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SNL Sketch About 'The One Black Guy In Every Commercial' Is Uncomfortably Close To The Truth
TBI ^ | 2-13-2013 | Jim Edwards

Posted on 02/13/2013 7:16:33 AM PST by blam

SNL Sketch About 'The One Black Guy In Every Commercial' Is Uncomfortably Close To The Truth

Jim Edwards
Feb. 12, 2013, 9:25 AM

This weekend, Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson did a Weekend Update bit as "Corey," "the one black guy in every commercial."

Corey's life consists playing drums at Venice Beach, DJing, and partying with "Hispanic girls with bangs and thrift-store outfits, and white guys who dance while wearing fedoras!"

He also notes, "This year I was in 14 commercials and I was also the one black guy in a college brochure!"

Jamison Reeves / YouTube

Jamison Reeves

If any of this sounds familiar, or even looks familiar, that's because it is. There is, in fact, an actor whose life is astonishingly like that lived by "Corey."

His name is Jamison Reeves, and prior to 2010 he did 14 commercials in one year, and has done more than 40 over his career. He told Adweek's Barbara Lippert that he always gets booked as "a non-threatening entity":

"I'm the quirky guy with the glasses. Not the guy who's going to be in a fight. I seem like the type guys want to hang out with. I'm the one acceptable black friend."

He's done work for Bud Light, Time Warner, Honda and State Farm. Currently, his LinkedIn profile lists him as a session director at Mimi Webb Miller Casting, and he also coaches others on how to book commercials and other auditions.

The ad business is often accused of being racist, and Reeves' career is in some ways the anecdotal proof: How else to explain why, with thousands of other black actors available for work, one man booked all that work with the same look and the same style?

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Blacks are less than 13% of the population.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 7:16:46 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
The chump in ads is usually played by white males, however. Including getting slapped in the face (Fiat) or getting burned (Progressive). And criminals in home security ads are white males.
2 posted on 02/13/2013 7:23:03 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: blam

“Blacks are less than 13% of the population.”

Not where we live Blam!


3 posted on 02/13/2013 7:25:10 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: blam

They need to go to “Black Acting School”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ASZ6K9cPNk


4 posted on 02/13/2013 7:27:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: blam

Every time I see a black person, I see an Obama voter. It’s statistically accurate. To further complicate things, I can reasonably conclude that the black person is either dumb as a post, or racist. Those are the only two reasons to vote for a man who did a terrible job.

My extreme dislike for Obama now colors my interaction with those people.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 7:29:11 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Or smacked in the head, like the commercials for V-8.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 7:29:31 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: blam
How else to explain why, with thousands of other black actors available for work, one man booked all that work with the same look and the same style?

Companies are trying to sell products?

7 posted on 02/13/2013 7:30:24 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: blam

Failing to care here.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 7:30:24 AM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: blam

Even a smaller percentage is sodomite but every show on tv has at least 1 or 2.

I have also noticed the rise in showing inter-racial couples in commercials as well (not just black/white). Don’t flame me I don’t care personally just pointing out that those couples are a smaller percentage than the black population and you see more of them as well.

It is all agenda driven.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 7:31:01 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ConservativeStatement
the one black guy in every commercial
10 posted on 02/13/2013 7:31:09 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: BO Stinkss

Just re-emphasizes how divorced from reality television is.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 7:31:16 AM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: blam

Well, if its the way the Presidency works, commercials must follow suit.

I’m still waiting to see the commercial where the wife is the hapless idiot and her husband the wise sage. I’m guessing I’ll die first.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 7:32:47 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: blam

“Typical” or average looking black guys aren’t the sort of guys you see when you see one black guy in a crowd of whites.

