The past week witnessed the release of the latest episode of Palindrama – a reality TV show, produced by “RCMGOP Hatred Productions”, an old production company, who have produced several chart buster sitcoms such as “Religion and Immortals”, “You are a Conservative OR You are Wrong”, “Whites and Unmentionable colors”, etc. and directed by a prominent former TV glamor doll, Sarah Palin, who made her Sitcom directorial debut through “800 year old partner and I”, in 2008. This show has been funded by some really rich and powerful oil companies from Houston, where we interviewed Palin, who was there promoting the show along with her sidekicks.
The central character of the new series is a beauty queen, whose IQ is less than the combined IQs of 2 of her daughters put together. She runs for governor from the state of Wildeska, where the voter to elk ratio is 1:10 and where the average voter turn around is directly proportional to swim suit calendars distributed at polling booths. So, she manages to get elected primarily through her make up, rolling (pronounced as ‘rollin’ when she says it) tongue and padded outfits (you get the picture). When she was offered the opportunity to be a sidekick to an 800 year old presidential candidate in the national elections, she pretty much abandoned her state and went on a shopping spree along with her husband, who by the way is a recovering alcoholic, with drug problems. In the process, she forgets that she has a teenage daughter, left alone in a huge governor mansion. By the time, she kicks the 800 year old partner to the side (which is what she thought was the primary duty of a sidekick) and takes the center stage of national politics, her 17 year old daughter gets pregnant. With a coterie of really conservative advisors who think the world stopped changing after 1800, she takes advantage of the pregnancy situation and wins the votes of a guy named Joe the Plumber and a spanish speaking lady called Maria the Maid (who later confessed that she didn’t even know there was an election). That’s 2 out of 3 million. With an immensely popular candidate on the opposition side, this was not enough. In the end, all she could accomplish in that election was being a true side-kick and hog the media, as her 800 year old partner lost it. The rest of the story is about how, even after the election, she continues to hog the media amidst all the controversies, sometimes created by her and sometimes created by others, in a very hostile political environment.
The first episode of this series starts off with a particular controversy, she quite adeptly manages to create out of nowhere, over a poor old talk show host, who has never been ashamed of showing his true political colors. A joke that the talk show host makes, gets blown out of proportion, because, her hogged media friends are able to contort the truth and confabulate the host himself by accusing him as a child molester & how his very survival in media business is a disgrace to the great American culture. With pressure from all sides, he eventually buckles in and renders a public apology to her and her intelligent daughters. The episode ends with her smiling proudly accepting (‘acceptin’) his apology.
Phew! As someone who watches sitcoms regularly (wink! wink!), I have to admit, the series has gotten off to a phenomenal start and I can’t wait to watch the next episode – It will be very interesting to see how she plans to hog the media spot light this time around…