One of the most popular actors in the world, Samuel L. Jackson, appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show on Tuesday and delivered a poignant recital of nineties show Boy Meets World. This piece of slam poetry was simply brilliant and showed why Jackson remains such a well-liked figure in the industry.
The poem lasted over two minutes and contains a number of notable lines, and here are just a few that were particularly great.
“Hair parted down the middle, jacket made of leather; alas one man’s trailer trash is one man’s treasure.”
“For he tries to mock her. Until, shocker! A reluctant kiss by his locker.”
“And then, at the end, not as teacher but as friend. One last address. One final lesson. ‘Do good’. ‘Do good,’ he says, as tears swell. Don’t you mean ‘Do well’, Tapenga stammers hung up on grammar.”
E-cigarette in hand, beanie on head and hand gestures aplenty, this is one of the most memorable and brilliant two minute clips you’re ever going to see. Samuel L. Jackson is simply the coolest 65 year old you will ever see.
The poem is reminiscent of the classic scene in Pulp Fiction where Jackson, as Jules Winnfield, recites Ezekiel 25:17, and the infamous “What does Marsellus Wallace look like?” repeated before. Watch the epic two minute-odd poem below.
In other news, a BMW spin-off entitled Girl Meets World premieres on the Disney Channel later this year.