When You Wish Upon A (T.V.) Star,
Other than wishing on a star, how else could anyone explain the continuing careers of Will Ferrell, Kirstie Alley, and the greenlighting of such horrid crap (even by what are humorously called “t.v. standards”) as “Super Fun Night“, and except for the always brilliant Martin Mull, “Dads“? It took some deep thinking, but the only way I could imagine making those two shows worse would be adding Patricia Heaton or Teri Hatcher to either cast.
T.V. was called a “Vast Wasteland” in 1961 by Newton Minnow, the former head of the FCC, but the depth of that statement has gone under valued, much in the way my mother’s statement that “…anyone can grow up to be president” later came back to haunt me when “W” took the White House and used it as his own personal toilet to crap on the constitution of the United States.
Now, 50+ years on this curse on us is still circling the drain… and by the way, in the first paragraph I included Mr. Ferrell, the unfunniest funny guy ever in this rant because it was television that got him noticed and now sustains him in endless T.V. commercials that link up to the soon to be released and sooner to be forgotten “Anchorman II” floater.
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