NORTH HOLLYWOOD Calif.—The popular docuseries This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy features a lengthy segment on Doc Johnson in its second episode.
Available on Amazon Prime, the series is hosted by actor Kal Penn, and produced by Adam McKay, journalist Adam Davidson and actor Will Ferrell. This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy takes viewers on a comedic, enlightening deep dive through some of the most complex issues of the global economy, using a comedic spin to help illustrate financial concepts.
Episode 2, titled “Are Rich People Dicks or Do Dicks Get Rich,” features several tales of rich dicks, rich dicks talking about how they got rich, and experts explaining how dicks can control the economy and society.
The segment on pleasure products manufacturer Doc Johnson, though, showcases how, despite the fact that many people might find the idea of a dildo factory amusing at first blush, Doc Johnson is a company with a reputation for valuing the contributions of its employees, many of whom have been with the company for decades— and this has been good for business.
Penn narrates the segment’s opening by declaring, “So once again, we scoured the world looking for a beacon of hope in a rich dick universe. A competitive, yet altruistic, non-zero sum symbiotic shining dick on a hill we can all look up to,” as video clips of the factory play. Penn then interviews COO Chad Braverman and Anjani Siddhartha, who designs and sculpts many of the company’s products.
“Since Doc Johnson was featured on Amazon Prime’s This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy, customers from all over the country have been calling and emailing in strong support of our company, and our commitment to making quality products in the USA,” Braverman said. “We are one of just a few pleasure products manufacturers who still make their own products in this country. Most companies, both large and small in our industry, have outsourced their manufacturing overseas. People definitely seem excited to hear that they can still buy products that are Made in America—and we’re truly very proud to be making the majority of our pleasure products right here at our North Hollywood campus, in the USA— since we started in 1976, and to this day.”
Penn discussed his visit to Doc Johnson’s campus on the Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ, saying that Doc Johnson “has a reputation of being really good to their employees. They’ve retained many of their employees through most of their adult lives. It’s a family business, and they were saying, ‘Look, there’s a reason why we cultivate humans who we love.’ And the company is very well liked, they’re very well rated.
“On the manufacturing line, there were people around my parents’ age, who, with no sense of irony (which is good, because none of this should be taboo), they’re making dildos and putting them in the molds and waving them up to dry,” he continued. “This is actually pretty great because shouldn’t we actually live in this world where these things, A., are not taboo and B., people are being paid fairly for their work? So, it was nice to spend the day with them.”
Amazon Prime members can view This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy at Amazon.com.