The tagline of this movie says it all: “all the fun of college, none of the education.” Three men, disenchanted with adulthood, attempt to re-create their glory days and return to college to start a fraternity. They host killer parties, run naked through the streets, and take on their university’s dean. The movie highlights what it means to be “bro.” There are red cups galore and the hero of the movie, Will Ferrell, is the brother who holds the title of party animal.
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Okay, so this was a book by Tucker Max first, but let’s face it, bros don’t read all that much. So naturally the book was turned into a movie. Its plot centers on the exploits of Tucker and his various friends. Tucker is rude, sexist, and pretty much an asshole, but somehow it works for him. Sounds a bit like the bros at your school, right? Basically Tucker is a college partier who never grew up and who never plans to. While in reality there is no way you can pull this off, his adventures do make for some entertaining storylines.
This movie might not actually take place on a college campus or even have characters that are still in college, but it does embody the essence of what it means to be bro. While celebrating a bachelor party in Las Vegas four friends drink a lot, meet a lot of girls, play some pranks, and get in (and out) of a lot of trouble with the law. Sounds just like a weekend at the frat house. Imagine the biggest bro on your campus five years from now—he can only hope to be as smooth as Bradley Cooper is in this movie. Frat for life.
The cast of this television show has been racking up hospital bills for performing various crazy stunts for your amusement since their show first aired in 2000. Cast members of “Jackass” like Johnny Knoxville, Bam Magera, and Spike Jonez embody an aspect of the bro culture; stupidity. If it’s something dumb or gross, chances are they have done it. Bro humor and elementary school boy humor are about at the same level, and “Jackass” takes full advantage of that.
“Greek” may air on ABC Family, but don’t let the “family” title make you think this show doesn’t show the “finer” aspects of the bro culture. House parties, pledgeship, and intrafraternity rivalry keep this show entertaining and Omega Chi brother Evan’s ability to dress in frat-boy style keeps us girls watching. If you want to find an hour of entertainment that shows every cliché of Greek and bro culture, then this show is worth your time.
A new show this season to the TBS lineup, “Glory Daze” already has proven it knows about bro culture, and specifically about the bro culture of the 80’s. The real stars of this show are pink polo t-shirts, side ponytails, and classic 80s pop hits. It also features fundamental elements of bro culture such as theme parties, football tailgates, and what it means to pregame. Watch an episode or two and you might just wish you went to college during the 80’s.
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