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Crazy Mormon-hating TV Show Say What Now?

Postby steelem » Sat 09 Jan, 2010 01:31 am

Been watching lots of Hannah Montana.

Anyhow, I find this amusing. (From imdb.com)

"In season four of the Emmy-nominated HBO series "Big Love", a new maelstrom of personal issues swirl around polygamist Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) as he launches yet another business venture: a Mormon-friendly casino."

That's a hoot. A Mormon-friendly casino. What would that look like?
Well for one thing, the hotel rooms would have to be cheap.
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Postby Momma Snider » Sat 09 Jan, 2010 01:28 pm

That's funny. Maybe instead of gambling, they just have refreshments.

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Postby KareNin » Sat 09 Jan, 2010 01:40 pm

They'd have little round tables where patrons could sit and play Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Cranium, and Jenga.

They would have slot machines, but if you hit a win, it would dispense a cascade of CTR rings. Some of the machines might dipense actual pennies... but they would automatically deduct your tithing, so you'd only get 90% of your winnings.

Waitresses would come around to the tables, serving root beer and Kool-Aid, and offering packs of Tic-Tacs and Juicy Fruit gum.

And Donnie and Marie and David Archuleta would be the main headliners for entertainment.
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Postby Momma Snider » Sat 09 Jan, 2010 03:23 pm

And there'd be a nursery.

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Postby Momma Snider » Sat 09 Jan, 2010 03:26 pm

Rocky's contribution: they'd play for Jello squares

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Postby Lady Celtic » Sun 10 Jan, 2010 09:42 am

Where's my Like button?? That's a casino I'd go to. Apples to Apples FTW!
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Postby AdamOndi » Mon 11 Jan, 2010 08:32 am

If it was anything like the gambling I did as a kid with brothers and friends, the people would play exclusively for tortilla chips (get it, playing with chips???? Is this thing on????), Skittles, Starburst, Mamba fruit chews, or Now 'n Laters. We quickly discovered that the individually wrapped candies were far superior to the Skittles...

Also, the sports book would be devoted exclusively to University of Utah, BYU, Utah State University, and the Jazz.
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Postby SDR » Mon 11 Jan, 2010 03:57 pm

They sole my idea! A few years ago a my wife & I went to Vegas with a friend and on the way back, I was suggesting to them that there needed to be a Mormon themed casino. It started off as just a "no smoking and no drinking" type of establishment, but I started going off on tangents that won't go into details about as some might consider it sacrilege.

My other idea for a casino: a completely Star Trek themed casino (not just the experience attraction within a hotel) that was shaped like a star ship... But I guess that's more appropriate for another forum.

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Postby KareNin » Mon 11 Jan, 2010 10:58 pm

How about the Games Forum? The world awaits, Scooter. ;-)
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Postby AdamOndi » Tue 12 Jan, 2010 07:49 am

SDR wrote:My other idea for a casino: a completely Star Trek themed casino (not just the experience attraction within a hotel) that was shaped like a star ship... But I guess that's more appropriate for another forum.


I would be scared to think of the amount of engineering that would have to go into making an Enterprise-shaped building that would not collapse under its own weight on Earth. If it was even possible.

Despite how cool it would be to walk around a life-sized Federation starship, I would personally do a Star Wars-themed casino instead. Make the building look like one of the Mon Calamari cruisers, and have all the waitresses wear Slave Leia outfits. All the bars would play the Cantina Band music. There could be attractions with full-sized props of X-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Fighters, etc. The outdoor show could be a recreation of the Snowspeeders vs. AT-AT walkers on Hoth.... Let people do some lightsaber sparring with lightsabers that glowed. That sort of stuff. I am sure George Lucas would love to receive the licensing revenue.
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Postby Momma Snider » Thu 29 Apr, 2010 09:37 am

I was in a training meeting the other day for a new program we'll be using, and the trainer had come out from Minnesota. In the pretend school she was demonstrating on, she had given all the teachers the same last name. She joked, "This is a Mormon school!" I thought about correcting her, explaining that real Mormons are not the polygamist families she's seen on TV, but I didn't say anything. On my evaluation sheet at the end of the training, though, I told her that I'm a Mormon and she shouldn't believe everything she sees on TV.

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Postby AdamOndi » Thu 29 Apr, 2010 11:03 am

I wonder how people would have reacted if she had given the hypothetical teachers stereotypical inner-city names and then joked, "This is a black school!"
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Postby Momma Snider » Thu 29 Apr, 2010 11:15 am

I think that's the thing that bothered me. She was just assuming that of course no one in the room was Mormon. I know she was only joking, and probably doesn't even really think it's true. But she wouldn't have made the black comment even if we were all white, because it would be inappropriate and unprofessional.

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Postby Matt » Tue 04 May, 2010 01:11 pm

For what it's worth, I hear Mormons here in Utah make polygamy jokes all the time. Is this like the n-word, where it's OK to say it if you're in the group it refers to?
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Postby Momma Snider » Tue 04 May, 2010 01:38 pm

Yes, I think it's kind of like that. If you say it yourself, to someone you know will think it's a joke, that's one thing. But to say it in a group of unknowns, where some will think you believe it, and others will think it is true because you said it, is different.

It didn't bother me to hear it, but I thought it was inappropriate for her to say it.

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Postby WiseNLucky » Wed 05 May, 2010 06:32 am

Matt wrote:For what it's worth, I hear Mormons here in Utah make polygamy jokes all the time. Is this like the n-word, where it's OK to say it if you're in the group it refers to?


You know, that's a very good comment/question. For me, I think it's the intent. Are you doing it for fun (laughing at yourself) or belittling someone (laughing at others)? It's hard not to interpret it as belittlement if the speaker is outside the group. So many LDS people are descended from polygamy that they are even deeper into the group. I'm careful because I'm a convert without that heritage. So I'm comfortable making Mormon jokes but not polygamy jokes, if that makes sense.
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Postby AdamOndi » Wed 05 May, 2010 07:13 am

Matt wrote:For what it's worth, I hear Mormons here in Utah make polygamy jokes all the time. Is this like the n-word, where it's OK to say it if you're in the group it refers to?


I would liken it to how people often feel about their family. I give my brothers guff all the time, and receive it right back from them. We constantly rib each other when we're together, and we love it. But if someone outside the family gave any of us the kind of crap that we give each other, then we would quickly get offended by and mad at that person.

Just as someone outside of your family has no business butting in on your inside jokes, someone outside of the Church (which is often referred to as a big, extended family) will offend members of the Church because it seems like they are butting in on our business and our inside jokes.
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Postby Lady Celtic » Wed 05 May, 2010 10:46 am

AdamOndi wrote:Just as someone outside of your family has no business butting in on your inside jokes, someone outside of the Church (which is often referred to as a big, extended family) will offend members of the Church because it seems like they are butting in on our business and our inside jokes.


Very aptly put, Adam.
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Re: Crazy Mormon-hating TV Show Say What Now?

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 21 Oct, 2010 03:18 pm

I just want to say that my husband remarked the other day that he hasn't watched a single episode of Hannah Montana since the season started. He's just not that into it any more. Is that sad?

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Re: Crazy Mormon-hating TV Show Say What Now?

Postby Momma Snider » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 11:27 am

They mentioned Mormons on "Bones" a few weeks ago. There was a guy who, it turned out, had three wives, all sisters, and one of the characters said they must be Mormons, and another character said, "No, actually the Mormon Church does not allow polygamy." Or something like that. I liked how he said it.


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