Please don't use them for more than 18 things...
December 9, 2011 8:06 PM   Subscribe

Chicken wing pillow? Yes please.
posted by addelburgh at 8:15 PM on December 9, 2011

slow clap. Fabulous post. Perfect for a Friday night.
posted by sweetkid at 8:18 PM on December 9, 2011

You know, Michael Ian Black is hosting reality TV gameshows on a New England sports-television network these days.

His molars must be as flat and smooth as a china plate after all that grinding, seeing as this is the new pinnacle of sketch comedy.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:36 PM on December 9, 2011 [3 favorites]

If Kenn doesn't clean his glasses I'm gonna have to do it for him. It looks like he used chicken wings for the wrong thing.
posted by tmt at 8:39 PM on December 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

Leg wash?

Is that really in the 18 things?

/too lazy to go into my bathroom and check
posted by Miko at 8:56 PM on December 9, 2011

I want my 18-in-1 minutes back.
posted by hypersloth at 8:59 PM on December 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

I really only need Dr. Bronner's for two things, and if my balls tingle after eating wings I will drive to the emergency room.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 9:01 PM on December 9, 2011 [7 favorites]

That was so not funny until it was hilariously, fabulously funny.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:51 PM on December 9, 2011

wait, birth control is not one of the things?
posted by vespabelle at 9:57 PM on December 9, 2011

Dr. Bronner's Chicken Wings: Don't be a douche.
posted by The White Hat at 10:08 PM on December 9, 2011

Wacky doesn't equal funny. But the chicken wing pillow was pretty funny, I admit.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:04 PM on December 9, 2011

The president of Dr. Bronner's is vegan.
posted by snofoam at 11:35 PM on December 9, 2011

It's like a Tim and Eric sketch, with all the Tim-and-Eric removed. That makes it very bad, no matter what your opinion of TnE is to begin with.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:06 AM on December 10, 2011

yeah that was


it's like it was made by those people who think Monty Python is hilarious but clearly don't understand why
posted by DoctorFedora at 12:30 AM on December 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Dr. Bronner's is good stuff. The tea tree soap will, in fact, make your balls tingle. WITH CLEANLINESS.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:01 AM on December 10, 2011

I have no idea what this Dr Bronner's stuff is (not living in the US will do that to a fella), but I have to admit, this ad had the right level of awkwardness to make me giggle in a few places.
posted by cerulgalactus at 1:38 AM on December 10, 2011

Tough crowd! I enjoyed it very much. Their other videos? Not so much...
posted by tmt at 2:17 AM on December 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

cerulgalactus -- Dr. Bronner's is a brand of soap made by a small family-owned company in California and distributed throughout the US. The soap is famous for its unusual label, which consists of tiny type proclaiming the eccentric philosophy of the company's founder, Emmanuel Bronner, a German Jew who emigrated to the US in the late 1930s and whose parents were killed in the Holocaust. Bronner's rambling exhortations of "the Moral ABCs" and "All-One!" got him committed to an insane asylum and subjected to shock treatment in the late 1940s. He escaped and moved to California. A fifth-generation soap-maker, he started Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps out of his apartment, as a way to spread his teaching of unity and universal togetherness. His soaps are castile soaps, olive-oil based, and contain no animal products. He promoted them as "18-in-1", claiming the product could be used for everything from showering to shampooing to brushing one's teeth to washing dishes and floors. The soaps are famous not only for their unusual history and entertaining labels, but also for their remarkable lather and concentration -- a bottle of Dr. Bronner's liquid soap lasts forever, because you never need more than a few drops of it, such is the lather it creates. The soaps range from peppermint to lavender to tea tree oil to a mild, unscented soap for infants and children. The company is still run by the founder's children and grandchildren. They have an admirable track record of fair compensation and benefits for their employees, a history of supporting charitable organizations, and a commitment to fair trade and environmentally sound business practices. They do little to no advertising, relying on word-of-mouth. The soaps were popular in the 60s and 70s among the US counterculture and remain popular today because of their quality and quirkiness.

It's really good soap. But probably not on chicken wings.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:21 AM on December 10, 2011 [4 favorites]

Um, I could have written a much better Dr. Bronner's product sketch than this, and I've never physically owned any Dr. Bronner's soap. I mean, the sketch writes itself. It's like an improv prompt. These guys were handed comedy gold and they completely failed to recognize it.

To think we could have had all-in-one shining ETERNAL FATHER chicken wings that can spark mere dust to life.
posted by JHarris at 2:30 AM on December 10, 2011

After reading BitterOldPunk's description (I must have missed Dr. Bronner's stuff when I still lived in the US?) – so it's basically soap as is still sold in Europe :) Here in southern France we have savon de Marseille made from olive oil and without any animal products. It lasts forever (I'm still using a small bar I bought last year in the shower, and can still make out the stamped lettering on it, so it's probably got another year or two on it), and you can use it for everything. It's common knowledge here in France, the kind of thing everyone learns from their grandmother. "Get savon de Marseille, it's cheap, natural, and you can use it to wash your floors, do your laundry, wash your dishes, wash your hands, take your shower..." For laundry, you just take a pocket knife and scrape off flakes. (Or you can buy pre-flaked soap. Or you can buy the liquid type too, which is also sold with natural oil scents at higher prices... that are still lower than other soaps that only last, what, a month? I can't believe how soaps in the US fall apart so quickly now.)
posted by fraula at 4:09 AM on December 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

These guys were handed comedy gold and they completely failed to recognize it.

No one commissioned them to do a Dr. Bronner's bit. I think you mean, "These guys mined for comedy gold, but the trinkets they made with said gold are not as good as the trinkets I would have made with that gold, had I mined it."
posted by farishta at 7:06 AM on December 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

I always called Dr. Bronner's "Time Cube soap."

I imagine some of you may enjoy that thought.
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:37 AM on December 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

Dr. Bronner's killed a yellow-jackets nest in our yard, and didn't poison the land and mess with the groundwater like gasoline would have (and which my extended family suggested).

Dr. Bronner's is magic.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:05 AM on December 10, 2011

I always called Dr. Bronner's "Time Cube soap."

posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:28 AM on December 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

Maybe I just have a weird sense of humor but I thought this was great! Sure, it got better as it went on, so you could maybe say the opening was slightly weaker. But it made me laugh a lot!

For me, wacky does (often) equal funny.

tmt, I definitely agree that their other videos were not nearly as good. Anyone know of videos (or other forms of humor) similar to this one?
posted by overglow at 1:24 PM on December 10, 2011

man time cube guy is fuckin' mean, Dr. Bronner is a stand-up dude

they're hardly alike
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 4:03 PM on December 10, 2011

The Cleveland City Chuckle Squad is based in... Los Angeles? Huh?
posted by Western Infidels at 11:06 AM on December 11, 2011

el_lupino and I both died laughing at this. But that might be explained by the fact that our exposure to Dr. Bronner's is so great that it's probably soaked through our skin and addled our brains.
posted by jocelmeow at 3:52 PM on December 11, 2011

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