Iconic director Martin Scorsese stepped in front of the camera for what might be his greatest performance yet: when he attempted to guess the meaning of Gen Z slang words in a hilarious video with his girl.
The 80-year-old filmmaker joined his 23-year-old daughter, Francescaas she quizzed him on the definitions of various words and phrases such as “sneaky link”, “ick” and “kill”.
Martin showed off his skills by getting the majority of meanings correct and coming up with hilarious interpretations of slang words – proving that he’s not only a talented director, but he’s also a ‘cool’ dad.
The video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times, with netizens bursting into laughter as their favorite filmmaker showed that, despite his age, he can still hang with the kids.
Iconic director Martin Scorsese stepped in front of the camera as he tried to guess the meaning of Gen Z slang words in a hilarious video with his daughter.
The 80-year-old filmmaker joined his daughter Francesca, 23, to quiz her on the definitions of various words and phrases such as “sneaky link”, “ick” and “kill”.
Martin showed his skills by correcting the majority of the meanings and coming up with hilarious interpretations of the slang words.
Francesca – who decided to follow in her father’s footsteps after just graduating from NYU Tisch School of Arts where she studied film and television production – frequently posts videos of herself and his father having fun.
Most recently, the clip of Martin guessing the meaning of slang words made people laugh.
At the start of the video, Francesca said: “Okay, I’m going to ask you to guess what specific slang terms mean.”
She explained that she would tell her father the word and then use it in a sentence before giving him a chance to guess the meaning.
In the nearly five-minute video, the filmmaker begins by accurately guessing that “spilling the tea” meant “telling everything you know.”
Next, Martin noted that to be “hurt” meant to be “completely repulsed” by someone.
And despite getting his daughter’s approval on the first two words, Martin couldn’t quite figure out the third sentence – although he did provide a hilarious attempt.
When asked what “sneaky connection” meant, The Departed director replied: “Those are personal peccadilloes that you might have.”
Martin noted that to be “hurt” meant to be “completely repulsed” by someone.
The filmmaker first guessed accurately that “spill the tea” meant “tell everything you know” and he also correctly guessed that “this is different” means something is really good.
Martin incorrectly guessed the meaning of the word “simp”, which is used to describe someone who has a crush on another person.
When Francesca told her father that the definition was “sex,” he added, “We never used that term. We never saw any specific people in my time.
Next on the list was the term “different hits”, which the director correctly guessed means “you perceive it differently”, he added that it is something “great”.
And even though Martin didn’t correctly guess the meaning of “sleep” at first, he was able to figure it out when his daughter compared it to one of his underrated films, The King Of Comedy.
“People hated it when it came out. It was the flop of the year. That’s what it was called on Entertainment Tonight. New Year’s Eve 1983, 1984. It’s all right, it’s all right,” he said.
The 80-year-old correctly guessed that “ate” means “great”, “cap” means “no lie” and “thrown shade” means not liking something.
He also received approval from his daughter when he correctly guessed that “slap” and “kill” meant something was “really good.”
However, when it came to the slang word “ship”, the filmmaker was lost in confusion, which he assumed meant to send someone somewhere.
The term is used to express your support for a couple.
When Francesca told her father that the definition of a sneaky link was “booty,” he added, “We never used that term.” We never saw specific people in my time’
Viewers flooded the comments section and expressed their joy at seeing the director take part in the challenge
Finally, Martin incorrectly guessed the meaning of the word “simp”, which is used to describe someone who has a crush on another person.
He said: “A simple person…a person who cries all the time. The Sims…they’re getting really boring. Simp used to mean like a stupid person. A person who always complains. I do this a lot, I complain a lot.
Viewers flooded the comments section and expressed their joy at seeing the director take part in the challenge.
One person said: “I can’t believe we live in a world where I can see Martin Scorsese getting familiar with the term sneaky link. Blessings.
Another user added: “The fact that she uses these terms in movie-related sentences gives me life.”
Someone else wrote: “I can’t believe I’m watching one of the greatest filmmakers of our lifetime get quizzed by his daughter on teenage slang lol.”
One commenter added: “He did way better than my dad would have done lol.”
“He’s so cool,” a fifth person wrote.
Martin got eight of 11 slang words right.
The vocabulary of Generation Z! What the slang words Francesca asked about her filmmaker father actually mean
Ick: A feeling of disgust
Sneaky link: Booty call
Strikes differently: something affects you in a wonderful way
Ship: You support a couple
Simp: used to describe someone who has a crush
Throwing shade: Criticize
Ate: do it in style