Brief Drama Parody: Do Not Let Your Eye Become Wicked

by sd-7 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • Leolaia

    Wow, I haven't been to a drama in over 20 years, and that was pitch perfect!

  • superpunk

    From now on, I'm going to do things Jehovah's way [raises volume of her voice] and NOT LET MY EYE BECOME WICKED!

  • watersprout

    Oh my goodness! That was brilliant! I thought it was true...LOL!

    I was taken back to my youth watching dramas like this.


  • BluesBrother

    sd-7....Was that meant to be an exageration? It is exactly the kind of thing that would be presented as a "warning example"

  • sd-7

    Yeah, although this is a parody, the sad thing is, it's dead-on as far as accuracy. They probably wouldn't actually quote the TV characters in a drama, I suppose. But the lines are so much like all the dramas I've seen. Caricatures of the outside world and certain doom for those who don't follow the rules. There are no decent people who are not JWs, etc., etc.

    I think it was in the '09 drama that they had a kid who was falsely accused of driving drunk, who I guess did actually get drunk and all. It was supposed to be a modern-day prodigal son. They managed to completely skip over his judicial committee at the end. It would've made more sense for them to actually show him in a DF'd state, but perhaps it was uncomfortable to let a JW audience feel too much sympathy for a DF'd person. Not that most of them would. Probably better to have him put on reproof or something.

    Well...this was enjoyable, I'll say that.


  • factfinder

    Very good job sd-7! and your comment that "there are no decent people who are not JW's" is what my brother believes.

  • GLTirebiter

    Bravo! Encore!

  • 3Mozzies

    Extremely well written SD-7 very accurate.

    I remember when we had the 'modern' dramas at the DC and I always thought how cheesy, do people really speak like that?


  • sd-7

    Good point, 3Mozzies. People in the dramas usually talk like they're either in the New World Translation or a Watchtower article. They don't seem to talk like actual humans for some reason.

    Or in drama-speak:

    "You have spoken well, my brother. Those WITNESSES! They speak with tongues like the speechless ones trying to crying out! Why should we listen to their message? They've been wrong SO MANY TIMES!"


  • fatimaportalgul1917

    I kniw I'm about 8 years late sorry but here is the picture

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