Pop Rocket: Episode 009 Broad City, Fresh Off The Boat & #TheDress

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Wynter, Margaret and Oliver
Oliver Wang
Wynter Mitchell
Margaret Wappler

Hate-watching Downton Abby, Wynter’s favorite new live-stream video app and #TheDress, plus Broad City and Fresh Off the Boat are making us all lol hard. We’re missing Guy this week so will just say it here: Oh hey there, listener!

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - No Sass by Photay
Oliver Wang - The Strangest by MURS
Margaret Wappler - Latino and Proud by DJ Raff

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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"The Simpsons have already done it!"

Great podcast as always!

I would love to listen to what Guy has to say about what Wynter said about TV shows and how they have their own niches. The raunchy "Two and a Half Men" appealed to a rather large audience with it's general male dominating presence, especially by Charlie Sheen (I think).

The outdatedness of shows was also brought up, whether it be the style of the show, or simply the comedic style, but it seemed to be brought up in a negative context. Times change, yes. But something that Gilbert Gottfried mentioned, ironically in the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, about Seth MacFarland's "Family Guy" was about how "the Simpsons have already done it!" I would not classify "Family Guy" as 'new' but I still find it funny even though the Simpsons did do a lot of what Seth came up with. Yes, the delivery is still the same as a rather vulgar cartoon show that pokes fun at current events. But the content of the show changes. TV shows are still a relatively new medium compared to say written publications or orally shared stories.

I am not sure how long the newspaper has been around, but it is still here and is considered to be a primary medium of communication. The newspaper has not really changed that much over the years, so much as it's content has. Maybe the point I am trying to make is that there is nothing wrong about a show like "Two and a Half Men," only if the content changes with the times. I think that the problem for Charlie Sheen and the other man and a half is that the show does not change with the times.

Food for thought.