Thursday, October 19, 2006

Must See TV!

It’s Thursday, and for most of us that means a night of great TV. But not for our friends at the Parents Television Council.

In fact, just last Thursday, a scene in one popular prime-time show caused the PTC to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission over what it called “illegal obscenities that were intentionally scripted” into the show.

So today we ask you, WHAT was the “obscenity” and WHAT was the show?

A. The word “balls” was uttered on CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
B. The word “tits” was said on NBC’s “ER”
C. The phrase “ass-wipe” was spoken in ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”
D. The curse “Goddamn” was said on The CW’s “Supernatural”
E. The word “evolution” was spoken in PBS’s “Journey to Planet Earth”

B: The word “tits” was used on “ER” in a discussion between characters Abby and Kovac as they discussed the merits of breastfeeding their new baby.

“How many families in America would deem words like…’t*t’ to be appropriate for their 14-year old children?” PTC Executive Director Tim Winter foamed at the mouth. “Perhaps some of the programming executives…but most families would not.”

(And yes, the PTC press release really did spell it “t*t”.)

“This complete and utter disregard for the law will not be tolerated,” Winter concluded.

Now we at Holier Than Thou could understand the PTC’s fury if the word uttered had been “f*ck,” “c**t” or even “c*cks*ck*r.” And we do AGREE with the PTC when it comes to filing an FCC complain against the My Network show “Desire,” which apparently used the “s-word” in broadcast prime time.

But for the PTC to get their panties in a knot over the word “t*t”? Well, we think that’s just b*llsh*t!


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