References to Mormons crop up in many many modern novels. One writer, P.D.
James, has a reference to them in almost every novel she's written.
Intriguing to me, and I would like to know why.
morpunkt,That is how we approach it out here too. We let folks get
to know us before revealing we are LDS. It allows them to get to know us
without some of the prejudices getting in the way.
great! smiling white shiny happy people
I think it is because the film and TV industry has a fascination with us to some
degree or another.@morpunkt "...that I am a likable guy."
LOL That's hilarious! Nice backhanded compliment. Thanks for dispelling
THAT myth. (smiley)
I thought the reference to Mormons on Cheaper by the Dozen was funny. The mom
goes all out on her young son's birthday and the dad mumbles something
like, Why didn't you book the Mormon tabernacle choir?.
MORMONS ARE not polygamist and polygamist are not mormons
I have the opportunity of meeting many people on a one-on-one basis, at my job,
working in health care. After getting to know them, I often subtly drop hints
about the fact that I am LDS. I find it amusing. Sometimes they are shocked,
because I dispelled the myths they pictured about my faith. I am told that I am
a likable guy. Hopefully, my obtuse missionary work is helping, one person at a
time. Although I don't consider myself as the ultimate paragon of
Mormonism, I think I have helped, in my own little way, in this great big
world.(We cannot rely on the media to help us.)
Maybe NBC affiliate--KSL, will start carrying Jeopardy if Ken Jennings takes
over for Alex Trebek when he retires?
Just wondering where can one watch Jeopardy? The local NBC affiliate, KSL,
doesn't broadcast it. Is this comment acceptable to the
There's also "They Call Me Trinity" (1970) with Terence Hill and
Bud Spencer. Trinity falls in love with two Mormon girls, so Trinity and Bambino
help defend the Mormon farmers against some baddies that want to drive them off
their land. The Mormons look more like Amish or Mennonites than anything
else.Oh, wait, that wouldn't be "these days" unless
you're old like I am.
And don't forget the movie "Paint Your Wagon" (although not new)
where Lee Marvin "buys" one of 2 wives of a polygamist! (LOVE that
My wife is watching the show Coach on Netflix. One of the episodes Haden and his
wife Christine are arguing about married people with families. If I remember
Haden says. "Tell me one couple with kids are happy? Other than
Mormons". I thought it was pretty cool.
The TV show "Cold Case" had an episode about a special needs
"Mormon" young adult. I don't remember all of the details, but they
got a lot of facts wrong and basically ridiculed the church and church members
in general. I never watched another episode after that. The TV show
"Wings" also had a Mormon reference.
What's wrong with a mormon being in the news or in movies and on tv
Lately i also watched an episode of Falling Skies, Season 4 episode 5 wherein
Mormons are mentioned of having a food storage for 7 years and being known for
not drinking alcohol.