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Amy Poehler in Recreation.

In recent weeks, a canada goose outlet trend has emerged of giving real world opinions to fake people that viewers neither expected nor wanted to hear from. Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation” rejects what Donald Canada Goose Outlet Trump canada goose outlet reviews stands for. (Duh.) The denizens of the “Gilmore Girls” town Stars Hollow, Conn., lean Republican. (Sure.) On a official canada goose outlet recent canada goose outlet new york city episode of “The Affair,” Helen blasted an acquaintance for “voting canada goose outlet store cheap canada goose uk for Trump.” (Whatever.)

Of course, any reasonable person will understand canada goose outlet online why entertainers want to get in on such high stakes moments. Everybody wants to be relevant and on the pulse of major world events.

During, say, a major financial crisis, your cruise ship production of “Mamma Mia!” seems downright trivial, doesn’t it? Before you crank the fog machine and turn on the disco ball, you may even be tempted to address the meltdown somehow. “Money, Money, Money” could be given heavy new cheap canada goose subtext. Why not buy canada goose jacket cheap make “Chiquitita” as mournful as Viking funeral?

Or, how about you just do the fluffy show, and recognize canada goose store that canada goose black friday sale your audience regardless of ideology needs a break from whatever their grim reality is. After all, the relief and catharsis entertainers provide is truly important work.

There are countless vehicles for political discourse in America, and art is definitely among them. But some TV shows and movies should just sit this one out.

“I acknowledge that Donald Trump is the president. I understand, intellectually, that he won the election. “I reject out of hand the notion that canada goose uk black friday we have thrown up our hands and succumbed to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and crypto fascism. I do not accept that. I reject that. I fight that.”

“Parks and Recreation” was a very funny satire about the high strung deputy director of the parks department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind. Was it expertly acted, lovable, sharply written? Absolutely! Deep, layered, relevant? Not so much. Nobody ever looked to it, its characters or its creators for moral and intellectual guidance. They came for the laughs.

In more contemporary TV, over Thanksgiving weekend hordes of fans flocked canada goose outlet jackets to Netflix to catch up with their beloved “Gilmore Girls,” with more than one friend telling me that it was just the escape they needed after a frenzied November.

Then, canada goose jacket outlet in an interview with Vulture, co executive producer Daniel Palladino said, “[Creator] Amy [Sherman Palladino] and I uk canada goose are dyed in the wool liberals and very left wing. canada goose outlet sale But the show, we always wanted it to canada goose outlet toronto factory be bipartisan and Stars canada goose Canada Goose Online outlet canada Hollow.. probably voted for Trump, mainly.”

This is the exact opposite of what my “Gilmore Girls” obsessed pals were longing to hear, which is nothing at all. They wanted a warm slice of comfort pie not a cruel bath in ice water.


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