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Date: 09/23/08 10:28 PM

103 Responses to Borderline Racist 1960s Jell-O Ad

  1. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    Link: Borderline Racist 1960s Jell-O Ad - Arguably racist/sterotypical Jell-O ad from the 1960s. Make your decision--racist or not.
  2. Profile photo of adgaliff
    adgaliff Male 13-17
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    racis---noooo!


    but in all serious it was just a sign of the times, but the commercial is ignorant tho
    one :)

  3. Profile photo of coconutnut
    coconutnut Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    pretty racist, reminds me of that "japanese" guy from breakfast at tiffany`s. now THAT was racist. but seriously everyone born before 1975 had a good chance of growing up racist in the states.
  4. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    goodness...i hate breakfast at tiffanys..and yeah that was an extreeemely racist portrayal of a japanese american

    and this is horrible too. still interesting to see how far we`ve come though

  5. Profile photo of Purey
    Purey Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    I like he great western invention...the spoon!
  6. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    "goodness...i hate breakfast at tiffanys..and yeah that was an extreeemely racist portrayal of a japanese american

    and this is horrible too. still interesting to see how far we`ve come though "

    lol considering how many times the narrator said "chinese" i think its racist that you called them japanese xD

  7. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    Racist, No. Insensitive and a little prejudicial, Maybe. Pretty tame by 60`s standards.
  8. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    I don`t know if that`s racist... I mean, from what I`ve heard of the official definition of racism, it has to say or insinuate that one race is superior to another. This just seems incredibly offensive and stereotypical.

    Though they did make the Asian mom and baby look stupid with the whole, "Oooh! A spoon! :O" thing.

  9. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    A wee bit insensitive, yeah - but who doesn`t love Engrish?
  10. Profile photo of Condeisel
    Condeisel Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    "Chinese mother bling baby jello...poor chinese baby. he unable to tell if this jello is strawbelly, raspbelly, chelly, olange, lemon, lime, apple, black raspbelly, black chelly or glape."

    Almost seems like the southpark guys got a hold of this one.

  11. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    A little racist, but, at least it worked out for the kid in the end. So, was this an advertisement for spoons?
  12. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 11:57 pm
    I love using chopsticks. ^_^

    As for the ad, yeah, it was insensitve and kinda ignorant.

    I now crave Jello. >_<

  13. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 11:58 pm
    Kind of funny to think that half the stuff back then would have caused riots today.
  14. Profile photo of chicobartend
    chicobartend Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Me likey!
  15. Profile photo of chicobartend
    chicobartend Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 12:13 am
    Why`d they stop making pudding pops?
  16. Profile photo of vintagepizza
    vintagepizza Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 12:25 am
    Ignorant much?
  17. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    September 24, 2008 at 12:41 am
    Chinese baby is offended.
  18. Profile photo of LadyWeasel
    LadyWeasel Female 30-39
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:16 am
    HAHAHAA!
  19. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:22 am
    lol. yeah, I would have to go with racist.
  20. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:29 am
    yeah its racist ever heard of soup very big chinese thing. But you can`t use chopstics to eat that you stupid white flag waving Americans
    ^
    too
    racist?
  21. Profile photo of Filipino916
    Filipino916 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:39 am
    Reminds me of Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany`s. This is terrible. We`ve come a long way.
  22. Profile photo of zilla7777
    zilla7777 Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:50 am
    narrator: chinese baby is smarter than inferior ad, ad say spoon a western invention but what about soup americans?
  23. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 1:52 am
    And Chinese people know how to pronounce the letter `r`. Stuupid Jello.
  24. Profile photo of toans
    toans Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:08 am
    pronouncing l`s as r`s.. NOT FUNNY. stupid jello losers
  25. Profile photo of toans
    toans Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:08 am
    and yes it was racist
  26. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:18 am
    what is racism?
  27. Profile photo of drjohn1957
    drjohn1957 Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:18 am
    lol @ posts. i wonder if the point of dragging out a commercial from the 60`s is to see how many people will trip over each other in the rush to not to sound politically incorrect. seems to work....
  28. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:43 am
    "Chinese mother bling a spoon"
  29. Profile photo of AlexTron
    AlexTron Male 18-29
    534 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 3:02 am
    Damn. It seems like someone is going through my favorites on youtube and posting them all here. lol
  30. Profile photo of Sillii
    Sillii Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 3:09 am
    It was racist but effective.

    Although, weirdly enough, I want pudding, not Jell-O.

