The Bitch Who Tried To Get "Married with Children" Off The Air Is Related To The Romneys
Terry Rakolta is a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is married to John Rakolta, the CEO of Walbridge, and the General Consul for Romania's Honorary General Consulate in Detroit., And they have four children, three daughters:Paige, Eileen and Lauren and a son, John Rakolta, Jr.
Rakolta's sister, Ronna Romney, is a Republican political activist and radio talk show host, who was formerly married to G. Scott Romney, the son of former Michigan governor George Romney and brother of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Rakolta's husband was a National Chairman for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign., her daughter Lauren was also a major figure in Mitt Romney's campaign and previously had worked for Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts. She is currently the finance director for Rick Snyder's campaign to be governor of Michigan.
"Married… with Children boycott"
Rakolta was prompted to write to the sponsors of Married… with Children after watching the episode "Her Cups Runneth Over" on January 15, 1989, in which Al Bundy and his friend Steve purchase a bra for Al's wife, Peggy. Several sponsors decided to cancel their commercials in response.
Fox responded to the boycott by moving the show's time slot from 8:30 to 9 PM and toning down the level of "raunch" in the series, reducing the amount of sexual content and implied nudity. Fox also decided not to air a potentially offensive episode titled "I'll See You in Court". Known as the "Lost Episode", it was finally aired in 2002 on FX and was packaged with the rest of the third season in the 2005 DVD release. The episode has aired outside America as a regular episode of season three ever since the show went into syndication.
Rakolta made several appearances on television talk shows and news programs at the time, including Nightline.
However, the boycott did little economic damage to Fox and to Married… with Children. A year after the boycott, nearly all the defecting advertisers had returned, and ratings were higher. Rakolta herself felt that her boycott had contributed to the show's higher viewership.
Rakolta later founded "Americans for Responsible Television" to fight against other shows that she deemed offensive, including shows by Phil Donahue and Howard Stern.
The name "Romney" and the word "bitch" just fit together so well...
I wonder if Rafalca is named for her.
[quote] General Consul for Romania's Honorary General Consulate in Detroit.
Romania has a consulate in Detroit? Even if it's an honorary consulate. Why is Romania involved with anything in Detroit? Don't they (each of them - Detroit & Romania) have enough problems on their own?
She was just pissed that Fox wouldnt pay her family residuals for stealing their life and portraying it so successfully.
More Mormon finger fucking of the general populace.
Explain "implied nudity"
She looks like Priscilla Presley in R2's photo.
[quote] General Consul for Romania's Honorary General Consulate in Detroit.,
So does this mean that Jill Kelley, the Honorary Counsel General for Korea in Tampa, Florida, has a General Counsel? She really needs one these days.
Did she ever get it? MWC was a cult show at the time. When she publicized it, it exploded and became a bona fide hit. If she'd just have shut up about it, it would have died like all those other Fox sitcomes of the era.
Don't like the show? Don't watch it, but you don't get to make sure the rest of us can't watch. Rights don't end where feelings and beliefs start. This woman should have her updated information published and she should be shunned anywhere she goes. Traditional American values include freedom of expression and that seems to be lost on people like this. You can kind of tell that if she was born in a different time and place she would have made a good Nazi. If the world was fair this person today wouldn't be able to leave her house anymore.
R11 I remember when this shit went down and she was on some talk show. Someone asked her why doesn't she just change the channel? Her answer? "I shouldn't have to do that." Seriously, that's the mentality of these people. They honestly feel the world should conform to their standards and their standards alone.
Even worse, [r12], I seem to recall that the reason she couldn't change the channel was that she was on her treadmill and couldn't.
I think that is what started to turn the tide against her.
As I recall MWC was even more subversive when it started out.
Marcie was a conservative who played by the rules and whom the Bundys totally took advantage of. The Reagan era backlash tempered it down.
So this Romney woman might have had some impact.
[quote]the reason she couldn't change the channel was that she was on her treadmill and couldn't.
Wow, talk about a lame excuse. Are we really supposed to believe she didn't have a remote control for the TV?
[quote]They honestly feel the world should conform to their standards and their standards alone.
That's the same mindset terrorists have.
What I find ironic about all this is that the episode she complained about had a similar plotline to a 1987 episode of [italic]Punky Brewster[/italic], the sort of show that was designed to shut people like her up and say, "yes we still make shows that are appropriate for children. Now get off our fucking backs!"