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Date: 09/06/10 10:00 AM

69 Responses to Gabriel Iglesias Gift Basket Story

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Link: Gabriel Iglesias Gift Basket Story - Funny or racist joke? Gabriel Inglesias shares a prank he pulled on one of his black friends.
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
    353 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Lol, I was expecting something a lot less funny but this was actually pretty good. I like how at first he didn`t get it was supposed to be racist.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Hilarious, but the car and door sound effects were a little unnecessary.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 6, 2010 at 10:19 am
    ha! funny. I love race humor. You can laugh at anybody. Take that joke and make it a white cracker from the south and it`s just as true and just as funny.... except you wouldn`t give the white guy EBONY magazine.... Soldier Of Fortune maybe
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    roin_16 Female 18-29
    82 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:21 am
    i know what my bf is getting for thanksgiving now
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    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Oh God, that`s hilarious. I can`t stop giggling
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Oh, ya GOTTA have Kool-Aid!
    rofl rofl rofl
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    toqr Male 18-29
    199 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:26 am
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2690 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:28 am
    I agree with Gabriel. I`m portuguese. If someone handed me a "racist" gift basket full of everything stereotypical of Portuguese (Madeira wine, chourico, garlic, fava beans, sweet bread, etc) I`d just be like, "Thank you..."
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:52 am
    yep. I`m British. Crumpets, tea, a black cab and a brace to fix my dodgy teeth. perfect.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 10:57 am
    funny or racist? it`s both. it`s a funny racist joke.
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    SavageNation Male 40-49
    186 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Whole point was it being a racist joke and it was hysterical!
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 11:17 am
    that was funny and racist! 4*
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 11:36 am
    I love Gabriel Iglesias... >D
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    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 11:39 am
    Q: How do you know when to laugh at a stand-up comic?
    A: When they say something racist.
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    kevinmiller1 Male 18-29
    106 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 11:44 am
    It`s not racist because he isn`t white, right?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 11:45 am
    I`m Arab. I wouldn`t open my bag....
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 11:56 am
    "It`s not racist because he isn`t white, right?"

    Sort of. Racism isn`t something you say, it`s something you feel. When a white person does it, it isn`t funny, because for a long time, people said those things and it wasn`t a joke.

    I`m not talking about the 1400s. I`m talking about the 1980s when it was still a big big thing, and it was still unacceptably high in the 90s and 00s, and importantly, now.

    If an actual German did this, it would be offensive to Jews. He`s not, so it isn`t.

    He`s white though. So... it`s not that that`s the problem.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    Racism is racism, It doesn`t matter what your color is. What can be hurtful is the intent behind it, Here the intent was obviously a joke. They knew him as a friend and didn`t do it to hurt his feelings.

    Even so, This joke could`ve gone horribly wrong. When in doubt don`t cross that line, You might regret it as Dr. Laura did a few weeks back.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    September 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    Four stars, that was the best thing I`ve seen on IAB for a while.

    Also I`m going to hell for laughing at that.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Christmas is coming up, I bet you little b#tches want a new violin, huh?
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    It isn`t racist or funny. It`s racist AND funny.
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    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    it`s not racist because it wasn`t intended to insult or demean a race. It was just funny. Racism isn`t what you say, it`s what the intent behind it is. Actually, it kind of bothers me that there are things people are afraid to say for fear of being branded racist. For example, I was in a shop a few days ago and I talked to one of the assistants who was Asian (I don`t know which specific country). Later on, talked to a different worker about the same thing and he directed me to talk to the same person who was helping me earlier. When he asked who I had talked to I said: "I can`t remember what his name was. It was the Asian guy". He was the only Asian person working there (at the time). After I had left the shop I wondered if that may have come off as insensitive or something but soon I realised that I had done nothing wrong. That guy is Asian and there shouldn`t be any reason why you can`t use that trait to describe him.
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    i thought it was a funny between friends, yeah, but i`d never do it to anyone but a friend. it`s like how some guys can joke with their girl friends about sexist things. yadig?
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    LadyKonFuze Female 18-29
    337 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    This is funny, specially the white girl thing at the end.
    I can take racist jokes well, even though this wasn`t to offend anyone.
    Me and my boy friend cuss each other like this all the time (I`m black, he`s white)... the joy!
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
    541 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    This story was pretty funny, however the rest of his material is mediocre. He has waaaaaay too many fat jokes. We get it, you are fat and not ashamed!
    Good voicework and sound effects though.
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
    322 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Am I racist if I think that was one of the funniest things ever?
  28. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7358 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    funny as hell, i love gabriel.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    lmao...that cracked my ass up...XD
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    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    yeah, i cracked up... this isnt even my kind of humor, and i cracked up.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3600 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    hahahaha oh so great...
  32. Profile photo of demetar
    demetar Male 18-29
    216 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    This guy is really funny! And this joke wasn`t racist. Joking around with friends is totally different. My best friend and I do poo like this to each other all the time.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25345 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    for a unknown comedian, hes pretty good!
  34. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Fatninja01: Here in America, he is very known.
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    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
    474 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    this was both funny and a racist joke haha i love him
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    usually comedians who have made dvds and are doing their own tour of this size


