Ricky and the Family Table

April 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm (Uncategorized)

My roommate and I watch a lot of TV; we usually have Nick @ Nite on in the evenings, and so we see a lot of cheesy commercials. (man, I do miss the days of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie though… which was like, over a decade ago)

Nick @ Nite is big on this ‘The Family Table’ promotion. Which is nice, except for parents of kids that age, the age when they want to foster a strong family connection, parents are not up this late. Well, most of them. Mine were in bed by 11pm most nights, until I was in middle school at least. So their target audience is probably not watching (though… maybe they’re trying to catch us college kids early. “THINK BEFORE YOU PROCREATE! MAKE YOUR FAMILIES LOVE EACH OTHER!” Or something)

Well, there’s that one where the kid Ricky from up the street is at the table, and someone at the table asks “Who the heck are you?”

The problem with Ricky is not that he is at the family table with no one noticing. The problem is that no one questions WHY Ricky is there. Does Ricky not get fed every night, and therefor breaks into his neighbor’s houses to join them for dinner, uninvited? Is Ricky’s home life something we should question?

If this is a neighborhood that encourages family bonding, you would think the family would notice something off in their neighborhood.

We should question Ricky. We should question Ricky’s history, and why they DON’T question Ricky’s history.

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