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A Wrinkle in Time – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis

December 3, 2019

What’s happenin’, B? This week we beastin through the darkness
with A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Dis night dark n’ stormy as f*ck and lil’
Meg Murry can’t get no sleep. Girl got all kinda mess runnin through her
dome: lotta bullshit goin down wit haters at school but most of all- her daddy been
missing fo over a year and ain’t nobody know where he at. So she head downstairs where her lil’ bro
Charles Wallace be chillin HARD. Brutha like “I was ‘spectin you, girl, and
got some milk heatin’ up with yo name on it.” Whaa? It’s like dis cat can read minds o’ somethin! Mama come rollin in when all da sudden “WOOF
WOOF” their pup start maddoggin someone at the do’. Who is it? Oh damn. It’s some rank hoodrat lookin-lady name Mrs.
Whatsit who tight with Charles Wallace. When she tell Meg’s mama that the “Tesseract”
is REAL, mama jus’ bout shit her pants. Hmm.. Later, Meg and Charles Wallace crew up wit
da campus big dawg Calvin O’Keefe on their way to hit up Mrs Whatsit’s busted-ass crib. Apparently Calvin itchin to hit up da spot,
even though he don’t know why. So da three of em drop by. KNOCK KNOCK. The door open all creepy-like and they peep
some lil hag gettin’ her sew’ on. Man Who da hell is THIS? Turns out she some OTHER ragedy-ass biddy
named Mrs Who. Dis beezy say dem kids best rest up and get
some munchies, cuz they bout to go on an adventure to help Meg’s daddy! Dat night, Calvin get his grub on at da Murry
digs and Meg tell him dat her dad used to be a government physicist workin’ on top secret
missions. Calvin start to get a lil’ sweet on Meg and
just when shit bout to get hot Charles, Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and da voice of their homegirl
Mrs. Which bust in and say “pack yo shit, we gonna go save pops!” And ZOOP- they wrinkle through space and land
they asses on the planet Uriel, where there be a buncha crazy half-horse half-man aliens. And what do ya know? All three of em janky biddies are secretly
one of them. So they hop up on Mrs. Whatsit and take a
lil’ tour of da planet. As they cruisin, da kids peep game at a big
evil cloud of darkness dats been trippin up da universe since back when. Then ZOW- da churrin warp to anotha’ planet
in Orion’s Belt and visit da “Happy Medium”- a girl rockin a fly-ass robe and a crystal
ball. She show em a vision of da Earth gettin’ WRECKED
by the darkness. Word is a bunch of artists, scientists, and
holy rollers like Jesus been tryna buck the darkness fo a long ass time. Da only way to kill da darkness is fo’ a star
to lay a whoop on it. Apparently, Mrs. Whatsit used to be a star
back in the day, but she dun blowed herself UP tryna’ fight the darkness, and dats why
she rollin in tramp-form deez days. Jus’ befo’ they bout to peace out, the 3 dubs
give da kids some gifts since they ain’t gonna be able to join em at da next stop. ZABOING- on to da planet Camazotz where errybody
look and act DA EXACT SAME cuz of some shit called IT. They all skippin’, clappin’, and bouncin balls’
in rhythm with eachotha’. Creepy. So they roll up to the Central Intelligence
building and check some dude with red eyes who be hypnotising deez sucka’s minds. Dude say he know where Meg’s daddy at. So Charles Wallace sack up and strikes a deal
with this fool: he’ll give in to the dude’s spell and get his ass hypnotized if he show
Meg and Cal where Papa Murry be. So Charles get all zombified and lead em to
daddy, who bein held in da slammer cuz he was to trill to get brainwashed like errybody
else. Usin the fly-ass shades Mrs Who gave her,
Meg busts her daddy out. Then they all swang over to da spot where
IT- da big brain dat controllin errybody’s mind- be. Da closer they get, da mo’ control IT got
over their minds. So Papa Murry snatch up dem kids and wrinkle
outta dat trap, but Charles Wallace get left behind. Damn. ZAMBOW- They land on da planet Ixchel, cept
Meg feelin’ straight fucked up cuz her dad couldn’t protect her as they were wrinkling
through the Dark Thing. Lucky fo’ them though, the nasty lookin’ homies
on dis planet are friendly as hell. One of dem creatures cures Meg and she start
callin her “Aunt Beast.” Then dem three half horse hotties drop in
and Meg like “Can y’all hook me up and go get Charles Wallace? Thanks.” They like “Psh. Da hell you think this is, girl?!” Meg recognize it’s gotta be HER dat save Charlie
W. Afta’ Mrs. Whatsit give Meg da gift of love, she get off her lazy ass and wrinkle
over to where Charles at. She drop in at IT’s crib, and recognize dat
the one thing she got dat IT don’t- is love. So she focus all her love on CW and free him
from dat hive mind hater. Then they warp back to earth and reunite with
da whole fam up in they garden where da three Dubs chunk up the deuce and disappear in to da wind. One of da things this book preachin dat yo boy Sparky know PLENTY ’bout is dat you can’t judge a book by its cover. Naw mean? All throughout dis text things SEEM one way,
but they actually da opposite. Fo one, Dem kids doggin on Mrs Whatsit sayin
she look like some nappy street-trick at da beginning. But later, they figger out she really a horse
hunny dats one of da most beautiful thangs they dun peeped. It don’t stop there, cous. Dat Boy Charlie Dub got all deez haterz sayin
he stoopid cuz he don’t talk much, but on the real dat dude got MAD brains. At first, Camazotz seem like a pretty chill
spot, but when you look closer, there be some crazy brainwashing shit goin down. Even though dat red-eyed scrub SOUND all nice n’ gentle, he ain’t got dem red eyes cuz he blazin’. He crooked as they come. And when they hit the scene at Ixchel, dem
beasties look so whack it’s like like they bout to boot up and shank a brutha, but it
ain’t like dat, yo. They heal up Meg like some of da realest hoods
you’ve eva’ seen. Keepin’ it real ain’t always easy when you
stick out from da crowd, though. Sometimes it feel better to just blend in
with all da bullshit like Calvin do. He only able to roll with the top dawgs at
school cuz he hide his real self, but like he say, dat ain’t really him. Likewise, Meg always trippin cuz she ain’t
fit in with all da other kids in school. Like she say on page 17, she “hates being
an oddball.” But when she get a load of all dem identical
drones up on Camazotz, she recognize dat if erryone was da same, life would suck a FAT ONE. You gotta embrace what make you different from anybody else, ya heard? Yuh, all deez kids got they problems, but
instead of “fixing” themselves like some hoods in other books be doin, they realize dat as
long as yo homies got you, and you show eachotha love, you ain’t gotta change nuthin bout yo’self. And its cuz of dis dat they able to come together
and beast through the darkness. They ain’t only got eachother, they also got
a bigger power at their back. Whenever shit get too real, da thing that
allow them to keep on da hustle is some legit bible talk. Not only was Jesus one of the OGs buckin da
dark thing, but characters always slangin bible verses at eachotha: Calvin reads Genesis
to Charles Wallace, Mrs Whatsit lays down a passage from Corinthians as a gift to Meg… Sh*t they even say dem three horse biddies
are like guardian angels. Look, you ain’t gotta be the hardest hood
on the block to put evil in its place. All you need is yo homies by yo side, da lord
in yo heart, and love fo yo’self. If you got dat, not even da most twisted evil
can touch you. Yo thanks for keepin it 100 with me today. Peace!

