Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Rv Owners Deserve Respect!!!!!
RV Park Reviews Campground Discussion Forum > RV Park and Campground Discussions > General Chat
DXSMac
All right, I want to write a nasty letter to the "Price is Right" show. RV owners deserve respect! (Um, No offense to anyone on here whose name might happen to be Thelma Lou....) smile.gif

One of the "showcase" prizes was a very nice TT with a gym in it. Well, the "lovely lady" that was modeling the showcase, well, instead of the usual "lovely lady," they used a "lovely lady" but made her dress in the outrageous stereotype.

All kinds of people have RV's! That stereotype, well, we don't need it! ohmy.gif

Ok, should I write a nasty letter? Or should I just laugh and ignore it? unsure.gif

JJ


HappiestCamper
Whatever you do, please don't start a poll laugh.gif
Texasrvers
"should I write a nasty letter?"



Hard to say since I didn't see the show. Remember the movie RV with Robin Williams had some stereotyping in it. And it was funny. How bad was the costume and how mad are you????
DXSMac
QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Aug 11 2008, 01:56 PM) *

"should I write a nasty letter?"
Hard to say since I didn't see the show. Remember the movie RV with Robin Williams had some stereotyping in it. And it was funny. How bad was the costume and how mad are you????



Ok, the movie "RV" had stereotyping, but Robin Williams' family kind of negated the stereotype, to me, so the movie was kind of "balanced."

I'm a bit hesitant to describe in detail, but, well...... let's just say..... they had the "lovely lady" looking kind of like, and dressing like, the wife that was in the bus RV in the movie, except on today's "Price is Right" the lady had dark red hair.

Maybe I'll just write a politely worded letter indicating that the "stereotype" was not appreciated and if you just come out and meet some RV owners, you would see that there are all types of people that drive RV's.

JJ

Big Ben
I seen the show, and was not offended at all. Pease don't start a poll on who was offended. I find polls offensive.
Come to think of it why would you have to ask the forum if you should write a letter to the show?
DXSMac
QUOTE(Big Ben @ Aug 11 2008, 04:08 PM) *

I seen the show, and was not offended at all. Pease don't start a poll on who was offended. I find polls offensive.
Come to think of it why would you have to ask the forum if you should write a letter to the show?


Don't worry, I'm not starting a poll. ANd, I just wanted opinions, and if people thought I was over-reacting, then I wouldn't write the letter.

JJ
Texasrvers
JJ,

I like what you said in your last paragraph about the polite letter. Go for it.
rodman
QUOTE(DXSMac @ Aug 11 2008, 12:03 PM) *

All right, I want to write a nasty letter to the "Price is Right" show. RV owners deserve respect! (Um, No offense to anyone on here whose name might happen to be Thelma Lou....) smile.gif

One of the "showcase" prizes was a very nice TT with a gym in it. Well, the "lovely lady" that was modeling the showcase, well, instead of the usual "lovely lady," they used a "lovely lady" but made her dress in the outrageous stereotype.

All kinds of people have RV's! That stereotype, well, we don't need it! ohmy.gif

Ok, should I write a nasty letter? Or should I just laugh and ignore it? unsure.gif

JJ

I'm thinkin someone has a little to much time on their hand's.

Just my opinion,
BBear
Look on the bright side, the Price Is Right could have gotten these two to portray the "RV people"...

IPB Image.

Compared to them, I think Thelma Lou sounds lovely! LOL.

If you're going to write a letter to Price is Right, tell them to ditch Drew Carey...the guy is absolutely horrible! ohmy.gif
Lee and Fran
With red hair, maybe they were trying to stereo type the old Lucy Arnez from when she had her trailer and was a travelin. Oh good grief that might have been before your time. And I might be givin my age away. LOL Wish I had a copy of that old film.
DXSMac
QUOTE(Lee and Fran @ Aug 12 2008, 03:21 PM) *

With red hair, maybe they were trying to stereo type the old Lucy Arnez from when she had her trailer and was a travelin. Oh good grief that might have been before your time. And I might be givin my age away. LOL Wish I had a copy of that old film.


I remember the "Lucy Show" with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.... But I don't remember anything about a trailer.....

QUOTE(Rodman @ Aug 12 2008, 11:34 AM)
I'm thinkin someone has a little to much time on their hand's.


That's fine, just asking for opinions.....


QUOTE(BBear @ Aug 12, 2008, 02:34 PM)
If you're going to write a letter to Price is Right, tell them to ditch Drew Carey...the guy is absolutely horrible!


Well, he's definitely not Bob Barker.... I have always liked the "Drew Carey Show," but I was surprised he was picked to replace Bob Barker.... Drew likes to get "raunchy" and you can't do that on a game show....

