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Ma and Pa America chime in: Wheel of Fortune and CSI

by Kat Parr, posted May 10th 2005 7:30AM
Vanna and PatVisiting my folks in Texas over the Mother's Day weekend, and boy-howdy do they have some things to say about television! Here's the lowdown from "Ma and Pa America" (their choice of moniker, not mine. I wanted to call them "Mr. and Mrs. Fussy Pants.")

Pa on Wheel of Fortune: "I tell you, that Vanna White. She looks like she been rode hard and put up wet. They need to find a new chick for that show. She's been around forever."
Ma: "[rolling eyes] Your father won't let me watch Wheel anymore because he doesn't like Vanna White. But it's my favorite show!"

Pa on the Overstock.com commercial: "Have you seen that one? That commercial for "It's all about the O?" Man I am so sick of that. [imitates sexy lady voice] Ooooh, it's all about the gold! It's all about the outdoors! That thing comes on every five seconds. I can't stand it."
Ma: "Yes, it really is getting very tiresome."

Ma on CSI: "Oh! I hate all those CSI shows! CSI Miami, CSI Las Vegas, CSI New York. There's too many! And they're so procedural, severed heads and cutting people up, and then they're always in the lab fussing over DNA or hair samples. Why cut all those people up when all you need is a hair sample? Chopping people up and looking into microscopes. So gross."

Well put, Ma, well put.

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Toni

Well, you might not like the actual words that "Ma and Pa" used, but they make since to me on the Vanna White subject! As far as too many CSI's and why they do all those procedures? Well, my kids love to watch it. It isn't shown as a gory procedure, it is shown in a real morgue type way. Maybe a few kids will learn a thing or two and even go on to work in these fields instead of being couch potatoes!

November 16 2005 at 1:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
david

For better or worse, clearlynuts...?

May 10 2005 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
clearlynuts

With comments like "I tell you, that Vanna White. She looks like she been rode hard and put up wet. They need to find a new chick for that show. She's been around forever," I might have to reassess my opinion of Texas.

May 10 2005 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Duane

I used to go hang out over my parents house for Wheel/Jeopardy hour. One day the puzzle clue was "megaword" and the puzzle was a single word of 11 letters . Second letter was an 'N'. I say, "Antidisestablishmentarianism." I hear my mom behind me say "A...n....t.... nope, too many letters." Thanks Mom.

May 10 2005 at 10:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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