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Fox sitcom ‘Dads’ blasted weeks before its debut
Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2013 9:19 PM EDT | Frazier Moore

Posted on 08/01/2013 8:35:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai

It doesn’t debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom “Dads” is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes.

Facing reporters Thursday, its stars and producers defended the show as focusing on human frailties for the sake of laughs and enlightenment. They vowed to refine it, as needed, as the season unfolds, and asked its audience not to rush to judgment. …

“Dads” centers on two friends, played by Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, whose politically incorrect fathers re-enter their lives and disrupt them. The raucous, loose-lipped dads are played by Martin Mull and Peter Riegert. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: dads; foxnetwork; giovanniribisi; hollyweird; liberalagenda; martinmull; peterriegert; sethgreen; sethmacfarlane; waronfatherhood

1 posted on 08/01/2013 8:35:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes.

In other words, it's probably incredibly funny.

2 posted on 08/01/2013 8:38:03 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Olog-hai
"Fox sitcom “Dads” is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes."

So, they're accusing it of being funny.

3 posted on 08/01/2013 8:38:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: JennysCool

Drat, you beat me by less than a minute. :-P


4 posted on 08/01/2013 8:39:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

Martin Mull and his furniture, live in your living room.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 8:39:55 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hillary’s running.

So men have to be trashed.

Prepare for the return of big ugly shoes for women, too.

And giant cheap plastic bead necklaces.

And Neck Shawls For Every Occasion.

And Angry Chopped Blond Haircuts for Females.

And big-cuffed shirts for black polyester pantsuits.

It’s called Normalizing the Monster.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 8:45:24 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

I hear you. I don’t buy what Hollyweird is selling.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 8:51:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: FrdmLvr

Ironically, I was just listening to Martin’s first album. I bought it when it came out, circa 1972, and it has always been a favorite record of mine. Every song is an ear worm. Last week it was ‘Partly Marion’, and this week it’s ‘Eggs’.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 8:54:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
>> “Dads” centers on two friends, played by Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, whose politically incorrect fathers re-enter their lives and disrupt them. The raucous, loose-lipped dads are played by Martin Mull and Peter Riegert. <<

Given the current trends in the entertainment industry, I assumed "Dads" would be about two "hip and cool" homos raising some kids in L.A. and trying to pass themselves off as straight to a "homophobic" world.

9 posted on 08/01/2013 9:01:20 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: Lancey Howard

Martin Mull made some hilarious records. And TV shows. And movies. Genuinely funny guy.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 9:12:28 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Olog-hai
It doesn’t debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom “Dads” is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes.

And, if that's not enough, based on the promos I have seen for the show, it isn't funny!

Take THAT, Fox!!

11 posted on 08/01/2013 9:53:52 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dads+fox+promo&oq=dads+fox+promo&gs_l=youtube.3..0.1092.7114.0.7830.14.11.0.3.3.0.194.1416.0j11.11.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.iOadM9B_L3s

Oh my, It’s awful. Stupid, shallow, imbecilic... I bet the advertisers were falling all over themselves to advertise on it.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 10:05:41 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Olog-hai

Seth Green

couldn’t pay me to watch


13 posted on 08/01/2013 10:09:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BillyBoy

That seems likely.

or the dads have come out as gay or something.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 10:10:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg

The commercials make it look AWFUL and destined for swift cancellation.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 10:32:48 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Olog-hai

looks pretty lame - and the laugh track is overwhelmingly annoying


16 posted on 08/01/2013 11:56:22 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Impy; GeronL; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg
It looks lame, but considering that around 90% of the TV sitcoms on today are low-brow, trashy, toilet humor stuff, I'd say it's no lamer than usual:


17 posted on 08/02/2013 12:34:29 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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Personally, I’m rather surprised Giovanni Ribisi would participate. His forte is usually dramatic film roles. Although as a kid, he did do the “New Leave It To Beaver.” Not quite the same type of sitcom, of course.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 12:38:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BillyBoy

“From the creators of ‘Ted’ and ‘Family Guy’”

Bleh. I’ll just watch all the episodes of “Phineas and Ferb” again.


19 posted on 08/02/2013 4:27:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: JennysCool
In other words, it's probably incredibly funny.

There was a time when a show didn't have to be crass, sexist or exploit racial stereotypes to be incredibly funny.

20 posted on 08/02/2013 4:33:30 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Tax-chick

“Ahhh...once again your timing is impeccable. And by by impeccable of course I mean COMPLETELY PECCABLE!!”

Funniest show I’ve seen in a long time


21 posted on 08/02/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Oh, I see ... the platypus is a metaphor for anything that’s keeping you down.


22 posted on 08/02/2013 5:40:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Olog-hai
Seth MacFarlane is producing it, which means everyone will be insulted by it eventually.
23 posted on 08/02/2013 5:43:58 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Olog-hai

Probably lots more fun than the pro-queer stuff that’s been dominating lately...


24 posted on 08/02/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Lancey Howard

In 1972 our local DJ was playing Martin Mull’s “The Theme From Belligerence” by “The Dueling Tubas”.

But nothing was like his “Fernwood 2-Nite” with Barth Gimble & Jerry Hubbard, backed by Happy Kine & the Mirth Makers, with local guest crooner Tony Rolletti.


25 posted on 08/02/2013 9:24:34 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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I remember those days of ‘Fernwood’, ‘Mary Hartman Mary Hartman’, and then ‘Soap’. The first Mull song I remember actually getting airplay was, ‘Dancing In The Nude’. It took awhile but I remember thinking it was about time. I had been playing Mull’s first album for my friends since it came out in 1972. (I had read a positive review in Penn State’s Daily Collegian which compared the music to high quality department store music. I figured, “Well, I have to go get that!”)


26 posted on 08/02/2013 9:48:20 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Thanks Olog-hai.
It doesn’t debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom "Dads" is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes... "Dads" centers on two friends, played by Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, whose politically incorrect fathers re-enter their lives and disrupt them. The raucous, loose-lipped dads are played by Martin Mull and Peter Riegert.
Mull is drolly amusing, I loved his occasional appearances as the shady pharmacist on "Two and a Half Men". This isn't produced by the hit factory at the WB, surprisingly.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 9:21:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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