Cougar Town Offends the Perpetually Offended
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!!