Now you payin’ attention, pick your fuckin’ face up
When I wanna be a superhero I just wake up

from Childish Gambino (Ft. Beldina Malaika) – Not Going Back Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

That was a pretty witty punchline that most people will hear and flip out over. Donald instructs them to pull it together because that’s not out of the ordinary for him.

He doesn’t need a role in a movie; he’s a super hero/role model to a lot of kids out there.

“Pick your face up” is a catchphrase of one of Jenna’s gay friends on the show 30 Rock, which Donald Glover wrote for.

NOTE: the pic above was the first scene of Community season 2, aired just after the unsuccessful #donaldglover4spiderman campaign.

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