    aren`t described as `unknown`

    just sayin
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
    518 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    @ fatninja01, he is actually pretty well known here in the US (comedy central presents etc)
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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    he cant be racist, hes mexican /sarcasm
    and this was waaaaaay to predicatable to be funny.
  39. Profile photo of Alpha1971
    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
    364 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    I luvs me some Gabriel Iglesias.

    Remember we`re not fat, we`re fluffy!!!
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    Handersan Male 18-29
    35 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Wow!! He is really good at impressions of car doors slamming, and vehicles taking off and coming to abrupt stops. Now that`s talent!
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2688 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    now that was funny
  42. Profile photo of Jaedon
    Jaedon Male 18-29
    72 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    "I`m Arab. I wouldn`t open my bag...."

    @Baalthazag: Lmao, brilliant.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7358 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    i still dont understand how people still believe that you have to be white to be racist. any person can be a racist. it is racist to look at any other person of a different color skin in a different way than you would at someone of your own skin color.
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    miraclewik Female 18-29
    320 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Give it a decade, cobra. Then latinos can`t be racist by their standards. ;)
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    toughnut211 Female 50-59
    4 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    But it was funny, huh? Have you heard the one he pulled on Martin?
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    kajtaz Male 18-29
    46 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    they forgot coco butter and hot sauce
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    At this point (in the US at least) if you have a problem with race (from either side) its because you have decided to have a problem with race.

    This was intended to focus on race and it was funny >because< of that.
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    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    I love Gabriel Iglesias. He`s brilliant. As far as racism goes, I believe this is where intent comes into play, to some extent. If he had intended this to be nothing more than an insult, it would be horribly racist. Yes, it IS still racist, but did it not seem like his friend understood the joke? The intent was correctly identified, thus a racist joke becomes a "good" joke. Obviously, this is not something you`d do to your boss, or someone you don`t really know, as they may not construe your intent correctly.

    Anything can be used for the ideas of "good" and "evil", racism is no exception. It`s when people stop viewing everything so one-sidedly that they will finally understand that right and wrong are just words.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12155 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    vv What Golkar said.

    I pulled a similar pseudo-racist prank a while back with a dear friend of mine from Iran (made easy cause he`s extremely gullible!). We both worked at the same oil company together, and shared a desk sitting opposite each other so that our flatscreen monitors were back-to-back. Note also that we had standardised company equipment, keyboards etc.

    He went out to grab a coffee, so I swapped my keyboard with his. When he came back and sat back down, I started touch-typing on his keyboard on the email window he had left open:

    "Mr. Mohammadi, this is the US Dept of Homeland Security. We have hacked into your internet connection. You are under investigation for terrorist activities linked with Al Qaeda. Please remain at your current location, an officer will be with you momentarily. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR LOCATION".

    Yeah, he crapped himself. I crapped myself laughing.
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    Isafan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    Why so much talk about race and racism? That was funny. 4 star.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm
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    book21 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm
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    MrDyll Male 18-29
    28 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 3:08 am
    racist, he says its racist all the way through the thing, or stereotype, but its funny, he`s not saying it in bad taste, he`s not offending anybody, except for over sensitives
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2510 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 6:20 am
    funny...all the way!

    I didn`t know kool-aid fit the stereotype.
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Yea, that was pretty funny.
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 9:34 am
    that`s freaking funny!
  57. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Forgot the Newport 100s.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 11:41 am
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    jogger1 Male 13-17
    149 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Very old video
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    September 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    yes i laughed. it was funny
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    KellsBells Female 30-39
    316 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    That was hilarious!!

    If you can`t laugh at stuff like this, you`re either too brain washed by the PC mafia or you`re dead. You know the jokes are just as funny when a black guy makes fun of white people with the stereotypes. We all got `em and they`re all funny!!
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Seriously who wouldn`t want a gift basket with all the sh*t they like in it? No one.
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    turbotong Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    this guy has nothing on Russell Peters.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    I`m black, I think this is funny as hell. I love good comedians
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    September 8, 2010 at 12:35 am
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 7:38 am
    Ahahaha, that was so funny! I love Gabriel Iglesias`s stand up.
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    dada Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2010 at 1:40 am
    I love Ralphie May too.
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    Skillet89 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    I`m not fat, I`m fluffy!
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    davidkoresh Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    i pissed my drating pants

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