Samuel L. Jackson is known to be iconic. Known for roles in Django Unchained, Marvel’sThe Avengers, and Snakes On A Plane, Jackson is remembered for his presence and acting skills. Now Jackson can add “slam poet” to his resume, and his topic was a very interesting – and beloved – choice: Boy Meets World.
According to Tim and Jeff in the Morning, Jackson performed the sketch, loaded with so much pop culture, as part of a sketch on The Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon. It came off as a very poignant synopsis of the series through catchy rhymes and strong references to specific details, considered memorable throughout the series.
Samuel L. Jackson even looked the part of a slam poet in attire, attitude, and setting. Jackson wore dark colors and a cap reminiscent of traditional 90s slam poetry events, while smoking an e-cigarette. The stage was darkened with a single light shining on Jackson standing in front of a microphone. All eyes were on Jackson, and he had them enamored with his voice accompanied by poetic body language. Jackson also made sure to take a swell of flavored tobacco smoke between lines too.
Pairing Samuel L. Jackson with Boy Meets World may actually be a dual promotion of both the actor and the show’s spin-off. First, the actor, Samuel L. Jackson, is going to be – or at least expected to be – a part of two upcoming Disney movies, Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Incredibles 2. In the original Marvel’s The Avengers, Jackson plays Nick Fury – the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. In Incredibles, Jackson voices ice-welding superhero, Frozone. Though there are reports Jackson will “do very little” in Avengers 2 and Frozone will return in Incredibles 2, Jackson is still integral, not because of the characters he plays, but because of who he is in acting.
As for the promotion for Boy Meets World, it may be explained for nostalgic purposes since Girl Meets World, the official green-lit sequel to Boy Meets World, is happening. Having Jackson use his oratory skills in the form of poetry to describe the original series is both smart advertising and memorable. True it probably didn’t have the same impact as when Jackson recited Ezekiel 25:17 as Julius in Pulp Fiction, but it still delivered.
According to Daily Mail, Samuel L. Jackson has been travelling around the world with co-stars, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, to promote Captain America: The Winter Soldier, releasing in theaters, April 4, 2014.
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