Friday, August 19, 2011

CELLBLOCK Q & THE DUMMY HOMOPHOBE

TWOFER! I've had both tapes in my collection for years now- and just realized the only way to make sense of one is by showing you the other all in the same post. Both are equally shocking for completely different reasons.


I can only imagine what the YouTube comments on this baby are gonna be tomorrow morning...


And I keep being told Don Rickles isn't a hatemonger and hates everyone equally, but... For real, dude? You may be a legend but you're also a dickbag.

50 comments :

ThefilmBug said...

I don't see how this makes Don Rickles a hatemonger towards gays. I was expecting him to start yelling 'fag' or something else ugly. Did he write the skit? If this is hatred towards gays then wouldn't Don Adams and the rest of the cast be guilty as well? Hate is a strong word (and tag) for this skit. Ignorant may be more of a applicable label.

Anonymous said...

What a Fabulous Prison!

Anonymous said...

Really, it's not that much different than Mr. Roper's reactions to Jack Tripper's effeminate gay persona. Yes, it's offensive and antiquated today, but you could say the same for almost all depictions of gays prior to the 80s.

ThefilmBug said...

Just have to add two more cents:
I think the most disparaging line in the skit comes not from Rickles but the character of Lester. Lester's remark that domineering Don Adams reminds him of his mommy goes in tune with anti-gay sentiment. Many feel homosexuality is a choice and brought upon by a dominate mother and/or lack of a father. Science is proving this false. People don't chose to be gay. The way my luck goes with woman I would have chosen to be gay a long time ago!

G Neal said...

@TheFilmBUg

I'd include a "rimshot" but that would be a little "on the nose" in this realm.

Anonymous said...

first clip....omg...that was gay porn! not that there is anything wrong with that though. I'm a bi-curious female...but I never saw gay mens porn before. It's everything I thought it would be! Fabulous and full of phallic references and sexual double and triple entendre

Slick Bishop said...

If you need to hear Rickles (or just want to hear Rickles) yell fag other ugly stuff, I would suggest you listen to every single stand up performance he's ever done. He says tons of ugly stuff. It's like his thing. But in his defense, the guy is really ugly. I know people try to defend him as a funny man, but I would rather defend him as one of the ugliest people I've ever looked at. I mean I can think of lots of funny people who are funny without being homophobic. But I can't think of anyone uglier who is funny without being homophobic. Seriously who's uglier than Rickles (again i don't mean "ugly" material, i just mean like how his face makes me we want to throw up (totally sounds like a Rickles joke by the way))?

joshcon80 said...

I'm so glad that The Boys of Cell Block Q exists.

As for Don Rickles, I'd be interested to learn if the above commenters who defend him are gay. As a gay man, I have to say- he gets no hall pass for this. He's an asshole.

Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass said...

Maybe this is actually Goody Rickels.

Buffy Freak said...

That was Wesley Snipes at the end of the first clip, right?

M said...

OH GOD WTF WAS THAT?! *Pours bleach into eyes*

Anonymous said...

hey everyone quit being such a fag about the second video

Slick Bishop said...

I just want to clarify that i didn't mean to defend Rickles. Just wanted to say that he is very ugly. Was ugly? Is he alive still?

ThefilmBug said...

@Slick.
He is still alive and plugging away. I think the whole reason everyone is dumping on Rickles because he is and never was that funny. Robin Williams used to make fun of gays in his early stand up but I haven't seen him get flack.

BTW-that was Murray Langston (The Unknown Comic) as Lester.

Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass said...

@ThefilmBug: Yes, Eddie Murphy too. A whole lot of standup from the 80s was guilty of this.

Ravenhallow said...

Snap, the Slick is back.

After watching 2E2T2:TD way too many times, some of my customers and I use the "yo, Daddy..." line as a greeting. Thank you, EIT.

Nate said...

it took me about half way through the first clip to realize it was a gay porno.

And I bet the there were more phallic double and triples than just entendres'.

Slick Bishop said...

it took me about half way through the first clip to jerk off.

Christopher said...

Don Rickles being a homophobe is one thing, but Inspector Gadget?

What would Penny say?

Anonymous said...

Was that Ben Affleck in TBOCBQ?

Anonymous said...

The important thing to remember about the Rickles' thing (ahem) is that it is terrible. And it is.

Anonymous said...

Nobody likes faggots.

Anonymous said...

