Valentine Conspiracy Theorist
Valentine's Day is a made-up holiday by the candy & greeting card companies, etc.
"Valentine's Day ritualizes a connection between affection and candy so girls can learn the ropes of prostitution."Virtually EVERY sitcom has this character if an episode is made about Valentine's Day. They'll go on a rant that the holiday was just a made-up one by the greeting card and candy companies solely as an excuse to sell cards and candy (and so on and so forth). How this affects the plot varies, depending on the writer.
— Jeff, Community
Examples: Live-Action TV
- Mike Heck from The Middle went on a rant in this vein.
- In Community episode "Communication Studies", Jeff mentions how feminist Britta thinks of this tradition:
"She says Valentine's Day ritualizes a connection between affection and candy so girls can learn the ropes of prostitution."
- Happy Endings plays with this, and Alex vehemently denies the whole theory with disturbingly detailed knowledge of the martyrdom of St Valentine.
- In The Simpsons episode "Trash of the Titans", Costington's department store creates "Love Day," a day similar to V-Day but in the summer, in order to sell more crap.
Marge: Happy Love Day, everyone!Lisa: C'mon, mom. The stores just invented this this holiday to make money.Homer: Lisa, don't you ruin another Love Day.
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