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TLC Needs a New Acronym

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I’m not sure if anyone could learn anything from watching The Learning Channel except traveling freak shows are passe.  It’s not that we have out grown them, we can all view them on one channel.

Little people?  They got ’em.  Multiples?  They got ’em.  Over religious zealots who insist on procreating even when its past human good sense and physicality to do it?  They’ve got that, too.  And we can watch them from the comfort of our homes, make them rich while having a false sense of superiority for being “normal”. 

Now TLC has a new show that I feel a bit insulted by.  Before when they were just exploiting white families and Hapa children I was indignant and discouraged.  But on December 29 at 9pm TLC will debut One Big Happy Family.  They are black but sans multiples.  The big happy people are the Cole family who are four big overweight African Americans.

I know, to be fair I should withhold judgement until after viewing the full premiere episode.  I wonder what BET execs think of this show since embarassing things that undermine the black community is their domain. 

If you want to watch a black family on TV my suggestion would be ABC’s “Lincoln Heights”.  I know it’s fiction but when the show goes off you won’t feel the need to run to confession.

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Written by rentec

28 December, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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  1. sigh…

    Zen

    29 December, 2009 at 8:46 pm


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