At midnight, I like to watch "Golden Girls" on Lifetime. Yes, I'm a loser, but let's get past it. Anyway, the last season just got finished and they've decided to start showing the "Golden Girls" spinoff. "The Golden Girls" was an amazing show, "The Golden Girls" spinoff was not.
Oh, you didn't know that there was a "Golden Girls" spinoff? Take pride in not knowing that. Yes, at a certain point, Bea Arthur decided to leave the show but the other ladies wanted to stay on. So instead of just keeping the same show minus Bea, they kept the three remaining characters but switched up the premise a bit.
Rose, Blanche, and Sofia take ownership of a hotel in Miami, and the show revolves around them running the thing. But don't you worry, the old bags have help - in the form of the hotel's cook, and a black guy. Now, here's where it gets interesting.
The cook is, of course, Mexican (the audience of the Comedy Fiesta would love that), and is played by...Cheech Marin. And the black guy is played touchingly by...a young Don Cheadle. Yes, before Hotel Rwanda Cheadle was managing the Hotel Broken Hip. It's pretty crazy.
Anyway, so I'm watching the show tonight and the opening credits came on. Guess who the Supervising Producer is? One Mitchell Hurwitz. Who is Mitchell Hurwitz? The guy who created "Arrested Development". And then the name of the writer who wrote the episode came on, and it was...Marc Cherry, who is, of course, the man behind "Desperate Housewives". Dude, "Golden Palace" is packing Hurwitz, Cheadle, Cherry, and Estelle Getty! That's insane.
The point is, talented people make crap sometimes, and most of the time it's not their fault. It's just kinda the way Hollywood works, at least until you get some power. And as DJ Quik always says "First you get the power, then you get the money, then you get the pussy, fool don't be no dummy."
So I guess what I'm saying is, all I want for Christmas is some motherfucking power.