Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NaBloWriMo #20: The Morality of Larry Gelbart?

I’ve been watching the PBS series America in Primetime the last several weeks. (You can read about the series here. If you like television, I recommend the series.) During this past week’s episode, “The Crusader,” there is a brief moment where Judd Apatow is ruminating on the notion that he incorporated some of his sense of right and wrong by watching M*A*S*H twice a day, five days a week in reruns.
Since this perfectly describes how I also experienced M*A*S*H (which is one of my all-time favorite television shows), it got me wondering if I might also have learned something of morality from the likes of “Hawkeye” Pierce and Larry Gelbart. 
While I’m sure the lions share of the credit goes to my mom and dad and my hometown church, there is probably some truth to the idea.
It makes we weep for the generation who was weened on the likes of Fear Factor and the Kardashians.

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