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'The Daily Show' Sends Stunt Gay Couple to Test Mississippi and Alabama's Homophobia: VIDEO

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After consulting with Nate Silver about which states will be the last to get gay marriage, The Daily Show's Al Madrigal brought a stunt gay couple to Alabama and Mississippi to see "which one of these backwoods, inbred, homophobic states will swim the longest against the tide of history."

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  1. That video only plays to US residents. Shame...

    Posted by: danswon | Oct 30, 2013 8:59:00 AM


  2. Video not available in my country (Canada)...somebody please give a brief synopsis. I think this is interesting.

    Posted by: Jeff | Oct 30, 2013 8:59:22 AM


  3. It'll be available at "thecomedynetwork.ca", as the (rather cute) message on the screen says.

    ...but it is irritating when they restrict like that.

    Posted by: James in Toronto | Oct 30, 2013 9:05:01 AM


  4. Woohoo! It plays fine in Chile :)
    (Tip: try downloading yesterday's show from The Pirate Bay, or look this clip up on youtube -- there's always someone bound to upload it).

    Posted by: topher | Oct 30, 2013 9:09:25 AM


  5. I think you should include GA in this... It is just as bad as Miss and AL.

    Posted by: Robert H | Oct 30, 2013 9:20:14 AM


  6. Ok, voilà:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6-pKE2CmwM

    Posted by: topher | Oct 30, 2013 9:30:24 AM


  7. Al Madrigal is incredibly handsome! I found it hard to pay attention to the story, haha

    Posted by: jake | Oct 30, 2013 9:35:34 AM


  8. @Jeff -- the clip is a comedic sketch wherein they pose a couple of male actors as a gay couple, dressed as Alabama and Mississippi country-folk, and then place them in situations where they might expect to be harassed. Instead they were just-about ignored, or given positive reinforcement. In the last part they have the couple propose in a Waffle House (supposedly a bastion of intolerance) and they get applause when the partner says "yes." The sketch is cute, but not really indicative of anything -- it's just a hypothetical which has no 'control' subject to validate it. Cute idea, though.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Oct 30, 2013 9:37:31 AM


  9. Video not available in my country (Canada)...somebody please give a brief synopsis. I think this is interesting.

    Posted by: Jeff | Oct 30, 2013 8:59:22 AM

    ..its basically a video telling how Ignorant th south is.....did the video make the hype - not exactly..but in reality Alabama and Mississippi WILL have to BE GRAGGED into the 21st century when it comes to RIGHTS..thats the basic premise

    Posted by: disgusted american | Oct 30, 2013 9:40:52 AM


  10. Hahaha. Not what I expected at all. Cute. I was ready for outrage.

    Posted by: AJ | Oct 30, 2013 9:46:10 AM


  11. "Did you say fisting license?"

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Oct 30, 2013 10:00:25 AM


  12. Nate Silver still gets me kinda hot.

    Posted by: Frank | Oct 30, 2013 10:01:31 AM


  13. LMAO!!!

    Posted by: Joe | Oct 30, 2013 10:16:26 AM


  14. Nicely illustrates that reality is usually more complex and much more fun than lazy stereotypes would have one believe. Thanks for posting, Andy!

    Posted by: David | Oct 30, 2013 10:17:14 AM


  15. THANKS!

    Posted by: Jeff | Oct 30, 2013 10:17:49 AM


  16. North Alabama here. Lived here all my 48 yrs and once high school was over I have never had a problem. I really don't know if its the Southern thing of putting on a polite face while mentally vomiting or what but no one has ever said an unkind word to me or my partner of 14 yrs. I even think the cashiers at walmart get a giggle when he and I bicker at the check out for what the other one forgot to pick up.

    Posted by: Darren | Oct 30, 2013 10:31:33 AM


  17. I know Doug Jones and knew many of those places in the video.... my home town. Laughing so hard I have tears. Sadly, their fashion was just about mainstream here.

    Makes me wonder how that would have gone over if those guys were sissies.

    Posted by: Bob Burns | Oct 30, 2013 10:54:37 AM


  18. Everyone was too full of food in the Waffle House to hate anybody.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 30, 2013 11:03:12 AM


  19. More like they were too sick and bloated from Waffle House food to even stand. It makes Denny's look mighty fancy.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 30, 2013 11:21:18 AM


  20. It was a good illustration that even in places where a landslide of the voters lean hard right (say, 55%-45% or greater), there is a significant portion of the population that believes in a forward-thinking progressive America. Don't give up on them or condemn the entire region.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Oct 30, 2013 11:37:06 AM


  21. They should send this same couple into poor inner city communities and see the reaction they get.

    Posted by: Perry | Oct 30, 2013 11:59:48 AM


  22. Since when does Nate Silver look like young Al Gore?

    Posted by: AG | Oct 30, 2013 12:47:41 PM


  23. Send them to Harlem.

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 30, 2013 12:52:15 PM


  24. When people know they are on camera their reactions probably aren't the same as they otherwise would be.

    Posted by: Jonty Coppersmith | Oct 30, 2013 1:18:58 PM


  25. @Mike

    I was JUST about to post the same EXACT thing... Wow.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 30, 2013 1:32:35 PM


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