Jimmy Kimmel has tried. And failed.
Jimmy Fallon has tried. And failed.
Joy Behar? I have no idea what she was striving to accomplish. But she definitely failed (and made herself look like a jackass to boot).
Seth Myers. Jennifer Lawrence. Rachael Ray. Ryan Seacrest. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail.
What am I speaking of? Gluten-free humor.
Who finally got it right? The folks over at College Humor.
And how did they do it? By EDUCATING along with poking fun at the trend.
All the boneheads above just focused on the trend, leaving the celiac community out to dry. But these guys were smart enough to realize that “Hey…celiac is a real and serious disease. Let’s give them some due respect while still poking fun on the absurdity of the attention gluten-free has gotten.”
Here…take a look at the video:
Seriously funny and smart.
Two really, really small quibbles:
1) I think she calls it celiacs instead of celiac. Pet peeve of mine.
2) You wouldn’t know that gluten sensitivity is real by watching this video, but my take is that they were ridiculing the pretenders only.
But overall, they absolutely nailed it. Not only that, it seems we’re seeing less and less of the gluten-free idiocy that’s been the norm the past few years.
And THAT my friends…is progress.