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The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

Feb 23, 2024

On this Month's Episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, Dr. Ellen Meiser Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Co-Host of The Social Breakdown Podcast  returns to talk about the 2001 Shock Comedy "Freddy Got Fingered." We talk about the Gen X laidened, Mtv fueled Aggrievedly entitled incel Masculinity that birthed this film and its foundational legancy to Tom Green's Cultural footprint. Enjoy!


Production Notes:

Intro: 0:00-1:15

Update from Dr. Meiser  1:16-4:28

Basics of Freddy Got Fingered 4:29-19:10

  • Opinion Disclaimer: We Hated this Film
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Production Team
  • Trivia 

Historical Context 19:25-44:03

  • Channel Drift/ Network Decay
  • CNN, Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson 
  • Mtv in 2001- Steering toward public attention
  • The Tom Green Show 
  • Green Vs. Cohen 

Social Analysis 44:18-70:06

  • Aggrieved Entitlement and Arrested Development 
  • Origin of the Film's Title 
  • Conistant Father Failure Messaging 
  • Satire as a Shield 
  • The Social Media Influence 

Outtro 70:07-75:26

  • Dr. Meiser's Next Episode 
  • Plugs 
  • Next Episode: The Bruce Lee Episode with Dr. Ted Preston