British Sitcom Lectures: U.S. ‘A White Nationalist Ethno State Run by Fake Theocratic Dictator’

NewsBusters | 4/2/2019 | Staff
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Watching season 4 of Amazon Prime’s British comedy series Catastrophe is like being at Thanksgiving dinner hoping to make it through the whole meal without any political arguments from your left-leaning relatives. You just want to enjoy your meal in peace when suddenly, during the very last course of dessert (the series finale), your socialist cousin lets loose with a vicious, mean-spirited political rant against Mike Pence and Donald Trump, among other topics, before you can take the last bite of your pumpkin pie.

Just when we thought we were about to escape any liberal rants, the very last episode of season 4, episode 6, released March 15, goes off the rails. In addition to the attacks on Pence and Trump, we're also introduced to an old, white (well, yellow in this case as he’s suffering from a deadly case of cirrhosis) stereotypical male conservative caricature who is as right-leaning as he is drunk and paranoid.

Rob - Rob - Delaney - Sharon - Sharon

Rob (Rob Delaney), Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and their kids fly from their home in London to the United States where Rob’s family lives for a beach vacation. But when his sister Sydney (Michaela Watkins) picks them up at the airport, she informs them that their mother Mia has died unexpectedly.

Mia’s memorial service is held on the beach and Rob reads a letter that she wrote to her friend about a charity for disabled children that she donated a portion of her eBay sales to that randomly goes off on Pence.

Rob - Letter - Government - Rat - ****

Rob (reading the letter): “I wouldn’t have to do it at all if this government gave a rat’s **** about disabled kids. They’d be happy just to throw them out the window. I bet Mike Pence spends his Sundays throwing disabled kids out of windows. Looks like he would, that **** microwaved apple looking **** ****.” I’d...
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