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Tim (Allen) stuns H’wood with Bam slams
New York Post ^ | 10/12/12 | Sean Daly

Posted on 10/15/2012 9:10:57 AM PDT by Baynative

Comedian Tim Allen has an idea for a home improvement at the White House: Get a new tenant!

A rare Republican in Democrat-loving Hollywood — let alone in prime time — Allen delivers a comic smackdown in the season premiere of his ABC sitcom, “Last Man Standing.”

It’s the first sign the GOP may be making inroads in what has been nearly solid support for the president on the left coast.

In the episode, airing four days before the election, Allen’s uber-conservative character, Mike Baxter, tries to persuade his impressionable 18-year-old daughter to vote for Mitt Romney.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; allen; hollywood; obama; timallen; whitehouse
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"The Democrats will tax [your] inheritance and probably use that money to throw gay weddings for illegal aliens," Allen’s character tells the Kardashian-loving teen, who thinks Bill Clinton’s mother is secretary of state.

What a classic line!

1 posted on 10/15/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Tim Allen is the voice for the fantastic Pure Michigan commercials.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 9:16:20 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Baynative
Libs could never figure out why they Americans liked seeing this guy

smack down this guy


3 posted on 10/15/2012 9:16:29 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Baynative
Allen said there are plenty of jokes aimed at Romney — because the network thought it was necessary to give the show some balance.

Balance? Like, oh, every other show on television, which is 100% liberal with no balanced anti-liberal jokes? You can see how networks operate. Have a conservative show? Well, make sure its "balanced."

4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:18:13 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: freedomlover

Carrol O’Conner was a SERIOUS Lib!


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:18:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: freedomlover

Man, I loved that show. It’s still funny.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:18:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Baynative

Love his show! He had a line or two ripping on Obama last season. I loved the tree episode where the family stands up to some bureacrat. The most recent news is that the actess who plays the eldest daughter was replaced. I wonder if there was any conflict of a political nature??


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:20:14 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: cdga5for4

Michigan has produced a couple of the Hollywood conservatives. Tom Selleck is another right off the top of my head.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 9:20:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: US Navy Vet
Carrol O’Conner was a SERIOUS Lib!

As was Norman Lear, the producer of AITF. But what the producer and the actors ALL failed to get was that even though their intent was to portray Archie as the bigoted ignorant right-winger, even their characature of a conservative was smarter than most libs.

9 posted on 10/15/2012 9:21:56 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: US Navy Vet

O’Connor is downright communist.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

He died in 2001 but, like his contemporary John F. Kennedy, he came from a wealthy liberal Irish Catholic family from the Northeast.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 9:25:16 AM PDT by Borges
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To: cripplecreek

The first conservative Michigander off the top of my head is Ted Nugent.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 9:26:04 AM PDT by DManA
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To: US Navy Vet; freedomlover

Sure was. Gag me...

And FreedomLover, the show was really an attempt to stereotype people on the right. Tossed in with the skewed version of decent values was evidences of racism and other unjustified negatives that were focused to cast Conservatives as very bad people, even if they did get some things sort-of right.

Meathead didn’t fair much better, but we should point out that Carol O’Conner’s character didn’t really represent us. It represented the Left’s view of us, what they wanted the audience to take away concerning Conservatives.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:28:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: VRWCmember

One of my favorite characters on All in the Family was Lionel. There was an episode where they were playing this board game. Throughout the game Lionel exposes Mike’s faux liberal compassion for the condensending tripe that it was.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: Borges
He died in 2001 but, (snip)

Yeah, but he still votes communist!

15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:29:36 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: VRWCmember
As was Norman Lear, the producer of AITF. But what the producer and the actors ALL failed to get was that even though their intent was to portray Archie as the bigoted ignorant right-winger, even their characature of a conservative was smarter than most libs.

