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Great as it is to see someone make fun of the cheap ethnic humor that fuels such unaccountable hits as ``My Big Fat Greek Wedding'' and ``Meet the Fockers,'' you kind of wish that ``Date Movie'' would attack this offensive stereotype-mongering with the same wicked zeal that it does with its dirty-toenail and projectile zit-popping gags.
The joker for hire is smart I enough to know he can't keep his job by continuing to make fun of his employer, so he makes fun of himself.
And if artists aren't going to make fun of artily positioned institutions, who's going to do it?