Monday, March 22, 2010

Crossing the border isn't a joke Robot Chicken



In a way, I hate doing this, but if I don't say or do anything then I'm no better than the people who wrote that skit. I have LOVED Robot Chicken for years because it's a smart show that makes fun of everything in an intelligent and vulgar manner. Sometimes it's potty humor and other times its references to things, but when I saw this skit today, they crossed the line. You have to watch the above clip to know what the hell I'm talking about. I won't bother describing what's wrong with it because IT"S OBVIOUS. I laughed when RC made a parody called the 6 million peso man, because I knew it was making fun of the old 6 million dollar man tv show and playing on some stereotypes. We all can't be up tight about every joke because we have to be able to laugh at ourselves.

Part of me feels betrayed that one of my favorite shows would take such a cheap shot. I don't think I need to point out that people dying to cross the border isn't something that can be made fun of or joked about. They even got Hulk Hogan to be part of it too. The bar just keeps getting lower and lower. Thus I ask you, that if you read this blog post and think that skit if fucking bullshit, write to adult swim like I did and let them know. A few hundred people writing in about that should get them to notice why that skit is politically incorrect. I can take a joke better than anyone and I'm the first to laugh at myself, but death isn't a joke. Not when people risk their lives trying to have a better life. That's not a joke RB.    

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Apparently they wont let me watch it because Im in Mexico, kind of ironic. But its prob a good thing by reading your post I can tell it would prob just upset me.

SilentOrchestra said...

I love Robot Chicken myself, and when I saw your post title I thought: "How bad could it be?" Then I watched the video and I whole heartedly agree; they went too far.

BUDDHA said...

My internet filter at work will not allow me to watch so I will reserve my opinion until after I watch the clip, BUT one thing I thought was interesting is your own comment:
"I have LOVED Robot Chicken for years because it's a smart show that makes fun of everything in an intelligent and vulgar manner."

If you know the show you love is vulgar, then you should not be so easily offended.