Atlanta: Juneteenth
October 26, 2016 8:11 AM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

"Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh." Van takes Earn to a fancy party in the hope of making connections.

No, it's not a weird Halloween party or episode, and yes, Juneteenth is a real holiday, complete with a parade in (real world) Atlanta. It is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. The Wrap has a short article on the celebration / holiday.
posted by filthy light thief (4 comments total)
 
I wonder who writes those summaries, they are all in that weird casual vernacular that doesn't always match to the episode 1:1.

Allen Sepinwell is a fan of this episode, and most of this season. Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an episode recap, or you can read through a transcript.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:16 AM on October 26, 2016


I was just posting this as well filthy light thief. Monique (the host) is played by Cassandra Freeman.

I liked this episode a lot. Very funny, and felt a lot longer than the actual time. Also, no guns and no violence. Just lots of black people working through so many of the contradictions found in American life.
posted by cashman at 8:19 AM on October 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm so glad we get to see more of Van. The episode with her friend was good but she was angry or freaking out for most of the episode. This one she definitely relaxes with some drinks and I am loving this actress and her character.

I also love that once Van says to just pretend, Earn goes all in: "between going to Lottie's cello recitals and volunteering for at-risk Filipino youth..."

Oh my god the white dude was just the wooooorrrrssstttt. And I 100% believe that there are people like him who exist in the world. He was totally trying to out-black the black folks. I did have a bit of a hard time believing that NO ONE said anything to him. I guess they just pick their friends well? Or if you have money then no one says anything to you?
posted by LizBoBiz at 6:15 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


This episode was Get Out before Get Out.
posted by Apocryphon at 9:59 PM on September 30, 2017 [3 favorites]


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