Taking Names…and Umbrage: “Against Insular Arrogance”

As you no doubt inferred, this is a response to Josh’s post.

Josh: boring, nothing-going-on-upstairs…Josh.

I take umbrage to your claim that fans of Arrested Development exhibit more insular arrogance than devotees of other television programs. Even Barry Zuckercorn–who’s very good, by the way–knows your evidence is anecdotal and wouldn’t even garner a favorable ruling in Mr. Reinhold’s Courtroom. There are just so many poorly chosen words in your argument, beginning and ending with “insular,” about as editorial a phrase as imaginable given the context (I, by the way, would suggest “justified” as a substitute). As it is, it appears you’ve prematurely shot your wad on what was supposed to be a dry run, if you will, so now you’re afraid you’ve got something of a mess on your hands. Oh, COME ON!

(For the record, was the Improv show held at a restaurant? Because, you know, it’s a restaurant.)

And that comedienne? Her? Perhaps she should take her “job” more seriously and spend the 17 2/3 hours it takes to catch up on the best comedy of the last decade. I promise it will make for lasting fun.

So, Josh, don’t make this another great day…for being sad. Suck it up like Tobias taking a chubby, and admit that you, like the authorities, had it wrong. Or are you chicken?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dan on June 9, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    chachi-chachi-chachi-chachi …

    [i would have went with gob’s, but i wasn’t sure on the spelling]


  2. […] episodes, including “Pier Pressure,” “Righteous Brothers,” and “S.O.B.s”), the big (and sometimes insularly arrogant) Arrested Development fans here at NPI couldn’t help but get a bit excited. After all, the news […]


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