Oh. My. God. CBS is making a reality television show about hillbillies. They’re going to transplant a real “rural, lower-middle class family” to a Beverly Hills mansion and watch the hilarity ensue. Isn’t that funny? Or do you all find this as completely offensive as I do? Why is it okay to make fun of this segment of the population? “Imagine the episode where they have to interview maids,” laughed CBS VP Ghen Maynard. Yeah, what a riot! Those idiots probably don’t know anything about maids! They probably eat squirrels and stuff! I could die laughing. It’s so fun to exploit poor people for amusement. Ooh, I’ve got another suggestion for CBS’s fall lineup: “The Real Jeffersons”. They could move a poor black family into a rich white apartment building and film the results. Comedy gold, my friends. Hey, I can’t wait for the episode where they try to buy crack from the doorman! Won’t that be funny? What, you mean it’s not socially acceptable to make cracks about black families? Yet it somehow is when they’re poor Appalachian farmers? Bite me, CBS.
(If you’re confused, that was all meant to be sarcasm. I really am pissed about the show and I’m leaving feedback at cbs.com right now.)