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The Sarah Silverman Program: Bored of the Rings (season premiere)

by Brad Trechak, posted Oct 4th 2007 9:15AM

The Sarah Silverman Program(S02E01) A new season begins, but it's still the same old Sarah. It's almost as though her character on this show and Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force were separated at birth. She's self-absorbed, childish and never seems to learn any lessons from her experiences.

I have found that you either love Sarah Silverman's brand of humor or you hate it. I have friends who find it wearing over time and I can understand that. Eventually, her sweet veneer comes across as fake.

Still, for some reason I think she's adorable and maybe it's the man in me but I couldn't help but stare at her jiggling breasts as she marched down the church aisle in a t-shirt, pajama bottoms and fuzzy slippers. Obviously I'm not the only one, since one of her questions later in the program to a staring cop is "do you have a question for my boobs?"

I do enjoy how the program tries to break stereotypes with the nerdy, gay couple Steve and Brian. Their addiction to the soft drink Tab continues on from last season as it features prominently during their Dungeons and Dragons session. I wonder if Tab is a sponsor.

I think they also could have thought of a better title for the episode. I understand how they chose "Bored of the Rings" (the church bells woke her up. Get it?), but I think something more clever involving abortion should have been used.

While I wasn't crazy about the episode overall (perhaps Sarah's style of humor is starting to wear on me as well...Nah), I did like certain scenes. I enjoyed the "abortion flashback" montage in which both she and her abortion doctor adopted the big hair and dress style of the 80's and the grunge style of the 90's. I also liked her greeting to the vacuum at the clinic: "Hello, old friend."

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B9000

I'm just glad Chris Elliot's "Get A Life" is back on TV, in any form.

October 05 2007 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kurifurisan

Fantastic episode last night and I hope you continue to review The Sarah Silverman Program.

October 05 2007 at 3:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justin

It was a bit of a whimper to season two's start but I know that Sarah isn't one to knock people out with tired sight gags and over the top plot lines.

It was weird how the episode went political a la lead in South Park.

October 04 2007 at 8:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jamie

my favorite part of the ep was Brian's "You're not the DM of me" shirt. =)

October 04 2007 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chris

My favorite line from last night was:
"They're supposed to be Christ-like but instead it's like, Christ!"

October 04 2007 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

I loved the first season. I'm just about to watch the season 2 premiere.

October 04 2007 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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