Gangsta Hanukkah

This holiday video doesn’t feature any song parodies at all. It’s just a couple of gang bangers, Jaquann and Luis, making latkes and using off color language (heaven’s no!). But that’s just the way we roll, bitches! Based on my reading of Bubala Please and their corresponding facebook page, this is not the last we’ll see of Jaquann and Luis this holiday season. I have no idea what the purpose of this project is – the production values are quite good (read: expensive). I haven’t seen any mention of sponsorship by The Jewish Council for Education and Research, but one can’t help but note the influence of Sarah Silverman here, who pioneered Jewish content and uh… provocative language and subject matter. It’s not an interfaith thing because both Jaquann and Luis are Jewish. Maybe the message is that Jews come in all colors and ethnicities? I doubt it because the main characters are total stereotypes. I guess it’s just stoopid fun perhaps? I’m probably over analyzing this little bit of Hanukkah video goodness. Anyhow, if you’re at work, turn the volume down lest your boss think you’re goofing off and watching Boyz N The Hood instead of finishing up that spread sheet! Also, these guys swear. A lot!

Yes. This is indeed a product of Los Angeles.

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  1. Jacob Salamon

    11/27/2012 at 3:55 am

    Hi CK,

    Thank you for your article. I’m glad you liked our show – and I’m glad it’s drawn up some questions. I’ll leave some of your questions open to interpretation, but overall, we’re just hoping to make people laugh this Hanukkah. And you said it well: Jews come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and flavors.

    Stay tuned for future episodes…


    • ck

      11/27/2012 at 11:21 am

      Can’t wait Jacob! Totally looking forward to Jaquann and Luis’s take on dreidel hustling, lighting up (the menorah), sufganiyot and the domestic political situation in Israel and it’s impact on middle eastern geo-political realities…

    • froylein

      11/27/2012 at 12:35 pm

      It did cheer me up. Thanks for that; it was a much-needed chuckle.

      • Jacob Salamon

        11/27/2012 at 12:37 pm

        Glad you liked it!

        • froylein

          11/27/2012 at 1:07 pm

          Very much so! May I borrow those lads for class? My students would love them.

          • Jacob Salamon

            11/27/2012 at 2:51 pm

            You may absolutely borrow them! 😉 Anytime!

          • froylein

            11/27/2012 at 4:57 pm

            It would be Germany though, which means kraut latkes.

        • froylein

          11/27/2012 at 1:22 pm

          That plate scene knocked me off the couch. Goodness…

    • Rabbi Yonah

      11/29/2012 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you Jacob for a throughly original Hanukkah Video!

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