The last, sad, remaining Amish Mafia story

For three years, I had fun reviewing the godawful trashy reality show Amish Mafia, the program that purported to reveal the secret society within a secret society – the crew of enforcers and thugs and gangsters among the Plain Folk of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I had a lot of fun reviewing and snarking on those…

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Donald Trump, meet Lebanon Levi

Please tell me this isn’t true. Oh wait… maybe it is true.  And if it is, it’s even funnier. Apparently, in an attempt to influence party votes in certain swing states, a new political action committee has been established – its goal is to get Amish and Mennonites to the polling places, and hopefully to…

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“Amish Mafia” book review: Amish Confidential

See, unlike the Discovery Channel, who essentially unpersoned Amish Mafia as if it never ever existed… I’m still finding a way to do reviews of the show.  Well, at least one more review, barring any sort of “Merlin and Mary Take a Road Trip” spinoff, or if Paul and the horde of unwashed Kentucky Amish…

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Amish Mafia episode review: “Amish Confidential” (Levi writes a book)

Wait, I thought I was done. Well, maybe I’m not.  Because after I reviewed what aI THOUGHT was the final episode, there’s a final “final” recap episode.  Man, this show won’t die, will it? The announcers reveal that Lebanon Levi King Stoltzfus has been living a doppel leben – a double life, with a child…

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Amish Mafia episode review: “The End Is Near”

And just like that… after four seasons, a Christmas episode, a two-hour exorcism special, and a lot of snark… the show is over.  Last night’s episode – and a one-hour “Amish Confidential” post-series review – are the final offerings of Amish Mafia, the show that found a way to offend nearly everybody in South Central…

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Amish Mafia episode review: “Day of Reckoning”

Before I start this week’s Amish Mafia review, I want to wish former Amish Mafia star Esther Freeman Schmucker a speedy recovery; I understand she had a tumor removed from her bladder.  Unfortunately, I suspect she still has that other tumor named MirKat still attached to her body. What, too soon? As always, the Amish…

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Amish Mafia episode review: “False Prophets”

So I’m wondering, before I start this week’s snark-packed Amish Mafia episode review…  could the title of this episode be a mondegreen? A “mondegreen” is another name for a misheard lyric.  You know, as in that Creedence Clearwater Revival song about a bathroom on the right.  Perhaps the title “False Prophets” was misheard as “False…

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Amish Mafia episode review: “Merlin’s Judas”

So before we start today’s action-packed review of Amish Mafia, let’s do a quick analysis of the title of this episode.  “Merlin’s Judas.”  Are we saying that: Someone who Merlin Miller (no relation) has in his inner circle will turn traitor on him and side with Levi or, perish the thought, the black-bumper Mennonites? Merlin…

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