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Mike & Molly season finale pulled

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by dpeters11, May 20, 2013.

  1. May 22, 2013 #61 of 108
    SayWhat?

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    Nope. Not all that unusual. There were really only a few storms and the one that got all the news wasn't as bad as it was made out to be. Bad for those directly affected, but not in comparison to others.

    This one only logged around 50 tornadoes, whereas the April 2011 event logged over 350.
     
  2. May 22, 2013 #62 of 108
    James Long

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    The world had more than a 20-30 minute warning for Sandy. Hurricanes are much more survivable. The survivability of a tornado comes from their smaller size and less of a chance of being hit.

    Spot on!


    Making several posts in a row and "dominating" a thread does tend to bring focus to you as a poster. Yes, you feel bad for the tornado victims. But it seems that you're also wound up over the postponement of a 30 minute comedy show. A lot of angst over a 30 minute comedy. What some people would consider a stupid TV show.
     
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  3. May 22, 2013 #63 of 108
    LameLefty

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    You know, "epic" is kind of in the eye of the beholder. This storm was pretty "epic" from my perspective:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2009_tornado_outbreak#Murfreesboro_tornado

    "Only" two people were killed, despite the hundreds of houses utterly destroyed and the nearly 1,000 homes and businesses damaged. That was a pretty damn lucky thing, given the size and intensity of the storm, and fact that the tornado ground track was over 20 miles long. That same storm system spouted a rotating wall cloud, heavy winds and rain/hail that was was blowing sideways at my house a few miles to the south of the main tornadic cell. If the storm had been a few hundred yards south it would've hit a 15 story Embassy Suites hotel and quite possibly destroyed it. A few hundred yards further still and it would passed right through a large outdoor mall/shopping center packed with a thousand people or more doing some late Friday afternoon shopping and dining.

    So in light of what just happened in Oklahoma, CBS deciding to just chill for a week or two doesn't bother me in the slightest. People died - many more were injured, lost homes, pets, livestock, or personal property, and many times that number know people who were affected.

    So in short, RunnerFL, it ain't about YOU, it's about all of THEM.

    Deal with it.
     
  4. May 22, 2013 #64 of 108
    TomCat

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    We are in complete agreement.

    What might be a bit ironic is that nobody who was hurt ot nearly hurt or even nearby this tornado probably had the time, the proclivity, or even the opportunity, to be watching dumb sitcoms that night anyway, so they would not have been upset by the random coincidentality of a show that had a tornado as a plot point, because they would not have been watching it!

    If you lived in that town or had relatives or friends in the path of that disaster, you should be out helping them as much as you can, and not gulping down cheese balls and sleeves of Pringles in front of the boob tube. And if you disagree with that, you can hardly be outraged that a show you watch has innocent coincidences with real life.

    As for the rest of us, cut us a Freaking break. Stuff happens every day, and some of it is not good. But shows are just going to coincidentally air that feature issues that happen to some people every day, and there is just not much anyone can do about that. No one is out there moaning about that. It is what it is. That's how the world turns. So to yank any ep for anything starts to look hypocritical, because it is.

    The Hannibal ep yank reasoning was ridiculous, and this one is even worse, except that this one is not a chunk taken out of the middle of a serialized story arc.

    What is really gauling is that the ep yanks are NOT done out of sensitivity, NO they are NOT; they are done out of the FEAR of someone whining about it to others and making them look bad, or giving them 15 minutes of negative publicity on twitter. That means that ep yanks are not done to be altruistic, they are done to be self-serving, and nothiing more.
     
  5. May 22, 2013 #65 of 108
    Tom Robertson

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    Yanking an episode costs the networks money. That means someone had to authorize the (opportunity) cost. That doesn't seem very self-serving.

    Comedy is all about timing. This was bad timing, given it was the very day it happened.

    What if I had relatives or friends who lived in the area, but I live somewhere else. After I've verified they are ok, what do you expect me to do to assist them from 2,000 miles away on that night?

    So you demand a break. because "[tornadoes] happen everyday". You are so incredibly hurt by an episode yank. You are forced to endure 30 minutes of intense pain of watching a re-run a week early. You might want to get your money back. Sue for triple damages. As, obviously this pain and agony is so much more than that suffered by the people in the storm...

