Mormon Marriage Madness
UPDATE FROM THE COMMENTS! greenishblu sez:
I believe these were all clips from “The Singles Ward,” a rather popular film among a certain segment of the population here in Utah. (Can you guess which segment that would be?)
Though it’s a Mormon film made for Mormon audiences, I’ll at least give it credit for poking fun at some of the excesses of Mormon culture (spiking the punch with Mountian Dew? Ludicrous, but viewed by SOME Mormons as nearly as OMGWTF as spiking it with Jim Beam.
Also, the title? For those not in the know, unmarried Mormon men and women are encouraged to attend special “Singles Ward” services (a ward being a analogous to, say, a parish) where everyone is single. I guess the idea is to whip up the sexual tension so high that they have no choice but to get hitched.
And that “If you’re over 25 and unmarried, you’re a menace to society” thing? That’s only just BARELY an exaggeration. I’ve heard Mormon women lament hitting 21 without getting married, saying, “If you’re over 21, you’re off the shelf.”