March 4, 2008, - 1:41 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I predicted exactly this result last May, when I first learned of and wrote about “Aliens in America.”
Executives at The CW television network and the American Muslim community are shocked–shocked!–that the show is getting very low ratings and is about to be canceled, despite massive promotion. But not me, I said then:
Here’s hoping–and predicting–that “Aliens in America” is a big flop.
May rigor mortis set in soon. The show is about an idiotic White Christian family in Wisconsin (aren’t all American non-Muslim families idiotic?) that brings a Pakistani Muslim exchange student to live with their loser, unpopular son because he needs a friend. The show is unbearable. No surprise that CAIR and every other “mainstream” Muslim group applauded this groanworthy sitcom. Every single character–from the high school principal to the parents to the fellow Americans students–are coarse, uncultured, boorish idiots, save the brilliant, civilized, kind, generous, easily-adapting Muslim foreign student.
When I first learned–and wrote on this site–about this show, early, last year, I predicted the show would be bad. And it met my worst expectations.
And, again, they’re shocked–shocked!–that this anti-American show, in which Americans are a lesser life form and Muslims are G-d’s gift to humanity, is not appealing to the American TV-viewing public.
Gee, I wonder why. The show’s co-writer/producer David Gaurascio claims that his unfunny, stupid show is good because “these are not stereotypical characters at all.” Really? I’d say they fit the propaganda in the newspapers and media throughout the Islamic world to a T. No surprise, since CAIR was consulted for the show.
This show can’t be canceled fast enough. But TV “critics” can’t handle it that this uber-PC show is tanking. The Detroit Newsistan’s Makeisha Madden Toby and E!’s Kristin Dos Santos are begging people to watch this horrid show and contact the CW’s owner, Warner Brothers Pictures.
Good luck. But this show is so stinky, agenda-laden, anti-American, and substandard, I predict none of that will save it.
One other thing–When I first wrote about this show, I did agree that Muslims are the smart ones and we Americans the dumb ones in one respect:
The only comedy is that perpetrated on America. Reportedly, the show will make fun of Middle America and positively portray Muslims here on student visas as far smarter.
To some extent that is true, as we allow so many Muslims from all over (but especially from the Middle East) to come here, and we never see them again. They are the smart ones. And we are truly dumb, though not in the Homer Simpson way that this comedy will portray Wisconsinites. But dumb in the sense that we allow this and look the other way when the students suddenly disappear in to the great American abyss to plan and perpetrate jihad against us.
So many Muslims here on student visas overstay never attend or even enroll in school and overstay their visas, disappearing into oblivion. But you won’t see that in “Crossing Over,” or in “Aliens in America.”
In both, we are either evil or stupid (or both), and they are the smart, sympathetic ones.
Now, if they made a show about that, more people–including me–would certainly watch.
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