Monday, June 8, 2020

Cracked goes off the rails

Why do I still read Cracked?  They publish three articles every morning like clockwork, and so it's easy to think, "Hmm, maybe one of the articles today will be a good one."  But none of them are.  I read a hilarious article on Cracked.com back around 2006 or 2007, and nothing since then has reached that level.

Anyway, an article today was titled "TV Shows That Went Completely Off The Rails By The Final Episode," and #6 on the list was Saved by the Bell


How the fuck is that considered "going off the rails"?  It's a wedding episode (really, a movie) featuring two characters who were a couple for a large portion of the series.  Is it considered "going off the rails" because it didn't take place in a classroom, or maybe because there wasn't a laugh track?     
I got the feeling this article was written by some freelancer in the Philippines who was paid $3 and hasn't watched any American TV in the last 10 years.  However, when I clicked on the byline, it brought me to the profile of "jesse_e," who's been a Cracked member since 2008 and apparently lives in New York.  He published his first article on April 29, 2020, and has published nine articles in that time.

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