PEACE PARTY showcased in The War at Home
Native-Themed Comic Book Is First to Appear on National TV
Set your TiVos and VCRs! PEACE PARTY, the multicultural comic book featuring Native Americans, will appear in The War at Home Sunday, Sept. 24.
For the full story, read the press release.
Writerfella here --
Is it just an in-studio standup or will there be an interview/show'n tell? If the latter, then has the segment already been shot or is a shoot upcoming? I ask because the FAUX News Network very much is in the habit of covering cultural matters that puts them and their philosophy (read: Rupert Murdoch) at the forefront. In other words, the Straw Man principle -- they set up the Straw Man, knock him down, and oh what a great medium they are! Per exemplum, O'Reilly does this all the time, playing toward verisimilitude for the multitude. That man is no reporter; he is an actor, in the mold of Joe Pine and Morton Downey, Jr., before him, and is the Dimwit Champion of the World (news).
And I just checked my local schedules. 9:30 PDT is 7:30 CDT and FAUX carries WAR STORIES WITH OLIVER NORTH at that hour. Is this when Peace Party's item will appear? Oliver North was one of the main figures in Reagan's raid on the Office of the American Indian Trust! And I imagine he still thinks he's James Bond!
You are mixing up Fox News with the Fox Network. Aside from the fact that the two have differing concurrent schedules (so one can run one show while another runs another), the regular Fox channel goes off in its own direction (example: giving Michael Moore his own prime time TV show, satiring everything on the Simpsons, airing "King of the Hill" which has been cited in this blog for its positive Native portrayal). Intrusion of the Fox News content is very rare on the regular Fox Network.
The difference between the two might be arguable (they are both owned by Murdoch). However, suffice it to say that "The War at Home" will be aired on the channel of "The Simpsons" and "House", not the channel of O'Reilly and Hannity.
Now, to answer the question: "Amid the colorful displays, they pass a booth decorated in PEACE PARTY posters and Indian paraphernalia."
It doesn't mention an interview. Nor, unfortunately, does it imply to me that the camera will slow down and linger on the display.
A question for Rob. Do you even watch this show? I do not, but wonder if the "two geeky boys" (comic-book fans) are regular characters. If they are, then "Peace Party" comics would be appropriate props during regular "at home" episodes. I guess I'm one of those few who notices the covers of comic books that TV characters read, and it happens a lot more than you might think.
The War at Home is a sitcom, not a news show. PEACE PARTY should appear briefly in Sunday's episode, which is set at a comic-book convention. It's not the focus of the show and there won't be any interview or even dialog about it.
The episode has already been filmed and it's "in the can." My contact at the show doesn't know how long PEACE PARTY will be on-screen and neither do I. It could be several seconds, or the producers could cut the scene at the last moment.
Yes, I've started watching the show since this business came up. It's your standard sarcastic family sitcom. It's nothing special but it has its moments.
This appearance is going to be a one-time deal, I'm sure. I haven't seen the boys read comics at home, and the producers didn't keep copies of PEACE PARTY to use as props. So you can bet this is pretty much it.
Writerfella here --
Ah, now I see. Yes, the schedule shows the half hour spot on Sundays at 8:30 CDT on Ch. 25 in Oklahoma City. In fact I rarely watch Fox anymore because they always give their sci-fi efforts short shrift. Series like DARK ANGEL and JOHN DOE got the boot just as they were getting established. Never have watched THE SIMPSONS or AMERICAN DAD or THE FAMILY GUY or especially not KING OF THE HILL, though I once was a fan of FUTURAMA. The art in such shows left worlds to be desired. In a medium where execution is everything, those came up underdone.
I'll watch THE WAR AT HOME, however, if the remote receptor setting for such a channel isn't buried under rust.
I like The Simpsons and King of the Hill despite the intentionally crude animation. Both have done the occasional Indian-themed episode, with King of the Hill being the clear winner.
I never found the animation on either of those cartoon shows to be crude. It always seems to move smoothly (unlike the really crude too-few-frames-per-second in most anime).
When I said "crude," I was thinking more of the drawing style than the motion between frames. Either way, The Simpsons and King of the Hill are better than such shows as South Park or Home Movies, which are really crudely animated.
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