Apparently, The One, aka Democrat presidential nominee Sen. Messiah Barack Obama is not all that swift about a couple of the great comedy sitcoms of the 1970s.
In a very bad attempt at humor, The One actually said the following:
"You would be having Sanford and Son," the senator said, referring to the 70s sitcom featuring Redd Foxx as the proprietor of a junkyard."I'm comin', Weezie," he said, laughing, botching one of the signature lines from the show, in which Foxx clutched his chest in a mock heart-attack and prepared to meet his late wife in heaven.
Well, The One is 47 and your humble blogger is 44. And I watched Sanford and Son faithfully every Friday night.
One problem is that I just do not remember the small businessman, Fred Sanford, ever saying "I'm comin', Weezie".
BECAUSE FRED SANFORD NEVER SAID IT!
The One should get his black-cast 1970s sitcoms right.
FTR, the correct line that Fred Sanford, the late Redd Foxx, is "I'm comin', Elizabeth!" And it was almost always said in the presence of Elizabeth's holier-than-thou sister, the infamous Aunt Esther.
"I'm comin', Weezie!" was never uttered by another successful, black, small businessman, George Jefferson, the lead in The Jeffersons and played by Sherman Hemsley. But, George Jefferson did have a pet name for his wife, Louise Jefferson, played by the late Isabel Sanford (what a coinkidink!). And it was, ta da! WEEZIE!
Now, I do not know if this was the period in which The One was in Indonesia, or catching a wave in Hawaii, but either way, I can not imagine that he never saw an episode of either show and could not get an easy, funny, throw-away line right.
Has The One not ever caught an episode of The Jeffersons or Sanford And Son on TV Land?
It goes to this.
Had either Sen. John "F--- You" McCain or Gov. Sarah Palin had botched it like The One, it would be a front-page item. It would be played, oh that both are ignorant of the black culture and had no clue about pop culture.
But, once again, The One makes a faux-paux and the media will let it go, as if he is the most brilliant speaker since, well, the most brilliant speaker.
After next Tuesday, when Sen. "F--- You" McCain and Gov. Palin are doing the victory dance, Sen. Messiah Barack can get over to TV Land and catch up on some old time television culture.
HT: Jammie Wearing Fool @ www.jammiewearingfool.blogspot.com