Cougar Town Offends the Perpetually Offended

Obscene Courtney Cox

Has anybody watched Cougar Town? It has BJ’s overly-tighty-whiteys in a knot these days. I wasn’t planning to watch it, because most sitcoms aren’t funny enough. Now that BJ is pissed off about it, I should watch at least one episode to see just how far removed from reality BJ is. Ordinarily, I’d Tivo the thing, but I don’t have that luxury right now. In order to watch the thing this week, I’d actually have to watch live TV (cue bloodcurdling scream), which is a far more obscene concept than the actual content of the show.

Here are some of the things BJ is upset about:

The show opens with Cox’s character naked in front of a mirror and ends with her shooing her son out the door so she can have sex with her new young lover.

If they actually showed nudity, I’d not only Tivo it, I’d actually watch it live! But I’m sure they used camera angles and other tricks to not actually show anything. Therefore, it doesn’t count. STFU, BJ! You almost made me watch live TV! You bastard!

Later she picks up a young man at a bar, has sex with him in her home without remembering his name, and is caught performing oral sex with him by her teenage son – all set to laugh tracks.

Let me explain something to you, BJ. The reason that scene is funny is because moral stuck-ups like you can’t impeach her for having oral sex!

Look, BJ. Maybe the show is a little suggestive. Maybe it’s even a little bit indecent. But it’s not obscene, which is the standard we use in this country to yank things off the air. You want to know what’s obscene? You want to know what is the most vile and disgusting filth currently despoiling our televisions and destroying all who watch it? You want to know what needs to be yanked off the air? THIS!!

15 Responses to “Cougar Town Offends the Perpetually Offended”

  1. YogaforCynics Says:

    Yeah, sounds like one of those shows I might be interested in if they were on HB0…but a show centered on sex on commercial TV? What’s the point?

    I hope this doesn’t make me shallow or anything…

  2. amulbunny Says:

    The one good thing about television is that you can change the channel and you can turn it off. That’s my solution for shows that i don’t like. Amazing this people don’t have that option, they are forced to watch shows they don’t approve of.

  3. Rose Says:

    I’ve watched it, and it’s unfortunately not a big winner – at least not to me. Modern Family, now there’s a show worth watching Live…

    And don’t worry, it starts with her naked in the mirror, and the best scene you get is her pulling at excess skin and shaking some fat on her arms – which does nothing to add to the wickedness of society except imply that Courtney Cox is anything less than gorgeous, I think the picture above speaks for itself.

  4. Chakolate Says:

    I liked it better than I thought I would, mostly because Courtney Cox is really pretty funny, and the show didn’t have her taking herself at all seriously.

    But anybody who wanted to be offended by it would have to work really, really hard.

  5. Lindsay Says:

    I wonder how the perpetually offended make it through life. It takes a lot of energy to always be on alert for something that can offend and then to keep up the offended-ness…it tires me out just thinking about it! Imagine what BJ could get done in his life if he channeled all his offended energy into something worthwhile…like professional Curling for example.

  6. Parrotlover77 Says:

    The 700 club offends me. I even wrote my local Fox affiliate telling them that it offends me and it’s also on Family so they have no need to air it. They didn’t listen. Maybe I should start a blog where I perpetually post the things for which I am offended and gain a dozen followers and affect change! Nah, that’s too draining. Instead I’ll change the channel.

  7. Lindsay Says:

    I think this example brings up the point of what fundies really want: a complete theocracy. They can’t just control what they watch, but they want to control what we watch too. They can’t let us make our own decisions…if the fundies can’t watch it we can’t watch it too. That is why I find this bunch so frightening…there is no area of anyone’s lives that they believe they can’t or shouldn’t control, no matter how private or how mundane. They want a world full of fundbots, and any dissenters are subject to their supposed god’s punishment.

  8. Ron Britton Says:

    Imagine what BJ could get done in his life if he channeled all his offended energy into something worthwhile

    That’s right. He could use all that time and energy to learn a skill. He could learn DOS!

  9. rpsms Says:

    You can HULU it if you don’t care about image quality

    http://www.hulu.com/cougar-town

  10. Kate Says:

    You’d think someone named BJ would be a little more relaxed about his stance on oral sex.

    Cheap hit, but Fox News makes a living on cheap hits.

  11. Parrotlover77 Says:

    They can’t just control what they watch, but they want to control what we watch too.

    WHY WON’T ANYBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?! THE CHILDREN!!!

  12. Robert Madewell Says:

    I can’t stand those kind of shows. They’re too dumbed down to interest me. If there wasn’t such a stigma placed on human sexuality by religion, shows like that would be pointless.

    I read BJ’s article and I find it totally unsurprising that they ask for money at the bottom of the page. Go figure.

  13. Ron Britton Says:

    Robert:

    I read BJ’s article and I find it totally unsurprising that they ask for money at the bottom of the page. Go figure.

    All of the so-called outrages are just fundraising ploys. Sometimes I wonder just how offended these people really are. Maybe it’s all just a cynical ploy to avoid having to get a real job.

  14. OtherRob Says:

    Maybe it’s all just a cynical ploy to avoid having to get a real job.

    Wait, we can do that?

    I’m outraged, outraged, I say. Send me money so I can continue to be outraged.

  15. The Runaway Lawyer Says:

    Nice blog – a friend sent me over.

    I watched an episode – Meh. Nothing special, but nothing even remotely obscene either. Hey, you don’t like it – don’t watch. Is it really that difficult?

    OASN – I can’t believe I was just tricked into clicking through to Faux News. I feel so dirty now.