You can't fake the funk... (12.19)
DeGuilio: You a music fan, Mr. Connerty?
Connerty: Sure. Much as the next guy. Yo-Yo Ma, Clancy Brothers and such.
DeGuilio: I'm thinking of the great George Clinton. Who most famously said, "Free your mind and your ass will follow." But only slightly less known and far more apt in the case at bar is, "You can't fake the funk." As much as I want to dance to your tune, if the groove isn't fat enough, I'm just gonna stand in place. And right now, my feet aren't tapping. That said, I don't think you're lying. I'm splitting the baby. I'm granting Mr. Connerty one more week. At that time, the prosecution will produce evidence compelling enough to sustain the case. Or I will grant Mr. Axelrod his dismissal.
Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a Chinese-American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 19 Grammy Awards.
The Clancy Brothers were an influential Irish folk group that initially developed as a part of the American folk music revival. Most popular in the 1960s, they were famed for their trademark Aran jumpers and are widely credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States and revitalising it in Ireland, paving the way for an Irish folk boom with groups like the Dubliners and the Wolfe Tones.
George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. His Parliament-Funkadeliccollective (which primarily recorded under the distinct band names Parliament and Funkadelic) developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science-fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelic culture, and surreal humor. He launched a solo career in 1981, and would go on to influence 1990s hip-hop and G-funk. He is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. In 2019, he and Parliament-Funkadelic will be given Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards.