Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Granny Was a Racist

Howdy, everyone. This is my first post of the New Year (other than my New Year’s wish, of course).
If you are a television addict, like myself, then you know that The Beverly Hillbillies are coming to TV Land. Well, in actuality they have already come to TV Land. Starting with the marathon they ran today.
I must say how much I loved the Beverly Hillbillies growing up. I use to live for the reruns. Granny and Ellie May were my favorites. I have this thing for strong women and those two women were strong both physically and mentally. I especially loved Granny. She would wrestle grown men, fight gorillas and everything else. She made me feel like my Grandmother could do anything (and I was a grandmother’s boy).
I also must say that to this very day, I still find the Beverly Hillbillies to be quite amusing. The writing still cracks me up. The characters were well written and cute as hell, although it is unbelievable that in all the time they stayed in Beverly Hills they never managed to assimilate into society.
Anyway, the reason that I brought this up is because while I was looking at the Beverly Hillbillies, I realized something. Something that you don’t realize as a child, but becomes painstakingly clear when you mature and become more tainted.
GRANNY….That bitch was a racist! That’s right, we all know it. That damn Confederate flag. The thought of the South rising again. Oh, sure, the episode where that tried the lynch the black guy was all funny when I was a kid, but now I see that shit as the offensive piece of propaganda that it is. No wonder I named this site the name it is. I have been brainwashed by years of watching the Beverly Hillbillies.
Who remembers that episode where Mr. Drysdale calls that black guy in his bank a nigger? Anybody? These where horrible things for a young, impressionable young man of color (that color being brown), to bare witness to. I feel hoodwinked…bamboozled. Like Plymouth Rock just landed on my ass. And yet, I still have my DVR set to record every last episode. Not for the entertainment of it, of course, but to document all of the levels of racism.

-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.


dejanae said...

i never caught this show but it's interesting how u really comprehend the meaning behind things after you wait a few years. Can sometimes ruin a good thing tho

The [In]Urbane Goddess said...

Wow. I also loved the Beverly Hillbillies as a child. I had a serious crush on Jethro for many years. Yes, I'm serious.
I too fondly remember granny fighting gorillas and all. Though I am not surprised she (and the writers) were racists, to learn there was an attempted lynching on an episode makes me ill. Mr. Drysdale calling someone a nigger? Damn. I feel just as blind sided as I did when Michael Richards/Cosmo Kramer went on his nigger tirade. I feel betrayed by these white folks, when I expect absolutely NOTHING from the white folks actually in my life. I would fully expect my white colleagues to call me a nigger bitch behind my back and hang nooses on my office door. This would not shock me in the least, yet I'm disappointed, if not hurt by some characters on TV? This makes it disturbingly clear the power media has over us. Pray for our young black children, monitor what they watch, and always help them make meaning of what they consume.

guerreiranigeriana said...

hahahaha...hoodwinked and bamboozled...to watch the racism!!!...you're hilarious...i missed you!!!!...happy new year!!!!...never watched and never will...happy watching though;)...

MsPuddin said...

The Beverly Hillbillies huh…I’ve only seen the movie, but of course they are racist, they re hillbillies! Man, was that prejudice of me to say?

Mizrepresent said...

Man, i have to say...i never saw that episode, or maybe i can't recall it and i was a frequent/abuser/watcher of 'The Beverly Hillbillys'...not to mention it was a favorite of mine too...say it ain't so...how did we miss this? SMH...not Granny, head down, not Granny, say it ain't so...now i'm gonna have to go pour me some more Petron to get over another beloved character that hated on my people.


Shocked but not surprised, Twin.

(((HEY GUERREIRA!!)))haven't seen u in a while-Happy New Year's!

Rodney said...

I vaguely recall watching a few episodes when I was a kid. I didn't really become interested in it until much later. I know Irene Ryan's family and she was nothing like the crazy character she played. Thank God!


LOL @ MS. Puddin'. I am not comfortable with the N word either( hence you are blogrolled as Sergeat)- and I am white.

Anonymous said...


Your unfounded claim isn't the shocking part. What is shocking are all the people posting their opinions on your lies without even verify your outrageous claim.

I have watched every episode of this show several times and you are lying. No episode like this has ever existed.

People like you slow any real chance of racial equality.

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