Defenestrator is right. Comics up until the early '90s did gay jokes as a regular part of their act. In fact, there's a video on here from a couple years ago that makes this look open-minded!

Shamu L. Jackson said...

I can't believe Don Rickles would make a politically incorrect joke. Him doing an impression of a robot alongside Maxwell Smart and a camp gay guy is disgusting on the level of gays being executed in Nigeria. I'm going to throw up now because this is well below the standard of Mr. Rickles's otherwise sensitive, thought-provoking social commentary. And to think the dark ages were only 35 years ago.

Brian said...

I love EIT, I really do, and I'm what most of you would call a "Neo-Con". Having said that, here's my two cent worth on this issue -

Tolerance is just fine for so many people out there, just as long as you agree with them. Look how many Christian videos that are on EIT for everyone to make fun of. In fact, EIT has a more than one category for these kinds of videos. That's because for some reason society has said it's ok to make fun of Christians.

People argue that it's ok to make fun of Christians because of their stance on gays. If that's the case, why not have a whole section on Muslims then? You can find a crapload of hate-filled videos out there from Muslims, but I don't see anyone posting those here. Maybe that's because most Christians don't kill people just because they're gay (See Iran). I guess there just might be something to fear from insulting Islam. That would be the prime definition of Islamophobia.

Let's list off the things that are ok to make fun of - fat people, rednecks (southern people in general too), Christians, old people, women and blacks (well, only if they're conservative, otherwise it's bigotry), nerds, ugly people (subjective), and foreigners with accents (as long as you redeem yourself by making them look smart). I'm sure I've missed quite a few, but you get the idea.

As a Christian myself, I have quite a lot of friends who are gay. The Bible says it's wrong, but it also says to love thy neighbor and not to judge. Yes, I know you all can pull out a lot from the Bible that would be barbaric in today's society, saying "Yeah, it also says to kill gay people, what about that? Huh, Huh?" Well, I choose to also go by the "Thou Shalt Not Kill" commandment as well, so let's be confused together.

So if Don Rickles decides to kill a person because they are gay, then I think he's worthy of condemnation. But if he's making fun of them because of who they are, then I guess he should be praised by EIT. They are, of course, better than anyone at doing it.

Anonymous said...

Boo-hoo, poor Christians.
Jesus must to turning over in his grave.

Anonymous said...

@ThefilmBug, I absolutely agree with your point about the most offensive thing being about the domineering mother. Also, the first half of the video seemed remarkably worse than the second half.

It's all just very antiquated -- like watching Disney's "Song of the South."

joshcon80 said...

Original poster is right... Don Rickles is an asshole. When you have fellow citizens voting on whether or not you should have civil rights, then you can tell me to lighten up.

And DON'T compare Christians to gay people. That's friggin' ludicrous.

ghostornamental said...

TBOCBQ strikes me as what would remain if you spliced together all the plot-establishment scenes of a gay porn and cut out the hardcore fucking. It's just about the right length, too (oooh, that's what he said).

Anonymous said...

stop being fags, watch some Three's Company, learn something from classic television. The world wont ever be totally PC so the namby-pamby sissies of the world can stop crying foul.

skeptifem said...

Fuck off, brian. No one gives a shit what you think (and if they did, they could fucking guess).

Anonymous said...

Brian is totally right, although he went on for a couple paragraphs too long. His 2nd and 4th paragraphs are spot on though. Tolerance is bullcrap if you get to pick and choose who you're tolerant of. It makes you no different or better.

Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass said...

@Brian

A lot of people have asked us why we don't post Muslim videos and there's a simple explanation: they don't exist. We have been to thrift stores all over the country and have never come across any Muslim tapes. In fact, I'm offering a challenge right now: the first person that can send us a cheesy Muslim tape will receive a cash prize.

Sam said...

I never thought I would have the privilege of hearing homoerotic prison banter and A Silver Mount Zion in the same video sequence...

Anonymous said...

I love faggots. Stop being ignorant bigots or this tough motherfuckin' fag'll come round your house and kick the livin' crap out of you.. Nothing I love better than to force a homophobe to scream apologies when a real man teaches him a lesson in humility.

Andy Squirrel said...

The magic you guys pulled at the end of CellBlock Q was HILARIOUS. Fantastic transition.

Also, I am anxiously awaiting your return to Seattle.

Anonymous said...

The second video is kind of like watching Mad Men. But only slightly.

Anonymous said...

