When Donald Glover was a teen, his chances of scoring some post-prom action were destroyed before he even got to the party — by his own father.
On the latest episode of "When I Was 17," which also features stories from Akon and Kerry Washington and premieres at 11 a.m. Saturday on MTV, Glover recalls how his dad's safe-sex message ruined his son's chances for actually getting laid.
"I did go to my prom when I was 17. I asked this girl out that I really liked, and it was more like she was taking me, because I didn't have a car," Glover recalls. "She came and picked me up in her car. We're about to go, and my dad grabs me, and he pulls out a condom and puts it in my pocket — in front of her."
Brittany, a pal of the NBC show "Community" actor, also remembers that night. "Donald's dad was cool, but he never had the 'birds and the bees' kind-of talk," she recounts. "He flat out handed him the condom in front of Donald and his date. How embarrassing!"
Glover says the gesture was awkward for both him and his date.
"She saw it, and she wasn't mortified as much as ... [felt] like, 'Why did that happen in front of me? Isn't that supposed to not happen in front of me?' " Glover says.
By handing his son a prophylactic — a well-meaning, if presumptuous move — the elder Glover instantly killed any mood that might have led to use of the condom.
"We got in the car, and you might as well have had an elephant in the backseat 'cause it was like this big thing unspoken," Glover remembers. "Then I was like, 'We're not gonna...,' she's like, 'No, we're not.'
"I was like... 'Why do I even have this?' "
"When I Was 17" — this week featuring Akon, Kerry Washington and Donald Glover — premieres Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV.