D.C. FOLLIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES REVIEWED
“D.C. FOLLIES” is a show that I used to watch like a crazy person when I was in elementary school. Now, I wonder what was going on with me. Taking cues from Splitting Image and The Muppet Show, the Kroffts tried to create a political show that plays to all audiences. There is a certain Mad Magazine sensibility to the material, but the Krofft puppet design is so off-putting. I guess it was the era, but even the guests didn’t quite gel or make sense with the main plot.
Thankfully, Fred Willard is there as the eye of the storm. He’s the straight man trying to make sense of the comedic plots and set up the guests. The jokes are so dated that I found myself explaining them to a 21 year old in great detail. This is why you need to read Wikipedia when in school kids. It’s basic trivia about the weird farts of history. Honestly, I don’t know why the show hasn’t been revamped for modern times. Comedy Central will give Trevor Noah 22 minutes a night to slowly rot in Jon Stewart’s shadow. Why not make him a puppet?
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