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Do you think there are those in TV Land who do not get that Stephen Colbert is mocking Republicans and conservatives?

Asked by KalWest (1389points) March 26th, 2009

I ask because I once read an interview with Carroll O’Connor who played Archie Bunker on all in the Family – and he said that some people didn’t realise the show was meant to poke fun at people’s prejudices

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Horus515's avatar

Oh definitely! In fact I was sitting next to someone who completely didn’t get it and thought Colbert really believed the things he said on the show. I would have humiliated her normally, but it’s the sister of the girl I’m currently dating, who isn’t exactly a genius either.

KalWest's avatar


haha!!! (make sure ur gf doesn’t see that lol)

marinelife's avatar

I suspect so. After all, some people think Ann Coulter is admirable.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Sure, just like there were people who didn’t realize in the 1970s that “Archie Bunker” was satire as well.

basp's avatar

That is what I find so funny about him…. That some people don’t have a clue a out his humor.

kevbo's avatar

My girlfriend sort of does. It’s funny.

essieness's avatar

Haha, of course, and that’s what makes it genius.

TaoSan's avatar


Haven’t even noticed you recently hit 10k


kevbo's avatar

Thanks, my man!

essieness's avatar

@kevbo I believe a celebratory thread is in order. May I have the honor of starting it?

TaoSan's avatar


sorry, just did :/

essieness's avatar

@TaoSan I saw that, LOL.

TaoSan's avatar

ouw dammit.

Now me moron !!!!!

fireside's avatar

No worries, TaoSan. I did the same thing when Dave hit his 10k.

There are definitely people who don’t recognize spliced up interviews and sarcasm.
Look at how many people think Religulous was a researched documentary.

Facade's avatar

I hope not

crisw's avatar

I just finished reading I Am America-And So Can You! I don’t watch TV, so I’d never seen Colbert. The book was hilarious- but I can see how some of the more dimwitted folk out there could miss the humor. That is, of course, his major form of genius :>)

ratboy's avatar

Yes. Republicans and conservatives.

MarkBattista's avatar

Cause he is a piece of shit loser that is constantly politically incorrect about topics of foreign and domestic policies and his influence on the children (future leaders of tomorrow) is shitty.

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