For viewers of irreverent HBO comedies like Veep and Ballers, colorful dialogue is part of what makes the shows memorable. But when it comes to the actors’ mothers, there are a few choice lines they’d rather forget.
In honor of Mother’s Day, HBO enlisted the mild-mannered moms of stars such as Tony Hale (Veep), Rob Corddry (Ballers), Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce), and Issa Rae (Insecure) to recite some of their progeny’s most profane quotes — with hilariously incongruous results.
Reading from a card in a cozy armchair, Hale’s mother, Rita, deadpans, “Do I look like a pimp to you?”
Parker’s cardigan-clad mom, Barbara, asks, “Why are you being a complete f—ing a–hole about this?”
As the language gets progressively more naughty, Rae’s mother, Delyna, gives up: “Oh, I can’t do that one!”
Finally, the punchline arrives — “There’s only one line your mom wants to hear today” — along with some Mother’s Day wishes from the stars themselves.
Watch the full video, which is very NSFW, above.