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  1. I didn’t read the satirical piece (on my phone – too small) but is it terribly unfunny because it’s dated? Or is there another reason?
    Comedy seems very much of the moment. I recently tried watching a few comedy / variety shows that my parents and I enjoyed when I was a kid and they were mostly just painful, if not outright sexist/racist. They didn’t change obviously – but the world did, as well as my understanding of it.

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    1. It is dated but I think it was unfunny at time of writing.
      There was a Merrie Melodies cartoon in 1947 called Slick Hare that features caricatures of a bunch of Hollywood stars, including Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. I think this was meant to be like that, but it just doesn’t work.
      Slick Hare is on the Casablanca Blu-ray and some of it is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrRlMt8SF4

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