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(Fox News)   It's the 50th anniversary of the beloved sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, so naturally Fox prints an opinion piece about which characters would have voted for Mitt Romney   (foxnews.com) divider line 58
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2012-09-27 02:43:34 AM  
And Elly May? We know from the first episode that she's against excessive government regulation: when she sees a revenue agent investigating the family's illegal moonshine apparatus, she knocks him unconscious with a rock. But she's also an environmentalist and her love of "critters" puts her squarely in the camp of organizations like PETA.

If you're curious how stabbing your right eyeball with a fork feels, I can now tell you. It farking hurts. But it's better than reading this sh*t.
 
2012-09-27 02:53:41 AM  
For all that, though, the politics of this show and other sitcoms like it ("The Real McCoys," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Green Acres," "Petticoat Junction") were slippery, complex, and often contradictory. Even after 274 episodes, it remained hard to tell what exactly the Clampett family stood for.

It's like they're not even real people... or Mitt Romney, but I repeat myself.
 
2012-09-27 03:04:00 AM  
When Fox News Reporters Phone It In 2: Electric Boogaloo

I wonder how much a Fox News writer makes.
 
2012-09-27 03:06:47 AM  
For fark's sake.
 
2012-09-27 03:09:14 AM  
Robert Thompson is founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University and a trustee professor.

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2012-09-27 03:52:40 AM  
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Somebody done been into Granny's rheumatizz medicine.
 
2012-09-27 05:43:30 AM  
I actually like these "what if" games. Mostly my "What if"s are about pro-wrestling, like who would win in a match between Hulk Hogan and George Hackenschmidt. Yeah, I know wrestling is scripted, but so is the Beverly Hillbillies. There aint nothing wrong with being creative and asking What Ifs when it comes to fiction.
 
2012-09-27 05:49:01 AM  

LockeOak: For fark's sake.


If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.
 
2012-09-27 05:51:21 AM  

cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.


So vote republican.
 
2012-09-27 05:54:58 AM  

Demetrius: cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.

So vote republican.


WHat does that have to do with anything?
 
2012-09-27 06:30:59 AM  
I don't even want to know..
 
2012-09-27 06:53:20 AM  
American network television created an aesthetic of denial and escape

And Fox News is upholding the tradition every day.
 
2012-09-27 06:53:28 AM  
Once you stray away from the political ideologies of Gilligan's Island, you're on a slippery slope.
 
2012-09-27 06:54:52 AM  
"Hey thar, Mista Fox News ... seein' as how it's the 50th anniversary, how 'bout ya'll boot CBS-Fox Video in their bee-hinds, instead -- and git 'em to releasin' seasons 4 and up of The Beverly Hillbillies onta DVD..?"

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2012-09-27 07:01:22 AM  
"Boss wants a 1000 word article by tomorrow. Hmm...I wonder what's on TV"
 
2012-09-27 07:06:53 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Robert Thompson is founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University and a trustee professor.

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So that's what a Bieber is.
 
2012-09-27 07:16:33 AM  
can't picture Jethro as a voter. he may intend to, and he may show up at the Beverly Hills polling place, but we all know hijinx and tomfoolery would ensue.
 
2012-09-27 07:28:13 AM  

cman: I actually like these "what if" games. Mostly my "What if"s are about pro-wrestling, like who would win in a match between Hulk Hogan and George Hackenschmidt. Yeah, I know wrestling is scripted, but so is the Beverly Hillbillies. There aint nothing wrong with being creative and asking What Ifs when it comes to fiction.


It would be the most boring match in history, since neither Hogan nor Hackenschmidt would job for
anyone short of Jesus Christ, and even then they'd probably arrange a run-in by Satan to make them
look good.
 
2012-09-27 07:43:31 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: cman: I actually like these "what if" games. Mostly my "What if"s are about pro-wrestling, like who would win in a match between Hulk Hogan and George Hackenschmidt. Yeah, I know wrestling is scripted, but so is the Beverly Hillbillies. There aint nothing wrong with being creative and asking What Ifs when it comes to fiction.

It would be the most boring match in history, since neither Hogan nor Hackenschmidt would job for
anyone short of Jesus Christ, and even then they'd probably arrange a run-in by Satan to make them
look good.