    I try to put myself in other people's shoes. To understand the pain, to empathize if possible. I'm kinda having problems seeing your pain here.

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  6. May 22, 2013 #66 of 108
    Stewart Vernon

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    Not to be flippant... but doesn't Wizard of Oz air during tornado season quite a bit? Would that movie be pulled in a similar situation?

    Several people have got this right, though... networks don't pull programs to be "sensitive"... they do it to avoid complaints AND to try and get some free P/R and publicity. IF it was about doing things to take their audience into account, then they probably wouldn't make an episode of any comedy that ever had a serious topic in the first place.
     
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  7. May 22, 2013 #67 of 108
    bidger

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    Paul, you do realize you post your comment in the same post that you're quoting other people, right? You don't have to quote and then do a separate post with your comment. I know it helps your post count, but it's cumbersome in the context of the thread.
     
  8. May 22, 2013 #68 of 108
    dennisj00

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    So in the future, there's no reason for a network to yank prime-time programming for any reason!!

    I don't use smilies but there's way too much crap in this thread!
     
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  9. May 23, 2013 #69 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    Not once have I said it was about me. Maybe you should invest in some reading glasses.

    And as far as "THEM", well they made the choice to live in OK, I didn't.
     
  10. May 23, 2013 #70 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    I agree 110%
     
  11. May 23, 2013 #71 of 108
    Stewart Vernon

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    An important point to keep in mind.

    While CBS pulled a comedy show about a fictional tornado... News stations continued to show footage from the real-life devastation.

    Now... if I was a victim OR a friend or family member of such devastation... I can tell you 100% I would be more depressed and bothered seeing more and more of the actual real-life devastation than I would have the fictional comedy.

    So... while one arm of the networks pulls shows under the guise of "doing it for the people" another arm of the network shows more and more disturbing footage also under the guise of "doing it for the people"...
     
  12. May 23, 2013 #72 of 108
    dennisj00

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    I think several missed the sarcasm in my post above.
     
  13. May 23, 2013 #73 of 108
    Stewart Vernon

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    I'm sure I missed the sarcasm... and usually I'm so good at picking it up too. I always enjoy sarcasm.

    (oh, and that wasn't sarcastic... I do enjoy sarcasm :) )
     
  14. May 23, 2013 #74 of 108
    oldschoolecw

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    Question, did the BBC Networks and other British Networks yank all Cooking shows yesterday after Meat cleavers and knives were used in that tragic Terrorist attack yesterday?
     
  15. May 23, 2013 #75 of 108
    dpeters11

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    I'm not sure I see them as the same. It's starting to get close to an argument like when someone drove their car into a market, killing a bunch of people that anything with a car in it would be pulled from the networks.

    Similarly, if Discovery's North America first night ran after the tornado, I would not think it would be something that should be pulled.
     
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  16. May 23, 2013 #76 of 108
    oldschoolecw

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    Exactly my point
     
  17. May 23, 2013 #77 of 108
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah... I don't know of a good example here... but hypothetically...

    IF there were a TV show that somehow glorified tornadoes, I could see pulling that. I don't think there are any TV shows or movies where a tornado was the hero though.

    Like... when there have been TV shows or movies where the terrorist/villain was painted as a complex character that you were supposed to kind of root for... I see pulling that when a recent terrorist event has just aired, because nobody would want to watch a "yay terrorist underdogs" movie after a horrific real-world attack... but a movie where the terrorists get their come-uppance? That seems actually like exactly the kind of movie you'd want to watch after such a real-life event.
     
  18. May 23, 2013 #78 of 108
    James Long

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    One thing for sure ... people are talking about Mike & Molly more than they have all season long. The decision must have been a good one. :)
     
  19. May 23, 2013 #79 of 108
    oldschoolecw

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    It's a great show, people should be talking about it and maybe Molly hopefully is pregnant would be revealed
     
  20. May 23, 2013 #80 of 108
    James Long

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    That is one popular guess as to the important information they reveal to each other.
     

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