“Kids: Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny the fact that they’re young,” said Hannibal Buress to introduce a new segment on his show, Why? with Hannibal Buress. The segment, titled, “Children Say Things That You Don’t Expect Them to Say Sometimes,” is predictably more chill than its inspiration, Bill Cosby’s Kids Say the Darndest Things, but Buress’ rendition also gets way more real.
As they chat on the couch, Buress monologues to bewildered children about The Wire, and asks whether their parents use the kids’ filter on Netflix to keep them from watching 9/11 documentaries. And when he asks one girl what “The only thing to fear” is, she calmly replies, “When people try to take you away.” But some things never change—when Buress asks how old the kids think he is, one declares, “42.” He replies: “I guess black does crack.”