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Why can't they make any African-American sitcoms now that are good?

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2011 04:19 pm
@JGoldman10,
I have never watched the new ones now running. I have to agree they are bad. Why don't you try writing a pilot and see if there is any interest?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2011 04:21 pm
@edgarblythe,
I would if I was interested in writing for TV.

I don't watch a lot of the stuff they have on black cable/satellite networks. A lot of it is offensive.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2011 06:20 pm
@edgarblythe,
I am certain other African-Americans would agree the shows they go on NOW are offensive and stupid.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 10:01 am
@JGoldman10,
Tripe is cow stomach.

djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 10:03 am
@Bella Dea,
mmmmmmmm, tripe
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 11:12 am
@Bella Dea,
Tripe is a fanciful word for rubbish, schlock, dreck, garbage.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 01:48 pm
@JGoldman10,
Uh, no that would be TRITE.

And really that doesn't mean what you think it means either.

Trite: Overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.

EDIT:
I stand corrected. Tripe does in fact mean something poor, worthless or offensive. (as well as being a dish of cow stomach)

Hm.

Who knew?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 03:25 pm
@Bella Dea,
What are your thoughts on black sitcoms these days?
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 03:43 pm
@JGoldman10,
Not black, but hispanic - George Lopez. I haven't watched much of it, but my older daugher likes it.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 07:06 am
@JGoldman10,
I'm not black. I have no view.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 01:57 pm
@Bella Dea,
Bella Dea wrote:

Tripe is cow stomach.

mmm, cow stomach. . .
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 04:17 pm
I think the general attitute of the actors and actresses who star and act in the current crop of black shows is that they don't care if they are playing stereotypical roles. They are getting paid.

I think that's the same attitude for Hispanic, Asian, and other actors of color in this business.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:39 pm
They have a Black Comedy Showcase that comes on every Friday night on one of the Afrocentric stations. George Wallace was hilarious.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:52 pm
@JGoldman10,
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The new black shows they have out NOW are mostly STEREOTYPICAL TRIPE and it's OFFENSIVE.
Unlike black music right*sarcasm*...which I point out is made by blacks mostly for blacks. Is there any black art that is not tripe and/or offensive? ..... because I cant think of any...most of the black writing for instance is pure tripe, regardless of how often in is celebrated.

Black culture is crap, it is not just the art.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:54 pm
Mark Curry was on there. He wasn't as funny as George Wallace.

I think the show was on Centric. They were showing comedy shows from the '90s.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 09:56 pm
Meet the Browns is funny:

http://www.celluloidfilmreview.com/images/dvd_meet_the_browns.jpg
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 10:02 pm
I like My Wife and Kids.
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MrSandman
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 01:36 am
@JGoldman10,
I have to agree. But not just "Black" sitcoms. Most current sitcoms suck.
I have been watching Modern Family which is laugh out loud funny at times, if you take it for what it is. However, I don't think they have any major roles played by Blacks.

On a broader sense, however, I wonder how much is cultural and how much is corporations spending too much time on polls and being cutting edge rather than focusing on substance and quality. Everything seems to be a "gimmick" these days, as they try to push the envelope. Look at Family Guy. I find it horribly wrong on so many levels and yet can't help but laugh until my sides at times. Perhaps it's because I'd like to think that we, as a nation, are finally getting over the uber-sensitivity we're supposed to feel towards all people, animals, plants, and possible alien life forms that haven't been discovered.

PS - Eating Tripe is pretty darn offensive, if you ask me! Nothing personal to our bovine brethren. =P

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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 05:10 pm
I have seen Half And Half- it features the woman who played Rachel on Family Matters:

http://jaydeanhcr.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/telmahopkinsthen.jpg

that is stupid.

I just watched All of Us, a sitcom Will Smith produced. It plays out like a bad soap opera.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2011 09:19 am
I still enjoy watching Amen and Martin- I came up on both shows.
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