Not a ton to dive into here. But any time you find a network primetime show that, though predictably biased, also picks at both sides and is actually funny, then credit is due.
On Wednesday night’s preview episode of NBC’s comedy The Carmichael Show, titled ‘Everybody Cheats,’ politicians and presidential politics found themselves in the crosshairs. Just not the politicians or candidates that you would normally expect.
Cheating was the topic of the night, and a joke was made at the expense of a certain 90’s power couple that tried so hard to make cheating cool again:
Amber: I’m not the bad guy. Karen's husband is.
Jerrod: I mean, yeah, sure, but that's not how the world works. Like, we never blame the guy who cheated. You know, take the Clinton situation, right? If Monica Lewinsky came in here, we'd all look at her like she's some home-wrecker. Hillary Clinton's running for president, and we think she's weak because she should have left. But if Bill Clinton walked through that door, we'd all go, "Oh, my God, it's Bill Clinton."
Joe: Yeah, when it comes to cheating, we always blame the victim. Look at Ben Affleck. He cheated with that nanny, and we made him Batman.
Okay. Some hard truths in there, and some laughs, mixed with a poke at Hillary. But Hillary wasn’t the only liberal Presidential candidate to get singled out:
Joe: You kids work it out?
Amber: We're so afraid of cheating on each other that we'll never take each other for granted.
Jerrod: Yeah. Neither of us cheated today. And that's all we can ask for.
Bobby: Man, relationships are bleak.
Joe: Now I don't understand what's going on. Is this one of these young people things like believing that Bernie Sanders is a viable candidate?
Awesome. Nothing overly malicious about that, but funny and at the expense of a liberal. Don’t misunderstand, this show is not conservative. But as MRC’s Alexa Moutevelis Coombs has written, there are plenty of examples of when conservative viewpoints are defended, in addition to times when lib views on things like gender fluidity are discussed.
Yet, what’s different about The Carmichael Show, is that it actually attempts to offer the other side of the debate. As opposed to simply regurgitating leftist talking points. Plus, it happens to be hilarious.
What more can you ask?