  31. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2008 at 3:25 am
    Bling?!...great western invention?!...spoon?!
  32. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 3:40 am
    NANANNANANA Quit with that Japanese poo. This is America Home Girl. Now you better give me my motherdrat*ng change, I aint playing with you
  33. Profile photo of gchimmel
    gchimmel Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:49 am
    `Poor Chinese baby`
  34. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:50 am
    How was that RACIST?
  35. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:53 am
    Jell-O also makes pudding. Delicious, scrumptious pudding.

    Also, this ad can easily be construed as racist though it is still a good ad. The mans voice said so at the end, I would like to point out.

  36. Profile photo of NYDMT
    NYDMT Male 13-17
    38 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 4:58 am
    That wasn`t that bad.
  37. Profile photo of ambercooper
    ambercooper Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 5:18 am
    Bahaha...are they kidding? My friend ate a bowl of Jello with chopsticks this past year...it took her 3 hours but it is possible!
  38. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1270 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 5:29 am
    I rike jerro :-D
  39. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 6:12 am
    that wasn`t too bad.
  40. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 6:16 am
    I don`t think it was racist.. the guy was chinese so hes kinda taking the piss out of hes own culture..
    well... now i think about it, it could have been a white guy whos really good at putting on accents? ...hmmm
  41. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 6:45 am
    Racist means your intentionally making fun of a race. They were making fun of the Chinese, but then again the Chinese aren`t a race. I was frankly more offended by the suggestion that the spoon was invented for eating jello.

    so albeit this ad is horrible along with almost every other ad I see, its...

    NOT RACIST

  42. Profile photo of maverybones
    maverybones Female 18-29
    81 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 6:46 am
    not horrible? it`s racist. thats horrible.
  43. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 7:01 am
    Our "new" flavor - grape! Wow, this is old.
  44. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:03 am
    That wasn`t racist. It was cute.
  45. Profile photo of JarvisKnot
    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:06 am
    I was just thinking about this one, when i saw a box of jello in the kitchen. It`s been on i-a-b 2 times, and I still don`t see how it`s racist >_>. They could`ve gotten away with far worse things, being it the 60`s
  46. Profile photo of newlife
    newlife Male 40-49
    254 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 7:07 am
    what`s racial about it?
    i`m sure if the baby was black and the flavor was watermelon it would be racist towards blacks and jesse jackson and al sharpton would be involved with it...lol
  47. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:14 am
    This political correctness witch hunt has gone on far too long.
  48. Profile photo of Drakey616
    Drakey616 Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:31 am
    i thought the animation was adorable...
  49. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:48 am
    lol it was cute. plus it wasn`t really being racist since an asian person was obviously advertising it. had it been some white guy then it would be all "omg racism a white persona is calling an infant of chinese descent a chinese baby!!!"

  50. Profile photo of ReesesPieces
    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:59 am
    the animation was alright, the guy narrating had the ultimate asian accent lol. he sounds like my teacher. "chinese baby velly heppy"
  51. Profile photo of WtfDorkFace
    WtfDorkFace Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:59 am
    ... i really dont see how this is racist... other than the fact that "chinese baby" used chopsticks
  52. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2008 at 8:13 am
    Eat you Jerro.

    That is BAD....

  53. Profile photo of OverTheMoo
    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
    460 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 8:27 am
    THAT WAS FUNNY
  54. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
    930 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 8:57 am
    ``Is pretty good comercerol, no?``

    So they went I-ti at the end..? XD

  55. Profile photo of urbanlegend
    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 9:53 am
    "... i really dont see how this is racist... other than the fact that "chinese baby" used chopsticks"

    you had the volume down, didnt you

  56. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:00 am
    i don`t see whats so racist about it.
  57. Profile photo of frumgf
    frumgf Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:13 am
    LOL
  58. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:17 am
    `is pretty good commercial no?"

    lol

  59. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:31 am
    borderline? i dont think borderline
  60. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:39 am
    "Strawbelly, laspbelly, chelly, arange, black laspberry or glape."
  61. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 10:41 am
    fail. They dont say glape, they don`t have issues with r`s, it`s L`s you failures.
  62. Profile photo of chris1337
    chris1337 Male 13-17
    180 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 10:57 am
    not racist but really funny lol
  63. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:59 am
    Haha reminds me of south park.

