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WATCH: Yale’s New Admissions Video Is a Musical, and It’s As Gay As You’d Expect

Yale University, in New Haven, Conn., is already the gayest of the Ivy schools. But this month the admissions department released this much-hyped musical production. Holy shit.

Musical theater is, by and large, a very gay institution. Whether you’re catching a play or How I Met Your Mother‘s musical episode, there’s no way to go this route and not go gay. And “That’s Why I Chose Yale” (above) is exactly that.

Yale’s admissions dean Jeff Brenzel is absolutely correct when he says “It’s going to get noticed because there’s nothing like it. I expect that there will be parodies and attempts at imitation.”

Except Yale’s official video has already been parodied — before it was released.

“The Gay Ivy,” notes the blog Ivy Gate, was released last year, and outlines the explicit gayness of a certain Northeast set of schools.

And then there’s the “Mean Gays” parody, from 2006, created by and starring Mark Dunn, Yale class of 2007, who is now a Yale admissions officer. And yes, the mastermind behind “That’s Why I Chose Yale.” Roll that beautiful mean footage:

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On:           Jan 28, 2010
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  • 5 Comments
    • Brian NJ
      Brian NJ

      Truly the “Springtime for Hitler” of college admissions videos.

      Jan 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      can any american here tell me what do you call those triangle flags (like the blue one in this video wit “yale” written on it).thanks!!

      Jan 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brandon
      brandon

      @sal(the original): pennants…

      Jan 28, 2010 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      This makes me want to send them an application.

      (Of course, I’m over 50, and I already have a Ph.D., so I’m not sure how that would work.)

      Jan 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)
      sal(the original)

      @brandon: THANK U SOOO MUCH!!!!!:)

      Jan 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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