Hogan would build a tunnel under the ring so other wrestlers could escape. I dont know who Hackenschmidt is. Is he one of the gestapo agents?
 
2012-09-27 07:47:02 AM  
If you read it all the way through(it burns, I know), makes an interesting point that has nothing to do with the election, but a lot to do with TV in the 60's...

Too bad the article sucks balls.

/and not in a good way
//the way your mom does.
 
2012-09-27 07:57:48 AM  

Clash City Farker: DjangoStonereaver: cman: I actually like these "what if" games. Mostly my "What if"s are about pro-wrestling, like who would win in a match between Hulk Hogan and George Hackenschmidt. Yeah, I know wrestling is scripted, but so is the Beverly Hillbillies. There aint nothing wrong with being creative and asking What Ifs when it comes to fiction.

It would be the most boring match in history, since neither Hogan nor Hackenschmidt would job for
anyone short of Jesus Christ, and even then they'd probably arrange a run-in by Satan to make them
look good.

Hogan would build a tunnel under the ring so other wrestlers could escape. I dont know who Hackenschmidt is. Is he one of the gestapo agents?


He was one of the earliest pro wrestlers, and led an interesting life. Of course, given that he was a pro wrestler,
one must take his biographical details with a heavy slab of salt.
 
2012-09-27 07:59:08 AM  

cman: Demetrius: cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.

So vote republican.

WHat does that have to do with anything?


If my aunt had a c**k she'd be my uncle. It is just mentally jerking off on a supposed "News" channel.
 
2012-09-27 08:00:46 AM  

therecksays: cman: Demetrius: cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.

So vote republican.

WHat does that have to do with anything?

If my aunt had a c**k she'd be my uncle. It is just mentally jerking off on a supposed "News" channel.


The thing is is that the poster I was replying to thought I was saying "both sides are bad" when I didnt even say one side was bad.
 
2012-09-27 08:12:29 AM  
Wouldn't Hillbillies be part of the 47%?

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2012-09-27 08:15:39 AM  
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2012-09-27 08:41:17 AM  

impaler: For all that, though, the politics of this show and other sitcoms like it ("The Real McCoys," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Green Acres," "Petticoat Junction") were slippery, complex, and often contradictory. Even after 274 episodes, it remained hard to tell what exactly the Clampett family stood for.

It's like they're not even real people... or Mitt Romney, but I repeat myself.


Grandpa McCoy was a God botherer and a misogynist, so definitely Republican. But he did employ Pepino, a Messcan.
 
2012-09-27 08:50:45 AM  
Um... all of them, because they were white, inbred hicks with ties to the oil industry?
 
2012-09-27 08:51:07 AM  
Lets pretend the show is set now instead of the 1960s:

Let me see: they where poor, rural, and uneducated whites. That is a very strong strong Republican demographic. Then they are suddenly have a bunch of money that they probably don't want taxed. So their Republicanism is just reinforced. And they probably want unrestricted drilling on their oil find so again they will lean Republican.
 
2012-09-27 08:52:25 AM  
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Who would Cousin Bessie vote for?


/WWJD? for me means "What Would Jethro Do?" and it does help make life more interesting for me as a rule of life choices
 
2012-09-27 08:53:28 AM  
Fine.

Granny - pro gun and afraid of the modern world. Tea party republican
Jed - Not interested in other people's business . Libertarian
Elly May - Loves nature. Green party
Jethro - Wants to be a Hollywood elite. Democrat
Drysdale - I don't need to spell it out. Republican
Jane Hathaway - Elite metropolitan bleeding heart. Democrat
 
2012-09-27 08:59:55 AM  

GameSprocket: Fine.

Granny - pro gun and afraid of the modern world. Tea party republican
Jed - Not interested in other people's business . Libertarian
Elly May - Loves nature. Green party
Jethro - Wants to be a Hollywood elite. Democrat
Drysdale - I don't need to spell it out. Republican
Jane Hathaway - Elite metropolitan bleeding heart. Democrat


But - are double-ought agents Democrats? I think we gots ourselves a RINO
 
2012-09-27 09:21:15 AM  

GameSprocket: Fine.

Granny - pro gun and afraid of the modern world. Tea party republican
Jed - Not interested in other people's business.
Libertarian


FTFM.
/i kid because I love.
 
