In case you're interested, T.I. is currently in jail because he tried to purchase machine guns from a federal agent in the parking lot of a Walgreen's. Or so says Wikipedia.
Kathy's mom's place. Hi, Maggie! Kathy makes fun of Maggie's muu-muu, which is just her way of opening a conversation. On learning about the Apollo gig, Maggie just says "Oh my god. Oh my god." In an interview, Kathy explains that her mother's inner monologue was "Oh, Jesus Christ. What the Christ is she thinking. Going to the goddamn Apollo, you kidding me?" This appears to be an accurate summation, although I think it's weird that we're relying on Kathy's imitation of her mother when we've got the real thing right there. Maggie is worried about the gig. It's not clear exactly what she thinks is going to happen, but it seems like violence isn't out of the question. Kathy claims that she's the darling of the African-American community. Maggie describes the Apollo as "the big black stage". And now there's news! Kathy will be spending the day with Reverend Al Sharpton. That's right. Kathy claims that he's a giant fan, based on the one time they met on Politically Incorrect. Maggie has confusing opinions about Reverend Sharpton, which I will not try to untangle. Griffin out!
New York! Kathy is about to meet with Al. Can I just call him "Al"? It seems pretty chummy. I'm going to go with "Sharpton", I think. He, of course, is used to the Apollo and thinks it's funny that Kathy is more worried about being at the Apollo than she was about going to Iraq. Her reasoning was that all the soldiers in Iraq mostly appreciated that she made the effort to go over there, so even if her jokes didn't go over, they'd still applaud. Sharpton advises her to stay away from racial jokes. "And no N-word." Kathy was not planning on it. Anyway, it's a very tough crowd. His suggestion is that she should "be funny". She runs some of her topics past him. Jessica Simpson? Nothing. Octomom? Nah. New Wynonna Judd diet pill? Whiff. Can Kathy make it "Gay Night at the Apollo"? Probably not. Well, will Al introduce her? Maybe.