Thursday, October 20, 2005

TV MA

TV MA

Before the beginning of many television shows, I often see the "TV MA" label, followed by a warning about sex, violence, and language.

I've commented before to my wife, "They might as well just put that in front of every Fox show."

As it turns out, the Parents Television Council agrees, with 60% of their list of "worst prime-time shows for family viewing" coming from Fox.

Leading the way was Fox's Sunday night lineup of "The War At Home," "Family Guy," and "American Dad," with the latter two highlighted for being cartoons:

"Families should not be deceived," he said. "The top three worst shows all contain crude and raunchy dialogue with sex-themed jokes and foul language. Even worse is the fact that Hollywood is peddling its filth to families with cartoons."

Of course, my little three year old actually asks for "Family Guy" by name, although my wife made me cut off his access after he started repeating Stewie Griffin's exclamation of "Dammit!" over and over.

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