Dealing with “Mixed Blessings”

On Saturday, June 27th, 2020, the news broke that Hulu pulled the season 3 episode "Mixed Blessings" from its streaming platform due to concerns about the portrayal of blackface. This decision was in response to a request from Disney-ABC, the series' distributor. Is this a day that will live in infamy? Probably not. But for …

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Fashion As Tension In Dorothy’s New Friend

The "Dorothy's New Friend" episode of season 3 is one of the most infamous of the series because it features a legitimate villain: Barbara Thorndyke! Yes, there are some other bad guys here and there throughout the series (The Cheeseman, anyone?), but Barbara Thorndyke for sure takes the cake (or the George Bernard Slaw, as …

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