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Two pretentious white guys decide to describe the intricacies of a subject they think they know a lot about, but really don't.

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“White People Explain Ebonics is the best multi-cultural idea since Chapelle’s Show”

                                -Nick Corradini

Check out the first episode below.  More episodes will come after the kickstarter campaign is finished.

What happens when you take two pretentious white guys who think they know everything about everything and have them explain to the world something they know nothing about?  White People Explain Ebonics is a comedic mock educational talk show where “classy” white guys try to dissect the meaning behind Ebonics definitions for the masses so that we can understand what all those rappers are yelling at our youth.

Eric (Trevor DiLucchio) and Shane (Shane Krall) on the set of White People Explain Ebonics.
Eric (Trevor DiLucchio) and Shane (Shane Krall) on the set of White People Explain Ebonics.

Joining our two white guys we have Fatou, the “real life Ebonics user” who works with the white guys as their fact checker.  Or at least that’s what she leads them to believe but she may find it funnier to her to not always be completely honest with the guys about the real meanings behind the slang terms they cover.

Also joining is the “Fatou announcer” Trevor, a loud and obnoxious DJ who looks like he was hired from a strip club.  He makes sure the featured fact checker always has a proper introduction.

The poster of our fact checker, Fatou, which can be purchased as a reward.
The poster of our fact checker, Fatou, which can be purchased as a reward.

The first season is directed by Trevor DiLucchio, with all episode writing duties divided between Trevor DiLucchio and Brian Collins.  Shot by director of photography Fabian Montes Sanchez and with on-set sound mixing by Dmitriy Gevorgyan.  Take a look at our promo video and the same people worked on the show.  In fact we’ve already shot the first couple of episodes, with 8 episodes planned for the first season.

So what do we need money for?

We need money to help pay back some funds that were borrowed to shoot those initial episodes.  We need money to help pay for food.  Also we were able to get some people to help for free at first, but we are going to have to pay some people for their time to shoot more episodes. 

The big things we want to accomplish with this kickstarter is being able to market the series and give merchandise.  Creating the merchandise allows us to show our series without ads, at least for this initial season run.  It also allows us to get you cool and fun things like shirts, posters, mugs, and other items.  We also need to raise money to market the videos and build in more of an audience which makes it more worthwhile for us to continue creating this show. Keep in mind, Kickstarter is all or nothing. So if we raise $5000 of our goal, we get nothing.

Please don't stop donating when we reach our goals.  If we go past our goal that just means we'll be able to buy more merchandise in bulk quantities to possibly sell it cheaper.  We can get you different styles of shirts, or other merchandising items.  We can promote in more places to raise our viewership making it more worthwhile for us to continue the show, create more episodes, and create them faster.  Plus we don't want to say too much yet, but we have in the works an outrageous spin off series we'd like to create with a lot of the same people, as well as some new ones which we can get out sooner with more money.

The Fatou announcer, Trevor (Frank Salinas), getting ready for his take.
The Fatou announcer, Trevor (Frank Salinas), getting ready for his take.

Check us out at www.facebook.com/learnebonics for more information about the show.

Risks and challenges

Some of the footage is already shot, so you’re guaranteed to see at least one episode, unless miraculously something terrible happens wiping out all of the footage in all the places it’s stored. If that does happen and we manage to raise all the money, we will find a way to reshoot the footage and get it to you, but there would be a delay to arrange all of this.

Risks in other content being delayed simply comes down to the parties we’re ordering our merchandise from. If they for some reason have a delay in getting us the merchandise we order then we will by extension have a delay in getting it out. All of these issues will of course be covered in updates. We want to keep you informed every step of the way.

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    A thank you listed on our facebook page. As well as updates exclusive for backers

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    Thank you listed in credits for all of the first 8 episodes. Plus a thank you on our facebook page and updates exclusive for backers.

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    $8 reward

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    Behind the scenes bloopers and extras from episodes the day after each episodes release. Previous rewards also included.

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    Digital copy of the first 2 scripts, 2 free music downloads of Fatou's songs used in the series, see each episode of the first season two weeks before everyone else with the bloopers and extras also two weeks in advance. Plus previous rewards.

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    One t-shirt with our White People definition of Buggaboo on the front. Plus previous rewards (does not include Fatou Poster)

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    A copy of our Fatou Poster as seen on the page, at a higher resolution Measuring about 2 feet by 3 feet (size may change a bit) to make your wall way more stylish. Plus lower level rewards (doesn't include the Buggaboo T-shirt)

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    $45 reward

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    Suggest any Ebonics term or phrase and so long as it's real (or sounds fun enough) we will cover it in a future episode. Plus previous rewards (choose either the t-shirt of poster from the $35 level)

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    $70 reward

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    A copy of our Fatou Poster as seen on the page, at a higher resolution Measuring about 2 feet by 3 feet (size may change a bit) PLUS our Buggaboo T-shirt. Plus previous rewards.

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    Everything in the $70 reward, plus you get to see all of the episodes of Season 2, 2 weeks before non backers and get updates on that before anyone else at a lower reward level.

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    Have your video featured for a month on our marketed internet channel (so long as you can provide proof to all rights and it's not extremely inappropriate). Plus receive an Associate Producer credit in the first season credits. Plus of course, all previous rewards.

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    $150 reward

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    Get a poster containing all of the definitions featured in Season 1 to go along with your Fatou poster and Buggaboo t-shirt. Plus all previous rewards. Plus you're welcome to join us on set for one of the days shooting season 2.

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    $200 reward

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    Get written in to an episode of White People Explain Ebonics, provided you can provide your own transportation to set. Plus previous rewards.

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    Executive Producer credit. Plus be invited to be on set for all of the season 2 shooting. See all episodes of the first 5 seasons (if we do that many) 2 weeks before non backers. Plus previous rewards.

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    Private dinner with show creator and star Trevor DiLucchio and co-star Shane Krall. So long as you can meet us out in Los Angeles we'll take you to dinner and be happy to chat with you.

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    2 different t-shirts (we'll provide you with a few choices) 3 posters, DVD compilation of the season with extras, mug, Have your video highlighted on our marketed channel for six months (so long as you can provide proof of ownership and it's not extremely inappropriate and is received within three months of goal being reached) One of Shane's bathrobes, plus all previous rewards.

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