Actor Ashton Kutcher Promises ‘Conservative Point of View’ on Netflix Show

Appearing on Thursday’s NBC Today to promote new episodes of his Netflix sitcom The Ranch, actor Ashton Kutcher touted the show as being like “a country song” and surprisingly told viewers it would represent the “conservative point of view” of “rural America.”

Co-host Savannah Guthrie noted: “This is really fun, because, I mean, you've actually said it’s kind of like a country song that became a sitcom.” Kutcher replied: “Yeah, it’s like beer and football and your dog got run over by a train. It's like that's what the show is.”

Moments later, he pointed out:

Yeah, well, you know, a lot of these ranches are run by immigrant labor and I actually think it’s like a hot-button topic in the country right now. And so I think for, you know, a socially conscious sitcom that's represented a conservative point of view, I think there’s probably a different conservative point of view around immigration when you get into rural America and I think it’s important to represent.

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Here are excerpts of the October 6 segment:

8:34 AM ET

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Actor, producer, philanthropist, venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher is a true renaissance man. He is also married to actress Mila Kunis and a proud dad, with another baby on the way. And best of all season two of his Netflix comedy The Ranch comes out tomorrow.

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GUTHRIE: This is really fun, because, I mean, you've actually said it’s kind of like a country song that became a sitcom.

KUTCHER: Yeah, the show – I mean, the show is really – it really – I mean it’s a country song.

GUTHRIE: You’ve got like the ranch hands.

KUTCHER: Yeah, it’s like beer and football and your dog got run over by a train. It's like that's what the show is.

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KUTCHER: Yeah, I mean, it’s definitely funny. But it’s also, I think – has like a little bit more of a dramatic bent than most sitcoms, which makes it really fun to act on.

GUTHRIE: By the way, it’s also potentially a big 70's Show reunion.

KUTCHER: Yeah.

GUTHRIE: Because you already have Danny Masterson, and now I here Wilmer Valderrama’s in the next.  

KUTCHER: Yeah, we like to work with our friends.

GUTHRIE: I know, you’re like basically like, “I've got an idea.”

KUTCHER: Yeah, well, you know, a lot of these ranches are run by immigrant labor and I actually think it’s like a hot-button topic in the country right now. And so I think for, you know, a socially conscious sitcom that's represented a conservative point of view, I think there’s probably a different conservative point of view around immigration when you get into rural America and I think it’s important to represent.

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