1. Josh Hopkins Was In A Breakdancing Crew

Josh Hopkins Was In A Breakdancing Crew

They were Kentucky's undefeated breakdancers, mostly because there were no other breakdancers in Kentucky.

Transcript:

CONAN: Is this right?
In Kentucky you had a break dancing crew back in the day.
Is that the case?
JOSH HOPKINS:  It was Kentucky.
CONAN: Did you really have a break dancing crew?
JOSH HOPKINS: Yes, the fun bunch in junior high.
[Laughter]
CONAN: Don't tell me your name was the fun bunch.
JOSH HOPKINS: Yes.
You know how we got it?
Because we had a lot of fun and there was a bunch of us.
CONAN: Yeah, if I only had thought before I spoke.
So you were the fun bunch.
And did you have like character names?
JOSH HOPKINS: Oh, yes. I was party train.
CONAN: You were party train?
JOSH HOPKINS: Yeah.
Party train.
CONAN: Get onboard?
JOSH HOPKINS: Choo-choo.
CONAN: Is this where you put down the cardboard and spin around and the whole nine yards?
JOSH HOPKINS: That's exactly what it was, Conan.
There was four of us.
I remember my friend Griggs Powell was Blackhawk and there was another friend of ours whose name was -- he wanted it to be coontosh.
It was like a cool car.
But his winter coat had the fur around, so we made him be coontosh, lord of the tundra.
CONAN: Sounds like you guys wasted everybody's time.
JOSH HOPKINS:There was nobody's time to waste because we had no one to battle.
CONAN: This was a nice thing.
You recently went to Haiti and did something very cool that you want to share with us.
JOSH HOPKINS: Being from Kentucky, I went with Kentucky-Haiti partnership, and they go over every year and do work with these kids and doctors, dentists, free work the whole time, plus they take a couple of kids each year and give them a scholarship to the university of Kentucky and that place still needs our help.
It's a wonderful place with beautiful people and they really still need us.
CONAN: You brought a picture, too.
You with a bunch of the kids.
JOSH HOPKINS: Yeah.
It's funny, when you walk down the street you hear little kids, because they're not used to seeing you, going blanco, blanco, which translates roughly to, hey, Whitey.
CONAN: I get that a lot.
Kids are chasing me going, hey, party train.
[Cheers and applause]
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Josh, very nice having you here.
Very nice for being here.