The Lowering of Our Standards

Something is seriously wrong with the universe. I was watching Bravo tonight (or, as I refer to it, The West Wing Rerun Channel) and saw a promo for the upcoming season of Inside the Actor’s Studio. Imagine my surprise to see a line-up that included such talented and compelling actors as Queen Latifah, Dave Chappelle, and Martin Lawrence.

WHAT?

Now bear in mind, I have nothing against any of the aforementioned actors and being into comedy like I am, I’m a huge fan of Lawrence and Chappelle. But I’m also fairly realistic. This show isn’t Inside the Famous People’s Studio or Inside the Who’s Hot Now Studio. What’s going on here? I suppose gone are the likes of Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Richard Dreyfuss, and Jodie Foster.

So I turned the channel and landed on AMC (American Movie Classics. Classics, people!). And much to my chagrin, the movie they were playing was Kindergarten Cop.

I weep for the future.

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