A couple of years ago Samuel L. Jackson famously read a children’s book for adults called, Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés. The actor premiered the book’s second installment on Jimmy Kimmel Live encouraging people to stay home and practice social distancing.
“People thought that would be the perfect time to bring that back,” Jackson told Kimmel. “I got a call the other day from Adam Mansbach, the guy that wrote the original Go the F**k to Sleep, and we talked about what we could do remind people of social distancing and where we are in these times now. So he wrote a new poem, I read it and we want to present it to the public right now.”
In an interview with Kimmel, Samuel L. Jackson described how his quarantine has been and read the hilarious poem. “Now technically I’m not a doctor/But motherfckers listen when I read a poem/So here I am, Sam Fcking Jackson/ Imploring you: Keep your ass at home.” The poem goes on to urge people to skip going to the casino and seeing friends, and thanks everyone for “doing your part to flatten the curve because that shit is steep.”