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The 5 Memes of Christmas Day 4: Casual Racism

18 Dec

December 18, 2020

The 5 Memes of Christmas is a series running every Friday this month until the unveiling of the bmj2k.com Annual Fonzie Christmas Meme. Each week we will spotlight a Great Moment in Santa History from Classic TV. This is week 4: Casual racism

I’ve saved the best for next to last. Archie Bunker comes face to face with Black Santa, AKA Henry Jefferson. There’s not much I need to say about this classic, except, whatever happened to Henry Jefferson? Once George Jefferson showed up, Henry left and was never heard from again.

Even on The Jeffersons, no one ever mentioned Henry, he never came for a visit, nada. I have a theory that maybe he really was Santa Claus, came down to Earth for a short while just to annoy Archie and give me some fodder for this blog, then went back to the North Pole to make knock off toys for all the good little kiddies.

And speaking of The Jeffersons, Louise’s best friend Edith never came for a visit, and when Sammy Davis Jr. stopped by, Weezie totally forgot that she met him years before at Archie Bunker’s house. I suspect that The Jeffersons is not a spinoff at all but just a series that coincidentally follows a completely different family named Jefferson that never lived next door to the Bunkers.

Your New American Idol, Some Guy Who Sounds Like Every Other Guy.

27 May

May 27, 2010

American Idol ended tonight, thank God.

Oh, I don’t mean it ended forever, but now that Simon Cowell is leaving, and Don Rickles is too old to replace him as the nice judge,  FOX may as well start looking for a replacement now. (My suggestion? Bring back Herman’s Head.)

And did you see that FOX is giving Craig Kilborn his own show? This will go over big with people who think that Dennis Miller does not make enough obscure references and believe that Donald Trump’s ego is too small. My over-under for “Cragiers” is three weeks, four if FOX can’t lure back Chevy Chase.

But I digress. American Idol picked a new Idol tonight, a guy who really represents America, some guy who sounds like every other guy, sings like every other guy, looks like every other guy, and sells paint. Lee DeWeezie, named after Isabelle Sanford, has a second chin and looks like most of the guys behind the counter in your local pizza place.

If America really wanted an Idol that reflected what the country is all about, they should have picked Crystal Bowersocks, an uneducated single mom with no job and teeth a nice soothing shade of grey. (In all fairness, they should have picked her because her voice blew Weezie off the map. She really is good.) Don’t feel too sorry for her, soon you will be able to pick up a pair of “Crystal’s Bower Socks” at a shoe shop near you.

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