Speaking of PBS, I keeping thinking of something I would love to see. It might happen one day and I can't wait to see it. I'm sure it will be a HUGE hit! Huge!
What I want to see is a weekly series, like Saturday Night Live, or an HBO series like the Bill Maher show, where dems and liberals are made fun of exclusively! I'm talking about a show that appeals to conservatives where fun is poked at all the major players and major issues concerning the dems and the libs.
Can you imagine it? The dems and the libs would be furious, but the ratings would go through the roof. There is so much material to work with!
First, we need a crack team of comedy writers to come up with sketches and spots that only make fun of dems and libs. Second, we need a comedian who is as gifted with ad libs as Maher. This will be the MC, point man, and will be in some of the sketches. Next we need an ensemble of comedians and character actors who can be the major players, but we always want to keep the door open for new talent. Of course, we have to assemble this troop from Hollywood, where you can't even "breath" a conservative word or you'll never get hired. But there is a load of starving talent out there: money talks, politics walk.
Every week the nation would be waiting on the edge of their seat for the program to begin. Howard Dean has a gaffe, baam, we got a sketch. Hillary says something caustic, baam, we got a sketch. Some liberal nutcake group does something nutty, baam, we got a sketch. Moore comes out with a new documentary, baam, we got a season's worth of bit parts.
Even if it has been all quiet during the week on the front lines of the culture war, we still have a wealth of stuff to use for comedy. I mean, we can show the editors of NYT sitting around fabricating stories on the Bush administration. We can show reporters from the Boston Globe telling an informant how to shade a story. We can show a Hollywood celeb at a party complaining that the Beverly Hills Doggie Hotel was booked and the poor dog was stuck with that tiny 1000 square foot room doggie room, with no satellite TV! We can show a student vexing his professor at UCLA with truth, while the professor starts sweating and shrieking that Evolution is fact. We can show clandestine attempts by liberals in all black attire trying to sneak into voting offices at midnight to poke holes in voter’s punch cards to thwart the machines.
Hey, it would all be in fun, nothing harmful or slanderous. It would have to be clean and funny (something that is very achievable but has rarely been attempted in Hollywood since the early 90's). And it would be ahead of its time. People would watch at first just for the novelty of it.
Well, I hope somebody is listening out there. You got a hungry group of 150-200 million conservatives who would watch anyway just for spite (how else are they going to show their rage, we only vote for congress every two years and the presidency every four). This group made zillionaires of the makers of The Pirates of the Caribbean, Passion of the Christ, and other clean entertainment. How is Hollywood not connecting the dots here? I thought they loved money?
I have a better idea. How about a show based upon this book:
Biblical Nonsense by Jason Long
Probably the best all-in-one-place review of what’t absurd in the bible, by an obvious expert. Please don’t read it, Champ, I dont want to hear: “Two pages and already…....”
Hey hampsteadpete, I don’t mind checking it out. I’m sure the world views us believers as slightly crazy. Even the bible says that to the Jews Jesus death on the cross is a stumbling block and to the greeks (gentiles), total nonsense.
But to us believers, it is the power of God unto salvation, first for the Jew and then for the greek.
So I would not be surprised if the guy has some funny observations about us.
“If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.”
—Robert Green Ingersoll
Well, I hope somebody is listening out there. You got a hungry group of 150-200 million conservatives who would watch anyway just for spite . . . . This group made zillionaires of the makers of The Pirates of the Caribbean, Passion of the Christ, and other clean entertainment.
Champion, hungry bunches of Jews throughout history have been severely treated by your ilk. Your latest good work, The Passion of the Christ, will no doubt reawaken the annual ritual of passion plays.
Very clean entertainment. Take a look at the history books, genius.
[quote author=“TheChampion”]This group made zillionaires of the makers of The Pirates of the Caribbean, Passion of the Christ, and other clean entertainment. How is Hollywood not connecting the dots here? I thought they loved money?
Wait a sec. The Passion of the Christ was “clean entertainment”?
Talk about comedy.
As the resident Hollywood liberal, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, Champ. The success of The Passion was due to much baser instincts than faith or morality. The bottom line is that “family values” guys like you love gore and degradation and cinematic sin as much as the rest of us. You eat it up. And The Passion allowed you to indulge that thirst while simultaneously feeling morally superior about it. In other words, it emboldened your hypocrisy.
Unless you think it’s only “liberals” who pay top dollar for all the porn that Fox distributes through its DirectTV satellite network? Or who watch such wholesome Fox-produced “family” entertainment as The O.C., The Simple Life, Stacked, That 70s Show or North Shore? How about Fox movies like Bulworth, Kinsey, Sideways, 28 Days Later, Quills, Boys Don’t Cry, Super Troopers, Fight Club, The Girl Next Door or The Day After Tomorrow? Where does Farm Sluts fit in? Conservative? Clean?
Shoot, even the Fox News Channel grants generous airtime to centerfolds as guest weather girls while otherwise sanctimonious male hosts oggle with glee. I’ve seen porn stars promoting their sex manuals on The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes while never appearing anywhere else on TV. Two guesses which pro-family values, “clean” entertainment media company publishes and distributes their dirty books?
You guys can’t get enough of this stuff. At least the rest of us are honest about our indulgences.
I suggest you spend a little more time with the beam in your own eye.
Interesting that both of the “huge” films of that year purported to be “truth,” the Passion and Far 911, were both fiction.