Barba-Hell-No: Seven Movies That Should Be TV Shows Before Barbarella
Speaking of comedy, it’s a freaking crime that Idiocracy was given the bum’s rush through theaters back in 2006. I managed to see it the week of release, but only by bribing a one-eyed man named “Lucky” into letting me into the basement of a condemned liquor store where the movie was playing on a strung-up bed sheet covered with unidentified stains. And I still laughed my ass off. Idiocracy has some of the sharpest satire of modern culture that I’ve ever seen, from the core notion that only stupid people are breeding, to the near-future TV line-up of moronic shows such as “Ow, My Balls!”
The Simpsons hasn’t been funny or relevant in a decade, and South Park is chugging through its 16th season. We need a new leader in the art of carving our culture’s stupidity and hypocrisy a new one, and an ongoing Idiocracy series would do the job nicely. Creator Mike Judge has extensive TV experience, and let’s face it, his big-screen career isn’t exactly on fire right now. Come back to the boob tube, Mr. Judge, and give us the further adventures of the smartest man in the future (who isn’t actually that smart). Plants may crave the electrolytes of Brawndo, but I’m craving Idiocracy: The Series.