In one scene of Fences, They all laugh in this scene when Rose Maxon says these words:

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Man, hush your mouth. You ain't say no such thing. Talkin' about, "Baby, you know you'll always be number one with me."

What is so funny in these words?

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As I remember Troy was explaining how he conquered Rose. I don't remember the exact words they used in the scene, but was something in these lines:

Troy explaining what Rose and him said in the night they met:

Rose: What will be number one for you, baiseball or me?

Troy: You know it will baiseball, but if you work on it, you can get close.

Then Rose said the phrase you mention on your question, basically telling it was a lie, that Troy was crawling for her:

Baby, you know you'll always be number one with me.

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