Why wouldn’t your dog want his DogTV? After all, your canine companion cuddles up with you on the couch while you watch hours of human-centric television programming. It makes a dog a little bummed out to see such narrow representations of reality. Can you think of any current shows with a dog’s point of view? We didn’t think so. We here at Dogster would like to see more diverse programming.
Thankfully, MAD Magazine — purveyors of the subverse, um, we mean, diverse! — has imagined a world in which dogs are included in everyday TV scheduling, offering canines a more realistic representation of life. Quite progressive is MAD’s The Golden Retriever Girls, which not only depicts dogs in primary roles, but portrays older dogs as central characters. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? That’s dog ageism.
And the young pups in the house? They need educational programming. How about a Rover rendition of Dora the Explorer — Labradora the Explorer? This show teaches puppies all about the world around them while conveying messages of kindness and acceptance.
The adolescent dog can enjoy programming such as Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 — literally, don’t trust her, she’s a real bitch. For the DIY doggie there’s This Old Dog House, and for the studly lady’s dog who’s never met a leg he didn’t want to hump, there’s Colliefornication.
What are you waiting for? Tune into DogTV.
Via MAD Magazine, images used with permission