I still remember an episode of the tonight show in which Rob 'Meathead' Reiner was a guest. The guest before him was actor Walter Matthau, who had already moved down a seat to make room for Reiner. Reiner was blathering about how AITF was so popular because it showed differing points of view, etc. Mathhau chimed in and said in his totally deadpan manner: "that's not why your show is so popular. Your show is popular because everyone agrees with Archie Bunker."

Meathead really lost it at that point, and was flailing about and shrieking "that is not true! That is absolutely not true!!!"

16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: DManA

He lived between Hanover and Concord Michigan when I was growing up. My Cousin was dating Sandra Nugent when she died.

They were just local people and nobody local bothered them. Toby and Sasha went to the same school as everybody else.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Baynative

I went to college with him in the 70s. Great guy.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 9:34:48 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: VRWCmember

Don’t forget Lou Grant(Ed Asner).


19 posted on 10/15/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: freedomlover

In the end. Archie was right about Meathead all along.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: cdga5for4
Tim Allen is the voice for the fantastic Pure Michigan commercials.

Really? I thought it was Jeff Daniels.

This could get interesting as Allen's co-star Nancy Travis is a big lib (though pretty smokin' hot for 51)

Expect the Left to drag up Allen's 40 year old drug conviction over this.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Baynative
Tim Allen is an ex-cocaine dealer. He understands the principals of the free market. I do love me some classic Tim Allen stand-up comedy - the stuff from the 80’s - it was fantastic and used as the basis for his ‘Home Improvement’ hit series.
22 posted on 10/15/2012 9:44:05 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: massgopguy

Because he was a refection of himself.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 9:47:07 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Baynative

As controversial as “Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner” was in the 1960’s. A conservative portrayed on TV, and in a non-negative light? Shocking!


24 posted on 10/15/2012 9:48:42 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: US_MilitaryRules

AHHH! reflection!


25 posted on 10/15/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: liberalh8ter

Tim Allen used a lot of real life stuff on Home Improvement. I remember an episode where he and his wife were on some kind of road trip and stopped at the Ivory Bistro Outside Coldwater Mi. (near Allen Michigan really but close enough for the show)


26 posted on 10/15/2012 9:50:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: VRWCmember

Lear actually stole that idea from Brit TV, which had a sitcom with a bigoted guy called Alfie.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by expat2
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To: DManA

Lets not forget Alice Cooper and Kid Rock.


28 posted on 10/15/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: expat2

It wasn’t ‘stolen’. Lear purchased the rights and the British show was mentioned in the credits of every AITF episode. Incidentally, Warren Mitchell, the actor who played the bigoted character from the Brit show is still alive. Pushing 90.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 9:53:57 AM PDT by Borges
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To: freedomlover
"Meathead - dead from the neck up."

One of the best sit-com lines ever.

30 posted on 10/15/2012 9:54:34 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: freedomlover
"Meathead - dead from the neck up."

One of the best sit-com lines ever.

31 posted on 10/15/2012 9:54:59 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Borges

The irony is that Archy was supposed to be this WASO character, but as O’Connor played him, he has flat out Irish. Further irony: Irish Catholics are probably more racist than most Georgians, because they were working class and had to compete with blacks for all kinds of work. Given it to thr Irish, though: they hated all other ethnic groups as well. In their bigotry, they were egalitarian. Let an Italian priest come into their parish, and the women wouldn’t go to confession when he was in the box.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 9:56:03 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: VRWCmember
their intent was to portray Archie as the bigoted ignorant right-winger

It's like the movie "Wall Street," which was supposed to paint Gordon Gekko as a greedy villain. Instead, he became a role model for stock brokers and day traders in the 90's.

