Do you ever find yourself sitting around saying “Boy I sure love ‘Glee’ but I really hate all these stories about sexy teens doing exciting sexy teenage stuff like hooking up with each other and partying. I wish they spent more time focusing on old-fashioned conservative issues like not hooking up and listening to your parents and so on and so forth, maybe featuring a rapper that Glenn Beck knows. p.s. No gay stuff plz”? YOU DO?! I HAVE GREAT NEWS!
Beck said that he’s appalled by ‘Glee,’ which tackles issues like bullying, teen sexuality and LGBT issues, but he’s also in awe of its success.
“It’s horrifying some of the things that they’re teaching high schoolers,” the talk radio host said. “But it’s brilliantly done. It’s produced, brilliantly. Its music, brilliant. Its acting, brilliant. Its cinematography, brilliant. All of it!”
Beck is cooking up a plan to create a counter-Glee — a show that’s just as well-produced and enjoyable to watch, but that pumps out conservative values to the youth of America, without any “stereotypical conservative Lee Greenwood music,” he explained at the conference. [...]
“We are working with a rapper — I can’t say who yet — but my audience and his audience will say, ‘What?’” [TPM]
Two things: First of all, from as non-partisan of a perspective as I can give you, this show sounds terrible. Admittedly, I don’t particularly care for “Glee” or the vast majority of the words that come tumbling out of Glenn Beck’s stupid face, so I am bringing those biases to the table, but I will say that taking a show about teenagers and stripping most of the debauchery and teenage drama out of it doesn’t exactly sound like something that’s going to grab the zeitgeist by its skinny jeans. This is America and you are free to dump all the money you want into producing any show you want, but this one sounzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (I just fell asleep thinking about it).
Second of all, this rapper you speak of … this is Snoop Dogg, yes? Given his career trajectory from “Scariest Man on the Planet Who May Have Murdered Someone” to “Guy Who Will Do Anything HEY LOOK IT’S SNOOP DOGG,” my money’s on him.