Monday, September 14, 2009


First of all, this show seems to be pretty damn awesome so far. Second, since I have nothing else to do tonight, I am going to do a quick little rebuttal of some points made by the PTC in their rating of Glee as the worst show of the week (meaning not that it's bad but that it's not appropriate). Keep in mind I know that these PTC people are no threat, and will in fact probably give Glee a boost in popularity, but I figure I might as well just point out the obvious flaws in their logic. I am bored.

Parents, please be aware: Glee (Wednesdays, 9:00 p.m. ET) is not High School Musical: the T.V. Series. Don’t let the singing and dancing and high school setting fool you. This is an edgy, sexually-charged adult series that is inappropriate for teenagers. Unfortunately, Fox has marketed the show heavily at tween audiences. What did those pre-adolescents tune into when the show finally premiered in its regular timeslot on September 9th? A veiled reference to fellatio, a speech denouncing abstinence, simulated sex during a musical dance number, and premature ejaculation. For containing explicit sexual content in a show aimed at kids, yet lacking the “S” warning descriptor in the rating, Glee has been named Worst TV Show of the Week.

Well, first of all, I mean... really? It's rated TV-14. Of course it's not appropriate for kids who watch High School Musical. They are mostly NINE years old. Sometimes a show is for teens, and you don't have to get all huffy that it might accidentally be viewed by younger people! "Pre-adolescents," they keep saying. Not many pre-adolescents are watching it, and certainly not younger than, say, eleven-year-olds. But I'm pretty sure they STILL think it's inappropriate for the teens who actually ARE watching it.

The guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury, catches Rachel vomiting in a bathroom stall. Emma asks, “Rachel, did you just throw up?

“No,” she replies.

“You missed the toilet.”

Rachel responds, “The girl who was throwing up before me left that. I tried, but I guess I just don't have a gag reflex.”

“One day, when you're older that'll turn out to be a gift,” Emma states, in a veiled reference to fellatio.

Thank you for pointing out the obvious. Really? You needed that prepositional phrase there? Sorry, that just struck me as funny.

Rachel becomes fed up with the exercise and storms out of the meeting, imparting these supposed words of wisdom: “The only way to deal with teen sexuality is to be prepared. That's what contraception is for…You want to know a dirty little secret that none of them want you to know? Girls want sex just as much as guys do.”
Supposed? Jesus christ, this is one of the awesomest things I've heard a character say on TV, like, ever! Way to be cool, Rachel, seriously! Also, everything she says is TRUE. I don't understand how ANYTHING she said there is bad.... It's all right, and smart. (Oh, and side note, I searched for other parent reviews to see what other people thought of it, and one mother said that the claim about girls' sex drives was "simply not true." Wtf??)

Moreover, the ratings don’t stop the networks from marketing inappropriate content to any demographic they see fit.
Um, like, say... the demographic the show was created for? Teenagers? Are... are they not the ones who are supposed to be watching it, and who are? Um? Isn't it rated PG-14, and isn't it all aimed toward teenagers? I'm confused about what you're saying here, could you enlighten me as to what the fuck you are talking about?

As the saying goes, “You can put lipstick on a pig.” Apparently, you can make it sing and dance, too.

For marketing explicit sexual content to pre-adolescent youth, Glee has been named Worst TV Show of the Week.

As the saying goes, "You can put lipstick on the douchebags, but you'll never be able to pull the sticks out of their asses." Or something like that.

Oh, parents associations. What idiots you are. How you make us laugh. It's good to know you have no power.

Oh, and by the way... the kids watching this... are teenagers... and they enjoy jokes about sex. You know why? Because they're funny. Stop complaining about supposedly "crude" comedy. Just enjoy it why don't you.


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