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Desus Takes a Shot at Guessing White TV Shows | DESUS & MERO | SHOWTIME

November 15, 2019

[MUSIC PLAYING] Yo, it’s hard to keep up
with all the shows on TV. Yeah, especially when all
the actors look the same. But thankfully, Mero
was always down to help me stay on top of white culture.
– You know what I’m saying? Kind of. To the best of my ability. [MUSIC PLAYING] [BELCHING]
– Bro? [STARTLED NOISE] Do you want an Emmy? Kind of. Do you want a jet
ski that’s gold-plated? Why are you talking
like DJ Khaled? You know what I’m saying? Because I want to energize you. Is this more
about white people? Yes. It is not enough to
know their names. [MUSIC PLAYING] I actually don’t
feel like you’re the person that’s informed
enough to do this, but– I mean, look– You have no idea
about TV at all. That may or may not be true. But we’ve got to learn them. Let’s look at this. Let’s start at the top. What do you think
this show’s about? Oh, isn’t that the
guy from “The Office?” That is. It’s Jim. DESUS: Wow! [GRUNTING] Uh, Pam got kidnapped Curly,
so he got Bunk from “The Wire” to help get her back. [BUZZER] This is actually
just a bootleg “24.” – Sad.
– Starring Jim. Sad. Do you know what the show is? “The Sinner?” I guess she be sinning? [BELL RINGS] Because she’s wet. [MUSIC PLAYING] [WHISPERING] [GASPING] Is that Jessica Biel? I don’t know, because she
looks like she does vaccines, so it can’t be. This is Jessica
Biel if she would have not herself been vaccinated. DESUS: “On Becoming a God.” Showtime logo.
Showtime! MERO: You know what I’m saying? [MUSIC – HEART, “STRAIGHT ON”] (SINGING) Coming
straight on for you. It’s an amazing show
starring Reese Witherspoon, you know what I’m saying? I meant Kirsten Dunst. This is about Kristen– Kirsten. I said it the right way. No, that’s fine. She’s doing
today’s mathematics, opening her third eye. Word, God. DESUS: She realizes that if
man can flip himself or herself inside out and see
inside of yourself, you would fall out, because
everything you have to be, and everything you’ve
ever been is inside you. Boom!
[BUZZER] No. It’s actually about
a bunch of trash white people in
central Florida who– Redundant. True– who get involved in
like, a wild Ponzi scheme. But she definitely
knows a meth dealer. Absolutely. What about this one? DESUS: “Russian Doll?” This is something about Trump
and collusion of some sort? [BUZZER] [WHISPERING] This is actually just
“Groundhog Day” with the girl from fucking “American Pie.” She was in “American Pie?” I think she– is this Tara Reid? [BUZZER] See, this is what
I’m talking about. You don’t know people. You don’t know
people, and you’re actually setting me back. I’m fucked up right now. OK. But we’re going to continue. DESUS: It’s called
“The Orville?” Yeah, “The Orville.” It’s about the guy
Orville Roberts, who made– he invented popcorn. [BUZZER] This looks like
when you’re a kid, you wanted “Star Trek”
toys, and then your parents went to the next aisle and got
like, the knockoff “Star Trek.” Yeah! Yeah, like “Star Quest.” “Star Quest,” lovely
fantasy magical toy. DESUS: “You?” [INAUDIBLE] [SCREAMING] Shout out to Netflix just
like, putting no effort into naming their shows. I mean, I can’t disagree
with you on that one. OK. DESUS: “Stumptown.” Yeah, I heard about this. Hey, there. Where’s your daddy, huh? [DOG WHINING] [GROANING] OK, there’s a car crash. Something happens,
she hits her head, and now she has this
weird sexual addiction that she can only have sex with
amputees, hence “Stumptown.” [BUZZER]
MERO: No. [LAUGHTER] Is she Cobie Smulders? Cobie Smulders, who you
might remember from a show that neither of us
ever watched called, “How I Met Your Mother.” I mean, I used
to watch it when they had black people on it. Which was never! How about this one? DESUS: Oh, “Riverdale!” It seems very generic. There’s a lot of white people. This looks like an
Abercrombie in the woods. I don’t usually do this,
but I’m going to call a favor. (YELLING) Yo, Julia!
[BELL RINGING] Huh? We need your like,
super powers here. Oh great. OK, what show is this? Do you guys remember
“Archie” comics? Is this really–
this is Archie? This is a sexy Archie
comic come to life on the CW. Game changer. Archie got hot! Wait, the red-headed
guy is Archie? JULIA: Yeah, that’s Archie. MERO: That’s Archie. Is he Jughead? That’s Jughead! MERO: So who’s that? That’s– It’s another character. [LAUGHTER] You don’t know the name of
the black girl in “Riverdale?” I haven’t watched it,
I just know about it. Oh no, you know
everybody else, but you don’t know
the black girl’s name? [LAUGHTER]
– Cheryl? [BUZZER] I know there’s a
Cheryl in there. Ooh. Do anyone get STDs in it? Jughead definitely
is fucking raw. You can tell. [BELL RINGING] [MUSIC PLAYING]

