE STRAIGHT SECTION.
HE MEANS AS OPPOSED TO THE GAY SECTION.
- NO, NO, THERE'S--THERE'S-- THERE'S NO SECTIONS, GUYS.
- BUT THE GAY PEOPLE... - NO, NO, NO.
WHAT--YOU WOULD JUST SIT-- - AND THEN THE STRAIGHT?
- NO, LARRY, LARRY, LISTEN TO ME JUST FOR A SECOND.
- BUT THEN THE AISLE. - YOU WOULD JUST--
YOU WOULD JUST SIT ON THE SIDE OF THE PERSON
THAT WERE FRIENDS WITH OR THAT YOUR FAMILY'S MEMBERS,
JUST LIKE IN A STRAIGHT WEDDING.
- SO WE JUST GUESS WHO'S GAY.
- OR NOT. YOU COULD JUST--YEAH.
- WE'LL GUESS WHO'S GAY.
- OKAY. GUESS WHO--
- WHEN IN THE CEREMONY DO WE SING 'OVER THE RAINBOW?'
- WELL, YOU DON'T. YOU DON'T.
THIS IS A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY, SO YOU--
YOU WOULDN'T BE SINGING THAT DURING THE SERVICE.
- OH, ALL RIGHT. - YOU DONE WITH THE QUESTIONS?
- NO, I'M JUST ASKING.
- I'M NERVOUS 'CAUSE I CAN ONLY DO JAZZ HANDS
FOR ABOUT THREE MINUTES 'FORE MY HANDS START TO CRAMP.
- OH, SIR, I DON'T THINK ANYONE'S GONNA EXPECT YOU--
I DON'T THINK ANY-- I DON'T THINK ANYONE'S GONNA
EXPECT YOU TO HAVE TO DO JAZZ HANDS.
- NOW CAN WE SEE THE PONY SHOW FROM THE STRAIGHT SECTION?
OR ARE WE WAY IN THE BACK SOMEWHERE?
- MA'AM, AGAIN, THERE'S NO STRAIGHT SECTION.
WHAT IS A PONY SHOW?
- YOU KNOW, WHEN Y'ALL GO LIKE THIS.
- NO, THERE WON'T BE--
THERE WON'T BE ANY OF THIS DURING THE CEREMONY.
- OH. OH.
- WHEN DO WE SING 'YMCA'?
- OH. - SIR, NOT DURING THE CEREMONY.
- OKAY.
- WHAT ABOUT 'MACHO, MACHOMAN'? - NO.
- I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BUY NO GAY PRESENTS.
- WELL, I-I DON'T KNOW WHAT A GAY PRESENT IS.
USUALLY, WHAT COUPLES DO IS THEY JUST--
THEY JUST REGISTER AT A STORE...
- HUH.
- LIKE A STRAIGHT COUPLE WOULD.
- A GAY STORE, OR-- - JUST A REGULAR STORE.
- WHERE DO YOU GET THE EUROS TO BUY GAY GIFTS?
- ARE YOU SAYING EUROS?
YOU WOULDN'T-- YOU WOULDN'T USE EUROS.
- NO, IT'S--IT'S-- IT'S A GOOD QUESTION, FINNEY.
WE--WE SHOULD MAKE SOME EYE CONTACT
SO WE MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNICATION'S HAPPENING.
- YEAH. - I THINK HE WANTS TO KNOW
IS IT, LIKE, A--YOU KNOW, A DIFFERENT CURRENCY?
OR IS IT MORE LIKE CAMEL CASH?
- NOPE, JUST GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED U.S. DOLLARS, YEP.
- DO WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANAL SEX?
- OH! - OR CAN WE JUST WATCH
AND CHEER IN A FIREMEN'S HAT?
- NO, THERE'S NO ANAL SEX AND NO FIREMAN'S HAT.
- OH, OKAY. - IT'S CUNNILINGUS.
- IS THAT A QUESTION, SIR?
- WHEN DO WE GET TO SING 'IT'S RAINING MEN,
HALLELUJAH, IT'S RAINING MEN'? - YOU DON'T.
- SO THERE'S NO GAY HYMNS IN THE CEREMONY?
- SIR, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A GAY HYMN.
- WHAT? - WELL, DOES THE FAKE PRIEST
LOOK LIKE A REAL PRIEST OR LIKE A NUN?
- IT'S GONNA BE A REAL PRIEST. - OR...
- NO, THERE'S NO "OR."
- IS IT A SEXY BOAT CAPTAIN,
THEN HE TAKES HIS CLOTHES OFF?
all: OHH. - WHAT? NO. NO.
- DO WE THROW SOMETHING OTHER THAN RICE?
- LIKE WHAT, SIR?
WHAT WOULD YOU THROW OTHER THAN RICE?
- I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW.
COUSCOUS. SKITTLES.
- GUYS, A GAY WEDDING IS JUST LIKE A STRAIGHT WEDDING, OKAY?
IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME.
- WELL, WHEN THEY KISS, IS IT OKAY TO STAND UP AND SAY, "EW"?
- NO, IT'S NOT BECAUSE IT WOULD BE--THAT WOULD BE HOMOPHOBIC.
- THIS FROM THE MAN WHO WON'T ALLOW GAY HYMNS
AT THE GAY WEDDING.
- OKAY, BUT LIKE A INVOLUNTARY GASP.
- I WOULD JUST, I GUESS, TRY TO CURB THAT BEHAVIOR.
- OKAY. I'LL--I'LL LOOK AWAY THEN.
- OH, MY GOD. - NOW, IS RUPAUL GONNA BE THERE?
- NO, I DON'T THINK DELROY KNOWS RUPAUL.
- UH, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS? - NO.
- OOH, DOOGIE.
- WHAT IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR PICTURE ON THE INTERNET?
- THIS IS RIDICULOUS! - EXCUSE ME, GARY.
"RIDICULOUS." IS THAT A GAY TERM?
- OKAY, YEP. I'LL SHOW MYSELF OUT.
- OH, HE'S A LITTLE TESTY, ISN'T HE?
- NAH, HE CAN GO. - GOOD LUCK.
- WE JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW IT GO.
- LET'S GO, STEFAN.
- I THINK WE PRETTY MUCH GOT IT.