Swiss mockery of Americans..

The video of a comedy sketch for Swiss TV that pokes fun at Americans on the ski slopes in Switzerland is making the rounds on YouTube, drawing a mixed reaction in the US, where some viewers have taken offence.

  • The Goat

    Yeah, but Americans also played golf on the moon, so there’s that to consider too.

  • If this is suppose to mock America, the Europeans have lots to learn about mockery.

    I give it a D- for content, and a D for originality. But I do give it an A for European effort. Too bad the effort was a waste of time.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I really can’t figure out if they were making fun of Americans, Californians, Stoner snowboarders FROM California, or Sean Penn from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”?
      I like how they conflated the Bible and the Koran (72 Virgins reference), because you know, America is just like ISIS.
      Europeans are so sophisticated.

  • Clink9

    As a ski snob it seems to mock snowboarders in general rather than Americans.

    • It’s a mystery to me, I don’t speak Swiss.

    • Clausewitz

      That was my first thought also. All snowboarders ever do is scrape off all of the good snow as they side slip down the mountain like the little pussies they are. They also break up the quiet solitude of being one with the mountain as they spout off like the foul mouthed idiots they are. Of course I could be wrong.

      • Clink9

        Better a sister in a whore house than brother that’s a snowboarder.

        Maybe that’s a wee bit offside.

        • Clausewitz

          Nope, pretty much dead on.

      • Surele Surele

        I’m all for separation from snowboarders from skiers; they always ruin the run I’m on.

        • Clink9

          Scraping slowly downhill. Then have a little sit in the middle of a run. Boring.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Wha?

    • Say Wha?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m like way too stoned…
        Was I just like talking or something?

  • DD_Austin

    It hurts my feelings like being bad mouthed behind my back by a crack head panhandler for not giving them a dollar.

  • Yeah, yeah, Europeans hate/envy the U.S. This video sucks because it’s not even consistent. The makers are not sufficiently familiar with North American popular culture to get their stereotypes right.

    First, you have a gnarly California Douchebag (TM). Then, he for some reason morphs into a Bible-thumping retard (TM). Because those two groups have so much in common.

    Fuckin’ Switzerland. The Swiss are the most uptight people in the world. They are like Krauts on steroids. Their country exists because of villainous banking laws and WWII neutrality. BTW, look up when women got the vote in Switzerland. I have no objection to the canton model, incidentally (and I know BillyHW will back me up on this). I just think it’s a bit rich to sit out WWII and then claim moral superiority over military types, and to give women the vote in the ’19 – bleeding – ’70s, and claim progressive awesomeness.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Europeans are sophisticated in ways we North Americans cannot fathom.
      We will just have to accept their moral superiority.

    • Clausewitz

      Yeah, but this………..

      • BillyHW

        But also fewer basketball courts.

        • Clausewitz

          I see that as a good thing.

    • Surele Surele

      And it is much too long… the agony of non-humour was too much. had to turn it off half-way.

    • BillyHW

      The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

  • Surele Surele

    Wanna mock? Learn from the best:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6oeAdemFZw

  • simus1

    Sometimes they can be subtle. When winter sports tourist vacations at Davos got going again with trans Atlantic air travel after WW2, the hotel would meet their mostly American ($$$ spending ) arriving guests at the railway station with a majestic chauffeured Roller for them and a brand new Cadillac with regular hotel driver/porter for their luggage.