I do not believe that people should be able to say offensive things just to say them, but past a certain point, context is everything. When his daughter Mandy Molly Ephraim alerts him that politically incorrect speeches are off-limits on college campuses, he responds with understandable indignation. Did you enjoy the episode? Mike: This list is insane. Get her out of here. You cannot -- can not. It'll cause Mandy a lot of trouble.
That's got to be a short one. Meanwhile, Cammy is home from college, and Eve is jealous of her success because her music career takes awhile to get off the ground. Mike Baxter has to say. The show stars Tim Allen as the only man in a household with four other women, including his wife and three daughters. If you live here and you work hard, you can succeed.
Mike: Oh, no, I got them all in there. Y-you cannot give that speech. It hurts the feelings of those who work hard and don't succeed. Vanessa: All right, you know what? Just pretend like you introduced me to thunderous applause. It's the latest liberal attack at free speech. They're objectionable words or phrases.
After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers. Vanessa: The thought police are never gonna approve that speech. Meanwhile, Eve's friend Cammy is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged. Mandy: The university has a list of stuff they don't allow speakers to say. You can't get manlier than Mike Baxter.
Mandy: The faculty committee needs to approve it after they check for micro-aggressions. As a result of Vanessa's increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. You mean, like, midget warriors? While Mike is king of the hill at work, he's the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women - namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 22- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 14-year-old Eve. His speech has to be approved by the liberal facility committee, too, which, of course, Mike finds to be ridiculous. That said, lots of shows that I cover do tackle real-world and relevant issues facing the world today, but none tackle this with such pragmatism as This week on Last Man Standing: Mandy is seeking extra credit to pass her ethics course, so she asks her father to speak at commencement. But I'll tell you, Mandy's list was a good blueprint. Where's the list of stuff that doesn't hurt people's feelings? Let us know in the comments! Vanessa: Well, for the love of God, think about this before you send it in.
Mike is excited about the prospect at first, until Mandy lists all of the safe space rules that the college has in place, which makes speech-writing difficult. Last Man Standing Season 6 Episodes. Mike: No, they'll pick her up. If you live here and you work hard, you can succeed. Maybe there is some hope for these snowflakes after all.
Mike: Why -- Send it in? Mandy: You have no idea how seriously my school takes this stuff, dad. Rather than Mike or Mandy compromising their beliefs, they reached a different solution so that Mandy could still get a commencement speaker. Vanessa: Oh, yeah, I can't wait to hear what the new P. Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school's graduation. Mandy breaks it to him that politically incorrect speeches are not allowed on college campuses these days. Mike: You know who else wouldn't approve the speech they want me to give? Watch Tim just destroy the politically-correct Hollywood elite and the precious liberal snowflakes in a way only he can do! Mike: I'm not implying it. Instead, Mandy introduces a real American small business success story as the speaker — an immigrant from Pakistan her father introduced her to as an example of the American Dream — but gives her own thoughts to the audience as she does so — she explains that her father was never afraid to give her his opinions and that people should be free to tell their own stories.
And remember the greater good here. Instead, it is not afraid to call out Hollywood and liberal culture. Okay, by saying that America's the land of opportunity, you are implying that everyone has the same opportunities. Later on, Baxter approaches his wife, wanting to run his speech by her. He's the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he loves to have adventures while he's traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. You know, to protect the students. Mandy lets her father know he must send in his speech for approval to the faculty committee, so they can edit out micro-aggressions.