“Alden, The Pompous Preppy” on Letterman

Needless to say, Alden’s attitude and behavior in this sketch are NOT preppy. He’s a spoiled brat, who lords his daddy’s name over Letterman, is extremely rude and flashes his money around.  Alden is a nouveau arriviste.  A true preppy is well-mannered and polite, gracious, very understated and knows better than to discuss his money in public.  While outlandish colors are part of the preppy culture, Alden is a cliché.  But it’s letterman.  I get it.  The contrasts have to be sharply drawn to be funny, and a rich, drunken preppy looking guy in fire engine red pants (Nantucket Reds) is an easy mark.


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