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The Cool Kids – Official Trailer

This trailer is for the FOX show The Cool Kids. It opens with the narrator saying “whoever said growing old had to be boring, never spent a day at Shady Meadows with these guys,” before introducing Hank (played by David Alan Grier), Sid (played by Leslie Jordan), and Charlie (played by Martin Mull) the “cool kids” at their retirement home. The follows the three characters mourning the loss of their friend recently deceased friend: Jerry, and the three of them being introduced to Margaret (played by Vicki Lawrence).

Discussion

The Cool Kids is a sitcom, what scenes do we see here and what makes them funny?

How is retirement represented in this trailer? 

How do we see gender and race intersect with age in this clip?

Is there a difference in how old age is represented in comedies versus dramas?

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