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Monday, January 24, 2005

FCC: "Indecent, My Ass!"

The FCC just denied an assload of indecency complaints filed against some popular shows by the Parents Television Council.

The annoyingly conservative watchdog group complained because the shows included words like “dick,” “vaginal,” “hell,” “orgasm” and “penis.” (Man, they'd hate dinnertime at my house.)

Here are some examples of what the FCC did not consider indecent:

NYPD Blue, 4/8/2003: a character states: "That dickhead in a wheelchair.”

Fastlane, 9/18/2002: one character threatens another by stating: "…in my next life I'm coming back as a pair of pliers and pull off your nutsack."

girlsclub, 9/28/2002: a female character remarks: "I’m not feeling too sexual these days... Especially here, I’m having a little trouble with one of the power dicks."

Friends, 5/1/2003: a female character and her husband encounter the husband's former girlfriend at a medical office. After a conversation concerning fertility treatment, the female character says that she has to go because she's got "an invasive vaginal exam to get to."

Scrubs, 11/13/2003: a male doctor tells a female resident that he would rather listen to her “go on and on about the joys of dolphin sex.”

Will & Grace, 5/20/2003: a male character studying to become a nurse tells his fellow students that “he can name all the bones in the human penis.”

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