This guy, with something of the effort to wear the glasses signaling intellectualism, is.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 7:33:15 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: dfwgator

“Blackting”


14 posted on 02/13/2013 7:33:17 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: brownsfan

From many observations, the feeling is mutual.
There have been many reports of less than courteous treatment of “whitey” by the “obama demographic”.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 7:34:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

And that one black guy, is usually in charge. Same for TV shows. Cry me a f’n river.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 7:34:52 AM PST by jersey117
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To: brownsfan
Thing is, these advertisers are attempting subliminal hints with the messaging. An example was for beer (I think Miller Lite) where there were many 20-somethings in an apartment partying. A room filled with white people. A white female then held hands with a black guy and they went into a bed room, passing a bunch of shocked faces. Then the woman and man, behind closed doors, moaned in sexual imagery but, of course, their excitement was shown to be about drinking the beer.
17 posted on 02/13/2013 7:34:58 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: blam

That is such crap. What I learn from commercials is that the boss in the suit is always black while the white guys wear hardhats and flannel shirts.
Black families live in zillion dollar homes that are so spotless you could eat off the driveway.
Black people drive brand new luxury cars hardly any white middleclass peon could ever afford. Sometimes two of them for he and she.
Black people know all about the best life insurance.
Black prople know the best foods to buy and dispense their wisdom to airhead white people.
All pharmacists and doctors are black.
Most engineers and oil executives are black.
Most researchers and scientists are black.
Black men with a head full of short braids get hit on by white waitresses in restaurants.
White people are fools.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 7:35:49 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: jersey117

The one for me that sticks out was the GEICO “Do people do dumb things with smart phones”....All of these twenty-something white guys looking like idiots, while a black woman looks at them with contempt.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 7:36:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: blam
It's funny that whenever you see a commercial with a group of four or five people, one is always black. Sometimes there is also an Asian.

In real life, I have almost never seen a group of people out in public with a token black "friend."

But I have asked myself: Why is this black person hanging around with all these white people? What's a matter, don't they have any black friends that can hang around with? Are they ashamed of being black?

20 posted on 02/13/2013 7:38:58 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: MrB

**** From many observations, the feeling is mutual.
There have been many reports of less than courteous treatment of “whitey” by the “obama demographic”. ****

And for Obama, the community divider, it’s mission accomplished.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 7:52:19 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: BO Stinkss

“Blacks are less than 13% of the population.”

BLTG Sammiches are around 5-10% of the population, so this means there should be two of them in every commercial...

Maybe an enterprising black man or woman or BOTH could sell themselves even better as to represent even MORE of the minority extra bonus if they are a member of the ROP....


22 posted on 02/13/2013 7:52:50 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Cowboy Bob

[ It’s funny that whenever you see a commercial with a group of four or five people, one is always black. Sometimes there is also an Asian.

In real life, I have almost never seen a group of people out in public with a token black “friend.”

But I have asked myself: Why is this black person hanging around with all these white people? What’s a matter, don’t they have any black friends that can hang around with? Are they ashamed of being black? ]

I know a group of friends with one black guy in it and he is there for precisely the reasons you cite above because he doesn’t buy into the whole “gangster” culture stuff and he is ashamed of it.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 7:55:18 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Cowboy Bob
"It's funny that whenever you see a commercial with a group of four or five people, one is always black." T is for Token
24 posted on 02/13/2013 7:57:17 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: MestaMachine

Yep.

And this site tracks it.

http://www.antiwhitemedia.com/


25 posted on 02/13/2013 7:58:42 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: onona
Just re-emphasizes how divorced from reality television is.

Because "My Mother the Car" didn't emphasize that enough.
26 posted on 02/13/2013 8:00:26 AM PST by drjimmy
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To: BO Stinkss

100% correct 90% of that 13% live where we do.


27 posted on 02/13/2013 8:00:30 AM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: MestaMachine

Yep.

And this site tracks it.

http://www.antiwhitemedia.com/


28 posted on 02/13/2013 8:04:47 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: dfwgator
All of these twenty-something white guys looking like idiots, while a black woman looks at them with contempt.

Reminds me of a commercial I saw about a bunch of idiot white guys camping out in a store parking lot to be first in line when it opened. From inside the store, a black female shopper looked at them with contempt. SHE was smart enough to know that the store was open 24 hours.