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  • Reply LikeFather LikeSon November 5, 2019 at 5:04 am

    "redundant" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

  • Reply LikeFather LikeSon November 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Orville Roberts the popcorn guy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply LikeFather LikeSon November 5, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Julia does not look how i pictured her at all

  • Reply stephanie tyson November 5, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Russian doll is actually really good. But I donโ€™t watch any other shows.

  • Reply Daniel Johnston November 5, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Jughead is the little kid from big daddy.

    And she was in american pie

  • Reply Bob Night November 5, 2019 at 5:11 am

    โ€˜โ€™She does vaccinesโ€™โ€™ so no gawd . . .Third ๐Ÿ‘ shit

  • Reply matoscu November 5, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Ghostface killah

  • Reply SupermanHopkins November 5, 2019 at 5:26 am

    2:35 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Reply SupermanHopkins November 5, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Julia's back?? Y'all remember when she left them on Viceland?

  • Reply Brandale Carter November 5, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Another character.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Greg N November 5, 2019 at 5:32 am

    julia! air horn

  • Reply VivaLaBam916 * November 5, 2019 at 5:44 am

    The Black Girl Is Josie Frm Josie And The Pussycats!!!! โœŒ๐Ÿ˜˜โœŒ

  • Reply biggmonie November 5, 2019 at 5:52 am

    You is crazy! Being a God is pretty good. And Russian Doll….Well it really was just Groundhog day with the girl from American Pie!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply everberry51 November 5, 2019 at 5:55 am

    All these shows are mad violent ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Mocha November 5, 2019 at 5:56 am

    โ€œJugheadโ€™s definitely fucking rawโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply klfjoat November 5, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Julia finally gets screentime on Showtime!

  • Reply tishtash321 November 5, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Is Julia the same Julia from Wildin Out? Cuz she looks the same but sounds different.

  • Reply Slappysan November 5, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Julia! Throwing us a bone!

  • Reply Kerra Johnson November 5, 2019 at 7:24 am

    "Star Quest" ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Reply cnashford2 November 5, 2019 at 8:01 am

    3:52 I would've sworn Julia was a blonde.

  • Reply Sheryl Smallwood November 5, 2019 at 8:08 am

    I mean Desus technically described the plot of "Becoming a God in Central Florida"

  • Reply bittah bandit November 5, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I didn't know she was the Julia from wild n out. She sounds white white on this show

  • Reply Sumeyaa Jama November 5, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Yooo Russian Doll is pretty dope tho……….

  • Reply Tre Howard November 5, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I would like more of this.

  • Reply alaric perez November 5, 2019 at 9:19 am

    "Bring back Backpage" on the index card LOL

  • Reply Morty Smith November 5, 2019 at 9:35 am

    โ€œshe can only have sex with amputeesโ€ ๐Ÿ’€

  • Reply UKLeonie November 5, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Giving Julia the look as she says "…another character?" ๐Ÿ˜ฏ. So messy I love it.

