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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Nicole Arbour: Jenna Marbles wants her delivery back

So, I've stayed away from that Canadian Youtube comedian who months ago decided to be really edgy (as in not edgy at all) and pick on women daring to post photos of themselves in a way they find attractive, and just recently decided to go so much edgier (as in not even close to edgy) and pick on fat people.

Because it's stupid and boring and I didn't want to write about it. So, I'm not going to. I shared a great response by Lindy West, and an awesome video response by Melanie Greeke, and I'd hoped that would be the end of it.

But alas.

I cannot stand by while everyone talks about Nicole Arbour, and no one talks about how she completely lifted her entire persona from Jenna Marbles. She is literally a much worse version of one of the first woman Youtube comedians. Why is no one talking about that? You can't just steal a person's entire Internet persona, sap it of anything that was funny, and make it mean and lacking in intelligence without facing some kind of consequence. Or can you?

Think about it. The quick edits where she is one one side of the screen then the other? The makeup? The way she edits as if she's having a conversation with herself as a group? The voices to indicate other partners in the conversation of one? The intersection of movement and straight monologue?

Hell, what about her pronunciation? Her cadence? Last time I checked, only one of them was from Boston. The way she does little asides in different tones. Her body movements? Heck, her very eye movements. Her whole facial repertoire.

She is copying Jenna Marbles right down to the molecular level.

Except she doesn't actually have Marbles' secret, which is to include yourself in the bit.

Funny: "If you're ugly like me, have no fear, there are steps you can take to be good-looking, kinda."

Not funny: "They complain, and they smell like sausages. . .Crisco was coming out of their pores."

Funny: "Now it's time for your eye makeup. I like to use black because it says, 'I'm a whore.' The goal is to make yourself look nothing like yourself.

Not funny: "I actually took his fat, and I pushed it back into his seat, and I held it in place."

In Arbour's version of comedy, she is the hilarious, ill-fated hero. In Marbles' version of comedy, she is the object of which she is making fun. Huge difference.

I'm not going to talk about the similarities or differences anymore because there is nothing left to say. Click on these two youtube videos. See for yourself. It is insane how similar the delivery is. And how different the content is based on where it's projected.







There are other Marbles' videos that are even more in line with Arbour's delivery, but I don't feel like finding them. Maybe the one where she talks about female athletes and their boobs. I don't know. Don't really care.

The important thing is: Not only is Nicole Arbour offensive, petty and not funny, she's also a damn copycat.

I can make a not funny video in Jenna Marbles' style, too. Maybe I will someday soon.




24 comments:

  1. Thank you for saying this!!!! I had no idea who this Nicole chick was but when I firs saw her ridiculous video about fat shaming, I INSTANTLY said she is copying Jenna Marbles! Too bad she doesn't even come close too her!

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    1. This was the exact same thing that happened to me. I had literally never heard of Nicole Arbour and somehow found her "Dear Fat People" video, and all I could think while watching it was "she is a Jenna Marbles clone". She's not even trying to be low-key about it. It's blatant.

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    2. This was the exact same thing that happened to me. I had literally never heard of Nicole Arbour and somehow found her "Dear Fat People" video, and all I could think while watching it was "she is a Jenna Marbles clone". She's not even trying to be low-key about it. It's blatant.

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  2. Yup. Immediately I goggled to see if Jenna Marbles renamed herself and became Canadian.
    Nope.

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    1. Me too! I Google thinking it was Jenna marbles alter ego or something!

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    2. Me too! I Google thinking it was Jenna marbles alter ego or something!

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  3. Yeah, I had never hear of Nicole Arbour, but have followed Jenna M for ages, anyway when the N.A. video hit mainstream last week, and I clicked on it, the copycat method was the first thing I thought.

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  4. Yes!!! Why is no one talking about this... I completely agree with you!

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  5. Yes!!! I thought so immediately poor imitation.

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  6. I'm a guy and enjoy watching jenna for the pure comedic value, I just cringe watching that other chick

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  7. This was the first thing I thought when I saw this Nicole chick. Jenna is hilarious. Nicole not so much. How has Jenna not spoken out about this since literally every way Nicole acts is just like her?! Except for the being funny part. Bad thing is all this negative publicity is making Nicole Arbour famous. I haven't seen half as many Jenna videos floating around fb.

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  8. This was the first thing I thought when I saw this Nicole chick. Jenna is hilarious. Nicole not so much. How has Jenna not spoken out about this since literally every way Nicole acts is just like her?! Except for the being funny part. Bad thing is all this negative publicity is making Nicole Arbour famous. I haven't seen half as many Jenna videos floating around fb.

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  10. If you've ever watched any of Jenna's videos the copy-cat act is immediately apparent and cringe-inducing.

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  11. I just watched her for the first time and thought the same. Jenna is funny and this chick is just a bitch!

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  12. Finally! I thought I was the only one who noticed this. I just found out about this video, and the first thing I noticed, before noticing how offensive it was, was that I felt like I was staring right at Jenna Marbles, but not quite. I thought comedians were supposed to be original

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  14. Shes a mix between Zooey Deschanel and Jenna Marbles. Split down the middle. Seriously.

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  15. Shes a mix between Zooey Deschanel and Jenna Marbles. Split down the middle. Seriously.

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  16. It's funny, cause Nicole Arbour was on Video on Trial forever ago with the exact same jokes, personality and all...But that's a small (and fucking hilarious) Canadian show. Most probably haven't heard of it!

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