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Happy Birthday digitalwave! Michael's show under fire. [Jul. 5th, 2015|06:25 pm]
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Happy Birthday digitalwave! Hope it's been a good one.

Michael's new show "Impastor" has come under fire from some "slow on the uptake" types who think he's playing a real pastor. (Every article, every preview of the show has made the premise abundantly clear, not to mention the title.) So Michael has been getting complaint-tweets and I'm resisting the urge to tweet the complainers back. "Remember how the "Nuns on the Run" were NOT ACTUAL NUNS? How Robert De Niro wasn't really a priest in "We're no Angels?" How Whoopi was a showgirl in a nun's habit in "Sister Act"? There's a grand cinematic tradition of undercover priests & prelates for comedy.

Anyhow, it's giving the show a higher profile which is good.

"Ever hear the one about Jesus and the stop sign?"
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[User Picture]From: digitalwave
2015-07-06 02:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie, it has been! And, thanks for sharing all the pictures. I think his new show looks like it will be fun! :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-06 02:52 am (UTC)
Yay for good birthdays!

First ep of Michael's show was charming & funny - hope the rest is just as good!
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[User Picture]From: digitalwave
2015-07-06 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to seeing it. :)
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[User Picture]From: roxymissrose
2015-07-06 04:02 am (UTC)
HAHAHA! HIS FACE IN THE LAST ONE!! Michael...he's the best. and I wrote him a cameo in the new fic I'm playing with! :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-06 04:04 am (UTC)
He was a naughty boy on twitter tonight!
https://twitter.com/mrosenbaum711/status/617885531754475520
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[User Picture]From: roxymissrose
2015-07-06 04:55 am (UTC)
Can you imagine him doing that at the height of the Show? He would have killed fangirls dead!
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[User Picture]From: roxymissrose
2015-07-06 04:02 am (UTC)
HAHAHA! HIS FACE IN THE LAST ONE!! Michael...he's the best. and I wrote him a cameo in the new fic I'm playing with! :D
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2015-07-06 04:24 am (UTC)
LOL at Michael's expression in that last one! Just a little over a week!!! :D *starts to party slowly* *G*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-07 02:13 am (UTC)
LOL at Michael's expression in that last one!
He gets to use all his comedy chops in this show, which is great!
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[User Picture]From: iibnf
2015-07-06 12:27 pm (UTC)
I want to ask how people can be so stupid... but then... I've met people before.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-07 02:14 am (UTC)
I did enjoy one person who got the title wrong in a different way - thought he was now making wholesome religious television and was relieved to find out that wasn't the case!
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[User Picture]From: iibnf
2015-07-07 03:14 am (UTC)
For a second I thought you were going to say he thought it was a wholesome cooking show about pasta or something!

It's a double treat for me because I like David Rasche as well. I have Hammer on DVD.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-07 03:37 am (UTC)
I love Sledgehammer! Favourite ep. is Witless and favourite moment is when he accidentally bonks the Amish man on the head with a mallet while building a fence.
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2015-07-06 08:12 pm (UTC)
I guess all publicity is good publicity (well, mostly). There will always be people on the lookout for something to be outraged about, and of course they don't actually have to watch the thing first because they already know it's going to offend them and must be complained about!

Am very much amused by those last two pics. I do hope there are people working themselves up into a frenzy of outrage at the very thought of this being on their TV!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-07 02:16 am (UTC)
The silly thing is, US TV has much more scandalous shows. Impastor is really fairly wholesome, with all the church people portrayed as sweet and likeable. Perhaps it's just the notion of a gay pastor existing at all that has riled those annoyed by the supreme court ruling on gay marriage?
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2015-07-12 03:11 pm (UTC)
You know how it is in America . . . things don't run right unless we have these crazy right-wing groups telling us what to watch, what's good and what's bad! I don't think anyone's really listening, and all the reviews have been good, even for the hard-to-please EW, so I think all is well.

They'll find something else to decry soon, I'm sure.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-15 03:56 am (UTC)
It's not all Americans, just a tiny grumpy sliver! Anyway, hopefully lots of new fans discover Our Boy tomorrow night.
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