I once met a screenwriter who works at a very high level in the world of network sitcoms. We got to talking about modern television comedy, and I told her that I just don’t watch sitcoms anymore. There are a number of reasons, but one of them, I told her, is that the jokes are all sex-sex-sex-sex.
“It’s just one dirty dick joke after another,” I said. “I’m not a prude or anything. I just find it dumb and tiring.”
“That’s something of a simplification, but do you want to know why it feels that way?” she replied. “It’s political correctness. You can’t make fun of anything or anyone. No one can take a joke anymore — on the right or left. So we joke about sex.”
Agree or disagree with Breitbart TV’s Nolte, still a great explanation of why I believe TV sucks. Also great write up defending Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar host performance!