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The Whitest Kids U Know is an uncensored sketch comedy show on IFC. The cast members are Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter. They're currently most famous for the "Slow Jerk" sketch, the "Abe Lincoln" sketch (in which Abe Lincoln is a loutish boor who annoys John Wilkes Booth to the point of assassinating him), and the "New Thing" sketch, which was (without the WKUK's permission) ripped off shamelessly by Budweiser. Most of their sketches fall under the following categories: Presidential Assassinations (with Zach as Abe Lincoln/Ronald Reagan/JFK, Trevor as John Wilkes Booth/John Hinckley/Lee Harvey Oswald, Sam as George H.W. Bush/Lyndon B. Johnson, and Darren as a Secret Service officer), Drag sketches (most often with Darren or Timmy as the girl), or just plain weird ones (Saturday, Opus, etc).They've occasionally come into conflict with the higher-ups of the Fuse Network (the censoring of swearing and sexual content led them to move the show to IFC) and even IFC (making them do 15 minute long shows rather than half hour long). But for the most part, they have full creative control of their sketches.
Some of their sketches are extremely dark. One quote: "Children, I have some terrible news. One of your mothers was just killed in a car accident. Who wants to guess whose mother it was for a sucker? Huh?"
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Lampshaded in one sketch, in which they end the sketch by bringing out a topless woman with her breasts covered with censor bars. Trevor comments that if you buy the DVD, it won't be censored.
The Reveal: Many sketches end this way. A common gag is to have a sketch go in a seemingly normal direction, until a wacky twist shows up at the end (Such as in "Jaws," or the one with the Clap On, Clap Off Rasta Drummer)
Sassy Black Woman: One reoccurring character is a fat black woman who usually says "oh HELLLL no!" when outraged.
Specific sketches from The Whitest Kids U Know give examples of:
Anachronism Stew: The opening narration of one sketch describes American forces closing in on Nazi PresidentAdolf Hitler at Christmastime in 1944. As they are about to break into the bunker, one soldier shouts out "We're comin' to getcha, ya Jew bastard!" They then find Charlie Chaplin inside. He distracts them with his shenanigans, then takes one of their bolt-action rifles and fires it like a machine gun. Hitler then thanks his "Best Friend" for saving his life once again.note While Hitler was a fan of The Tramp, Chaplin was a socialist democrat of Jewish descent who hated Hitler (The Great Dictator being one of the greatest Take That's ever).
Author Filibuster: The "Backseat" sketch points out how socialism is really the most beneficial form of government as it treats all people equally, while capitalism teaches the exact opposite of the principles of every religion in the world while playing on man's flaws. The joke is that this is what sets off the driver.
justified, he was using a Blaser R93 Tactical 2, a takedown rifle.
I Reject Your Reality: A sketch had a man and his family screaming at the viewers about how they live in garbage because his daughter forgot to bow to "His Holiness". Turns out to be some crazy guy who hangs around a bakery. The employees and the police are familiar with him, but that time he had a little kid with him.
Rapid-Fire Comedy: The "Movie Idea Guy" skit. In a meta sense, it's a WKUK favorite to open up with at live performances because it gets the audience really energetic and primes them for the next sketch.
Sadist Teacher: One sketch had a teacher making her students guess which one of their mothers had just died in a car crash. It follows with asking how long it took for her to die, how long it took to get her body out of the car, and that the kid, Joey, will most likely die in the streets. The teacher then chides Joey for not participating, and when asked to act out his mom's last moments, tells him "the demons in hell are probably laughing at your mom for what a piss poor actor her son is."
Turns out it was another kid whose mom died. The teacher just really hates Joey.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The reporter in "Kid Beer", after announcing there's now beer for babies tosses her microphone behind her and walks off camera in disgust.
Stupid Crooks: One skit is about a group of would-be bank robbers who repeatedly fail the same criminal plot over and over for many different reasons, ranging from not being able to read the bank's blueprints, bringing friends from out of town along to the robbery, and posting plans to rob the bank on a blog (along with a hyperlink to the bank's website wherever the word "bank" is used).
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: One sketch has a father calmly explaining to his son about the cycle of life and death after his hamster dies... while the horrified son is watching the Grim Reaper devour the hamster's body with his bare hands.
Writer on Board: One episode had several sketches that dealt with overpopulation.