Roseanne

by Steve Lancaster5/01/18

Tonight, there will be another installment of the Roseanne show. I will not be watching. I never watched the original show, and this is just more of the same. Much has been said, printed and spread all over the media about the current incarnation. That somehow it is a conservative voice in the progressive wilderness. It is not.

Roseanne is a parody of conservatives. Henry David Thoreau, one said “the bulk of men live lives of quiet desperation” the Rosanne show sets out to show this as progressive truth. The writers, producers, and performers would have you believe that this is how middle America lives; paycheck-top-paycheck in dysfunctional families made up of the most dislikeable people on planet earth who voted Trump into office. I suspect many of the scripts could be written by HRC or her BFF Huma.

Hollywood has made billions off of the situation comedy depicting the American family, fathers especially, as gross, dysfunctional and incapable of tying their shoes. Of course, these are the same men and women who defeated Nazis, and the Soviet Union. Who in their ignorance turned a continent into the greatest moral, ethical, and industrial power the world has ever seen. They didn’t do it whining about how unfair the world is but set out to make it more righteous.

So, tonight when that cackling laugh is filling the airwaves. I think I will be playing a video game.


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6 Responses to Roseanne

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    I’ve never watched the show, old or new. I consider Roseanne concentrated pop culture trash. Nothing changes that just because she likes Trump.

  2. Timothy Lane says:

    I’ve never watched this show either, not even after it turned out she was ready to defend Trump, sometimes effectively. This is probably just a female All in the Family. But Archie Bunker was popular, and often outsmarted Meathead.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      “Roseanne” (and “Married with Children”) was the clear marker showing when we moved from being a republic to a democracy. It had been the ethic of Americans to be smart, self-sufficient, educated, and with an air of respectability, whether rich or poor. These shows are the antithesis of all that.

      The context of these shows was to make us feel comfortable in our slovenliness and vulgarity. This was not Masterpiece Theatre.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        “Roseanne” (and “Married with Children”) was the clear marker showing when we moved from being a republic to a democracy.

        I was living overseas when these programs were aired. I was appalled at the trashiness both displayed.

        Sadly, both programs were picked up by many channels around the world, thus the lowest in American bad taste was transmitted around the world and seen as representative of the country.

        Trashocracy!

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