This video has everything: mustaches, cowboy hats, beer, an inexplicable wheelchair, a Ford truck, a wife gone off to war, a hardcore rap about Bin Laden, and a happy ending. Oh, and it has the word "ass," like, a lot.
Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James have crafted a brilliantly obnoxious satire of American stereotypes, particularly our celebratory response to the death of Bin Laden. But there's a grain of earnestness here that is unusual for a parody video. Alongside ridiculous lines like, "Kiss our American ass, an ass that doesn't run," the video makes a subtle acknowledgement of what life in America is like now: families separated while a parent goes off to war, economic strife, feelings of disassociation and aimlessness, and the desire for "America" to be simple and good, the way we think it used to be.
Plus, it's catchy. And did we mention that they say "ass" a lot. Cause they do. So watch this, learn the words, and sing it loudly at your 4th of July barbecue. Remember, your ass is always free.