Garofalo Joins “24”

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

20070313garofalo1"24", the TV show that has caused the uber-right to air-punch with their fists and shout "America, Fuck Ya!" had a lackluster season last year.  Apparently, there wasn’t enough torture porn for its rabid fan base.

So what do they do?  They make it all touchy-feely liberal

First, they cast Cherry Jones as the President.  That’s right, a woman President (played by a lesbian actress, no less).

Then, they announced a plot-line that dealt with global warming.

And now they’ve added Janeane Garofalo to the cast.

Rightwing reaction:

Reihl World View: I could tolerate 24 going carbon neutral as part of Fox’s corporate nonsense, but Janeane Garofalo?? Janeane Garo-friggin’-falo …

Urban Grounds: "I’ve seen every episode of all 6 seasons of 24. But I’ll never watch another episode again… Janeane Garofalo? Are you fucking kidding me? She is one of the most vile, hate-filled, and divisive personalities in the entertainment industry. And that’s really saying something.  Why don’t they hire Rosie O’Donnell too and just bury the show proper?"

Balloon Juice: "A woman President and environmental concerns were bad enough. Now they have Michael Moore in a dress on the show."

Blogs4Bauer: "Was Carrottop busy?"

Hmmm.  Maybe I’ll watch it this season…