Monday, February 2

Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

Can someone tell me why I can't watch the Super Bowl with my kids without changing the channel at every third commercial?  For example, at just after 7 EST (4 in the afternoon for West Coasters!), we had the girls cover their eyes QUICK when a Fast and Furious commercial came on.  Thank God we did: there was a very brief, but still there, lesbian kiss in the commercial.  A Doritos commercial showed a woman in black lace lingerie with garters and stockings (and quite suddenly).  An NBC spot for Chuck that aired several times from 6:30 on (and probably earlier, but we weren't watching much before kickoff) had a busty blonde crawling up a bed in lingerie.  Go Daddy ... well, we just know to turn that off as soon as we see anything with that name.  A commercial for flowers that started out funny wound up working in "No one wants to see you naked" and another reference from a co-worker that he would ... as he is told to shut up. 

And if this is a sampling of the commercials that were let through, just how bad was that PETA ad to be pulled?

And this isn't even getting into the violence in so many ads!

It isn't like this is a surprise, though.  We've found that we need remote in hand at all times when we try to watch sports with our girls.  We keep EWTN on the recall to get away quickly from the immodest, amoral, sexually-charged commercials that are now typical during sporting events.  But we are dismayed at how bad this has become.  It used to be that dads could watch the game with their kids and bond.  Now it's an exercise in quick reflexes as you try to shield your children from the Culture of Death.  

(There were exceptions.  Budweiser's Clydesdale ads, the Coke ad below where Troy Polamalu takes Mean Joe Green's place ["Is he coming?"], and the e*trade ads were all good, clean fun.  But overall, commercial breaks have become a nerve-wracking experience for concerned parents.)



3 comments:

catholicandgop said...

I had seen the Doritos one before the Super Bowl so I knew it was coming, but I was still like 'what the heck'.

Ranee said...

Touchstone's Mere Comments has a post about this which is very interesting. We have only gone to a few Superbowl parties, entirely for the food and company, and we don't do it any more. The ads are not appropriate for us, nor our children. I also have a problem with how much of sports and work is scheduled for Sundays, the Lord's Day.

Stacey said...

Uuugghh GoDaddy's commercials cheese me off so much.

Lucky you weren't watching Comcast in Tucson. Right after the Cardinals took the lead, the programming cut to an adult film for about 30 seconds. Full frontal male nudity. Pretty awful.

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