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(Deadline)   SNL parodies The Walking Dead and addresses the minority issue   (deadline.com) divider line 8
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2013-03-03 05:53:38 PM  
2 votes:
This seems apropo:
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2013-03-03 07:32:05 PM  
1 votes:
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THEM???!!
2013-03-03 04:59:05 PM  
1 votes:
meh....

That being said, I am not a zombie, but I would definitely eat Maggie given the chance....
2013-03-03 04:41:32 PM  
1 votes:
IS IT A G-SHIRT??!!

"Naw, mannnn..."
2013-03-03 04:37:28 PM  
1 votes:

hubiestubert: The Walking Dead does have some problems with black characters. Yes, they let an Asian male get the girl, which is a victory of sorts in this country, but even still, it just can't seem to have characters of any depth who happen to be darker than cafe au lait. There Can Be Only One IS a good term for how their writers are handling African American characters. And shuffling them off to be tangential characters at best. Are the writers racist? Probably not in the "we're going to burn folks' churches down and run them out of the country!" sense, but for a show set in the South, it is sort of odd that dark faces show up so rarely. I rack it up to simple incompetence and trying very hard to not to fall into racial stereotypes and thus removing themselves from the subject by simply not having African American character be all that integral to the plot is sort of a dodge around the whole issue. It's not what drove me from the show--the weak and grindingly slow plotting did that one--but it's only getting more and more apparent that the writers have been trying to avoid a lot of issues by just ignoring them, and it looks awful odd, given the size of their following.


I always thought that zombies are some sort of symbol for something that won't ever die ... like racism.

/Did I just blow yer mind, or what?
2013-03-03 04:36:52 PM  
1 votes:

Mentalpatient87: hubiestubert: -but it's only getting more and more apparent that the writers have been trying to avoid a lot of issues by just ignoring them

Why does my zombie TV drama have to address issues?


The same reason Singer's X-men and Superman films were insufferably whiny and emo.

/also black leather
2013-03-03 04:26:36 PM  
1 votes:

LadyHawke: I'm really glad they touched upon how that kid can just shoot people and not seem to suffer any ill mental effects.  That's always annoyed me!  That and his whining, and his parents giving in to his whining, which always inevitably led to trouble.

/really want that kid to get bit...


I think it's pretty clear that Carl has suffered mentally.  It's one of his defining characteristics.
2013-03-03 12:46:52 PM  
1 votes:
That isn't where I would have gone with a "Walking Dead" racism skit. I would have goofed on the apparent 'there can be only one' rule about black cast members. Introduce one black guy only to kill him as soon as a second one appears and then kill that guy when a third appears and so on.

Except SNL itself never seems to have more than 2 black cast members at any one time either.


At least it didn't go on for seven more minutes grinding out that same unfunny joke.
 
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