Anyway. Striped Shirt is still talking about buttons and Grace, of course, speaks up. She delivers a self-serving speech about how the younger generation has abysmally low voter turnout and why, why aren't we more fired up? Why? Why, sweet God, please tell me why? The college students look bored. A kid suggests that they send out a mass email -- because kids today are too dependent on the devil internet, don't you know? -- but Grace wants a protest! They should protest low voter turnout! She yells and yelps and the kids look bored and this is whole speech is, frankly, bullshit. I'm currently working on a political reality series and we have a ton of cast members who are my age or younger and who are fucking fired up. I appreciate the sentiment -- I really do -- but I don't think having Christine Lahti screaming at me to vote over the TV is going to make me want to vote, especially since she's the MOST IRRITATING CHARACTER ON THIS SHOW. Hell, I am all about the voting. I have voted in every election I have been eligible to vote in -- even the little ones. But wouldn't it be a better message, in the election year, to have someone who is not an enormous pain in the ass deliver this particular message? Like maybe someone on another show? A show where I like any of the characters? Maybe Tyra Banks could do it? Besides, how, exactly, how do you protest low voter turnout? Not that I don't see it as a problem, but I don't know if it's something that you protest, the way you protest, say, The Man. Because the people who aren't voting are all in their respective homes, reading a magazine or something. Their lives aren't directly influenced by something like a sit-in. Are you going to sit in front of their front doors? Because if they're going out to vote, they might just want to stay home, anyway. Recently, I was reading about a woman who increased voter turnout in her voting district by a crazy amount -- like 500\%. She didn't do a protest. She did extensive and educated voter reach-out. So, SHUT UP GRACE. Grace then wonders where everyone's rage is, and they all just stare at her. Hey, Grace? Over here? I am full of rage! "Didn't you ever read Ginsberg?" she asks, before going off on a whole new long boring haranguing speech -- every scene in this show features a monologue for Christine Lahti, in case you haven't noticed -- about how they're college students and they should be awake all night debating shit and you know what, Grace? The Beats are kinda dated as a reference. They might turn off some of your crowd, actually, because they kinda hate women. So. There you go. Grace continues yapping about how her college experience was "a stoned haze of political exploration," and don't they wish theirs was, too? Everyone stares blankly at her. "Okay. You'll see," she announces. Grace sends Bobby upstairs -- over his very vocal protests -- and goes ahead and, yes, lights up a bowl for the kids. Because you know what gets people really fired up? Weed. Grace, if you wanted to light a fire under them -- and I sympathize, I do, because I really want people to get out and vote in this election -- give them something that doesn't make them want to eat an entire case of Pringles and then take a nap. Can I suggest speed?
Jack & Bobby
Episode Report CardJessica: B- | 675 USERS: B-
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Jack & Bobby