Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90's. Todd Alcott performs several takes of a satirical monologue called "Politically Correct," a time capsule of political correctness in the 1990s.
0:00Copy video clip URL Open on shot of poster declaring “George Bush, Education President,” which criticizes George Bush for pushing people into the military so that they might get an education. The videomaker records his shadow and performs a salute.
1:49Copy video clip URL The camera moves to enter a supermarket where it lingers on several different items including baby food before the videomaker checks out, with the only words exchanged being, “do you accept Visa?”
2:20Copy video clip URL Video cuts to a shot of Todd Alcott and begins the first of several takes of what is called the “Politically Correct Language Revision Update” after apologizing “for being a straight, white male.” Detailed in this are several word changes such as to avoid offending people. Some notable examples are women being referred to as bumpy people, and trees being “referred to as movement challenged spirits covered with bark.”
9:40Copy video clip URL The videomaker refers to this next portion as the “actual take.” Continues until the end of the tape.
11:48Copy video clip URL Video ends.