Thursday, March 01, 2012

A Canadian Wimp


Apparently, somebody complained about the above clip from Family Guy, and
"The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council ruled on Thursday that the broadcaster did a good job warning viewers about sexual content and bad language in the show, but didn’t provide a heads up about violence. To make amends, Global [the broadcaster] must tell its viewers it violated the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Violence code during prime time viewing hours, and then repeat the message once more time at any time."
The idea that anybody watching Family Guy would find this shocking is shocking to me. In fact, the idea that anybody watches Family Guy is shocking to me. However, I do sleep better at night knowing that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council won't allow Bugs Bunny to die unless viewers are warned in advance.

9 comments:

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Someone had to complain.

JPilot said...

If Bugs had had a cartoon nipple slip instead, the American FCC would have raised hell and high water and fined FOX and Family Guy upwards of $300,000.
I don't ask "are Americans sexually repressed?" for that, though.

Mark Mayerson said...

Well, Jean, with Rick Santorum being a viable candidate for President, it's a legitimate question.

David Donar said...

We are repressed, regressed, and undressed 8P

But you shouldn't have to apologize for satire...maybe tortured, but not apologetic.

Anonymous said...

Probably a quebecer---angry it's not in french.

Brubaker said...

That's from the made-for-DVD movie "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story", which came out in 2005. It was later split into three episodes for television.

That's Noel Blanc, Mel's son, doing the voice of Elmer.

JPilot said...

Anonymous = Teolis. Why do you even bother hiding?!

Steve Schnier said...

Hmm... Now that you mention it, it does sound like Teolis to me.

Ricardo Cantoral said...

I am not offended as a Looney Tunes fan. It's just another lame Family Guy parody.

Also, I am tired of Family Guy getting their contriversal attention. You feed Seth McFarlane's ego that way. He wants to be offended.