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FOX orders Playing Chicken

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 17th 2007 12:02PM

chickenHere's an original idea: create a sitcom based around two brothers with different political beliefs. Make one of these men liberal and the other one conservative. Also, make sure the liberal is the intellectual one and the conservative is an obnoxious blowhard. Now, to try and distract from the complete lack of originality inherent in this sitcom, put the conservative guy in a wheelchair. See? He's not just some cookie-cutter stereotype, he's a crippled cookie-cutter stereotype.

Anyway, that's the gist of a new pilot called Playing Chicken that was recently ordered by FOX. Perhaps the show will actually make fun of these stereotypes rather than perpetuating the nonsense that all conservatives are obnoxious and all liberals are erudite snobs, so I won't judge too harshly until I actually see it. Actually, who am I kidding? I'm going to judge it quite harshly.

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*kicks corbett*

Anyway, it might be worth knowing that this is only their 2nd produced exploit together, after an awful, awful movie! This is going to be great!

January 18 2007 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A crippled (can we still use that word?) conservative blowhard... sounds exactly like Charles Krauthammer at the washington post (and sometime commenter on the McLaughlin Group).

January 17 2007 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can it ever be said too many times?

They cancelled Arrested Development for this?

January 17 2007 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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