33 posted on 10/15/2012 9:56:37 AM PDT by giotto
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To: liberalh8ter

His stuff from the 80s is among the best comedy written. I still think of parts of his routines and laugh out loud, just thinking about them.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 9:56:38 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: RobbyS; wideawake; Zionist Conspirator

In a way, Archie Bunker does not really represent the current Conservative stereotypes being pushed by the media: he wasn’t a ‘wealthy corporate fat cat 1%-er’ nor was he a ‘Redneck Fundie’. He was a blue collar union worker - a demographic that today is more often associated with Liberals.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 10:00:12 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

And you know, Everything he said was right on the mark. The prophets strip off the vail of the temptress and left the bridegroom see her face in the light. But if he is blind he will not see what is below the paint.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 10:01:47 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Baynative

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/10/14/censors-strip-communist-line-obama

Looks like the censors had a field day.


37 posted on 10/15/2012 10:12:37 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: karatemom
One of my favorite characters on All in the Family was Lionel. There was an episode where they were playing this board game. Throughout the game Lionel exposes Mike’s faux liberal compassion for the condensending tripe that it was.

The Games Bunkers Play on Youtube

38 posted on 10/15/2012 10:16:59 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: RobbyS

My GF (RIP) used to say, “I’m not a bigot. I’m a misanthrope.”


39 posted on 10/15/2012 10:21:49 AM PDT by gasport
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To: expat2
"Lear actually stole that idea from Brit TV, which had a sitcom with a bigoted guy called Alfie."

Norman Lear got rich ripping off the Brits. Sanford and Son was taken from Brit sitcom "Steptoe and Son".

40 posted on 10/15/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: karatemom

Never saw that episode but we thought Lionel was a hunk back then.


41 posted on 10/15/2012 10:31:17 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 & NY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: RobbyS
Further irony: Irish Catholics are probably more racist than most Georgians, because they were working class and had to compete with blacks for all kinds of work.

Racist, or having first-hand info about the behavior of the underclass?

42 posted on 10/15/2012 10:31:39 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Baynative

Not Lear but ‘Three’s Company’ was as well.


43 posted on 10/15/2012 10:31:55 AM PDT by Borges
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To: PapaBear3625

The WASPs saw the Irish as the underclass. In the South, the house servants were black. In the North, Irish.


44 posted on 10/15/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: BulletBobCo

On Last Man Standing’s Season 2 premiere, set to air November 2 – four days before the election – Allen’s character, a Romney supporter lobbies his daughter, Mandy, to vote for the Republican candidate. On the other side, Mandy’s older sister makes a push for Obama. “It’ll be something regular people care about, so our characters should care about it,” says exec producer Tim Doyle....

Doyle and Allen did have to fight the network and studio on some content. Specifically, Allen says the standards department took issue with his character calling Obama a communist. Allen fought to keep that in – noting he finds it funny when conservatives paint the president with that label – but it appears he lost that battle as none of the references made the final cut.



45 posted on 10/15/2012 10:37:40 AM PDT by Bratch
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The WASPs saw the Irish as the underclass. In the South, the house servants were black. In the North, Irish.

That was then. I'm talking about now. The Irish immigrants who came over in the 1800's and early 1900's may have been largely uneducated peasants, but within one or two generations they dragged themselves into the middle class.

46 posted on 10/15/2012 10:42:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: KarlInOhio

Thanks! I just watched it now and laughed all over again!!!


47 posted on 10/15/2012 10:49:09 AM PDT by karatemom
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To: PapaBear3625

Well, the blacks managed to do much the same by the 1950s, against even greater odds. The paradox is that the Civil Rights movement stopped that momentum by making the younger generation think that their fathers and grandfathers were saps for working their buns off to get ahead. Instead, they turned to the government to give them full economic equality with the whites NOW! As Charles Murry pointed out, the New Society destroyed the incentives that had raised so many blacks into the middle-class. Even Amos and Andy showed how far along they had come by 1954.


48 posted on 10/15/2012 10:51:10 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Borges

If there was a real Archie Bunker, he probably would have voted Democrat. The modern democrat party has been taken over by meat heads.


49 posted on 10/15/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Baynative

Tim was always smarter than the average hollyweirdo.


50 posted on 10/15/2012 10:57:12 AM PDT by bgill
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