What I’m about to do to you isn’t kosher.
—Rafi (via partofthegreatmisdirect)
Anonymous asked: Oh God is that a writeup of The League glorifying the incestual subtext? Do they not get that Silverman and The Zouks mainly just push that issue because they're all about the shock value in improv?
I literally have no idea, but I love your take on it! It seems to fall in line with the idea that they keep heightening stuff through their improv that eventually becomes canon, like the whole Rafi / Sofia relationship.
I’m not even sure what the point of that writeup is, but thought it deserved a spot here on rafibomb :)
EDIT: Okay it looks like that was a submission to a tumblr titled “That Crazy Incest Shipping Blog” so maybe that explains it. I mean, if that’s what you’re into The League is a pretty great show for you, not to mention the Frank and Gina Gibiatti stuff…
Have you ever seen “The League?” it’s the show that has been airing right after Always Sunny for the past several years. It’s nominally about a group of friends and their Fantasy Football league that they have together, but it definitely does not require any knowledge of the NFL or fantasy football for people to enjoy it.
In any case, the reason I ask is because it has featured a TON of brother/sister incest references. I don’t know how “shippable” it is because in each and every case at least one of the two siblings is completely disgusting and a horrible human being, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Probably the most prominent case is between Sofia and Rafi. Sofia is the wife of Rodney Ruxin, one of the main characters, while Rafi is his brother-in-law (Sofia’s brother.) Rafi is a completely disgusting person, but at the same time, him having an incestuous relationship with his supermodel sister Sofia is essentially canon. He interrupts Ruxin and Sofia trying to have sex several times in the early seasons, and reveals that he and Sofia shared the same bed until they were teenagers, to Ruxin’s disgust. He also makes several sexually suggestive moves towards Sofia constantly and makes it clear that he is attracted to her, while she (at least pretends to be) remains completely oblivious. For example, in an episode from two seasons ago, Rafi teaches a self-defense class to Sofia and some of her friends, and during the course of this self-defense class he mocks the other women while constantly feeling up and touching Sofia and talking about how hot she is.
Another recurring trend is the fact that Rafi constantly refers to himself as the “real father” of Ruxin and Sofia’s child, Geoffrey. He constantly takes his “nephew” out on various ventures, and tries to convince Geoffrey that he is his true father. Also, there’s an episode where Ruxin and Sofia want to have another child and Ruxin discovers that he has a low sperm count, and Rafi volunteers to be a sperm donor for Sophia. Basically, this pairing has had ton of incest hints, and it was eventually made canon in a recent episode. In one of the last few episodes, Sophia lovingly greeted her brother Rafi, and Rafi made some sort of inappropriate comment, and Ruxin replied “I can’t believe that you two share the same DNA.” To which Rafi replied “Oh, we used to, but now in awhile.” Which essentially confirms the (previously heavily implied) fact that the two of them were in an incestuous relationship before she got married to Ruxin.
In addition, there are plenty of other brother/sister incest jokes as well. One of the other main characters of the show is Andre, played by Paul Scheer. They cast a sister for him played by Sarah Silverman, and the two of them have also had several incestuously suggestive moments. You may have seen some of them, as I screencapped and reblogged some of these scenes on my tumblr. Basically, Andre’s older sister, Heather, has at various points slept with the rest of the gang of male characters that Andre is friends with, and in turn it turns out that many of the “sex tips” that she helped teach Andre’s friends were passed on to him in turn. Eventually it turns out that a lot of the sex tips that Andre learned from his friends came originally from Heather, and Heather is absolutely delighted (while Andre is disgusted) that her younger brother has learned about sex from her. Several seasons later, one of the other main characters from the show (Taco) convinces Andre to watch and masturbate to a sex tape, and before he realizes what he’s watching, it turns out that Andre has masturbated to a video of his sister Heather having sex with Taco, which he is eventually disgusted by.
And on a final non-canon note, Ruxin (the aforementioned husband of Sofia and the George Costanza-esque character) was revealed to have a sister in the most recent season, played by LIzzy Caplan. Nothing incestuously suggestive at all in the episodes where she appeared between the two of them, but worth noting as it was the first time that Ruxin showed some genuine emotion towards another person, as he told the rest of the group that he he genuinely loved his sister and wanted to protect her.
Jason Mantzoukas on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show (x)