In the past couple of weeks, comedian George Lopez has made two noteworthy jokes during the monologue of his Lopez Tonight show on TBS with the premise that conservatives are racist. On Wednesday’s show, as he brought up President Obama’s interview recorded earlier in the day on ABC’s The View, Lopez took a swipe at right-leaning co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck as he cracked that she had "instinctively grabbed her purse and hit the imaginary door locks on her couch" when she saw Obama coming.
And on the Monday, July 12, show, Lopez portrayed the people of Arizona as racist for supporting the state’s new immigration law, as he suggested that Arizona would welcome Mel Gibson-style racism. Lopez: "Let’s see. He don’t like people of color, he don’t like Mexicans, he don’t like minorities, where can he go? Orale, Arizona!"
After acting out Gibson’s part by declaring, "I hate blacks, I don’t like Mexicans," Lopez then pretended to be an Arizona resident welcoming Gibson into the state: "Right this way."
Below are transcripts of relevant portions of the Monday July 12, and the Wednesday, July 28, Lopez Tonight show on TBS:
#From Monday, July 12:
It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. As a fine musician once said, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. Jewish or Latino. Man or woman. It doesn’t matter. Mel Gibson hates you! It doesn’t matter. What?! What?!
After insulting Jews and blacks, last week, Mel Gibson insulted Mexicans. Finally. Finally insulted Mexicans, which is gacho (bad) because, in the office pool, I had "drunken Indians." I had that paper. I traded "Asians" for that, and I still lost. Mel Gibson insulted Mexicans, which is shocking, to finally get around to us because we’re usually number one on the list! Number one! We’re slipping.
Mel Gibson’s got to get a hold of himself. Today, he told a tiger to go back to Africa. He’s under a lot of pressure, Mel. He needs to go somewhere he can relax, get away from it all. Let’s see. He don’t like people of color, he don’t like Mexicans, he don’t like minorities, where can he go? Orale, Arizona!
Relax, play tennis, canoe. "I hate blacks!" "I don’t like Mexicans." "Right this way."
#From Wednesday, July 28:
Today, President Barack Obama taped an appearance on The View, the President on The View. I thought he was against torture. When the President walked out, Elisabeth Hasselbeck instinctively grabbed her purse and hit the imaginary door locks on her couch.
It was the first time a sitting President has appeared on a daytime talk show, the first time. Oprah was at home, like, "Oh hell, oh no, oh no you didn’t. I got you that job! I got you that job!
The event was so special, they exhumed Barbara Walters. I hope it went better than when President George Bush went on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Who’s the 43 rd President? "Um, I’m going to have to say Morgan Freeman."