Then there's the one with a dumb white male and a black couple. The black couple are attractive and well dressed. Both the white guy and the black couple have the same camera, but the stupid white guy had paid more because he bought his from the wrong store. They're all standing on a cliff trying to take pictures, and the idiot white dude trips and tumbles down the cliff. The black couple make no move to help him but just shake their heads at his stupidity and go on taking pictures.

I'm sure we've all seen similar ads. An alien who monitored our commercials would be convinced that all blacks are brilliant and hardworking, while whites are either criminals or clumsy dumb doofuses. Yet still, blacks manage to complain that commercials are racist.

29 posted on 02/13/2013 8:05:15 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: jersey117
And that one black guy, is usually in charge. Same for TV shows. Cry me a f’n river.

Seems like whenever there's a minor role which is an authority figure (police chief, judge, doctor) they decide this is a good part to give to a black actor/actress.

30 posted on 02/13/2013 8:11:10 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: blam
On a somewhat related note, I sure hope that SNL recognizes the comic value in doing a skit that parodies the exchange that Bill Nye The Science Guy had with with the idiot on CNN a few days ago..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObU7awpJctQ (‘The Science Guy’ doesn’t correct the CNN host when she suggests that an asteroid approaching earth is the result of glowbull warming.)

Stupid CNN host: So Bill, there’s a meteor heading towards the earth. Is this related to global warming or something different? Bill Nye: IT’S ALL SCIENCE! And, by the way, meteor and meteorology come from the same root, so they are related.

31 posted on 02/13/2013 8:13:21 AM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: MestaMachine

Boortz has rightly pointed out that on those home security ads(like ADT) that the thief is always a white guy. He makes so much fun of it. I already miss Neal. Somebody had to say it, and he usually did.


32 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:17 AM PST by Mpatl
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To: blam

I remember when there were no blacks in TV commercials.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 8:18:35 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I remember thinking that Black promotion in the media is so prevalent that it is almost as if they are told to do that.

One day I realized that it is written down. A contract for one of the major networks flat out told the new employee that his retention and promotion would be based on how well he facilitates affirmative action. I can’t remember the exact language and it was not the exact words, “affirmative action” but it was clear what they meant.


34 posted on 02/13/2013 8:26:46 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: brownsfan
Tragic, isn't it?

Barack Obama has set race relations back sixty years, without the extant Black communities and extended families and other functional (albeit segregated) institutions that had climbed out of the slime of Reconstruction.

The color-blind society is openly held in contempt by the likes of the people working around Obama. They will tell you this, proudly.

The zipper-heads who failed to carry out the responsibility of their voting franchise, coupled with the evil organized crime based on the ACORN model unleashed a terrible dynamic.

Then again, they are more the rash than the underlying disease, I guess. It's America that is sick at heart.

Side Bar: Perhaps someone can tell me... Are there more ex-convicts and felons involved in community organizing, professional Alinsky cadres like the spawn of ACORN, then there are in high-end Las Vegas-class mobs?

35 posted on 02/13/2013 8:27:59 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So what’s the subliminal bit?


36 posted on 02/13/2013 8:38:05 AM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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Depends on the ad. I remember years ago, before Flo became the face of Progressive, there was an for that company in which a which watched her BF through a computer webcam. She then created an on-line scissors and used it near his private parts because she suspecting him of cheating. Currently, on Progressive, males are lit on fire in TV ad. The subliminal ad is typical of Dems: some people can be targeted and some people are off-limits (victims). You would never see an ad today where a man slapped a woman in the face (reverse of the Fiat Ad). Nor should we, that is vulgar but again, in the eyes of some, certain images are allowed.
37 posted on 02/13/2013 8:44:30 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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The first sentence should read (spell check boxed each word): I remember years ago, before Flo became the face of Progressive, there was an ad for that company in which a female
38 posted on 02/13/2013 8:48:44 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: blam

What’s ironic is, it’s getting to be that there’s one token white guy in a lot of commercials and college brochures. And in the commercials, it’s usually the white guy who is the doofus, klutz, or nincompoop who is the butt of the joke.


39 posted on 02/13/2013 8:49:12 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: brownsfan

10 4


40 posted on 02/13/2013 8:51:21 AM PST by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: hecticskeptic

You are exactly correct. From their perspective, if a black person is President in a movie, it is only when that role isn’t leading.

