Can somebody please tell me why William Drayton has a new television sitcom? The man turn 60 years old, back and March, and still insist on dressing like he twenty-something years old. And he looks like a crack head to me. I’m just saying… Is television really that hard up for comedies featuring black folk? Hell, are they that hard up for comedies, period? Is this what does damn writers went on strike for, because if it is I wanna take back my support.
Mr. Drayton’s new show, Under One Roof, made its début on Wednesday, after the ballgame on MyNetworkTV . I actually meant to watch it, but I forgot. That tells you how excited I most have been about it, since I LOVE me some T.V. The cast actually features an actor who I like a lot. His name is Kelly Perine and he plays William Drayon’s wealthy brother in this mess. You might remember Mr. Perine from the sitcom One on One; he played a used car sales man and Flex Washington’s best friend. I thought he was hilarious. But I have always thought him to be funny, in every bit part that I’ve seen him play. I find him to be a great talent that has yet to find his nitch; which is hard to do in Hollywood when you are short, fat, average and black. I mean, let just be real here people. After all, Danny DeVito was a fluke. And Danny ain’t black. Yeah, I said it. HA!
The premise of Under One Roof is that Winston Hill, played by Kelly Perine, is a black entrepreneur, who worked his way out of the hood to assimilate into white suburbia. He gets the obligatory white wife, surrounds himself with white friends and forgets about where he came from, as he raises in kids in Beverly Hills. That is until his shady, ex-con, older brother, Calvester, gets out of jail and comes to live with them (Oh, snap. This sounds like a receipt for comedy). Calvester is played by Mr. Drayton. Actually, the creators of Under One Roof describe Calvester as Winston’s “very likable but, street smart older brother”. I’m not seeing what one has to do with the other. You can be street smart and likable right? They are not contradictory, are they? Anyway, does this sound like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, with old folks, to anyone else beside me? Oh wait, did I meant that Winston has a teenage daughter and a son who he is gearing to be just like him? Now does it sounds like a rip off of the Fresh Prince? Calvester would be Will for the slow ones out there. No offense. Oh, and get this. They have their own website! I ain’t lying. Under One Roof’s official website can be found at http://www.underoneroof.net/ . How funny is that? Like this crapfest will live long enough to even become syndicated.
For those of you who don’t know William Drayton by his birth name, maybe it would help if I called him by his professional name… Flavor Flav. Yeap, Flavor Flav has finished shooting what we hope is the finally installment of the Flavor of Love and gone into the comedy business. Apparently someone found him to be funny. I watched the Flavor of Love, all three season, and I never found the man to be even remotely funny. I found him to be disturbing, disgusting and yucky, but never funny. Now the girls on the other hand. Those bitches cracked my ass up. I watch it for the ladies and I use that word very loosely.
Now don’t get me wrong. I know that Mr. Flav paid his dues and shyt with Public Enemy back in 1982, gaining fame as the front my for Chuck D. Known for his outlandish clocks, hats, bling and shyt, Flavor Flav capitalized on being a modern day minstrel; a buffoon if you will. Out of the loop for a while, Flavor made his television comeback in 2004, by appearing on VH1’s the Surreal Live (Yeap, I watched it). All of his cast members seemed to hate him on the show, with the exception of one; Bridgette Nelson. He and Bridgette, who is Sylvester Stallone’s ex, cultivated a love affair that translated into another VH1 reality show called, Strange Love (this I did not watch). And it was this show that spawned the most popular show on cable networks ever. The Flavor of Love. Now someone done told this boy he can act. Ain’t that a bitch? Rolling Stone declared Flavor Flav as “the funniest rapper ever to bamboozle VH1”. I think he is the dumbest Rapper ever to bamboozle Black America…Females in particular. C’mon ladies, I know you want your fifteen minutes of fame, but to go on national television, make a fool out of yourselves and whore yourselves out just to get with Flavor Flav? Flavor Flav, really? And to actually kissed the man and only God knows what else, just to get him to choose you to be his lady love. Are you kidding me? I’m not sure who I feel more sympathy for...the ones that have to live with the fact that they were rejected by Flavor Flav, or the ONE that gets stuck with is nasty looking ass.
-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.
See, now this is what this blog is about…Hating on the stupidity going on out there in the world of black celebrity! I don’t know when I turned it around to focus on my dumb ass. Don’t nobody wanna read that crap. LOL. Think of all the good crap I have missed out on. From the wedding of that Rapper chick in jail, to the alleged wedding of Beyonnce and Jay-Z. What the hell was I thinking?