I’m Not A Prude But…
Two different topics in one article today.
Comedy isn’t always pretty.
But it doesn’t have to include references to sex organs, sexual activities, or sexual preferences.
CBS has taken the low road on too many of their comedies including Two Broke Girls, Mike and Molly and Two and a Half Men.
You cannot watch an episode of any of these shows without hearing sex talk that most young parents do not want to expose to their pre-teen kids.
This week a hot topic was the release of a video featuring Angus T. Jones. Angus is the “half man” of the shows title due to the fact he was only 9 or 10 when the show debuted with Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer as the Two Men.
In the video made for the Forerunner Chronicles, a production of a preacher from the Seventh Day Adventist Church named Christopher Hudson, Mr. Jones, who is now 19, said, “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching. I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it.” He said people who were making it were “filling your head with filth.”
After the video and story went viral, Angus attempted to amend his words and not dump on the shows creators that made him a multimillionaire.
Yet, I know how he feels. Angus is now 19. When I was in my early 20’s I recall saying to a youth group at my church, that they should not listen to the radio station I worked for. It was an awakening moment for me and brought about changes where I left Top 40 radio in the mid 1980’s and went to work for a Christian music station for the next 7 years.
Since that time, a lifetime ago, I returned to radio stations that played more sexual tunes than I could have imagined years ago. I didn’t work on the air this time, but in the advertising and marketing side. Currently I work with a couple of stations that have pledged to be “family friendly” in the content they air.
I’ve become more tolerant and enjoy some of the songs that I told that youth group long ago not to listen to.
What do you think?
Has CBS gone too far in the rude & crude department with some of these “comedy” shows?
I know they can do better.
It’s estimated that Big Bang Theory reached 20 million viewers, which is a lofty level only reached by a handful of comedies such as M*A*S*H, Seinfield, I Love Lucy, and The Cosby Show.
I am not in favor of governmental censorship at all, but we the viewers can have our say simple by not watching shows that we find offensive.