If you don’t know Mema (Mee-MAW), you don’t know the internet. Most of us know Mema as the adorably bat-brained grandmother of the angry “Gingers DO have souls!” kid from Daniel Tosh’s eponymous dot-oh show. She was in fact Tosh’s discovery, quickly eclipsing her grandson in internet stardom with her quirky combination of backwoods ignorance, innocent charm and hilariously brief moments of lucid self-awareness. Mema’s the kind of person who loves to talk, but whose best moments come when she actually hears the words coming out of her mouth. And apparently, she’s a big fan of Fox News.
It’s no secret that Fox’s viewers are old, white, rural and generally confused. While Rupert does love to tout the education level of his (still living) older viewers, but there is a pretty strong flip-side to Fox’s demographic. That is, Mema’s side. The side that’s certain of its opinions, but not sure what its certain about. But hey, credit where it’s due to Fox — that’s the kind of diversity you get from finding and pandering to the lowest common denominator. Which, since Married: With Children, has been something of a Fox Network specialty.
So, park your million-mile Dodge on the lawn, don your NO MA’AM t-shirt and have Peg fetch you a beer; it’s time to hear why Mema loves Fox programming. Let’s just hope she doesn’t ask to be fit for a pair of size nines. And for God’s sake, nobody ask her about gingers.
[Bill O’Reilly is the thing to watch] if you’re into politics. I have to have my teeth in when I talk about Bill O’Reilly, because you know, people won’t listen to you if you’re toothless. You know they won’t listen to you if you’re toothless. You know…I don’t understand the internet, really. I don’t understand all this. I don’t really know what the Hell I’m doing.”