Monday, November 19th, 2012

Back Before Masturbation Was The Hip Thing To Do On TV

"Today, masturbation on TV draws only a small kerfuffle, if that. Neither Sally Draper's prepubescent self-exploration on Mad Men nor her mom's passionate encounter with a washing machine caused much of a commotion, for example, and even Louis C.K.'s darkly funny self-gratification after a meaningful moment with a beautiful anti-masturbation activist garnered only mild surprise when it aired in 2011. But back in 1992, even the suggestion of a little solo sex was a big deal. Nine out of 10 of NBC's scheduled advertisers pulled their ads before the broadcast, and Seinfeld's writers and cast braced themselves for a backlash."

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deepomega (#1,720)

These advertisers ares MAKING me SELF-CENSOR!
These ADVERTISERS are making me SELF-censor!
THESE advertisers are making ME self-censor!

BadUncle (#153)

oy. for the 12th time today: I am so old.

KenWheaton (#401)

Why go looking at cable channels like AMC and FX (hell, American Horror Story: Asylum) has a chronic masturbator on the show and shows him pulling fast and furious in his grimy boxers?

The New York set might not watch CBS comedies, but when I do flip over that way, I'm sort of astonished at the number of jerk-off jokes made on something as seemingly innocent as Big Bang Theory.

Seinfeld was our Moses.

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