I didn't think anything could make me as cranky as a Rob Schneider movie does. (OK, his buddy Adam Sandler's movies do too.) But more to the point: Now there's "Rob!" (7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, CBS; zero stars) Schneider's confounding new sitcom that delivers some of the worst jokes put to paper about immigration, rape and many other racist and stereotypical behavior.
And I swear I'm not going to play the "politically correct" card here. I'm just trying to say that this show is not funny--at all.
Schneider stars a white, middle-aged, longtime bachelor who marries sexy young Mexican-American Maggie (Claudia Bassols) in Vegas two weeks after meeting her. I mention their ethnicities because that's pretty much all the series wants to share about its characters--or should I say caricatures?
When Maggie brings Rob to her parents to meet her large, close-knit family, his lame and totally unbelievable attempts at conversation don't go over well. He tells them he supports guacamole, for example.
"Rob!" is clumsy and uncomfortable, not to mention completely devoid of chemistry among its actors or subtlety in their delivery of "jokes."
I don't understand how a show this bad made it on the air.