January 15, 2002 11:29 AM   Subscribe

BROZAC Another new drug? Not really. It's all fun and games. This commercial spoof shows us that one day there may be a drug for just about everything.
posted by chokersandwich (10 comments total)
The stereotype-per-second ratio on that was extraordinary.
posted by jpoulos at 11:35 AM on January 15, 2002

Yeah, but remember, when black people stereotype black people, it's not offensive.
posted by gnutron at 11:54 AM on January 15, 2002

That was funny.
posted by sudama at 12:04 PM on January 15, 2002

Drugs are bad! Don't do drugs! Just say no! Other propaganda-like blanket statements!
posted by Flimsy_Parkins at 1:21 PM on January 15, 2002

That wasn't really that funny, but it was one hell of self-link.
Don't peolpe usually have to pay for advertising on Metafilter?
posted by Jeffy at 1:27 PM on January 15, 2002

On the other hand, I thought it was relatively funny. I'm not in the "it's ok for black people to use ethnic stereotypes" camp, but I would be hard-pressed to find a way to call this particular case harmful.

Self-linking, however, is bad form. Bad bad bad!
posted by Hildago at 1:52 PM on January 15, 2002

i am new around the block and actually feel bad that I broke a rule. sorry about the self link. I will be more careful next time.
posted by chokersandwich at 2:14 PM on January 15, 2002

I saw stereotypes being subverted, not exploited. What did everybody else see?
posted by sudama at 2:23 PM on January 15, 2002

Chokersandwich: Now, everytime I see one of your commercials, I can elbow the person next to me and say, "I know that guy."

Thank you for that.
posted by ColdChef at 2:54 PM on January 15, 2002

Well, I think the stereotypes were being made fun of. To me, that's different from subversion, which makes it sound like the filmmakers were on a mission. Maybe they were, but I like the notion that they were just trying to make people laugh.
posted by Bixby23 at 11:40 PM on January 15, 2002

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