    "Herro, this sh*tty wok"

  64. Profile photo of morningkiwi
    morningkiwi Female 18-29
    146 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 11:13 am
    I dont think it was racist
  65. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 11:14 am
    LOL violingirl, indeed.
  66. Profile photo of bittersweetm
    bittersweetm Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Glape!
  67. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 11:57 am
    i remember this commercial. from the tv commercials of the 50`s and 60`s and 60`s and 70`s disc. haaa those are so old. for windows 95.
  68. Profile photo of pseudonym28
    pseudonym28 Female 18-29
    48 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    It was funny :) but seriously, do they have to make Chinese people seem like cavemen when the "spoon" came up? I mean, sure, you need a Western spoon to eat a Western dessert...that`s logical...but why the expression on the face like OMG IT`S FIRE?!?! HOOO HOO HOO!
  69. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    Who cares? They`re Japs...
  70. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    chinese mother bling chinese baby jerro- is it chelly? glape? razbelly? GLAPE! YAY!
  71. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    It was the 60s, it was acceptable back then to Westerners.
    I don`t think it`s too bad, but I`m sure people would be offended.
  72. Profile photo of Youcantwin
    Youcantwin Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    ME big American man...
  73. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    Uh.....wow....
  74. Profile photo of Ace-G
    Ace-G Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    I don`t find it racist, just stupid.
  75. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    OK, any normal people would know you don`t use chop sticks to eat jello.....
  76. Profile photo of dreadqueen00
    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    little racist...i mean, people who know how to take a joke won`t mind it, but this is serious stuff for others.
  77. Profile photo of Anyalazagna
    Anyalazagna Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm
    Is this a jell-o commercial? Or a spoon commercial? Because all I know is that right now I feel like buying the great western invention.
  78. Profile photo of Abacab2112
    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:03 pm
    Jerro is velly good. She blings it to him.

    Haha.

  79. Profile photo of jxl180
    jxl180 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    Isn`t this a repost, or maybe i saw it somewhere else.
  80. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    That`s not racist. That comment was racist.
    See? I`m using my IAB technique.
  81. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    You mean people don`t use that accent anymore? Since when???
  82. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    I eat my jello with a tortilla.
  83. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    not raciest!
  84. Profile photo of nodar
    nodar Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    hahahahahhahah
  85. Profile photo of Fartacus
    Fartacus Female 50-59
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    I made lemon jello last night.
  86. Profile photo of sup_weenie
    sup_weenie Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    glape jello.

  87. Profile photo of Adoras
    Adoras Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    That was most enjoyable
  88. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 5:31 pm
    why u so racist jello?
  89. Profile photo of Tieagra
    Tieagra Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    that was......... different
  90. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    somewhat stereotypacil nothing compared to the other stuff back then
  91. Profile photo of Skyeofgreen
    Skyeofgreen Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    ha ha, I had NO idea that the spoon was an offshoot invention of jello. I wonder how people ate soup before those geniuses in the jello industry came up with spoons
  92. Profile photo of bmanthe2
    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm
    only funny cause of ne028`s comment
  93. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:08 pm
    hahahahahahahahahahahaha
  94. Profile photo of CinematicD
    CinematicD Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    i dont think this is real
  95. Profile photo of beehappy
    beehappy Female 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    OMG
  96. Profile photo of Tdogg111
    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    hahahahahaha!

    rello rerey racist

  97. Profile photo of bwahbwah
    bwahbwah Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    It`s a tad racist....nothing special.
    ....Sure as hell nothing like that black herbal toothpaste commercial that was here on IAB a while back.
    ...At least this one doesn`t make me sad :[
  98. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 7:49 pm
    They have spoons in China. =________=;
    And it`s possible to eat Jello with Chopsticks...I`ve done it before at a Mandarin buffet. XD Then again they were already in cubes...
  99. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    It`s racist, because if this were a real Chinese kid, his ass would be on a sewing machine making Abercrombie and Pac Sun shirts.
  100. Profile photo of Shaboobalah
    Shaboobalah Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2008 at 10:06 pm
    Political correctness will be the doom of the human race. This is just pure hilarity... Keep it classy, Jello :P
  101. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    September 25, 2008 at 7:24 am
    LOL Painter13, this is a bit racist but back then no one would really care. It`s not like it say`s "Everytime you eat Jello a chinese person dies. Keep Eating!" I would like to stress they are not my views but the views of the Jello corporation :D
  102. Profile photo of mysticalfyre
    mysticalfyre Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    It`s only racist if you are.
  103. Profile photo of RainOnRoses
    RainOnRoses Female 13-17
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    November 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    I like how the narrator pronounces the flavors.
    "Glape"
    xD

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