During the first season or two of Roseanne, Roseanne Barr was treated horribly by the producers, who wanted to get rid of her, even though she was the creative genius behind the show, which was based entirely on characters she had developed. She went with “success is the best revenge,” working extra hard to make sure the show hit the #1 spot, knowing at that point she could seize creative control. She hung out with the crew and supportive castmembers (including John Goodman, who flat refused to do the show without her), and put a list on her door. That list had the name of every single person who worked on the show. When they pissed her off, she’d cross off their name in red. Everyone in red was to be fired the second she was in charge. She took this policy from Machiavelli, and she made good on it. Her first move was to fire everyone who had tried to shut her down. She also promoted a number of women writers and fired a number of men writers for being sexist. So, this shirt is no lie.
The continuation to this story is that those writers got picked up for Home Improvement. Which makes total sense.
Tool Time, indeed.
She got SO much flak for firing all the writers. Firing men! She did an awesome interview on Donahue (shut up) and it was like
“So you fired all your writers.”
“It can be hard in the creative world, when there is a team, to be able to tell who is doing a good job and who isn’t.”
“Well I happen to be able to tell.”
|not me:||He said he doesn't watch tv and neither do I. I never watch tv.|
|me:||I watch tv all the time! I love tv. But my tv...|
|not me:||Your tv is different from everyone else's tv,|
From an old episode of Felicity (via michelledean)
I believe I mentioned that making connections would be a major activity in 2012. I will be making many of them with my mind. Others will come in various ways, for example through Michelle.
I’m at the part in the Flo Kennedy book where she goes on the Canadian feminist television show, “Some of My Best Friends Are Men.” There is a picture of the whole staff and Flo, all wearing tshirts with wings that form a vagina, from which the symbol for “woman” dangles. SOLID GOLD.
I went looking for more info on the show and I discovered FLO KENNEDY HAD A SHOW AS WELL. Obviously viewing this is a priority. It’s funny that Flo’s papers are housed at Harvard, the place where she led a mass urination protest about the fact that they had so few women’s bathrooms.
“It has never been my thesis that women are necessarily good. I’ve never thought that oppression makes people better; oppression, in my opinion, is not good for you. And women are already sneaky and hostile and oppressive. They beat up their kids, they yell at the butcher, they mistreat their parents—they’re just as pathological as everyone else. Otherwise, it would appear that people are improved by oppression, and I don’t believe that.”
Also, Crystal found an episode of Family Ties that her guide describes thusly: “Alex becomes an ERA supporter to woo a feminist.”
Reminder of things you should be DONE with
So in relation of things folks are done with here
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