I was three days into this project when I realized that I’m going to have to start thinking like a researcher. Which is a bit of a challenge for me, because, well, I’m not a researcher.
There are holes in my data that need fixing. For example, I listened to the first seven episodes without the intention of gathering data, so my list of Denzelisms is largely from memory.
Back to Episode 2: The Equalizer.
Here’s the starting list of Denzelisms from that episode:
- The walk
- General badassery
- The lip
- The speech
- Denzel’s humor
- The “Oh, really … oh, ok, ok” reaction. (Kamau and Kevin went on to call it something else, but I can’t go there.)
In future episodes they added:
- The stutter
- The thousand-yard stare
- The cough
- The Glory Tear
- No white women as lovers (not on the chart yet)
Below is the updated chart (also see the latest table on which it is based):