Thursday, March 8, 2018
Perversion on the airwaves!
I call it the most honest thread because it really does lay out the older-is-better approach to game shows more directly than almost any other thread on the oldies boards. It's all there: the dumping on a current show, the longing for the pure and holy past (of the kissing bandit, chuckle, chuckle), the whining because game shows aren't like they were three or four decades ago during the golden age.
One oddity in the thread is the use of "perverted" to describe Steve Harvey's Family Feud. So let's go to the dictionary, or the Merriam-Webster site. Perversion: an aberrant sexual practice or interest especially when habitual. I don't know how "aberrant" Feud is, but I do know there aren't any sexual practices going on, at least in front of the cameras.
If this is perversion, it's perversion lite to the lightest degree. If we're going to have perversion, for crying out loud, let's make it a lot more intense than just a few teensy-weensy naughty jokes. What kind of measly watered-down perversion is this?