When In Doubt, More Cowbell

The idea at the heart of this skit—the remedy that everything needs more of—is a prime example of ideology[1] revealed (or exposed) through popular culture.[2] Likewise, the idea that the ultimate cure for an ailment or problem is necessarily more of what has already been tried (with unclear results, or, sometimes, plain failure) has evolved into an essential facet of post-Cold War cultural values.