Resident Young Person

 

Generational faults are usually the most funny when pointed out by people of the same generation. This skit is a little old but I appreciate the culture commentary, and always love comedians who aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves.

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16 thoughts on “Resident Young Person”

  1. I really enjoyed the idea about the youth forcibly voting because of the possible idea that trump might become president. There is a tragic truth behind that joke. Our generations fate is literally in our own hands, if not now then NOW. lol This skit brings perspective to the lack of voting in our country. So adorable.

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  2. This worked for me! Exactly how I believe the majority of young minds think. Like Medlock pointed out, I also like the idea about the youth forcibly voting because of the possible idea that Trump might become president. That it was funny in the beginning, but now it’s not fun anymore. The youth are scared and actually have to vote.

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  3. This was probably one of the most shockingly true videos I’ve seen posted one here, maybe just because I can relate to it so much. As in almost every bit: having to be a democrat around your friends and a republican around certain family members, “THE SENATE” “I can’t…” But honestly the truest thing I saw in this video and something I whole-heartedly agree with is that fact that America has to stop doing things because it’s funny, come on people. This was an expert work of social commentary/writing.

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  4. oh my, I’m siting on my lawn watching this literally lmao. Embarrassingly to admit this is really true. (Not happy to say) I \ pretty much word for word have thought, well now I have to register and vote because Donald Trump is still in the running. I hate to admit it, I had faith in the older generation, and I never thought I was educated enough to make that sort of decision for America, but lol now thats changed. But yeah, our generation, with exception to a lot obviously, is oblivious to politics and our government. This video is a humorous and relatble way to point that out.

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  5. This video funny because a single person is asked to represent an entire generation. Though it’s obviously reductive, it strikes a chord that our generation is always characterized as witless and apathetic—which unfortunately may not be totally off mark. The Trump joke was completely on point. As a generation, we’ve hardly been voting and it could end up in a Trump presidency.

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  6. HAHA! This had me dying! Ok, Pete Davidson you’re a real one. I honestly can care less about politics. But like he said I kind of feel like I have to vote now. For who? I don’t know, anybody not named Trump for sure though.

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  7. As everyone else has already said, this was just great. I am one of the people who really doesn’t know anything about politics other than some of the people running, so it was good to see that I wasn’t the only one! I’d be lying if I said that I’m not voting this year just to make sure that Drumpf doesn’t get elected. A very good piece of brutally honest parody!

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  8. I see the point they’re trying to make but I don’t think Trump success was ever about America thinking him running for president was funny but rather because a significant portion of our population are uninformed, fearful, and racist. Anyone who has been paying attention already knew this but at this point there’s no more denying it. We haven’t come as far socially as we like to pretend. I thought the delivery was lacking and therefore didn’t laugh very much.

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  9. I agree with Robert as well as the rest of my classmates in saying it was funny. But I agree with Robert that trump want running solely for the purpose to be funny and entertaining. He is a man used to getting what he wants and having control, and he wants to have the most significant control by being the leader of the United States. It is so important that we all step up and vote against him no matter who it is that we are voting for in opposition. I know that’s a bold statement but I really believe it to be true.

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  10. The content was funny, but also slightly offensive. I would have found it a lot more offensive if some old fart was telling the joke though, so it goes to show that it does matter who is telling the joke. Unfortunately, while the jokes were pretty good, the delivery was exceptionally poor. I agree with Robert and Ali though, that the Trump joke was a little off. I’m almost certain no one is voting for him because they think it’s funny.

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  11. This skit actually held some truth value to it when Pete said that now Trump is a legitimate candidate for the presidency, it’s scaring the shit out of young people to actually go out and vote. People of older generations have failed us time and time again at the voting booths because some of them have no idea that their decisions would effect the newer generations in the long run. We have to accept the responsibility of voting now because it’s gonna be on us when our kids are born to make sure the U.S. is better off without us for them.

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  12. I really think that the writers from Saturday Night Live are the best in the business. Same goes for the comedians. The concept of having a resident young person is funny and appealing, especially because Pete Davidson is one of the first comedians that viewers from our generation can connect with.

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  13. I really enjoyed this joke. It was definitely directed toward my demographic. This piece definitely had a message, yet was geared in a way that allowed it to flow under the radar. The character in this piece is first of all named after the actual actor, yet in my opinion, does not mean he is playing anything less than a character. Never the less, it builds a report with the audience. This piece is directed toward moderate youth voters who are not interested in politics. The message is clear: republican when with family, democrat when with friends, I have to vote so Trump doesn’t win. I think this piece works very well in using comedy to get that message across.

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  14. Ive always been a fan of the “Resident Young Person” bits. His boyish young face and myriad of pot jokes appeal to the millennial generation in particular. I appreciated how he placed the idea of a Trump presidency right on the table for us to finally take a step back, realistically consider the idea, and think about what we’ve done to wind ourself’s in this mess. Yes, in the past we have slept through one to many election days. Or we have simply decided that missing work or our favorite TV show to rot in a hot and sweaty public facility, with hundreds of other civilians for the sake of democracy, just simply isn’t a good idea. Pete Davidson does an excellent job depicting the sense of fear and urgency that a majority of voters feel towards a the idea of a Trump presidency to millennial age voters.

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