Wednesday, November 17, 2004

ABC'S Porno

If you're not aware, I listen to ESPN Radio a lot. No seriously, a WHOLE LOT. All day even. I take bathroom breaks during commercial breaks. And I especially try not to miss the Dan Patrick Show.

Yesterday they spoke of the introduction to monday night football. I didn't see it, but they played the audio of it and they talked about it, so i got the jist of it. It was set in the eagles locker room 10 mins before the game, and one of the actresses from the "tasteful" show "desperate housewives" (FYI i've never seen it) walks into the locker room and starts coming on to Terrell Owens. Now it caused a bit of controversy and this was the main discussion on the Dan Patrick Show.

The hosts of the show were defending it as callers called in to either complain or support them. As for me, I have a problem with this. First of all, A LOT of fathers let they're kids stay up a little later in the evening to catch a quarter or two of the game, expecting family oriented programming. and then all of a sudden theres an intro to a porno. (STRIKE ONE!) my second problem comes with the way the hosts of the show were defending it, saying "oh, well kids learn a lot more about sex from they're friends" and "have you seen whats on television lately?" or "this wasn't nearly as bad as the janet jackson wardrobe malfunction." Ok, so all of those may be true, but you can't base your decision making on saying that at least its not as bad as (insert any historical controversy.) It's like saying lets napalm the middle east, at least we're not nuking them. it just doesn't work. either way all the people will die. If you do this, the world continues on a downward spiral. (STRIKE TWO!) Who in they're right mind thought it was a good idea to put something like this on a family oriented programming without the OK from the commissioner??? HELLO!!! Especially after this past super bowl. You'd think that these stations would want to avoid any controversy such as janet jackson, and that they would say "hey, paul, just to make sure, is this going to be ok? are we gonna get fined over this.?" (STRIKE THREE!!!)

Most of my quallms come over how the Dan Patrick Show defended it. The intro itself really didn't seem that bad, and people were overreacting, but you can't defend it like that. It made me sick, and i sent 3 emails to them calling them out. they didn't get on the air, but they better be careful or I'll call next time. I just feel we should have a better standard than Coors Twins and Viagra Commercials.

3 comments:

The Future said...

Sounds like Danny boy and Ron "The Dibbler" are toeing the company line. Can't say anything bad about the mouse eared company! Whatever.

Sounds like it was just a stupid commercial. That's all it was. It had nothing to do with football. It was tasteless. Save commercials for commercial slots. That was stupid. I can't believe they let ABC air desperate housewives!

Anonymous said...

What did the actress look like? She have dark hair, red or blond???

Lauren aka The Riot Girl

Anonymous said...

Was she hot?