Kansas City Chiefs as ‘Friday Night Lights’ characters
By Matt Conner
Peyton Manning as Gracie Belle Taylor
It was hard to complete this list without acknowledging the horrible, awful, no good presence of Gracie Belle Taylor. There are a lot of annoying characters on the show (the worst being the large, sweaty head of Buddy Garrity in pretty much every situation in Dillon, Texas), but he’s given some redemption toward the end. There’s just nothing at all that was good from beginning to end about the presence of Gracie Belle Taylor on the show.
The Taylors had a nice family and nice careers, which is hard to do in this day and age. They exhibited a great marriage filled with real tension and passion. They had margin for each other and for the players/students in their lives. Then they had to make Tami pregnant.
A lot of TV shows are ruined by the addition of a baby, so we’re not picking on just Gracie Belle here. Jim and Pam were much worse after they became parents on The Office. The single worst thing about Homeland is the nasty baby introduced into the script. Growing Pains, Family Ties, Roseanne, Friends—all ruined by babies.
Once Gracie Belle was born, Tami turns into an emotional disaster, her horrible sister comes to stay, their daughter finds a rebellious streak, and Coach has his career trajectory ruined. The baby is not even cute. Sorry.
“An ugly thing that ruins everything around it.” Sounds like an eight word description for Peyton Manning’s career in Denver.
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