They play the boss when that role isn’t leading either (The Office).

They can play a leading man dating a white woman ... but only when they are teaching that woman to dance.

I can see their side as well... but you can’t have it both ways.

You can’t say that more roles is racist and less roles is also racist as there are no non-racist outcomes possible.


41 posted on 02/13/2013 8:56:05 AM PST by willyd
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To: brownsfan
Every time I see a black person, I see an Obama voter. It’s statistically accurate. To further complicate things, I can reasonably conclude that the black person is either dumb as a post, or racist. Those are the only two reasons to vote for a man who did a terrible job.

My extreme dislike for Obama now colors my interaction with those people.

Ditto! You the nail on the head. Everytime I see a black, no matter whether they call themselves a "Christian" or not, I see a 98% likelihood that they voted for the RAT bastard commie muslim pig 0dumb0. My cousin is a Coach Tony Dungy fan, when the Colts won Super Bowl XLI, because Tony Dungy was supposed to be a "born again Christian". I remind my cousin that Dungy came out firmly in favor of 0dumb0 in both 2008 & 2012 elections. My retort to my cousin, is "how can Dungy claim to be a born again Christian, and votes for a commie muslim pig like 0dumb0 who supports killing babies in the womb, supports gay marriage, is a radical muslim supporter, hates Christianity & hates White people?"

There are the 2% blacks that I am firmly in favor of..... Thomas Sowell, Star Parker, Col Allen West, Dr Benjamin Carson, etc. Basically those who have clearly repudiated the socialist, welfare-entitlements, plantation philosophy of the democRAT party.

42 posted on 02/13/2013 8:56:25 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Cowboy Bob
In real life, I have almost never seen a group of people out in public with a token black "friend."

This is something that I have pointed out to the wife. I said this is totally unrealistic. I've never seen a bunch of white guys with a black guy or two.

43 posted on 02/13/2013 8:57:46 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: blam

What about all those commercials that have only black people. I think I don’t need to buy that product because
it’s only for black people.


44 posted on 02/13/2013 9:00:03 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: brownsfan

One thing I have always noticed is that ads always portray actors and models that look like the current commander in chief. Always. There were bill clinton lookalikes, many Obama look alikes some Bush look alikes and many Reagan look alikes too


45 posted on 02/13/2013 9:00:25 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: brownsfan
I can reasonably conclude that the black person is either dumb as a post, or racist.

Or both.

My extreme dislike for Obama now colors my interaction with those people.

My loathing of the illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper and "his people" now requires medication.

Having a handgun thrust into my breastbone by one of "his people" colors my perspective, as well.

46 posted on 02/13/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: blam

“SNL Sketch About ‘The One Black Guy In Every Commercial’ Is Uncomfortably Close To The Truth”

The best response — tune it out.

I watch next-to-no television. Only programs are Jeopary and Wheel Of Fortune (my friend calls these “the old-people shows).

When the commercials come on, I hit the mute button (and check the laptop).

When these programs are over, I turn the televsion off and go back upstairs to the Mac…

I also DVR old movies, and a few other programs from years ago (some old Twilight Zones). But that’s it.

The “brown skin worship” is just a part of it.
Nevertheless, I can’t see why anyone else would want to look at a tv anymore.

Why do YOU?


47 posted on 02/13/2013 9:18:14 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: brownsfan

Not sure that 0bama inspired this animosity,
he just made it OK to show it.


48 posted on 02/13/2013 9:19:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

Not in prisons


49 posted on 02/13/2013 9:24:33 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: blam
Plus those blacks in ads are inevitably portrayed as calm, measured, intelligent, in a position of authority and often instructing the whites. The whites are portrayed as silly, bungling, stupid and in need of guidance.

What one will not see is a Detroit street Negro, a black shoplifting, attending a sale of Nike sport shoes, etc. etc.

Advertisements are no longer designed to create a desire for a product, but as a propaganda device. Blame those members of that civilization in control of public opinion.

50 posted on 02/13/2013 9:51:26 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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