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    Do His Dark Materials!!!

  • Reply Tony Liu September 17, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Hold up! So… Did the children ended up dealing with the dark cloud at the end or the darkness is just a metaphor about the hive mind thingy?

  • Reply Disney Mickey September 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    This is so helpful. Amazing!

  • Reply Henry Solstice September 23, 2017 at 4:38 am

    I am so glad my mother showed me this book as a child. I am happy she got to see the trailer before she died of cancer.

  • Reply Kathleen Reyes October 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm


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    Just finished it at my school today love it and gonna watch the movie

  • Reply Miss Katonic October 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    This is the best fuckin version of this book I've ever seen…AND I LOVED THIS BOOK GROWING UP!

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    I read this in the 4th grade and I didn’t understand it. This helped

  • Reply Leangelo Kellom November 17, 2017 at 5:52 am

    People say they hate the book, I wouldn’t say I hated it when I was forced to read it in the 7th grade. It was highly interesting yet confusing since my brain and personality back then wasn’t up to par to understand the message, words, and symbolism about it.

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    Trailer came out today and I just HAD to come back and watch the TNOTES again.

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    Dude you should do this for a bunch of books. I would listen to all of them

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    Definitely an interesting way to sell the story. Funny. Jesus? hum…..

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    now I know why Disney made a movie out of this

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    I absolutely LOVE this book.<3

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    So what you're saying is that the film version will be a bigger bomb than Jupiter's Landing.

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    Great work! Really captured the themes

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    Do gone with the wind.

  • Reply Shotgun Pete November 30, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    "You gotta embrace what makes you different from anybody else." I know what you mean, but when interpreted the other way around it has historically backfired pretty fucking hard xD

  • Reply ladymythos December 2, 2017 at 12:40 am

    I looooved this book as a child! I identified with Meg so much and I read this at least once every month. I absolutely love this vid! Keep it lit, Sparky!

  • Reply Miles Trombley December 4, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I wonder how the movie will be.

  • Reply Owen Harrison-Townsend December 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    5:15 wow I actually thought I wouldn't like this book when I picked it up at the library. I now have the first five books.

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    Please do more Russian Literature

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    Oprah in a movie? Last time she was on my television, her muff pulled out a .44 and killed itself after her asshole was shot… I don't think I can watch Oprah the same way after that

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    Damn. This book is ridiculous. I read it before, but I had forgotten how insane it was.

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  • Reply Nancy Drew January 4, 2018 at 2:01 am

    This shit was a trip…i feel like i was on acid for a second.