  • Reply KhengRaeng November 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Shout out Desus with the GFK – Black Jesus reference!!

  • Reply Somalie Ahmed Garoon November 5, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Is The Orville considered a โ€˜whiteโ€™ show in America? I thought Sci-Fi shows transcended race in America.

  • Reply Jamison Crowe November 5, 2019 at 10:26 am

    To me Julia looks just like she sounds lol

  • Reply Tony 901 November 5, 2019 at 11:27 am

    The Orville is actually good.

  • Reply heyitsbubby November 5, 2019 at 11:37 am

    russian doll slander ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Super Stacks November 5, 2019 at 11:38 am

    these guys are just naturally funny.

  • Reply Ward Holden November 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Ask the white employees on the show to name black & brown TV shows for change. That white girl aways ask Desus the same shyt.

  • Reply Sayegh Devoueโ€™ November 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Another character ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Dr Phot November 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    โ€œDo you wanna Emmy, do you wanna jet ski?โ€

    – DJ Mero

  • Reply Alex Shine November 5, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    As if Desus, with his supreme pop culture knowledge and white woman bachelor home life, doesnโ€™t know these shows…nice try Showtime!

  • Reply Miguel Kelly November 5, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    How I Met Your Mother is trash!!!!

  • Reply Alex Shine November 5, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Someone looks a little trout-ier than I imagined.

  • Reply Light Yagami November 5, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I too don't know a lot of white actors or actresses. Only show I've seen was You

  • Reply Wayne Garner November 5, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Hell yeah…. they for Julia sexy ass on the screen…… finally

  • Reply OneAndOnlyTyker November 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Look we get to see Julia. I just remembered a comment I saw before asking if she and Desus were a couple… hilarrr #Dulia #Jesus ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น

  • Reply JacksonImprov November 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    The HIMYM slander ๐Ÿคฃ they had Ben Vereen and Wayne Brady #FactsDontMatter

  • Reply Spooks McGhie November 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Desus is getting better wth his delivery

  • Reply Larry Simpson November 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    The Poppa Wu quote is always right.

  • Reply Michael Hazelton November 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Sheโ€™s doing todayโ€™s mathematics ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Debra Shepherd November 5, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Iโ€™m a white woman who hasnโ€™t watched a single one of these, but I do need my Desus & Mero fix

  • Reply Marine McCord November 5, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Wayne Brady was a main character on How I Met Your Mother for quite a few years wasnโ€™t he? ๐Ÿค”

  • Reply SURF November 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I'm fucked up right now but we're gonna continue.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply StevenM801 November 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    haha my damn guts hurt

  • Reply Ayesha Go. November 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Not gonna lie thought Kirsten Dunst was Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Reply PeopleOnTVRecords November 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    More๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ julia๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  • Reply thaelectricfeel November 5, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Dang i need to get back to watching Riverdale.

  • Reply Maximo Estrella November 5, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    julia looks like a chicken mcnugget

  • Reply __ WeekendVegan __ November 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I only know YOU bc my sister watches that show and the show he was on before ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ she also watches the last one… itโ€™s like we grew up in two different households smh

  • Reply JustPrincess November 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    You is amazing

  • Reply LordMarkie 88 November 5, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Desus and Julia out here acting like they dont Riverdale and chill on the regs.

  • Reply Lucky Jackson 2020 November 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    she dont look like i thought she would but glad to finally see her. the brand is strong

  • Reply Rob THEVALLEE November 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Julia is a mixture of Maeby Funke in the face and YesJulz in the ass…I like it

  • Reply GuapoTha Kidd November 5, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    now that i've seen what julia looks like, i can never watch them again

  • Reply Alex Lame November 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Iโ€™m white and even I only know two of the shows.

