Are we really suppose to believe that guys like Neil Patrick Harris and David Spade are irresistible playboys? Have you ever seen either one of them on any hot lists? It’s Hollywood for crying out loud, you’d think they’d be able to find a masculine hunk with comedic timing. I mean give a guy a chance because no amount of suspended disbelief is going to sell these guys as players.
Friends set the precedent, but that was over 10 years ago. Today even our President is black! So yes we can find some random African Americans off the street who’d like to make $100 to stand in the background. There shouldn’t be a show on TV that doesn’t at least show black extras. There is no way you can walk around in public in New York, Miami or Los Angeles and not cross paths with a brotha or sista.
Seriously? How does this get past the script supervisor? God forbid a teen drama cast a minority along side their pretty white kids with problems. If we can’t get cast as the basketball star, then what the hell roles can we be cast for? The janitor? Any series that force feeds us Caucasian superstar basketball players should automatically be dubbed fantasy. Maybe they are hoping to inspire, like the way 24 cast the guy from the All State commercials as a black president before Obama happened. Either way, at the very least they should make sure they cast someone over 6 feet tall.
2) The fat husband/beautiful wife
I know women say they want a guy who can make them laugh, but they never said that was the only qualification. I’ve seen a lot of girls overlook a guys weight, but have you ever seen a drop dead gorgeous woman date — let alone marry — a poor sweaty doughboy who does nothing but give her grief? What’s in it for her?
1) The playboys with no STD’s
I wish I could excuse this one because I seriously doubt any Hollywood writer has ever possessed a player card, but this glaring misrepresentation cannot be overlooked. There is no way guys like Charlie Harper (Two and a Half Men) and Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) can bounce from girl to girl to girl so frequently and not slip one past the goalie or take home a nasty parting gift…or at least raise the threat level to orange. Pimpin’ ain’t as easy as they make it out to be.