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Desc:Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) facepalmed years before Captain Picard made it cool.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Humor
Tags:nbc, Family Ties, michael j fox, facepalm, Michael Gross
Submitted:sasazuka
Date:01/27/14
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Comment count is 12
EvilHomer
Captain Picard did NOT make the facepalm "cool". Like most things in that series, TNG lamed up the facepalm, and it remained uncool until Rainbow Dash did it.
TheOtherCapnS
I put up with your horse faggotry as much as I can, but don't you dare besmirch TNG.

TheOtherCapnS
Or, uh, that isn't very magically-friendly, or whatever

EvilHomer
I'm not besmirching TNG, I'm simply stating a fact.

Look, perhaps I shuld be a bit more clear. The Picard facepalm was certainly well-done. It was expertly delivered, and in context, was extremely amusing. But there is a difference between "amusing" and "cool". Coolness goes beyond mere amusement; it's visceral and ballsy, two traits which Picard sorely lacked. Consider the context: Picard's most famous facepalm was a reaction to the sudden appearance of Q. The facepalm was exasperated, dejected, tired - emotions that are very, very Picard-like. Now, I'm no Picard-hater. I like Picard as much as the next guy, but let's be honest here, Picard wasn't much of a captain. He was a school-teacher, a pencil-pusher, a good candidate for staff officer, diplomatic liaison, or maybe even a tenured Academy instructor... but captain of a starship? And not just any starship, but a state-of-the-art starship specifically tasked with the most dangerous forward-reconnaissance missions in the entire fleet?

A real captain, a daring captain, a captain with some chutzpah, wouldn't cover his eyes like a tired old matron when a threat like Q popped up. KIRK would have taken decisive action, and he wouldn't have stopped probing Q for weaknesses until the little bastard was either out-smarted or out-fought, probably both. Kirk wouldn't have facepalmed, he would have face-kicked! And while that might not have actually stopped Q, it would have made for one hell of a scene! Because Kirk was *cool*.


Picard had many admirable traits, but being cool was not one of them.

Meatsack Jones
My month is now filled with happy reading a bronie debating Jean-Luc Picard's coolness factor versus animated equestrian antics.

The whole reason I come back to this site. :)

infinite zest
Between living rooms and rec rooms, Michael Gross sure has had a colorful variety of exotic species breaking in to the wrong room.
baleen
don't jump to conclusions lol!
Quad9Damage
This show is streaming on Netflix. Should I watch it?
Scrimmjob
Only the racism episode.

infinite zest
And the one where Boner goes to enlist in the Army but is killed in a car because Alex was taking pills. Powerful.

Quad9Damage
I watched the pilot episode, where Alex's parents had to take action because Alex, trying to impress this airhead of a future trophy wife or something, was hanging out at a country club reserved for elitist, upper-crust racist snobs. Was that the racism episode?

Jet Bin Fever
You can watch maybe 2-3 episodes, get the gist of it, and not force yourself to watch any more of it. You won't miss anything.

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