It doesn’t happen very often on this podcast, but once in a while, the news cycle overtakes the show and it dates a bit between when we recorded it and when it gets released (in this case, about two hours). Yep, the boys do a riff on Roseanne in this show and now, Ms. Barr’s comeback has been consigned to the shelves of the TV Museum. Ah, well. Stuff Happens. Also, a bit on the book business, some thoughts on book reviews in the internet age, Phillip Roth, Tom Wolfe, and yes, even a bit of Solo. Also, the Weekly Substandard is stealing comedy bits from GLoP. This. Will. Not. Stand!

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There are 15 comments.

  1. Member

    “Weekly Standard is sterling comedy bits …” ???

    that don’t make no sense …

    • #1
    • May 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    Annefy (View Comment):

    “Weekly Standard is sterling comedy bits …” ???

    that don’t make no sense …

    Should be stealing. Fixed, and thanks. 

    • #2
    • May 29, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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  3. Member

    What? Roseanne redux is gone? But weren’t those the best possible ratings in this current world? How will Rob explain it? Tune in in 2 weeks, same GLoP time, same GLoP channel!

    • #3
    • May 29, 2018 at 4:25 pm
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    What? Roseanne redux is gone? But weren’t those the best possible ratings in this current world? How will Rob explain it? Tune in in 2 weeks, same GLoP time, same GLoP channel!

    I think this is further proof of media bias. If you could spin straw into gold, it would not matter, if you offend the political sensibilities of the management.

    — Not to defend her comment, it was far over the line and she should apologize for it. (which she has) but cancelling the show kills the jobs of many people not named Rosanne Barr.

    • #4
    • May 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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  5. Member

    How about Roseanne (the t.v. Character) slips and falls in episode 1 of season 2 and the series has everybody else doing their thing? It is unfair to fire everybody for one person. Is that doable? I’m asking Rob Long.

    • #5
    • May 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm
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    Henry Castaigne: How about Roseanne (the t.v. Character) slips and falls in episode 1 of season 2 and the series has everybody else doing their thing? 

    Basically you’re talkies about the Valerie Harper solution. Harper, who had parlayed her role on the Mary Tyler Moore show into a solo career (Rhoda), landed a second starring role in a sitcom with NBC and Lorimar Productions in 1986 with Valerie. She walked off the set in a contract dispute after season two. Unwilling to cave to her demands she was fired.

    Sandy Duncan was brought in to replace her (cast as her sister-in-law) and the show was renamed Valerie’s Family the next season. It ran for a total of six seasons (5 on NBC, 1 on CBS) under 3 different names, the last as The Hogan Family.

    Harper sued both the producers and NBC and won a modest settlement. (The network was dismissed as a plaintiff early on.)

    • #6
    • May 30, 2018 at 8:26 am
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  7. Thatcher

    @roblong, you are so right about All in the Family. Also, I felt the same way when I saw Jonah’s tweet about his father-in-law passing. @jonahgoldberg, you have described this man so well in the past, I feel as though I knew him. I look forward to your tribute to him. If you do half as well as you did with your mother-in-law, it will be a beautifully written piece. 

    • #7
    • May 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm
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  8. Member

    I can’t get ManCraTees out of my head. 

    • #8
    • May 30, 2018 at 6:23 pm
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne: How about Roseanne (the t.v. Character) slips and falls in episode 1 of season 2 and the series has everybody else doing their thing?

    Basically you’re talkies about the Valerie Harper solution. Harper, who had parlayed her role on the Mary Tyler Moore show into a solo career (Rhoda), landed a second starring role in a sitcom with NBC and Lorimar Productions in 1986 with Valerie. She walked off the set in a contract dispute after season two. Unwilling to cave to her demands she was fired.

    Sandy Duncan was brought in to replace her (cast as her sister-in-law) and the show was renamed Valerie’s Family the next season. It ran for a total of six seasons (5 on NBC, 1 on CBS) under 3 different names, the last as The Hogan Family.

    Harper sued both the producers and NBC and won a modest settlement. (The network was dismissed as a plaintiff early on.)

    I dont think this kind of solution would work in this situation. Roseanne isnt just an actress, that can be fired. She’s also Executive producer and a creator of the show (and presumably owner) so even if Roseanne where not on screen she’d still have a large roll in the production of the show, and reap a great deal of the profits of the show.

    • #9
    • May 30, 2018 at 8:27 pm
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  10. Member

    Woke? What the bleep is woke. 

    I’ve sort of heard the term, but you can’t keep using the term without defining it.

    Besides new words like that can have different meanings to different people and can evolve very rapidly.

    • #10
    • June 1, 2018 at 3:28 am
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    Woke? What the bleep is woke.

    I’ve sort of heard the term, but you can’t keep using the term without defining it.

    Besides new words like that can have different meanings to different people and can evolve very rapidly.

    Being “Woke” is being tuned in to the social justice zeitgeist of the moment, being a supporter of Occupy, BLM, Woman’s March, LBGT fascism and the resistance movement in general.

    Thats whom I see as the woke population.

    • #11
    • June 1, 2018 at 10:37 pm
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    Woke? What the bleep is woke.

    I’ve sort of heard the term, but you can’t keep using the term without defining it.

    Besides new words like that can have different meanings to different people and can evolve very rapidly.

    Being “Woke” is being tuned in to the social justice zeitgeist of the moment, being a supporter of Occupy, BLM, Woman’s March, LBGT fascism and the resistance movement in general.

    Thats whom I see as the woke population.

    It would probably be more accurate to say that they describe themselves as woke. The reality is that most of their brain must be asleep, to behave as they do.

    • #12
    • June 2, 2018 at 2:35 am
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  13. Coolidge

    Does anyone know which GLoP podcast includes JPod telling the anecdote about the kid who got Roger Moore’s autograph at the airport? It was a great story, but I forgot some of the details.

    • #13
    • June 5, 2018 at 11:59 am
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    Jason Zimmermann (View Comment):

    Does anyone know which GLoP podcast includes JPod telling the anecdote about the kid who got Roger Moore’s autograph at the airport? It was a great story, but I forgot some of the details.

    This one. 

    • #14
    • June 5, 2018 at 10:36 pm
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Jason Zimmermann (View Comment):

    Does anyone know which GLoP podcast includes JPod telling the anecdote about the kid who got Roger Moore’s autograph at the airport? It was a great story, but I forgot some of the details.

    This one.

    Danke! Heil dir im Siegerkranz!

    • #15
    • June 6, 2018 at 6:03 am
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