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(The Hollywood Reporter)   NBC cancels "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" for failing to win audience over two seasons. Fortunately, you will always have it on Lifetime TV, on your DVR, and in your heart   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 29
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2013-07-12 02:53:11 PM
OK for an occasional chuckle.  But the "Candid Camera" format's been done to death.  And they kept reusing the same bits.
 
2013-07-12 03:20:45 PM
[NewsFlash] Betty White Returns Back To Her Rocker
 
2013-07-12 03:28:33 PM
Betty White seems like a perfectly nice lady, but my God her meme/fad was played out.
 
2013-07-12 03:29:23 PM
Some funny moments, but far too much of it was just old people making young people uncomfortable by talking explicitly about sex.
 
2013-07-12 03:33:56 PM

InmanRoshi: Betty White seems like a perfectly nice lady, but my God her meme/fad was played out.


czetie: Some funny moments, but far too much of it was just old people making young people uncomfortable by talking explicitly about sex.


The whole thing is disappointing in that regard.  She's a very talented and accomplished actress.  And while it's true that she has history of "working blue" surely there must be some better way to engage her skills than simply making the old lady say dirty things.
 
2013-07-12 03:34:45 PM

InmanRoshi: Betty White seems like a perfectly nice lady, but my God her meme/fad was played out.


Yes, I agree with the above statement.
 
2013-07-12 03:37:45 PM

Diogenes: InmanRoshi: Betty White seems like a perfectly nice lady, but my God her meme/fad was played out.

czetie: Some funny moments, but far too much of it was just old people making young people uncomfortable by talking explicitly about sex.

The whole thing is disappointing in that regard.  She's a very talented and accomplished actress.  And while it's true that she has history of "working blue" surely there must be some better way to engage her skills than simply making the old lady say dirty things.


She rarely was part of the "pranks" just some skits during the show.
 
2013-07-12 03:41:54 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Diogenes: InmanRoshi: Betty White seems like a perfectly nice lady, but my God her meme/fad was played out.

czetie: Some funny moments, but far too much of it was just old people making young people uncomfortable by talking explicitly about sex.

The whole thing is disappointing in that regard.  She's a very talented and accomplished actress.  And while it's true that she has history of "working blue" surely there must be some better way to engage her skills than simply making the old lady say dirty things.

She rarely was part of the "pranks" just some skits during the show.


Granted.  But even in that role they used her age for contrast.  Either though sexual innuendo or as the 'enforcer'.  And for this show, and her appearance on SNL, I guess it's pretty much what you have to do.  We're not talking about high art with those.  But even The Simpsons managed to engage her on things other than her age.

I just like the old broad and will be sad to see her go when she does.
 
2013-07-12 03:45:49 PM
The password is:  cancellation
 
2013-07-12 03:48:57 PM
I heard they refused to sign her to a long term contract
 
2013-07-12 03:52:35 PM
Nobody wants to see old people on TV!
 
2013-07-12 03:55:08 PM
Thank goodness.  My wife's parents are always RAVING about this awful farking show.  Now I don't have to worry about being forced to watch it, like they made us watch that hour long Jeff Dunham standup.  They watch the worst farking shows.  They're always talking about how something is like "That episode of Big Bang Theory."  Also, that awful CSI show with the goth chick.  fark.  THAT.  NOISE.
 
2013-07-12 04:07:41 PM
I'm wondering how long CW is going to let Whose Line run before it's replaced with reruns of Honey Boo Boo.
 
2013-07-12 04:09:22 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Thank goodness.  My wife's parents are always RAVING about this awful farking show.  Now I don't have to worry about being forced to watch it, like they made us watch that hour long Jeff Dunham standup.  They watch the worst farking shows.  They're always talking about how something is like "That episode of Big Bang Theory."  Also, that awful CSI show with the goth chick.  fark.  THAT.  NOISE.


King Sh*t of F*ck Island?
 
2013-07-12 04:10:53 PM
My wife and I watch a a lot of television, and neither of us have heard of this. Marketing fail.
 
2013-07-12 04:13:37 PM
I heard she farked Abe Vigoda to death.
 
2013-07-12 04:16:46 PM
Is Betty White the only person still alive from Match Game?
 
2013-07-12 04:26:46 PM
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2013-07-12 04:35:14 PM
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2013-07-12 04:35:22 PM

czetie: Some funny moments, but far too much of it was just old people making young people uncomfortable by talking explicitly about sex.


This. It was pretty much the same joke of "Old people doing things that we don't expect them to do, and it makes the young people uncomfortable!'

In some weird way, it also feel like a throwback to the pre-cable days, when broadcast networks had little competition and didn't have to try hard when making shows. When stuff like America's Funniest Home Videos was dominant.
 
2013-07-12 04:39:44 PM

busy chillin': King Sh*t of F*ck Island?


I laughed the first time, I will laugh the next 30 times. I love this expression utterly.
 
2013-07-12 05:29:04 PM
I would watch a show called Betty White Offs the Rockers where she would assassinate musicians who's "best before" date has long since come and gone.

Episode #1 Axl Rose
 
2013-07-12 05:35:00 PM

Fireproof: czetie: Some funny moments, but far too much of it was just old people making young people uncomfortable by talking explicitly about sex.

This. It was pretty much the same joke of "Old people doing things that we don't expect them to do, and it makes the young people uncomfortable!'

In some weird way, it also feel like a throwback to the pre-cable days, when broadcast networks had little competition and didn't have to try hard when making shows. When stuff like America's Funniest Home Videos was dominant.


Remember Totally Hidden Video? I think that that was one of the Fox network's earliest prime-time shows, when the network was just getting started. Only a few things from them remain in our culture, such as 21 Jump Street giving us Johnny Depp and all the stuff he's done since, or The Tracy Ullman Show giving us The Simpsons.

It was also for the most part nothing more than warmed-over Candid Camera, but it did have a couple of stunts that were absolutely genius, and one in particular that I put ahead of even the best of Candid Camera: the surprise birthday party prank. Absolutely flawless in concept and execution.
 
2013-07-12 06:08:20 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: She rarely was part of the "pranks" just some skits during the show.


That's because she's too well known.
 
2013-07-12 06:09:28 PM
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WIZARD OF ASS!
 
2013-07-12 09:37:15 PM
I'm reasonably sure this is the first I've heard of this show.
 
2013-07-12 10:42:05 PM
I only know this show through the Cartoon Network "MAD" parody of it, which says something about it.
 
2013-07-12 11:21:29 PM
the never did any decent long pranks like candid camera. just those short hit them and go ones.  Also like everyone else said too many that were just seniors making sex jokes.
 
2013-07-13 11:56:45 PM
I can picture the next Betty White headline. Any day now.

God cancels Betty White's life.
 
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