Skip to comments.Fox sitcom ‘Dads’ blasted weeks before its debut
Posted on 08/01/2013 8:35:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
It doesnt 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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In other words, it's probably incredibly funny.
So, they're accusing it of being funny.
Drat, you beat me by less than a minute. :-P
Martin Mull and his furniture, live in your living room.
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.
I hear you. I don’t buy what Hollyweird is selling.
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’.
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.
Martin Mull made some hilarious records. And TV shows. And movies. Genuinely funny guy.
And, if that's not enough, based on the promos I have seen for the show, it isn't funny!
Take THAT, Fox!!
Oh my, It’s awful. Stupid, shallow, imbecilic... I bet the advertisers were falling all over themselves to advertise on it.
couldn’t pay me to watch
That seems likely.
or the dads have come out as gay or something.
The commercials make it look AWFUL and destined for swift cancellation.
looks pretty lame - and the laugh track is overwhelmingly annoying
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.
“From the creators of ‘Ted’ and ‘Family Guy’”
Bleh. I’ll just watch all the episodes of “Phineas and Ferb” again.
There was a time when a show didn't have to be crass, sexist or exploit racial stereotypes to be incredibly funny.
“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
Oh, I see ... the platypus is a metaphor for anything that’s keeping you down.
Probably lots more fun than the pro-queer stuff that’s been dominating lately...
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.
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!”)
It doesnt 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.