Melissa McCarthy Loses Her Mind at Her Kids’ Basketball Games

Melissa McCarthy Loses Her Mind at Her Kids’ Basketball Games


I’m going to say one
thing right off the bat. Your special is so good. Thank you. It is. Thank you. [APPLAUSE] It is unbelievably funny. Thank you. And my girls now weirdly
walk around quoting you, which is a very weird
feeling in the house. They’re just like, oh,
emotional pets on planes, right? I’m like, are you doing
bits from Ellen Show? And they’re like, oh,
boy, rescue animals, huh? That’s never quite right. Well, thanks. Thank you. That means a lot to me. Thanks. You’re funny, and you’re
nominated for an Oscar. And– This is when we fight. Yeah. This is where we go fisticuffs. You’re the funny one. No, she’s nominated for an
Oscar for this amazing movie. [APPLAUSE] If you haven’t seen it. Crazy. I told you. I know you did. I told you you’d get nominated. Didn’t you– And I thought she was crazy. No, I’m sure I’m
not the only one. Everybody must
have told you that, so you must have
sort of expected it. Oh no. I don’t think you can ever
be like it’s– no, I mean, I really didn’t. And there was a weird thing
that happened that morning because I– like the old man I am,
I’m up at like 5:00. 5:00 AM, 4:45, 4:30, if I
really wanted to be honest. And for some
reason, it was 5:30. I was sound asleep, which is
already like, what’s happening? And the phone rang, and I was
like, this isn’t the alarm, is it? And I answered, and
I was like, look, is it the code of
my parents’ house? And it’s Kevin, my
agent, who was like, what are you talking about? And I was like, the
code for the home that I’m not at currently, but. And I wouldn’t stop
saying things about code. Then I started
giving him my code. And he’s like, one, don’t give
your code out over the phone. I’m not your security company. You’ve been nominated. And I was like, is it the code? I don’t know what happened. I went into some
vortex and woke up, thinking my parents’
house alarm was going off. And then when I realized what
he was saying, I was like, I don’t think that’s right. Was Ben next to you? Was he asleep? Sound asleep. Sound asleep. So did you wake him up? He’s like, is it the code? [LAUGHTER] Because he does not like
to get up that early. And I just kind of– I ran downstairs. Mari Heller, our
amazing director, had sent a really funny video. And I immediately
called Richard. It was just like,
what’s happening? And I mean, everybody
must– your kids must be– did they understand
what a big deal this is? No, because really,
I was on the phone, and they came downstairs. And they’re just like,
is the toast ready? Well, good. It kind of grounds
you a little bit. Yeah. There’s no possible way to get
overly impressed with myself in my house. And so how old are they now? I ask you that every time. And Georgie’s turning
nine this week. Georgie is the– She’s going to turn 9. She’s the little one that’s
just always ready for war. Yeah. War, anything, and now they’re
both really into basketball. Basketball has
completely– which I love, because I always played sports– has taken over the house. Which I just didn’t
see that one coming. I don’t know why. Are they good? They are. They really like it, and
they’ve both clicked in. And do you know when Georgie
started, she really– they were like, they
explained guarding. And she was like, got it. Guard. And so we were always like,
hands up, [INAUDIBLE]!! And that’s what we’d call her. She guarded their
team, her own team. So it was like her own girls
trying to come down the lane. She was like, no, no, no! And she’s like in her face. And I was like, Georgie,
it’s your own team! So she stopped that. Now she’s point guard, and
she made her first basket two weeks ago. And you saw it click in
where all of a sudden, she’s like, I can
go around them. Because she’s tiny and fast. And you saw it click,
and she tried it once, and then I literally
saw her like, oh. And then the next time, she
just hauled it down the court, ran around this girl,
went around somebody else, got the ball back, and scored. We all went crazy. My dad burst out crying. I burst out crying. And there was a woman behind us,
and she was like, I don’t even know why I’m crying. I don’t know why I’m crying. And we were all like– something’s happened. I’ve become– I scream and
yell like I’ve lost my mind. I’ve become exactly the person
I always feared I would meet. Just a constant litany
of like, get it! Get it from her! Take it from her! Take it! Take it! Georgie, you take it from her! Get it! Once, I was like, she
doesn’t deserve it! I was like, oh my god! And I’m yelling at
like an 8-year-old! And then it’s like I finally
stop, and I’m shaking, and I’m like, I
got to walk it off. I get so excited because I love
the thought of watching girls, especially at that age,
become not more aggressive. I don’t mean that in a negative
way, but seeing them be like, I can take that ball from them. Because they start out so
polite, where it’s like, well, if you have the ball, I don’t
want to bother you for it. And then when they
start grabbing it, it’s like every aggressive thing
that is like 96% of my being is just like, yo,
take it from her! If there was a guy next to me
that’s like, it’s OK, it’s OK. And I was like. Yeah, and then we were
crying and cheering. And they’d lost like 36 to 4. And our entire team walked
out, like that’s how you do! That’s how you do! Like crazy. And they were like, you lost! And we’re like,
oh, I don’t know. I’m becoming a monster. That should be your next role. That’s a fantastic idea.

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