Fox’s once-edgy Household Man started its new season with a lame joke about Fox New’s Sean Hannity, claiming the conservative host “simply peddle[s] hate for cash.”
Within the episode, LASIK Intuition, on Sunday, September 26, Lois (Alex Borstein) unintentionally hits Stewie’s (Seth MacFarlane) preschool classmate Doug (Chris Parnell) together with her automotive. To keep away from a lawsuit from Doug’s dad and mom, the Griffins comply with construct Doug’s new treehouse.
After the Griffins arrive at Doug’s home, Peter (Seth MacFarlane) says that constructing the tree home “is gonna be extra work than after I constructed that Habitat for Sean Hannity.” The scene then flashes again to a reminiscence of Peter and Hannity discussing the conservative host’s specs.
Peter: Aw, man, that is gonna be extra work than after I constructed that Habitat for Sean Hannity. As you may see, we have made every little thing white, such as you requested. This is a room to get well out of your sodium complications, and on the partitions, I painted a few of your most well-known quotes. There’s the one the place you in contrast the gay life-style to enjoying within the sewer, and there is the one the place you defended Roy Moore.
Peter: Uh-huh. And this is a room the place you may blame issues on an immigrant.
Hannity: Hey, nothing private, I simply peddle hate for cash.
That dialogue is so eye-rolling it’s unhappy. The assault on Hannity’s views on immigration and sexual ethics significantly missed the mark contemplating the nation is dealing with an immigration disaster on the border and fogeys are having to battle off radical LGBT grooming in colleges and the larger culture.
And are the writers so determined to assault Republicans that they needed to attain all the way in which again to a senatorial marketing campaign from 2017 for the dialogue? No political points occurring this yr with Democrats that is likely to be worthy of satire, Seth MacFarlane?
MacFarlane has made no secret of his hatred for Fox News and Household Man has beforehand attacked different Fox Information commentators corresponding to Tucker Carlson. It leaves simply mockable hosts from CNN and MSNBC untouched. The present additionally spent years mocking Trump, typically within the most vicious ways imaginable.
We at present have a U.S. president displaying potential indicators of dementia, with financial and overseas coverage disasters virtually each week, and the most important political joke the season premiere of Household Man bothered to jot down was a weak bit mocking a preferred Fox New’s host.
(The episode additionally included a quick line the place Stewie tells Doug, “You realize what, let’s simply hate one another in public and perhaps not hate one another as a lot in personal.” “Like George and Kellyanne Conway?” Doug replies.)
For this reason network comedy is dying, and audiences are turning to different comedic sources on-line like Ryan Long, JP Sears and the Babylon Bee. Various comedic artists are keen to satirize Democrats and the left.
Household Man has taken dangers prior to now. It has angered radical LGBTQ activists with its transgender jokes and made enjoyable of taking a knee for the national anthem. But when this season’s premiere is any indication, the present is just not keen on mining satire out there from the missteps of incompetent democrats and radical leftists in energy. This episode was content material to waste its time with banal pictures at a conservative goal.