Rob: Insert a Spanish Interjection for Pain Here

by Rachel Stein January 13, 2012 6:00 am
<I>Rob</i>: Insert a Spanish Interjection for Pain Here

I'm just going to jump right in and address the 800-pound sombrero-wearing gorilla in the room: This pilot is racist. I don't care how accurate the premise is to Rob Schneider's real life, many of the jokes rely entirely on ugly stereotypes of Mexican-Americans. Even worse, it's yet another show that forces Hispanic-American actors to take these kinds of roles if they want to be on network TV. I could see how a person may argue that it's more a shock-humor type of deal and that this show explores a group of people who aren't often shown to mainstream American audiences. That argument might carry more weight if Rob didn't basically take the worst parts about the already-bad Jack and Jill (it even features Eugenio Derbez!) and let's-just-say-ridiculous A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and stretch them into a series starring already-annoying Schneider.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, December 5, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski December 5, 2011 2:00 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, December 5, 2011

Some old faces will be returning to Seattle Grace... Sort of.



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