'Malibu Country' has it all: moldy oldies, boobs, and gay mocking
Published: October 31, 2012
Worst of all is seeing the great Lily Tomlin in the Tart-Tongued Granny role. “I just saw a pelican poop!” she says, sending the laugh track into a conniption fit.
I will say that if you like poop jokes, you’ll probably like Malibu Country. “Here comes that pelican again!” Tomlin says five minutes later.
Thanks for the warning. That’s the cue for most of us to change the channel.
SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (7pm Sun, National Geographic Channel)
This TV movie dramatizes the 2011 Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. The timing of SEAL Team Six — two days before the presidential election — has made it a political hot potato. Conservatives have cried foul, claiming that a heroic portrayal of the operation could tip the vote to Barack Obama. But have they considered the possibility that corny dialogue and clichéd characters might be so off-putting that they tip the vote to Mitt Romney?
Indecision 2012 (10pm Tue, Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been magnificent throughout this election season. The Colbert Report’s bit on Clint Eastwood’s chair, The Daily Show’s mock campaign bios of Romney and Obama — this is satire to rival Mark Twain. Lesser competitors in the fake-news biz, like Saturday Night Live, can only look on in awe.
I plan to abandon the real news networks on election night in favor of live coverage by Stewart and Colbert. That way I’m guaranteed to be laughing, not crying, no matter who wins.