Hobo Radio 79 – You can’t do that on television

  • Introduction
  • Friday the 13th
  • Family Guy vs. the PTC
  • Contractually obligated Batman discussion
  • “Big Dick Farts a Polka” by Jonathan Coulton

Week 79 Spotlight: You can’t do that on television

In this post-Janet Jackson “Nipplegate” world, there are joyless organizations like the Parents Television Council that watch hours and hours of television, seeking out shows that offend them. Then, these organizations write letters to the FCC, complaining about the content of the shows that they only watched in the first place because they were hoping to find offensive content.

The latest show to find itself in PTC’s crosshairs is Family Guy. According to the organization, this past Sunday’s episode of the Fox cartoon “treated viewers to everything from an ‘eleven-way’ gay orgy to baby Stewie eating a bowl of cereal with horse sperm instead of milk … if that isn’t enough, the show’s leading character is also shown fanaticizing about his wife and moaning while a horse licks his bare behind. Clearly, the explicit content was not isolated to one instance in one segment of the show; it permeated the entire program.” Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle discuss Family Guy and the PTC’s complaints in this week’s show.

How does the dynamic duo feel about the PTC? Where do they line up on the age old Family Guy, South Park, Simpsons debate? Who is Officer Batman? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

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  1. J March 16, 2009
  2. Joel March 16, 2009
  3. J March 17, 2009

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