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These 4 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping

Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.

Black Friday is almost here, that day after Thanksgiving when 147 million people endure sleep deprivation, violence, and aggressive mobs, all while spending nearly $60 billion on early Christmas gifts. But this year the phrase "Black Friday" is a misnomer, as stores are opening even earlier than last year—some as early as 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

That means even more shopping when we could be spending the holidays with people we enjoy.

Luckily, there's a rich opportunity for humor amid the chaos. These five send-ups make room for us to laugh at the absurdity.


1. Louie: Christmas Day Toy Doll Fiasco

 

2. Seinfeld: Festivus

 

3. Funny or Die: Black Friday Thanksgiving

 

4. South Park: Black Friday Mall Cops

 


Erin SagenErin Sagen wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Erin is a recent graduate of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Follow her on Twitter at @erin_sagen.

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