For a strictly limited time period, we’re permitted take a break from official reality to ponder unpalatable truths. (…)
* Inside a pretty woman there is often a slut, who can be awakened by a man with good “game.” (…)
* Low-class white women are often obese and coarse. (…)
And so on. Now, these aren’t the kinds of truths you’d want as up-front advertisements for a stable, harmonious society. They are truths none the less, and need an occasional airing. There’s some guilty relief in seeing them paraded brazenly across a TV screen—relief that expresses itself in laughter. (…)
(There are, for example, so far as I can recall, no racial minorities in the world of Two and a Half Men. Like Cheers and Friends, it’s a white-folks show.)
Oh dear: having apparently been the only conservative in America to enjoy Married With Children (…) I may now be the only one with a good word to say for Two and a Half Men.