Monday, July 25, 2011

Shorter Big Hollywood

Archie Bunker was right.

18 comments:

Kathleen said...

I am not clicking

guitarist manqué said...

Me neither.

vacuumslayer said...

Well. Guess which dumbfuck clicked. I'll give you a hint: she's got two thumbs and it's me.

Listen, I'm already suing Riddled. I'm happy to add you to the suit.

Now I'm gonna poor bleach in my eyes in case I ever get the urge to click one of your Big Ho links again.

Substance McGravitas said...

HA HA.

That Mike Stivic was a liberal loser.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Substance, is there an equivalent to Canadian Medicare that covers bloggers' legal bills up there in the Great White North?
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vacuumslayer said...

Pour.

Snag said...

I just spent ten minutes reading a conservative history of All in the Family written by a guy who's bio says, he's "a professional tour guide in Hollywood who years ago began collecting little-known, humorous anecdotes to tell to his customers."

Good thing I'm at work or I'd really be pissed.

Another Kiwi said...

I readed the whole thing so I am expecting some sort of a prize. As an essay for a 16 year-old writing a review for his English class, it is a fair attempt. There's not a enough facts to float a walnut shell and the quotes are too short and not discussed. There is some interesting behind-the-scenes information but no references are given to enable fact checking.
But if a 16 year-old handed it in you would give it 55% for style.
In terms of reality it gets about 15%: there was a show called "All in the Family" and those people were in it. The essay completely ignores the America that prompted the show and misses the point that old Conservative ideas were being challenged all over the US and the world. The author uses the fact the Sammy Davis Junior
liked the show as some sort of "Get out of jail, Free" card but does not say why he liked it.
Similarly the author shows no knowledge of how the entertainment industry works in that people do publicity for the show in their character for the show. Or that actors sometimes become tired and bored with a long running show. Some actors do not, of course.
I would give this a 45% mark and a "Must Try Harder" rating

Smut Clyde said...

the America that prompted the show

I suspect that what really prompted the show was the existence of "Till Death do us Part" scripts needing only minor changes for the US audience, and the success of that show in the UK.

fish said...

Hey, we never steal British shows, make a less good version of them that makes tons more money and gets all the credit.

N.E.V.E.R.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So sez the Minnow from F.R.E.E.Z.E.R.
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Smut Clyde said...

I thought "All in the Family" had been declared BadThink for dealing in racist stereotypes against White Culture.

Another Kiwi said...

As with the Mormons, a lot of retrospective soul claiming is going on. As for a commonality in underpants mythology, I couldn't possibly comment.

M. Bouffant said...

Here is where I had to stop:

(Glossed over was the fact that most racist cross burners in this country have traditionally been Democrats.)

My underpants are not "mythological."

WV: dings (& disappears)

Substance McGravitas said...

I thought "All in the Family" had been declared BadThink for dealing in racist stereotypes against White Culture.

It is hard when a FAMOUS LEFTIST has a character say everything the right-wing wants to say. It's like when historians invented Hitler. What to do?

vacuumslayer said...

(Glossed over was the fact that most racist cross burners in this country have traditionally been Democrats.)

Yeah, that part was UGH-inducing. Republicans love glossing over the fact that there is a HUGE difference between Democrats and Dixiecrats.

vacuumslayer said...

It's clear the author and the commenters really like show...but they can't really like the show unless Archie was the super-secret hero and the schmaschmorschons didn't happen and blah de blah blah... Pathetic.

Another Kiwi said...

The author also overlooks the many times that Archie was proved wrong and his arguments laughable. That was part of the joke...OMG they thought it was reality TeeVee.