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article imageSoft porn on CBS? FCC flooded with complaints on '2 Broke Girls'

By Angela Atkinson     Jan 5, 2014 in Entertainment
Jokes about anal sex, girl-on-girl porn and forced fellatio are common on the CBS hit-comedy 2 Broke Girls, and while the show boasts ratings that helped salvage the network’s Monday-night lineup, some viewers have had enough.
More than 90 viewers have made informal complaints to the FCC over the past two years, all related to the show’s bawdy dialogue, which includes plenty of blatant, obvious sexual double entendres.
Dialogue including such offensive phrases as “penis alerts,” “bitches,” “giving head,” “girl-on-girl porn” and “shoot on my chest” are mentioned in the FCC complaints, according to the NY Post.
A viewer from Massachusetts reportedly complained on Thursday about the recent episode in which Caroline Channing, the beautiful blonde rich-girl-turned-waitress, asks what’s expected on a first date with a poor guy.
“Anal,” responds another character.
"I do not watch much of CBS programs because of the constant sexual innuendo & language and can't understand why the government over site [sic] is so loose on what can be seen and said on regular TV," the viewer wrote to the FCC about the show.
A Nov. 2012 episode brought similar complaints from an Indiana viewer.
"Two casual references suggesting anal sex on a first date," the viewer wrote. "Are there no standards anymore on broadcast television?"
The show has received a total of 91 complaints, and according to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, “all of them are completely ridiculous.”
“…the show's stars are accused of using ‘obscene words’ like vagina & penis too much, using come in a derogatory fashion, and the ‘continuous sexual innuendos’ during the duration of the episodes,” Hilton reports. “Isn't it 2013? Since when are penis and vagina bad words?”
The show, now it its third season, has been a goldmine for CBS’ ratings. The most recent new episode, aired in Dec. 2013, had nearly 8 million viewers and a 2.3 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic--but that’s not a shock, considering Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King and writer/comedienne Whitney Cummings are behind the show’s unique brand of humor.
“From constant comments about sexual positions and ejaculation in every orifice to menstrual cycles in much more vulgar terms… Two Broke Girls is unrelenting. … I don’t know when TV censorship died in this country but we need it back,” another viewer wrote.
Even before the show was aired on CBS, it was attacked by TV critics for its use of tactless humor and excessive stereotypes. And in 2011, critics challenged King and producers over the content of the show during a heated Television Critics Association panel.
"I don't find it offensive, any of this," King told critics in 2011. "I find it comic to take everyone down…being a comedy writer gives you permission to be an outsider and poke fun at other people…I think our jokes are classy-dirty."
Not everyone is offended by the comedy, though.
“I love that show!” Crystal McCray, an Illinois mom, told Digital Journal. “However, I do not let my kids watch it. Some punch lines are funny and some are a little risky.”
McCray added that while she thinks the show is on too early in the evening, she doesn’t think the show would be as good if it were censored.
“I think parents should be able to know what their kids can and cannot watch,” McCray said.
The show stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.
Do you watch ‘2 Broke Girls’ on CBS? Do you find it amusing or offensive? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.
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