Here’s an idea for Ravenel’s new reality show

This was pretty funny — at least, the parts that I could make out through that thick, awful, fake “Gone With the Wind” accent.

Yes, I can see how folks up north — in places “like Vermont, and South Carolina” — might laugh at Southerners’ overreaction to a couple of inches of snow.

But this gives me an idea for an episode of Thomas Ravenel’s new reality TV show, “Southern Charm,” which as I gather is about what happens to scions of old Charleston families in a time of general cultural decline and decadence.

There could be an entire episode in which T-Rav is trapped in his vehicle (possibly a white Escalade, as in this skit) because… wait for it… someone (possibly Yankees) have closed down his Daddy’s bridge on account of snow.

It could work… Hey, maybe it even happened…

8 thoughts on “Here’s an idea for Ravenel’s new reality show

  1. Brad Warthen Post author

    And since cars permanently stalled on the Interstate outside Atlanta is such an important meme in that show, I was trying to think how to work the snowstorm into an episode of “The Walking Dead”…

    If SNL had been more ambitious, or more thoughtful about their Southern cultural tropes, they might have attempted that…

  2. Brad Warthen Post author

    For some reason, almost no one reads my blog on Friday afternoons. I don’t know why that is. It really doesn’t seem to have a lot to do with content. I’ve tried putting up material of a sort that normally generates a lot of traffic at other times of the week, but it doesn’t seem to make much difference. Consequently, I sometimes just don’t post after noon on Fridays.

    A minute ago, I glanced at Analytics, and there was ONE person reading my blog at that moment. More interestingly, it was someone in New York City. I forgot to look to see what that person was reading, but I suspect he or she was laughing at this, since it makes fun of us Southerners…

    We’ve gone back up to six readers since I’ve been typing this. Still pretty pitiful, but it’s better than one guy from NEW YORK CITY!…

        1. Brad Warthen Post author

          Now there’s somebody in Wyoming, only the map shows it in the Midwest. Oh, there’s a town in Ohio called “Wyoming.” Huh.

          I need to shut down that app; it’s distracting…


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