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[Sep. 19th, 2008|12:24 pm]
Hello friends! This weekend in my sketch grad show, I will mime being "sandwiched" (3 dicks, not 2) in front of my boyfriend's Catholic parents!


Speaking of "AAAAAAK," not to take away from my problem, which is quite dire and entirely my own fault... but I was kind of sad watching Andy Samberg playing Cathy from "Cathy" on Weekend Update.

In the 1970s, "Cathy" was a feminist breakthrough. A career woman-protagonist was still a rare thing, and to deal frankly with now-mundane topics like premarital intimacy, weight struggles, remaining child-free and the ensuing frustration when your friends have children, in a daily comic strip, was a big deal! In the 70s and probably through the 80s, the strip was revolutionary. Cathy Guisewite was part of a big, bold change and was creating a strip about things that mattered.

Yeah, it's incredibly stupid now. But I'm sad that it's been reduced to what it's become, that Andy Samberg in a wig screeching "MY MOTHER DRIVES ME CRAZY! SWEAT DROP! SWEAT DROP!" is how most people see a comic strip that once did something great for women.

Edit: The Cathy Wikipedia entry is hilarious, and includes a breakdown of "The Four Basic Guilt Groups," as well as a list of anthologies released over the years:

1980: What Do You Mean, I Still Don't Have Equal Rights??!
2000: Shoes: Chocolate For The Feet


From: oh_embarrassing
2008-09-19 11:37 pm (UTC)
oh god im so glad u saw that sktech i was trying my hardest not to call you
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[User Picture]From: mos_stef
2008-09-20 01:12 am (UTC)
SNL just sucks really bad now in general. I made a joke the other day to my boyfriend: "You know why Amy Poehler is leaving SNL permanently to have her baby? Her doctor told her not to give birth on a sinking ship."

But I didn't know all of that about Cathy. Thanks for informing us!
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[User Picture]From: loo_arrgh
2008-09-22 02:15 pm (UTC)
Heh. I watched the episode stoned, so I loved it. I even laughed at "Pepper."
I realized last night while watching Jimmy Kimmel that if I only watched TV when I was stoned, I would be a much calmer person (bad TV makes me so ANGRY!!!!)
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