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The Whitest Kids U' Know: The Complete Second Season - television series DVD / sketch comedy TV DVD review
THE WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America rating: 3 1/2 stars
Featuring: Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Darren Trumeter, Timmy Williams
Directors: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Dave Diomedi   Distributor: E1 Entertainment
DVD release: 26 January 2010   Runtime: 217 minutes
(2 discs)
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC, Subtitled
Features: Aspect ratio 1.85:1, Audio tracks (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English), Subtitles (Spanish), Audio commentary (entire cast), Best of Season 1 featuring cast intros, Sneak peek Season 3 sketches

Episode #210 of THE WHITEST KIDS U'KNOWLike any memorable comedy troupe, The Whitest Kids U'Know can be very polarizing. Viewers who are easily offended will probably dislike this group a lot. Others who do not mind sacrificing a good bit of taste in the name of daring comedy will probably like them. There's not much room in between.

The group is out of New York City but was clearly influenced by the groundbreaking Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. Like The Kids in the Hall, many of the skits by WKUK feature members in drag, have something of a gay subtext at times, and show a willingness to try truly bizarre skits (such as a medieval king masturbating a manatee or a tasteless short about women literally falling from the sky). Perhaps most importantly, their "swing for the fences" mentality means that for every two or three skits that only offend and/or are more weird than funny, a memorable home-run sketch will emerge. Among the highlights:
  • A dude who has trouble keeping a certain part of his anatomy in his pants (or shirt, for that matter).
  • A guy who can't help but embarrass his date with fake farting noises.
  • A kid's sing-along about how to make crystal meth.
  • A squabbling family that explodes when the wrong egg nog is purchased.
  • A small child's inappropriate refrigerator drawings.
Those give you an idea of the level of humor presented. All of the shows follow the pattern of two or three weird and/or tasteless misfires for every one great skit - but the great ones are funny enough to make each episode worth watching.


All shows have commentary by the troupe, but the commentary is not particularly insightful. It almost feels like they were forced to do a commentary for the DVD and just winged it at the last moment.

Much more worthwhile is the "Best of Season 1" episode from IFC and a sneak peek of three skits from Season 3 - two of these Season 3 skits ("The Grapist" and "Lawnmower Dad") are arguably the funniest skits on the entire DVD.
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reviewed by Trent Daniel
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