Last night, I got a really good laugh out of last week's episode of Parks and Recreation, especially the part where a stereotypical accountant discusses taxes and Quickbooks.
The premise is the town of Pawnee, Indiana holding an all-night telethon. When the scheduled star doesn't show, they get really desperate, and the tax guy in front of the camera is evidence of their desperation. As the accountant drones on: "When it comes to preparing taxes..." the main character then observes: "This is a disaster."
What, people don't think accountants teaching how to prepare taxes makes for entertaining television?
TV really has fun with the accountant stereotype. Kay Bell has blogged about a comedy in the works about IRS agents. I'm guessing they won't all be perky and engaging.
This clip below has the second bit with the CPA, starting at around :50 seconds, as he concludes his "Quick look at Quickbooks." Classic! I just wish I could get both clips of him. (The first clip of him is at around 13:15 of the full episode here.)