Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Whitest Kids U'Know

I had never seen The Whitest Kids U'Know during its first season on The Fuse -- come to think of it, I don't know that I've ever seen anything on The Fuse -- but now that it's on IFC, I never miss an episode.

If you haven't seen it -- and why would you, it's been on The Fuse and IFC -- it's one of the funniest sketch shows I've ever seen. It's very vulgar, very juvenile, and also very very funny. Since it moved to IFC for the second season -- where the show is now free of any censorship issues The Fuse may have had to worry about -- a typical sketch may involve nudity, gory decapitations, bestiality, and/or disturbingly explicit sexual dialogue. Maybe all of the above. And then it might switch gears into a weirdly sincere musical number about longing to be understood, in a duet performed by John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. It can be uneven, but when it's on its game, I laugh harder at this show than anything else on TV.

Here, give it a try. This is a fairly quick sketch involving parents dealing with a seemingly inappropriate drawing by their young son. Warning: naughty words (and drawings)!

And this is one of my favorite sketches, a longer piece detailing a teacher's frustration with a stubborn student. Warning: even louder naughty words!

"What about permission slips?" The response to that has me rolling every time.

This show isn't for everyone, I know. You probably need to have a fairly sick and raunchy sense of humor to enjoy it. Which, fortunately, I do. If you do too, I guarantee this is a show you need to be watching. Hope you get IFC!

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