LDS Magazine har listat 6 teve shower där man skämtar om mormoner. Naturligtvis finns det ännu fler. Några kommentarer efter artikeln var dessa:
There have been many other Mormon references in TV shows and movies. One of my favorites not mentioned here was in ”Friends.” After Rachel found out she was pregnant, she was preparing for a date and was trying to determine how to explain to her date why she could not drink alcohol. She was thinking out loud, and one of the excuses she had come up with was that ”I could tell him that I am Mormon.”
Who can forget Star Trek IV when Captain Kirk attempted to cover for Spock? Kirk explained away Spock’s obvious weirdness as the result of the free speech movement and ”a little too much LDS.” For anyone who didn’t experience this classic moment and the resulting wall-to-wall laughter in the theater, the clip is available on YouTube
Ja, själv tänkte jag på South Park och Saturday Nigth Live med Tim Tebow. Det finns säkert fler… Och, ja jag hittade Star Trek Lds repliken. Förmodligen skulle det vara Lsd istället! 😛 (Obs. Sketchen är nr 56 i spellistan)
Golden Girls: Transplant
When Blanche’s sister needs a kidney transplant, she doesn’t know whether to donate her kidney or not. Luckily, she’s saved by a donor match whose kidney is spic-n-span from a life of clean living.
Blanche: Oh, well the most wonderful thing happened. They found a donor, an excellent match. She was a retired Mormon schoolteacher.
Rose: Virginia’s so lucky!
Blanche: Oh, I’ll say! That kidney was showroom new! Why, the wildest thing that ever passed through there was Ovaltine!
”Call Me, Irresponsible”
Admiring a bouquet of flowers sent to Carla, Rebecca wonders why more men can’t send flowers. Sam mishears her, and hilarity ensues.
Rebecca: ”Oh, why can’t more men send flowers?”
Sam: ”I didn’t know Mormons couldn’t send flowers.”
Rebecca: ”I said more men, not Mormons.”
Sam: ”I know they can’t dance.”
Norm: ”No, Sammy, that’s the — that’s the Amish.”
Sam: ”Why can’t Mormons send flowers?”
Rebecca: ”They can.”
Sam: ”What are you talking about?”
Rebecca: ”I just wish someone would send me some … roses!”
Sam: ”Why does it have to be a Mormon?”
Rebecca exits in a huff
Sam: ”Some people you just can’t discuss religion with.”
Season 5, Episode 10
After Meredith’s drunken antics at an office party get out of hand, boss Michael Scott calls an impromptu intervention, and gets his materials from what sounds like lds.org.
Image from blogs.mcall.com
Michael Scott: Meredith, have you ever used alcohol to alter your mood or deliberately change your state of mind?
Michael Scott: Do you sometimes have a drink to celebrate a special occasion or mark a holiday?
Michael Scott: Have you ever, under the influence of alcohol, questioned the teachings of the Mormon church?
Oscar: Where did you get this?
Michael Scott: I got it on a website. That’s not important.
That ’70s Show
Season 5, Episode 13
Looking around at the number of children at his house, father Reginald (Red) gets a sense of what it’s like to have a large family.
Still from YouTube
Red: Look at all these … kids. I feel like a Mormon.
The Single Guy
Single man Jonathan comments on how married people like to share their joy by helping other people get married. (Just like what LDS missionaries do.)
Image from friends.wikia.com
Jonathan: You married people have this bizarre need to turn everyone else into married people. You’re like vampires — or Mormons.
The Bob Newhart show
Howard’s brother, Gordon the game Warden, had been to Chicago for a visit. Emily finds the alliteration so funny, she invents another brother for Howard named Norman.
Image from wikipedia.org
Emily: Howard’s brother called.
Bob: Warden Gordon Bordon?
Emily: No… his other brother. Norman.
Bob: What does he do?
Emily: He’s a doorman. At the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.
Bob: Don’t tell me he’s a Mormon.
Emily: That’s right. Norman Borden the Mormon Doorman.
Bob: How long did it take you to come up with that?
Emily: All day.