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    I'm wondering how much of this movies message will be lost in the upcoming movie!

  • Reply Faux Nominal January 18, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Wait so all the people being hypnotized are left to be enslaved?

  • Reply anonymous e January 24, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Can’t wait for the movie now

  • Reply TheStriderSyd January 29, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I keep wondering if the new 2018 movie will be a good adaptation of the book or not.
    I get this nagging feeling that a lot of the story will be changed to inject it with modern PC social politics
    (things like any Biblical references and such, will probably be thrown out)
    that were not present in the original book manuscript.

    Ah well…..I guess we'll just have to wait & see.

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    it would be awesome to see a Thing Notes about
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  • Reply ichibi drop February 15, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I read the book in 7th grade and I HATED it. I just reread it now that I'm 25, and I still hate it, though I guess now I appreciate the concept slightly more. Still, I found the characters and plot sooooo freaking boring and annoying. I thought I'd like the story nowadays because there are many kids books that I like way better as an adult than I did as a kid, but not the case with this one.

  • Reply fatalrob0t February 17, 2018 at 4:37 am

    I loved this video! The Wrinkle In Time series is always a favorite with me.

  • Reply RockBeauty :3 February 18, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Is this a movie and is it good? I would watch it.

  • Reply Russell Solomon February 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    We don't need A Wrinkle in Time Movie when we have this!

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    This is amazing!!!

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    Lol I love this video, the animation combined with his voice- perfection!!

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    So it's kinda like….an American Lion Witch and the Wardrobe?? Sort of??

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    U saved my homework of reading a whole novel

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    The highly metaphorical plot and symbolism in this story reminds me of a bible parable.

  • Reply Captain Doomsday March 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    I swear, I read this entire book and only remembered a thing about magic glasses which kind of ran out quickly, and also that it was more pseudoscience than magic. That's it. Everything else just vanished. I forgot that Calvin dude existed.

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    My teacher showed us this in class.
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    Ye probably going to re-upload this when the movie comes out

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    This video about to get hella views since the movie just came out and hella people gonna have question

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    The book was great, but the new movie was trash.

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    this video is great because he knew it was a great book before the stupid movie was even anounced

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    Lmao. Ew. I prefer cute little black meg.

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    You make this book sound so much more interesting when you say it like that

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    Is it sad that when I watch these it's because I didn't understand it or didn't want to read?

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    I tried to read this when I was 12 or 13. I gave up halfway, because I was perpetually lost. I don't know if I'll understand better now as an adult, but even this summery was like 'what the fucking hell is happening ' and it isn't really assuring me

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    Don't know why but this popped up in my timeline as new, which is cool as it's one I hadn't seen it a while, and it looks like Wisecrack is now focusing on other things other than Thug Notes.

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  • Reply Hardcore Bunny September 25, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Wow unbelievable the kids weren’t black!

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    Excuse me, what the fuck?

  • Reply Anonymous Mouse November 10, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Camazotz is the name of an Aztec demon I think, I don’t know if that adds anything I just thought it was interesting

  • Reply zynbw November 29, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    This book was confuisng to me

  • Reply Aisha Torres December 15, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Anyone here in 2018

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    I’m doing a essay about the book and I found this thank u so mouch

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    …saves gamma 9

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    Amazing…! Thug Notes + A wrinkle in Time Book made more sense
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  • Reply That One Ardi March 10, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    This actually made me love the book more, thank you.

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    This is what life is like for me as an Autistic.

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    I love only you doing these thug notes.

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    Never read the book and just. What the fuck

  • Reply Erin Threlkeld August 11, 2019 at 11:57 am

    The IT is a demonic force

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    They took the Bible out of the film version

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    > You can't judge a book by its cover
    > He aint got them red eyes for no reason. HE CROOKED AF.

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    What the fuck is going on in here on this day?

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    So earthbound lol

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    Was this IT the 1 that landed to earth IN DERRY MAINE ?

  • Reply Phil Svitek September 21, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I love this series! It's so good at deducing the books into important parts and analysis

  • Reply Valerie Barajas September 25, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Do "Of Love and Other Demons," by Gabriel García Márquez

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    Does the animal crossing movie review.. PLS

  • Reply Isabel Polanco September 30, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I know the twins aren't important to the story at all but they never even get mentioned and that's sad.

  • Reply Kurt Wagner October 2, 2019 at 2:30 am

    You always nail it, but you nailed one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time in this one.

  • Reply Thrawn October 3, 2019 at 2:15 am

    I would like it if you covered 2001: a Space Odyssey.
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    You truly have a unique perspective on classical literature.

  • Reply Theresa Ivy October 13, 2019 at 2:40 am

    I know I'm nitpicking but why do you have the face of a white kid for Meg when in the book she isn't described that way as a matter of fact that was one of the reasons that she felt she was different because she didn't look like the rest of her familynovelßing. I'm an adult but I happen to art is gg like YA novelß

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    Please review the Alchemist.

  • Reply Adam Matthews December 1, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Thugs Notes of Time Machine by HG Wells. Sparky needs a payday

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