…Television, the drug of the nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation…
T.V. is the reason why less than ten percent
of our nation reads books daily
why most people think Central America means Kansas
socialism means unamerican
and apartheid is a new headache remedy… -The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Last week I got out of class early but was exhausted after being on campus for over 12 hours. When I got home, I did what most people do when they don’t want to think, I watched television.
I really have a hard time identifying with the Cuban part and it seems a little forced. Like they wanted to be inclusive of many Latinos so they threw in some Cubans with the Mexicans…it just doesn’t work. And now there is a new show on right afterwards called Freddie about a Puerto Rican family.
The most (perhaps the only) hilarious thing about this show is that this Puerto Rican family’s last name is “Moreno”. Moreno means “dark skinned” in Spanish and let me tell you not one member of this “Puerto Rican” family is dark. I will give this though, the grandmother is played by Jenny Gago who although Peruvian can do a hell-of-a Puerto Rican accent and pretty damn good Mexican one (she was in Mi Familia). In fact I think the only person on the show who is at all Puerto Rican is Freddie Prinze Jr. Freddie’s sister is played by an Argentinean-American, and his niece by a 1/2 Honduran-American young girl, again though remember they are all Puerto Rican. A Puerto Rican family and yet after two episodes I’ve yet to see a moreno Puerto Rican forget even an afro-Puerto-Rican.
I guess it doesn’t matter that they are all light skinned. It was still realistically Puerto Rican because you know they talked about flan and how to catch a husband with flan…and you know those Puerto Ricans and their flan (sarcasm).
It really is too bad this show sucks. They should let all the “morenos” working behind the camera for hourly rates write the script…then maybe it would be a bit entertaining.
*Update* I forgot to mention that George Lopez’s show last week had Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as a guest…yeah, I was foaming at the mouth with excitement*