You Can’t Outdo Black People: Soul Train Edition

A couple of months ago, I came across this video and the commentary made me laugh SO HARD. I watched it about 7 times in a row and cackled just as much as I did the first time. Since then, it’s been shared on Facebook over 2,000 times. The person behind it is Darell J. Hunt (@darelljsings) and I had to give him ALL THE PROPS! I’ve been obsessed with it since so I had to share it with y’all.

This video is EVERYTHING. My first time slayed was “How you do all this in shoulder pads?” But he kept me howling with “Ain’t been to a single dance class but got on leg warmers. I LIVE!” “Just all kind of good hand geometry.” “She got that new vigorol honey.”




I’m pretty sure I’ve memorized this entire video as many times as I’ve watched it. This is why I now use the phrase “you can’t outdo Black people.” I need him to hurry up and create more videos because I am itching for his foolery!

You can subscribe to Darell’s YouTube channel in the meantime.

“Come on, Pumps!”

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  1. Shakira
    April 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Where has Darell J. Hunt been all my life??!?! He is everything and more! Yaaaasssss!!!

  2. Saran
    April 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I got my life every time I watched his vid!!! I can’t get enough of it or Darell. Every time I watched it I heard something else that made me laugh even harder. I had never heard the phrase “hand geometry” but damn it if I knew exactly what he was trying to tell me LOL. You can’t out do Black people summed it right on up!

  3. LBoog
    April 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    This video gives me life every time I watch it!! My friends and I have incorporated “Come on pumps” into our daily lingo!!

  4. April 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    This NEVER gets old!! I say “come on pumps” at least once a day!! I had to befriend him on Facebook and TRUST he gives us something EVERY day. He’s just all around a sweet person.

    • Shakira
      April 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      I, too, have befriended him on FB. He never fails to deliver!

  5. YASSSS!
    April 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Debbie Allen Realness. The End.

  6. Kwan
    April 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    “headband…Debbie Allen realness.” I live for this video it is still funny no many how many times I watched it. Lmao at him wondering is Cheryl (yes I know her name b/c I love Soul Train) ever sold her hair. Cheryl was the Asian J-lo of Soul train baby body and could move!

    You can’t outdo black people it’s so true.

  7. April 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    c’mon papa! (he was the only straight one at soul train up that day so they put him on the line too)

    i LIVE for Darrel’s voice hunty! YASSS! THANK YOU for the into Luvvie. it has been a pleasure getting to know him via FB. this NEVER gets old. he is my friend in my head.

    can u imagine him giving us Scandal commentary?? *faints*

    • Nunu Hurt-Doyle
      April 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      omg!!!!!! you. have. nailed. it.

  8. Serenity
    April 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    It’s true… you can’t

  9. Absurdist
    April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Cheryl Song is INVINCIBLE, is how.

  10. LaTanya
    April 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I am so glad you posted this. Have been going through withdrawal. Need Tina Liggons….LOL

  11. Milaxx
    April 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Yes that Debbie Allen realness lie cracked me up too. I just love the laid back quiet storm voice he uses. Subscribing to his youtube now.

  12. Milaxx
    April 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm


  13. Ametia
    April 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm


    • Rudie
      April 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      But him pondering “if she ever sold that hair?” I lost it. Yes, Darrel. Yes.

  14. rikyrah
    April 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I definitely hope he does more videos. this is hilarious.

  15. KayMac
    April 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I. LOVE. THIS!!!!! Oh and Cheryl Song(“long hair, don’t care”) ALLLLLWAYS gave me my life!!!! I love her!!!!!

  16. rikyrah
    April 13, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I wonder if she ever sold that hair….LOL

  17. ifyouevercomeback
    April 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Whoo Lord, I needed this mess today! Thanks for this Luvvie it cracked me up and brought my blood pressure way down.

  18. Silk!
    April 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Darell needs to comment on EVERYTHING!

    #LongHairDontCare !

    An interview with Cheryl:

  19. April 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    lol yeeesssss to this. Black folks definitely can not be outdone! =) He is hilarious!

  20. April 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I. LIVE.

  21. April 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I literally cry laughing each and every time! LMAO! He drops so many gems!!
    ‘Debbie Allen Realness”
    and “He was the only straight one on SouL Train….so they had to let them down the line” LMAO! SO MANY GEMS!!!

    • Shakira
      April 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      “She got that new vigirol honey! Body! Body!” I just laid out!

  22. KPneedsanap
    April 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I, too, want this gold unitard for the summer. I support Darryl’s ministry

    • KPneedsanap
      April 14, 2014 at 9:55 am

      I just gave him a whole new name. my bad

  23. Shannon
    April 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    So glad you let us know the genius behind this gem! I’ve been saying, “work mother,” and “pumps,” for MONTHS now, LOL! His commentary is PURE gold.

  24. Gracie
    April 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    SUBSCRIBED. And I want that gold leotard too.

  25. April 14, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I saw this a few months ago and watched it at least 20 times in one sitting, then shared it on my FB page. Some of my faves:

    *Debbie Allen realness
    *Come on pumps
    *Giving us Michael
    *I LIVE!!!


  26. Luci
    April 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I seriously died. looool.

  27. Tracey
    April 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    If you want a double laugh, watch this on YouTube with closed captioning on. Here’s a sample of what they think he said (and I’m not making this up) when the first dancer came down the line:

    “Work mark…yeah drought is and shoulder pain…come on parks abner.”

    You can’t outdo people who have no clue what black people are saying.

  28. TeeCee
    April 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This Youtube video is on my “favorites” list. YESSSSS. My fave? “Come on pumps!”

  29. pup
    April 16, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I need to thank him for expanding my vocabary. “Werk mother!” “C’mon pumps!” “Hand geometry” and “You can’t outdo black people” are just a few of the phrases that I now say daily!!!

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  31. Ayana
    April 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    You Can’t Outdo Black People: The Presidential Edition brought me here. Oh my I died!!! Love it. Dag, it’s taking me 10 minutes to type this, I’m laughing so hard.

  32. LaTanya
    April 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I actively search for this when I need a little joy! LOVE it! Feeling a little like Patrice today! I LIVE!

  33. Crystal
    May 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I declare I’m going to find or do a tshirt with ‘You can’t outdo black people’ lol yessuh

  34. MujiYamaMama
    May 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my LAWD I’ve been following him on Facebook since this video came out and he just opened a store!!! He has t shirts with You Can’t Outdo Black People!!! OMG look: