Mean Girls and The Secret to Happiness - Wisecrack Edition

9 mars 2020
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Mean Girls is one of those rare early-aughts teen flicks with massive cultural staying power. But what if it's more than a fun romp through the mean halls of suburban high school? What if it's actually an Aristotelian lesson in the ethics of happiness? Let's break it down in this Wisecrack Edition on Mean Girls and the Secret to Happiness.
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Written by: Michael Burns
Hosted by: Jared Bauer
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Motion Graphics by: Dean Bottino
Editing by: Brian M Kim
Produced by: Evan Yee
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  • Scrubs season 9: _exists_ Me: *SHE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE!*

    Nehir AkınNehir AkınIl y a 9 jours
  • I think that "The Good place" is also about aristotelian happiness

    Не такая уж лохушка!Не такая уж лохушка!Il y a mois
  • Love these videos! Can you do a video on the Philosophy of Brave New World, using both the book and the NBC TV Show. You could explore topics such as the use of constant pleasure, distraction and the suppression of emotions as means of oppression, the fickleness of fame, and how it's all justified in the name of stability.

    Ian PaoneIan PaoneIl y a mois
  • Not infrequently, high school quarterbacks also end up with a lucrative career in finance and a hot wife---so, happiness may not last forever, but it can last for a long time for some lucky individuals.

    VictorVictorIl y a 2 mois
  • I mean, it's an adaptation of a self help book after all (technically)

    No SoundNo SoundIl y a 2 mois
  • Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals (Girl, Wash Your Face

    irfan alamirfan alamIl y a 2 mois
  • *PHEW* I’m so tired and had to rewind 3 times to make sure you didn’t say _sponsored by Goop_ that would have confirmed the world ended in 2012 and we entered the simulation before it was finished 😖😭😅💀

    ViperViperIl y a 2 mois
  • The best example of the Hobbesian interpretation of the state of nature on film

    KolamooseKolamooseIl y a 4 mois
  • Hobbes

    KolamooseKolamooseIl y a 4 mois
  • Ok Jared. I am now officially in love with you. Mean girls is my ultimate guilty pleasure, and it took you long enough to come back.

    minoucha nesrineminoucha nesrineIl y a 5 mois
  • That Aristotle guy was pretty damn smart...

    Cody HareCody HareIl y a 5 mois

    Jae MJae MIl y a 5 mois
  • Hi sisters. Who doesn’t even go here ??? :33

    Hack successfulHack successfulIl y a 5 mois
  • Excuse me. Scrubs only had _eight_ seasons. It ended after season eight. Nothing happened after that. Nothing.

    Mate SafrankaMate SafrankaIl y a 5 mois
  • Wow, pre-cracked Linsey Lohan

    Peter FrancisPeter FrancisIl y a 5 mois
  • Analysis of Sons of Anarchy???

    t3amtomahawkt3amtomahawkIl y a 5 mois
  • Shut up this is my favorite movie! Good to see it still being analyzed

    VelociferonVelociferonIl y a 5 mois
  • It’s also satire on the lifestyle of middle class American teenagers.

    Ashley AndersonAshley AndersonIl y a 5 mois
  • Excuse me, Scrubs only had 8 seasons. I started saying that before I found out that the failed 9th season isn't actually part of Scrubs, it's a spin off that didn't work. It is technically a different show and we can ignore it :D

    BaldingClamydiaBaldingClamydiaIl y a 6 mois
  • Iconic.

    SeverinsenSeverinsenIl y a 6 mois
  • I really wish Jared would sign off his videos with a different hand gesture, he's inadvertently telling (British) English viewers to f*** off. Or maybe it's deliberate and he's exercising his prejudice.

    bengoliousbengoliousIl y a 6 mois
  • True fulfilment through an ongoing process of self-analysis? Pass.

    bengoliousbengoliousIl y a 6 mois
  • This was pretty boring. I'd prefer to see a comparison between the philosophies of main characters, and how the conflicts and dynamics between these characters contributes to the ultimate philosophical meaning of the story. Every character operates off a philosophical code of conduct, and watching these people duke it out is watching the philosophies demonstrating their merits and shortcomings. I just feel like examing the overarching metanarrative from a singular philosophical position to be boring. There's a lot of conflict and interplay of different ideas that constructs that overall "moral of the story".

    The Survivor's SanctuaryThe Survivor's SanctuaryIl y a 6 mois
  • wtf was that egg, lmao

    Abhilasha JhaAbhilasha JhaIl y a 6 mois
  • Please do a Philosophy of Community (the tv show)!

    Viktors JViktors JIl y a 6 mois
  • "UUUHHH, KEVIN G" lmao

    CaptainCaptainIl y a 7 mois
  • Really pay attention or really just read into stuff :))

    veronica bveronica bIl y a 7 mois
  • I’ve just purchased all seven penguin classic volumes of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and have realised that it’s just Mean Girls...

    Jack HollandJack HollandIl y a 7 mois
  • Man.. now I wanna learn bass so I can play the Seinfeld theme

    PhilFromSchoolPhilFromSchoolIl y a 7 mois
  • thank you so much we're giving this film be proper attention it deserves.

    Vac AspenVac AspenIl y a 7 mois
  • Wisecrack really the only people praising Mean Girls for some deep obscure hypothetical genius and bash Joker and Quentin Tarantino for being overated.

    Javi RiosJavi RiosIl y a 7 mois
  • I am so fucking happy Jared is back

    CrimzonKloudCrimzonKloudIl y a 7 mois
  • Cut your damned hair, Jared

    Elliott EncarnaciónElliott EncarnaciónIl y a 7 mois
  • Sry to ask this question here, but what's your approch on all the coronavirus and economic Armageddon happening right now? I've got the feeling that our situation is about to get worse and worse, and by seeing how everyone is behaving, just what kind of Lesson can we learn here

    Louis GatLouis GatIl y a 7 mois
  • So, let's ask Tina.

    bbhrdzazbbhrdzazIl y a 7 mois
  • Mean Girls fucking rules. Every teen movie from the 90s and 2000s rule.

    KakaduKakaduIl y a 7 mois
  • This movie... THIS MOVIE!!! It is lightning in a bottle. You can look at this movie in any angle and still get something out of it. You can look at it as a cringy yet enjoyable comedy. You can look at it as the chick flick to end all other chick flicks. You can find how animal nature collides with human nature. You can look at it as a time capsule for the time before Lindey Lohan (not sure I spelled that right) went crazy. You can look at it as the subtle guide to recognise and overcome toxic femininity. You can look at it as being a self aware satire of high school and high school movies in general. You can find how power and status can diminish ones perceivable intelligence. You can find how hypocracy might arise in, normaly, well meaning individuals. AND!!!... You can find Aristotle's philosophy on happiness.... All in THIS MOVIE!!!! I have more thoughts on this movie, and why its baffeling, but this is getting long enough as is.

    IamthePocket IronpocketIamthePocket IronpocketIl y a 7 mois
  • As much has he got wrong, Aristotle Philosophy of Morals proves to be in line with all the research of modern psychology and neurology on the same subject.

    John TiffeeJohn TiffeeIl y a 7 mois
  • 3:55 for a social-clique that places 'appearances' as one of its founding pillars, why the fuck was Lindsey Lohan wearing such a comically-oversized, averagely-well-ironed polo shirt? Is it highlighted in the film? (I've not really seen it TBH)

    Manzabhad MannManzabhad MannIl y a 7 mois
  • this is why every good story can teach you a lot. mean girls is basically a biblical story lmao!

    MilubeeMilubeeIl y a 7 mois
  • Mean Girls is the best teenage romantic comedy ever made.

    Darrell CovelloDarrell CovelloIl y a 7 mois
    • @Manzabhad Mann I'm not just "throwing it out there". I am dead serious.

      Darrell CovelloDarrell CovelloIl y a 7 mois
    • Eurotrip is a pretty decent film too FWIW - its jokes/humour goes beyond just "teen comedy". Of course, let's not forget Ferris Bueller too - definitely stands the test of time. Just throwing those out there cos _"the_ best ever" is a very strong statement.

      Manzabhad MannManzabhad MannIl y a 7 mois
  • Spoilers? Everyone had 14 years to see this movie!!!

    Abigail TotusAbigail TotusIl y a 7 mois
  • Yay!! Welcome back Jared!!!! 😁😁😁

    Jinny CJinny CIl y a 7 mois
  • love this video

    CurioCurioIl y a 7 mois
  • The Philosophy of Parasyte the Maxim

    Mr XMr XIl y a 7 mois
  • The Philosophy of Parasyte the Maxim

    Mr XMr XIl y a 7 mois
  • Neither her face nor her body looked like that of a 16 year old. But I am not complaining.

    swarnak Rayswarnak RayIl y a 7 mois
  • jared mustve spent his time away in /r/prequelmemes

    dino thunderdino thunderIl y a 7 mois
  • Yay! Big head is finally back.

    Chris WaveChris WaveIl y a 7 mois
  • This movie is trash who gives a fuck? Unsubbed"

    MillerMillerIl y a 7 mois
  • Jared IS Wisecrack

    Chris SullivanChris SullivanIl y a 7 mois
  • Easy A next?

    ChrispyChrispyIl y a 7 mois
  • Hey Jared!! Nice to have u back man, u have been missed very much!

    liz Ponceliz PonceIl y a 7 mois
  • Welcome back Jared!😀

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  • JARED!!!!!!!

    Damola AderinwaleDamola AderinwaleIl y a 7 mois

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  • "Masters of their domain", that one was for the ages.

    IndexAskeIndexAskeIl y a 7 mois
  • What happen to Wisecrack? They use to talked about a viraity of subjects and found creative fun ways in doing so. They use to talk a about classic literature, psychology, philosophy (without films), history and classic films. They were like a mix between the "School of Life" Channel and "Crash Course" if they were made by Funny Or Die. Which made them one of the more interesting "educational" channels. Now they are just a typical film and tv review channel that occasionally quote a philosopher in their editorials. I feel like this channel has lost what made it special.

    Richard ParkerRichard ParkerIl y a 7 mois
  • This channel is such bullshit. You're using Pop Culture to interpret human endeavor and goodness which is what Catholics and evangelicals have been doing for centuries through stories of the bible. So, you're not really doing anything unique at all I'd rather get my messages from church than some FRworld channel that uploads once a month

    Eddie EddieEddie EddieIl y a 7 mois
  • I like the pushing in front of a bus part haha

    JesseJaimy HeckerJesseJaimy HeckerIl y a 7 mois
  • “Happiness is the aim of all moral philosophy” I think anyone with a working personal philosophy can completely agree with this statement.

    iTz OlieiTz OlieIl y a 7 mois
  • Heck yea Jared’s back

    IIeMachineIIIIeMachineIIIl y a 7 mois
  • Mean Girls is an excellent movie and the quintessential high school movie for the millennial generation (imo). This and Bridesmaids is why I reject the notion that men don't like watching movies told from a feminine perspective. We don't like being preached to, disliked for our gender, having our classic ideas repackaged to sell to women to watch, and forced to watch political ideology masquerading as film. Human beings love watching excellence, doesn't matter what's being done. If you're not well recieved, it's probably because what you made wasn't vert good which probably means it wasn't made with the best intentions.

    Wolfman7870Wolfman7870Il y a 7 mois
  • Scrubs has 8 seasons.

    Alexander BalabanovAlexander BalabanovIl y a 7 mois
  • Officially stealing the idea for a Seinfeld grindcore band

    Jared Fron DrumsJared Fron DrumsIl y a 7 mois

    Adam ZazarinnoAdam ZazarinnoIl y a 7 mois
  • I'm a dude and have loved this movie since it came out, never gets old. On another note, 1:42 has to have the most fake "neighborhood" I've ever seen in a professional film.

    ManbearpigManbearpigIl y a 7 mois
  • Good to have you back!!

    Kevin RitchieKevin RitchieIl y a 7 mois
  • I welcomed return, glad you are back, Jared

    Gavin PuccioGavin PuccioIl y a 7 mois
  • Saw the thumbnail and thought this was The Take lol

    JessietheLookoutJessietheLookoutIl y a 7 mois
  • Jared's back!!!

    Stuart DStuart DIl y a 7 mois
  • that was on pointe af

    mycatstolemypizzatodaymycatstolemypizzatodayIl y a 7 mois
  • "I don't hate you because you're fat, you're fat because I hate you" Best quote of the 2000s 🤣🤣🤣

    Alex HennighAlex HennighIl y a 7 mois
  • It actually translates as good-soulness, which happiness is closer to than human flourishing

    Rick van VeldhuizenRick van VeldhuizenIl y a 7 mois
  • Welcome back jared we miss you hope everything worked out

    Mark PeraltaMark PeraltaIl y a 7 mois
  • Well I certainly never expected a philosophical analysis on Mean Girls of all things... but here we are. Truly I seem to live in the strangest timeline

    TheCasualNerdTheCasualNerdIl y a 7 mois
  • Glad to see you back Jared! Hope you're doing well :)

    SupaDupaSidDKidSupaDupaSidDKidIl y a 7 mois
  • It’s good to have you back, Mr. J.

    Tristan McCannTristan McCannIl y a 7 mois
  • I wanna read the comments but I'm still confusef by FRworld's new comments display...

    alice ranealice raneIl y a 7 mois
  • I was beggiing to think that Jared left Wisecrack... missed you soooo damn much! Wisecrack without is not wisecrack (that table discussion between the 2 other guys about Mandalorian was ridiculous)

    Alexandre OliveiraAlexandre OliveiraIl y a 7 mois
  • I have a question for the wisecrack channel, Series finale of BoJack Horseman, people have been decided on how the series should have ended. My question is why do people want the Series to end with Bojack dying? What the show have been better off with him dying or isn't it bad that he live? I find it strange that the audience what often demand a character to die but can never understand why.

    Jonathan VasquezJonathan VasquezIl y a 7 mois
  • Welcome back jared were truly missed

    Fahad-XFahad-XIl y a 7 mois
  • I’m Entertaining the fact that i should major in philosophy after a bing watch all of your work and exurb1a you people are the best thing i have discovered in the past five years especially you jared Much love ❤️

    ألتعليق ألنقديألتعليق ألنقديIl y a 7 mois
  • That was a Toaster Strudel, not a Pop Tart!

    TaylorTaylorIl y a 7 mois

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  • Can we just talk about how Janice was as much of a Mean Girl as Regina? She tried to play it off like she was a revolutionary, but she participated in and upheld that system as much as Regina did. Cady was the one to dismantle the system in the end, despite Janice tainting her.

    crushing all the timecrushing all the timeIl y a 7 mois
  • Shit dude, are you feeling ok?

    Henry LoaderHenry LoaderIl y a 7 mois
  • I wanna hear more on how mean girls is basically Star Wars and annakin’s rise and fall and redemption

    Richard WilliamsRichard WilliamsIl y a 7 mois
  • Like Clueless, Ten Things I hate About You, Napoleon Dynamite and even Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this movie makes a point if you choose to pay attention carefully. These aren’t your ordinary teen movies.

    The ABC Jug BandThe ABC Jug BandIl y a 7 mois
  • This dude be so magestikly beautful n shit

    TakemetoinfinityTakemetoinfinityIl y a 7 mois
  • This video is Streets Ahead

    LucianLegacyLucianLegacyIl y a 7 mois
  • Welcome back Jared

    Maurice SilveraMaurice SilveraIl y a 7 mois
  • Just the other day I was talking to a friend of mine about Mean Girls and how Regina George could be the victim of the whole situation. That Janice could be the real villain of Mean Girls.

    DJ Wild BillDJ Wild BillIl y a 7 mois
    • Watch The Take's analysis on them! Janice is just a different type of mean girls and as bad as Regina.

      Alice WangAlice WangIl y a 7 mois
  • Why we talking about Mean Girls when this is the Return of the King?

    NickNickIl y a 7 mois
  • Welcome back, man!!!

    Ken TroklusKen TroklusIl y a 7 mois
  • But what are your guys' personal philosophies

    thomaSloanthomaSloanIl y a 7 mois

    Gebre WallaceGebre WallaceIl y a 7 mois
  • Can y'all talk about the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? I feel like there aren't enough analysis vids on it :3

    RainasRoomRainasRoomIl y a 7 mois
  • 3:33 scrubs only had eight season Jared

    MunjeeMunjeeIl y a 7 mois
  • And now I want to watch a version of Mean Girls based around Pod Racing. Yes... the Pod Racing scene is what I enjoyed from the prequals. Hey, Disney make a sequel to Star Wars: Episode One: Pod Racer! DO EET! Now, I'm feeling bad that not only do we not have a sequel to Star Wars: Episode One: Pod Racer... but we also lack a Mean Girls version of Pod Racer.

    Katrina PayneKatrina PayneIl y a 7 mois