Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Fun--A Fernwood 2 Night Flashback

Fernwood 2 Night was a staple of my late night television viewing in the 1980s and early 1990s. Created by Norman Lear (the genius behind Sanford and Son; Good Times; All in the Family; the Jeffersons; and many other gems) it was a "fake" talk show that mocked all of the conventions and pretenses of a television genre that itself is predicated on false empathy and sympathy-- very Tarantinoesque and postmodern.

Some other great clips.

A lesson on gynecology:

Can you distinguish a fake infomercial from a "real" one:

I am all for corporal punishment in our schools, and here is an expert on the topic:

Smiles and cheers!

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