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‘You Know What’s Up’: Steve Harvey’s Take on Talking Up Your Car Cracks Up Fans and Strikes a Chord

Motorists over a certain age are aware that with older vehicles, it can take some time to get them going. And Steve Harvey recently shared a video explaining an all too familiar situation.

“You ever go out and sit in your car and try to start it up and you have to have a conversation with your car?” Harvey says in a clip from his former talk show that was posted to the “Steve” Instagram page on Tuesday. “All right, c’mon, baby. C’mon. C’mon, baby, don’t let me down. … Got places to go! Stay with me. You know I got to get there! I ain’t got time for this today!

“You know back in the day, you had to pump gas into the carburetor,” he continues. “You even include the Lord in it. Jesus, Jesus. As soon as that car start: aw, yeah! That’s what I’m talking about! … You ain’t gon’ break down on the highway today, are you? C’mon, stay with me now. You be good to me, I’ll be good to you.”

Harvey’s candid and humorous monologue promptly left fans cracking up.

“So true 😂😂😂😂”

“🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣you know it Steve, that’s so me🤣🤣”

“😂😂😂 yes Steve! You know what’s up. Like, ” you better not let this gas finish before I get there!”. How is a car even supposed to do that😂😂😂”

It also struck a chord with Instagram followers.

“steeeeeve u better know I still talk to mine 😢a nd I say giiiiirl be good to me now”

“My vehicle is 21 years old and I love my car, but er now and again we have to have a little talk.”

“Yes I do talk to my car is If my car doesn’t work I don’t eat the car take me to work So I do have to be nice to my car ❤️❤️🙏🏻👏🚗”

Yet while Harvey may have had car troubles, it’s also his car that helped give him shelter when he first started out in his career. The comic opened up to People magazine in 2013 about living out of his Ford Tempo.

“I had nowhere to go,” he said, explaining that he became homeless after some standup gigs fell through and he sent checks to ex-wife Marcia Havey for his children. Occasionally, some clubs would put Harvey up in hotels but he typically had to wash up in public pool showers or gas station restrooms.

“It was so disheartening,” he said. “A week is really the maximum you can do. This was three years! It was rock bottom. But even in my darkest days, I had faith it would turn around.”

And after year three, Harvey scored his breakout gig on “Showtime at the Apollo.”

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