JJ
Texasrvers
This will show my age, too, but I remember Lucy and the trailer. I think it was a movie with her and Desi--not part of the TV show. They played newly-weds, and for some reason they bought this huge trailer. At least it was huge for that time. They drove it somewhere and of course there were plenty of mishaps along the way. Come to think of it, it was sort of an early version of the RV movie. Maybe the Price Is Right was spoofing Lucy after all.
Big Ben
I seen the movie also. It was actually a moble home, and they towed it with a 1953 Mercury convertable. I beleive the name of it was the Long Long Trailer. Released in 1953. Think I've seen it in the vidio stores.
HappiestCamper
It shows up on Turner and/or Fox Classic Movies every now and then
BBear
QUOTE(DXSMac @ Aug 12 2008, 11:50 PM) *

Well, he's definitely not Bob Barker.... I have always liked the "Drew Carey Show," but I was surprised he was picked to replace Bob Barker.... Drew likes to get "raunchy" and you can't do that on a game show....

JJ


I don't think anyone will every replace Bob Barker, but they sure could have done better than Drew Carey...he wouldn't be half bad if he'd stop constantly mumbling and cutting off people when they're trying to speak, LOL!!! I think they should have gotten John O'Hurley...he'd be perfect. smile.gif

JJ, did Thelma Lou look like this: biggrin.gif

IPB Image
Butch



Good grief !!!!!!!
DXSMac
QUOTE(BBear @ Aug 13 2008, 09:06 AM) *


JJ, did Thelma Lou look like this: biggrin.gif




Great picture! Ok, now I think I know what movie you are talking about, and I have seen it. No, "Thelma Lou" had long dark red auburn hair, and it was "big hair," and dressed like the blonde in the RV bus in the "RV" movie.

JJ
HappiestCamper
And I always thought Thelma Lou looked like this:

IPB Image
RLM
HappiestCamper and Big Ben> How about if I start a poll to see who likes polls???
Chuckl
There is a KOA in Texarcana Texas that has the longest trailer on every night you sit out side and watch it it is still funny biggrin.gif
HappiestCamper
QUOTE(RLM @ Aug 13 2008, 10:57 PM) *

HappiestCamper and Big Ben> How about if I start a poll to see who likes polls???


That one's been done - PLEASE let's not go there again.
Butch




Agreed !!
DXSMac
QUOTE(RLM @ Aug 13 2008, 07:57 PM) *

HappiestCamper and Big Ben> How about if I start a poll to see who likes polls???


TOOK BACK MY ORIGINAL REPLY AFTER I SAW WHAT HAPPIEST AND BUTCH SAID. (I had replied, "I dare you.")

JJ
Big Ben
You know how I will vote.
Butch
QUOTE(DXSMac @ Aug 14 2008, 10:39 AM) *

TOOK BACK MY ORIGINAL REPLY AFTER I SAW WHAT HAPPIEST AND BUTCH SAID. (I had replied, "I dare you.")

JJ



Just what did Butch say ??? I only posted three words: "Good Grief" and the word "Agreed". Please enlighten me so that we both know what I said or did not say........
DXSMac
QUOTE(Big Ben @ Aug 14 2008, 06:16 PM) *

You know how I will vote.


Um.... you hate the polls, but you would still vote? LUCY, YOU HAVE SOME "SPLAINING" TO DO........

JJ
Big Ben
Thats simple. Voting is where , hopefully , your opinion counts for some thing. Polls are just a waste of time.
BBear
Maybe we should vote as to whether we should have a poll to see if members here believe Thelma Lou, Cousin Eddie, Travis and Mary Jo Gornicke (from RV) and Lucille Ball are all stereotypes of RV owners, LOL!!! laugh.gif
DXSMac
QUOTE(Butch @ Aug 15 2008, 08:06 AM) *

Just what did Butch say ??? I only posted three words: "Good Grief" and the word "Agreed". Please enlighten me so that we both know what I said or did not say........



Happiest Camper said "not to go there again" on polls. Butch posted "agreed" which I ascertained was in reply to what Happiest Camper said.

JJ

JPouliot
I found nothing wrong with the Price is right show, I saw the one you are writting about. So what? My lord ! I thought it was funny. We have been camping for over 20 years and not the least bit offended. lightening up just a game show and most people know it was a funny betrayal. ALmost everything is sterotypes blondes, whites and blacks computer geeks list goes on forever. Relax and have one on me the next time you are out on the road biggrin.gif
drmcleod
QUOTE(Big Ben @ Aug 13 2008, 01:34 AM) *

I seen the movie also. It was actually a moble home, and they towed it with a 1953 Mercury convertable. I beleive the name of it was the Long Long Trailer. Released in 1953. Think I've seen it in the vidio stores.


The Long, Long Trailer starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez. Great Movie!

IPB Image
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.