Saturday, January 9, 2010

Family Guy, American Dad TV Cartoons Go Sexually Overboard

Sex, sex and more sex is hitting the TV screen in none other than cartoons…during a time when families are watching together. The Sunday night cartoons American Dad and Family Guy apparently went way overboard with graphic sex scenes on January 3rd.

According to the Parents’ Television Council (PTC) Weekly Wrap for January 8, 2010, the character of Peter on Family Guy, while suffering amnesia, had to be taught how to have sex all over again by his wife. For a more graphic description (if you can stomach it), visit PTC here.

This follows hot on the heels of an episode of American Dad, in which one of the characters is depicted performing masturbation on a horse (see this PTC page).

Now, some of the Family Guy scene is also being shown in the PG-rated Hollywood movie, Tooth Fairy starring Dwayne (“The Rock”) Johnson.

The Fox Broadcasting Network – whose TV news affiliate is a refuge for those who like the conservative take on things – claims American Dad and Family Guy are cartoons meant for adults; but the network is probably aware that children are watching.

South Park on Comedy Central is another cartoon that claims to be for adults, with four-letter worded, sexually infused programming that “humorously” knocks and criticizes every known racial, ethnic and religious group. Not to mention frequent gay themes, like where one teacher even has a sex change operation and discovers being a lesbian – graphic sex scene and all.

But children are obviously watching South Park, with parents not restricting their viewing. Cases in point: Recent episodes where the child cartoon characters portrayed hatred and intolerance toward redheads and Jews have already played themselves out in real life with violence perpetrated by children upon Jewish classmates in Florida and redheaded classmates in Los Angeles (see this Naples, Florida News report on “Kick a Jew Day” and Huffington Post’s “Kick a Ginger Day”).

Outraged yet? Visit the PTC site to see what you can do, or contact the TV stations directly.

3 comments: January 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Very Interesting, Yes the ultimate goal behind is their TRPs. Yes, sex sell well LOL

Anonymous June 12, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

I've seen a few episodes of "American Dad," and I completely agree. I have a good sense of humor, but this stuff isn't funny - it's trashy and disrespectful. Where is the decency? It certainly has a lot of "shock value." Even if people do genuinely find these shows funny, nevertheless, I can't help but think the effects of these shows are harmful.

Sheryl, author of post June 13, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

Thanks, Ariel and Anonymous.

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