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I'm not in a position to comment on the social importance of the Cosby show, being separated by language, time and the Atlantic. But what came immediately to mind are the insufferably saccharine and repetitive movies my parents (or at least my mother) love. German TV produced hundreds of them, almost exclusively focused on the woes of British nobility, fallen on somewhat hard times™. Now, even if you ignore that nobility has been abolished in both Austria and Germany, those concerns are even further removed from the average white guy's concerns than even the people of the Cosby show. I often wonder if that doesn't explain why everything is broken. Spending one and a half hours each day sympathizing with rich people or cops. Like the hour of hate in reverse (for that you have to read the papers).
by generic on Tue Oct 16th, 2018 at 01:41:48 PM EST

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