2012-09-27 09:25:52 AM  

cman: If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it.


If MSNBC does something similar, let me know so I can make sure to be perfectly fair in my derision. I'd hate for Fox News to have to bear an insult without MSNBC being dragged into it for no good reason.
 
2012-09-27 09:28:04 AM  

thurstonxhowell: cman: If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it.

If MSNBC does something similar, let me know so I can make sure to be perfectly fair in my derision. I'd hate for Fox News to have to bear an insult without MSNBC being dragged into it for no good reason.


Curious, dont you find these kinds of discussion interesting? When I was a kid I always wondered what would happen if Batman met Hitler. Its fun to speculate and bring in real life things into fiction.
 
2012-09-27 09:28:31 AM  

thurstonxhowell: cman: If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it.

If MSNBC does something similar, let me know so I can make sure to be perfectly fair in my derision. I'd hate for Fox News to have to bear an insult without MSNBC being dragged into it for no good reason.


If CNN did it, we would just think "Yup. That's about the level of news that CNN produces these days".
 
2012-09-27 09:29:51 AM  

KrispyKritter: can't picture Jethro as a voter. he may intend to, and he may show up at the Beverly Hills polling place, but we all know hijinx and tomfoolery would ensue.


Well, once he figures out whether to be a fry cook or a brain surgeon I'm sure he'll decide on Obama or Romney.

I eagerly await his wise advice on this matter. Otherwise, I ain't votin'
 
2012-09-27 10:11:01 AM  
I thought southern Baptists had pretty much labelled Mormons as non-Christians, so I think Mitt would get the mitten.

Oh, and Max Baer was a member of Mickey Cohen's entourage before he got his television break, so I put Jethro down as a Free Market libertarian.
 
2012-09-27 10:33:18 AM  

cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.


I don't know. Archie grew over the years. He'd certainly vote for McCain, but not because Obama was black, but because Obama wasn't in the military. I think he'd stay home this election cycle, since Romney is, as Archie would call him, a Meathead.
 
2012-09-27 10:34:53 AM  
"It's the 50th anniversary of the beloved sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, so naturally Fox prints an opinion piece about which characters would have voted for Mitt Romney"

Let me guess....is it the stupidest ones?
 
2012-09-27 10:35:05 AM  

cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.


The difference is that All In The Family was an overtly political show that portrayed Archie as a racist conservative buffoon in order to lampoon people who held that view in real life. Portraying Archie as a birther prone to conspiracy theories would have fit perfectly in the show. Beverly Hillbillies was a goofy show about Missouri hillfolk and their cement pond.
 
2012-09-27 10:38:00 AM  

ManateeGag: cman: LockeOak: For fark's sake.

If MSNBC did something similar, say past characters who believe in Birtherism, they would list Archie Bunker and such, and you would see nothing wrong with it. Its just a little fiction fun.

I don't know. Archie grew over the years. He'd certainly vote for McCain, but not because Obama was black, but because Obama wasn't in the military. I think he'd stay home this election cycle, since Romney is, as Archie would call him, a Meathead.


You couldnt be any more wrong. That guy is a small businessman who runs a bar. He would vote for Romney in a heartbeat because Romney represents a pro-business agenda.
 
2012-09-27 10:42:04 AM  

KrispyKritter: can't picture Jethro as a voter. he may intend to, and he may show up at the Beverly Hills polling place, but we all know hijinx and tomfoolery would ensue.


Interesting fact:

The Clampetts never became California residents. The voted absentee.
 
2012-09-27 11:25:39 AM  
VOTE FER GRANNY FER POSSUM QUEEN!
 
2012-09-27 11:39:16 AM  
I'd have voted for Jed. He's better at public speaking than Romney.
 
2012-09-27 11:52:44 AM  
Anybody know of the font they used for the signs on that show? Or an approximation? Those were great and I'd love to make me some hillbilly signs.
 
2012-09-27 12:06:52 PM  

Biff_Steel: Anybody know of the font they used for the signs on that show? Or an approximation? Those were great and I'd love to make me some hillbilly signs.


Hillvetica
 
2012-09-27 12:56:32 PM  
They're ignorant hillbillies; all of them would vote for Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:04 PM  
Lester Flatt - Romney
Earl Scruggs - Obama
 
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