MONSTERS in (de)BASEMENT

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Wow. I remember this show from when I was a kid; I remember finding the guy who played the Thurberish character frightening. This is so full of Wrong that it’s toe-curling, but was there a sinister purpose to it? Maybe it’s just an ill-advised hodgepodge of the writer/ director’s distorted POV. Maybe the curdling overlap between Old School Misogyny, and the double-thinking PC that came after,  spawned weird monsters. It was 1969, after all. The star of the “sitcom” announces several times that he “hates women” (go to 8:36) and that he hates his ten-year-old daughter, too. Cue: laugh track…! And the heart-warming music…

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