Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ban adult cartoons?

The same old morality-legislating Christian conservatives are wetting their pants over a crude--as if there's any other kind--episode of American Dad, calling for busybodies across the country to write to the FCC (another useless government agency that should be abolished, though that's a subject for another post) and get it taken off the air or something.

This is just silly. American Dad (along with Family Guy, South Park, etc) is obviously not for kids. It's aired at night with multiple disclaimers and you'd have to be a complete moron to let your child watch it just because it's animated. The scene in question is also considerably more tame than they're making it out to be. Kids probably won't even "get" more than 1/3 of the jokes anyway.

But quick--call the government and find a scapegoat for your crappy parenting, stat!


  1. The American Family Association's reaction to the scene is funnier than the scene itself. And this isn't the first time they've complained about Family Guy.

    These same "conservatives" are probably big fans of Murdoch's Fox "News", though.

  2. I'm glad it's finally conservatives doing this instead of liberals.

  3. I should have said "the first time they've complained about a Fox animated series", though they probably have complained about American Dad before.

  4. LOL at the Family Guy link. That's my sister's favorite episode.

  5. Even funnier is they show the clip in question on their website.

    "It's so offensive, we'd like you to see it, too"


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