  • Reply ProllyStonedTbh November 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I love that they're doin these skit things, got a Key n Peele vibe to it

  • Reply stefdelev November 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Lmao Desus went 5 percenter on yall

  • Reply Chocolate Lady Cap November 5, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    The Black girl is Josie!! They got a Black Josie

  • Reply JaKing Allah November 5, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Peace!! Sheโ€™s building on todayโ€™s mathematics ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Jarobert Green November 5, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Julia came in looking like a snack

  • Reply WotDogLikeGo November 5, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Lotta folks weren't here during the viceland days apparently re: the Julia reveal. Or was it complex. The one with the bear. Either way welcome and we're glad to have you aboard.

  • Reply Surah Online November 5, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    She's NOT Tara Reid BUT she definitely WAS in 'American Pie' ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply Fen November 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Loved your Bernie interview and came back for more and y'all have me laughing at my own people, good job! Haha!

  • Reply squril nuts November 6, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Hey why haven't yous had Joey Diaz yet he's New York all day baby

  • Reply Nick M November 6, 2019 at 12:17 am


  • Reply kadrope November 6, 2019 at 12:26 am

    how she don't know Josie from Josie & the Pussycats smh

  • Reply Samoa1LoVe November 6, 2019 at 1:26 am

    lowkey I like the Julia that was in my head better

  • Reply Tiesha Saldana November 6, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Thatโ€™s Julie ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Reply whitfix November 6, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Riverdale is trash though. Decent first season, downhill from there. They should have left the comics alone. ๐Ÿ™„
    I donโ€™t watch any of the other shows ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Reply Vishal Singh November 6, 2019 at 3:18 am

    I love how shocked Desus is that Julia doesn't know who the black girl in Riverdale is even tho he only found out what that show even was 37 seconds ago

  • Reply V. G. November 6, 2019 at 3:38 am

    So that's really not Reese Witherspoon ๐Ÿคฏ

  • Reply Hooch Mitty November 6, 2019 at 6:54 am

    โ€œHence stump townโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply 2PhoneSensei November 6, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I always wondered … whoโ€™s the girl speaking behind the camera

  • Reply Cyntia Chew November 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

    This is like Abercrombie in the Woods. so accurate ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Reply Dimz2814 November 6, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I always wondered what Julia looked like. I love her wide mouth. But she is not what I pictured in my mind.

  • Reply Uhunga Kalla November 6, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    We need more Julia on-screen appearances, because wow.,

  • Reply Leonor Soto November 6, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Finally we see Julia. Lol

  • Reply K Parker November 6, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    "I used to watch How I Met your Mother, when it had black people in it"

  • Reply Jeffrey Martin November 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    โ€œIโ€™m fucked up right nowโ€ -Also redundant

  • Reply Ricardo Urena November 6, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Jack Ryan is actually good

  • Reply M A R K S November 7, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Desus saw Kirsten's elevation God

  • Reply sevenmilegoku November 7, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I was not ready for the lil Julia cook up. THIS is quality content

  • Reply paulisnatis November 7, 2019 at 10:48 am

    "jughead is definitely fucking raw, you could tell"

  • Reply Bobby Goldberg November 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Barely watched wildn out …. this is the first time I seeing her … I like her .

  • Reply LeapThenLearn November 7, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    โ€œAbercrombie in the Woods!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Nobody Here November 8, 2019 at 2:50 am

    The Orville – Seth Macfarlane wanted to do a Star Trek show but Paramount has made a mess of the licensing between the TV shows, the Movies and the Merc. It was easier to create a whole new Universe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply gh0stm0nst3r November 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Josie is a real b anyway, so I'm glad you didn't know who she was

  • Reply nate s November 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Julia had to get on screen after that Gayle king interview

  • Reply Tim Greathouse November 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Julia is so fucking hot.

  • Reply Dana Morey November 9, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Julia looks like the Beattlejuice thing with like a bunch of teeth ๐Ÿคฃ Desus can do better dont @ me

  • Reply liliam wong castro November 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    They kinda got the Orville right๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  • Reply iotatl November 10, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    This needs to be a reoccurring segment! This was hilarious!

  • Reply Specnon45 November 14, 2019 at 3:59 am

    riverdale is definitely white people anthem

  • Reply MoonDolph November 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Oh my God the vaccine comment was lit

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