RE:Muslim tapes exist...The Turkish "star wars" film has overt Muslim content as do some of the cult indonesian films( I think) and I would assume EIT has done rifts on those.

Kristilrose said...

that whole blow job for two dollars..... priceless..... "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I have to know what was going on there!

word verification: Latepha.... that may have been her name.

Defenestrator III: On Broken Glass said...

@Anonymous: I was talking more of educational/kids' tapes, rather than feature films, but you are correct on that regard. I'll have to rewatch my copy of International Guerrillas, but the challenge still stands.

Sly said...

I just love to see all the thin skinned pussies on here who have their little flowered panties in a bunch over a video. Is anyone bleeding? Does anyone need to go to the hospital? No? Shut the fuck up then. No one can say the slightest thing anymore without some stupid pansy getting all flustered about how everything is offensive. Grow a fucking thicker skin and quit fucking whining over every little thing, assholes.

"...this tough motherfuckin' fag'll come round your house and kick the livin' crap out of you.. Nothing I love better than to force a homophobe to scream apologies when a real man teaches him a lesson in humility." said the loser who posted his little threat anonymously. You're not scaring anyone, internet tough guy. You're nothing but a sad little joke, little man.

BenB said...

Wow, more homophobia posting on EIT comments than I expected. Pretty pathetic really. Bigots are a dying breed.

As for the whole 'pity us poor downtrodded christians' thing, whilst I think the creators of EIT in general have pretty liberal/progressive politics (like almost everyone creative) the site isn't about that. It's about humour, mostly unintentional. Where examples of bigotry, hatred and ignorance are shown on the site, it's not so much part of a political agenda as it is about laughing at the bigots who, in retrospect, are really laughably pathetic. It looks like at least one person (seeing as all the homophobic comments were anonymous until 'Sly' decided to criticize someone's anonymity) is going to join the ranks of the laughably pathetic in the years to come.

Left-handed people were demonized for decades for their left-handedness. Serious at the time, moronic now. The same will happen for LGBT people, and it'll happen sooner than the bigots think.

Sly said...

Homophobia. What a joke of a term. It isn't a "phobia" if you're not afraid of them. People should be able to laugh at each other without the politically correct Gestapo whining, crying and stomping their feet. It's a joke, you pussified idiots. Get over it and find something useful to do, like testing light sockets with your tongue. The term "progressive" is an even bigger joke, used by pompous,pretentious idiots to justify their delicate little sensibilities. Maybe "progressive" pussies like to live in fear of their own shadow and deathly afraid to say anything for fear of offending someone, but I don't.

BenB said...

Sly, I don't like the term 'homophobia' either. It should be an '-ism' like sexism and racism. Seeing as you use the word 'pussy' to demean people so often, it seems like you have a problem with women too. In fact, it seems like the only person you appreciate is yourself. That being the case, please spare us all your moronic drivel and go talk in a mirror so you'll find someone who agrees with you.

Jokes are supposed to be funny. People trying to be funny and instead exposing themselves as brainless bigoted jerks? That's funny too. Telling people to go kill themselves? Not so much.

Sly said...

BenB, Go put your head on a train track. I have a problem with women because I use a particular term? Tell me, are your parents proud of your gumball machine psychology degree? You must be one of those "progressive" idiot pussies I was talking about. No one in this video was doing anything except making a joke. It just so happens that the joke was aimed at a protected class of people, namely homosexuals and we all know that the thought police absolutely forbids anyone from saying anything at all that's not totally worshipful of the precious homosexuals. This is the problem with our society. Too many overly sensitive idiots think they have the right to tell others how to think, act and speak. Screw that shit and screw you BenB, you pretentious, pompous jackass.

BenB said...

The interesting thing is, Sly, you really seem to be interested in this comment thread, as you keep coming back to it. What about it interests you so much? Does calling people 'pussies' and 'pretentious, pompous jackasses' make you feel like a big manly man? Aww, I remember that phase. Most people grow out of it before they hit 20. It's so easy to be all tough when no-one knows who you really are.

At any rate, words have an effect on people. Trying to avoid offending people is called empathy, and it's what elevates us above animals. Well, I say 'us'...

Anonymous said...

There's also a scene from Andy Warhol's "Flesh" which mentions the $2 proposition.

M said...

I think that the reason that people make fun of christian videos is that they often try way too hard to be "cool". I would know.

Anonymous said...

;~;

Reuploads?

Hannah said...

Please for the love of god, let there be a reupload for the cellblock Q.