He wouldn't see the Dukes of Hazzard movie, that's for sure. He said the movie was a, "profanity-laced script with blatant sexual situations that mocks the good clean family values of our series." Indeed.
When I watched Dukes of Hazzard as a child, I watched it for the subtle sexual situations. I appreciated the subtle way Daisy's shorts rode up her butt and subtle way Bo and Luke Duke stuffed their beefy thighs into tight jeans. And the prominence of the Confederate flag was just a subtle reminder that these were good ole boys, never meaning no harm.
Actually, like most Americans I sat in front of the tube each week watching Dukes of Hazzard. I liked it. What I find offensive is that Hollywood dares to remake it at all. Really? There are so few ideas that we have to make Dukes of Hazzard? Cooter thinks people should avoid the film unless the studio "cleans it up". I say people should avoid the film because if it does even marginally well, this will pave the way for more crappy remakes.
Here are just a few titles ripe for remaking:
Different Strokes - Willis and Arnold, now grown up, adopt children of their own from South Korea and El Salvador respectively. Snippet of dialogue, "What'choo talkin 'bout, Hwangbo?" I see numerous spit takes when passersby try and deal with a black/korean/mexican (they won't know the difference/white family.
Three's Company - The Regal Begal is threatened by developers to be taken over through eminent domain and Jack and the Girls have to stop it.
Laverne & Shirley - Lenny and Squiggy are mistaken for terrorists when they visit the Heineken factory in Holland and Laverne & Shirley are dispatched to the country as undercover agents for their bottling company. I don't understand why the government would send them instead of trained operatives, but we needn't be bogged down by logic.
Mr. Belvedere - Mr. Belvedere goes to England on vacation and the house falls apart.
By the way, one of the above links is not about a television show. I think I will pitch a new sitcom to the networks based on the non-television related link. Sure, the subject matter may not, on the surface, seem "funny", but I think its rife with promise.
I've got to go soak in a tub of ice now.