LISTEN TO ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S FINAL 'PARTS UNKNOWN' NARRATION
The final episode of Anthony Bourdain’s hugely popular television show, Parts Unknown, has now aired.
The episode, which features Kenya in Africa, sees the food presenter, who died back in June, team up with the comedian W. Kamau Bell. The pair share plenty of laughs throughout the show, but it’s the final narration from Bourdain that's really caught people’s attention.
After the credits, Bourdain sips a beer as he looks out on Kenya. “Who gets to tell the stories?,” he asks.
“The answer in this case, for better or for worse, is I do—at least this time. I do my best. I look. I listen. But in the end, I know it’s my story, not Kamau’s, not Kenya’s, or Kenyans’. Those stories are yet to be heard.”
People reports that the show’s director, Morgan Fallon, and producers Sandy Zweig, Lydia Tenaglia and Chris Collins say the idea to finish the show with a monologue of Bourdain’s narration was an important one. “After lying on the floor for about 20 minutes after seeing it, it was an ‘ah-ha’ moment of like, this is important and it needs to be separate in its own thing and not burdened by credits and confusion and stuff like this, it needs to be set up this way,” they told an audience at Tribeca TV Festival.