I don’t care if you’re black, green, blue, white, or orange. There is no doubt that gravy-drenched Thanksgiving is your stomach’s favorite time of year. But while we’ve got plenty of (too many) Christmas jingles and weird Halloween ballads, we are left bereft of any decent Thanksgiving songs other than John Madden’s annual turducken history class.
Enter Shirley Caesar.
To be fair, the November eating fest has always been more about crap football matchups and awkwardly forced family conversations about the even crappier past election than anything else. But thanks to gospel singer Shirley Caesar’s live performance of “Hold My Mule” during which she chants “beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes” in response to the question, “Grandma, what are you cooking for Thanksgiving,” we’ve been offered the gift of another Internet-created meme party.. the #UNameItChallenge. Here’s what we’re referring to..
I finally found the original video. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/vXSE3WBfJc
— The Bonnet Whisperer (@DrTGIF) November 14, 2016
And then comes our first taste of a remix, courtesy of these hungry peeps..
And then another one..
— Ruebx Qube ™ (@DJRuebxQube) November 13, 2016
But wait, there’s more..
*Crip walks with plate in hand* pic.twitter.com/QPWOq6lTHk
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) November 16, 2016
And then this legend, who went ahead and annihilated the entire challenge while destroying famous mainstream rappers around the globe. Shirley Caeser was surely proud.
This was his one shot, his one opportunity. Except instead of mom’s spaghetti and nerves, this dude was covered in glorious beard confidently spitting about being a vegan on Thanksgiving.
He Made Song Out Of That Greens, Beans, Potatoes, Tomatoes And It Is Fire 😭pic.twitter.com/TcYLBfkIEw
— Freestyle Raps (@FreestyIeRaps) November 16, 2016
Power move, bro. Respect to the vegan way of life.