This is one thing I don’t normally do.
And I definitely do not blog about it. But something has burned my craw. And I need to get it off my chest.
First of all, let’s get this straight. My life will not end if the ‘new’ Roseanne show is off the air. I will admit we were pretty excited about the concept of the return of the Conner family.
We were excited to see everyone again and genuinely missed the ‘realness’ of the characters in the original seasons. Especially Roseanne, because she didn’t try to be anyone else. These people didn’t go out of their way to impress others. They were happy with who they were. Like I said, they were ‘real’.
But the reality is, the new reunion season really wasn’t that funny. It almost seemed as though this season had completely different writers and/or producers. Sure, it played on our emotional strings and tugged at sentimentality of the old show…but their ‘jokes’ were all based on politics, homosexuality, unemployment, health care and issues that are going on right now in the world. That’s not what you look for in a sitcom. We tune in to these things to get away from all that B.S. The first two episodes were pretty funny, but then it just became stagnant. And does anyone else want to strangle that witch ‘Harris’? I find everyone, except Dan, to be totally and completely miserable and needing a slap in this re-boot.
And now the show was cancelled because Roseanne made a ‘racist remark’ that was intolerable to the network and apparently society as a whole. Have we forgotten that Roseanne is first and foremost a comedian? Isn’t that what comedians do? They insult people, make fun of people and tell funny stories. If she had been onstage in a club with a slew of drinking patrons, they would have thought that comment was hilarious.
I guarantee it.
I have been in the comedy clubs where they have said things that would make your hair curl and blush. They get away with it. And we pay them for it. That’s. What. They. Do.
I couldn’t help but wonder if she would have compared a white male politician to a rat…..would it have had the same outcome? I’m really tired of how ‘sensitive’ everyone seems to have gotten over the past few years. Why should a TV show be cancelled because one of the actors made a comment that offended some people? Her fans would not stop watching because of a comment. I’m not racist in the least. But that comment would not make me stop watching her or liking her work.
Have we as a society become so accustomed to people making statements like that? In my opinion there are so many more important things that should be dealt with. There was a hell of a lot more people working to make that show a reality than just Roseanne. And now they are all being punished.
I was also enjoying the new Tim Allen show, ‘Last Man Standing’. A couple of seasons in they turned political also (what’s with shows doing that now? Friends and Seinfeld survived for years without resorting to current events) And let’s think about this for a moment….Tim’s show was supposedly cancelled because he supported Donald Trump? And Roseanne also was a Trump supporter.
The President of the United States can insult and humiliate people daily through his Twitter account. Yet he still keeps his job. But one, no make that two – comedians speak their minds and they lose their jobs. These television networks who claim to be making their decisions ‘for the people’. Maybe someone should remind them ‘the people’ who are watching their shows….are also the ones who voted majority for Mr. Donald Trump to be their president.
And whatever happened to free speech? Isn’t that something that has been boasted quite often below the border?
Remember the Dixie Chicks? They were an amazing Country Music band comprised of all Girls. I loved their music. Still do, in fact! However, a few years ago they made a statement saying they were ’embarrassed the POTUS was from Texas,’ their home state.
That’s it, that’s all they said. And they were pretty much tarred & feathered and ran into oblivion. They were labelled as ‘anti-American’ and ‘anti-patriotic.’ People hated them suddenly, cancelling their concerts and sending death threats. You can check out the whole story in their documentary, ‘Shut up and Sing’.
And now, with the new POTUS…anyone who shows support for him have their shows cancelled, their businesses burned down, run out of town on a rail….and ridiculed, discredited or a favorite new term ‘de-bunked.’
This is crazy!