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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Truth Is Where You Find It

Last night, I turned on the premiere of "Studio 60", a new comedy show. It looked like it might be smart and funny, and it had an interesting cast so I figured what the hell. In the first five minutes, the (obviously Lorne Michaels inspired) character played by Judd Hirsch hijacks his own (obviously SNL inspired) lame sketch comedy show, and announces to a live audience (in an obviously Network inspired rant):

"Ah, it’s not going to be a very good show tonight and I think you should change the channel. Change the channel. Right, right now. Turn off the TV ok?... We’re all being lobotomized by this country’s most influential industry. It’s just throwing in the towel on any endeavor to do anything that doesn’t include the courting of 12 year old boys. Not even the smart 12 year olds, the stupid ones, the idiots. Which there are plenty, thanks in no small measure to this network. So why don’t you just, change the channel, turn off the TV. Do it right now, go ahead... There is a struggle between art and commerce. Well there has always been a struggle between art and commerce. Now, I’m telling you, art is getting its ass kicked... People are having contests to see how much they can be like Donald Trump. We’re eating worms for money. Who wants to screw my sister! Guys are getting killed in a war that’s got theme music and a logo. That remote in your hand is a crack pipe. Oh yea, every once in a while we pretend to be appalled in some way. Pornographers, its not even good pornography, it’s just this side of snuff films. And friends, that’s what’s next because that’s all that’s left. And the two things that make them scared gutless are the FCC and every psycho religious cult that gets positively horny at the very mention at a boycott. These are the people that they’re afraid of. It’s prissy, feckless, off the charts, greed-filled whorehouse of a network. And you are watching this thoroughly unpatriotic..."

It was thrilling. It was inspiring. The character was absolutely right- TV is a wasteland of lame bullshit*. So, I stopped watching and went off to find something productive to do.




*Rescue Me, The Shield, and The Wire excepted

1 Comments:

Blogger Kodos said...

That just stinks of smug.

7:47 PM  

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