Sunday, April 29, 2007

Family Guy disses the WNBA

Tonight's episode of Family Guy, which I usually find funny in its treatment of the government and conservativism, did something very unfunny. They dissed the WNBA hardcore, commenting on low scoring (it was 16-9 at the start of the 2nd half with the two high scoring superstars contributing 4 points apiece). Far more egregious though was the statement from the commentators which went something like "is such stardom worth being so ugly."
Pat Griffin, writing about the Imus incident on the It Takes a Team Blog, wondered if the comment was not overtly racist but just sexist (and homophobic--an aspect most have ignored) would it have created such as uproar.
Probably not. The sexist treatment of the WNBA on an animated cartoon may not generate any news at all.
But if you saw the episode and were also offended get in touch with Twentieth Century Fox which produces the show. I cannot find contact info right now but when I do I will post it.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

your retarded, its freedom of speech and it was humor. They were just making fun of how the don imus situation.

Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention the one fan in the stand. haha.

Diane said...

As far as I can tell--and I've followed this trend for a long time, and not just in sports--only racism gets media attention. Remarks that are sexist/racist or homophobic/racist generally are deconstructed only for their racist content. Remarks that are just sexist or just homophobic almost always get a pass.

Anonymous said...

No point in being offended by the Family Guy joke, it was absolutely true. Women's basketball sucks, nobody cares about it. And I liken the attractiveness to that of a backup NFL offensive lineman. Is it worth a guy weighing 300 pounds if he's not even a starting player? Well, he still makes more than a "superstar" in the WNBA.

Anonymous said...

"But is this minor talent really worth being so unattractive? That's for the fan to decide."

Fox should sue you for misquoting there show. Take out your tampon, turn it around, and settle down. Bitch ;).

And my god they are all so ugly.

Anonymous said...

When i first saw the family guy episode i laughed my ass off, it was real funny and spot on as the WNBA is about as exciting as watching paint dry,

better than boys at bball!!! said...

okay whoever thinks sexism is cute, I have 1 thing to say: FU! womens bball is just as important as any mens game ever and all of u sexist pigs r really pissing me off. Do some research before u bother bragging! If its not important dont bother comenting about it. but u r in 4 a big suprise because there is an evolution coming. womens basketball is rewriting the history books.... one woman athlete at a time!!!

Anonymous said...

wnba is boring as hell

Anonymous said...

That skit was one of the truest things I've heard/seen on Family Guy. I've watched a WNBA game cause I was bored and wanted a laugh... and it was just like on the cartoon.

Forr3st said...

do you know what season this is from. The name of the episode would be nice too. Thanks!

Timothy said...

Anytime anyone makes fun of anyone on TV or Radio, you can expect someone to get upset

Anonymous said...

Of course you usually like the humor when it's directed at other people and not something you enjoy. What a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

hahaha god i love what "better than boys at bball" said. i used to watch comedy central to get a few laughs but after what i saw on ESPN the other day (July 23), i may have to switch it over to the world wide leader in sports. i was watching sports center at the gym when they showed the LA - Detroit WNBA fight and i laughed so hard i fell off of the treadmill. Thanks WNBA for setting yourself back two more steps. i think that puts them at about negative 14.

Anonymous said...

ccmon you damn liberal that was hysterical i almost died laughing the not funny things are when they make fun of george bush who if i may remind you saddam would be cutting off the hands of baby Iraquis to this day if it wasnt for him

Anonymous said...

"womens bball is just as important as any mens game ever"

HAHAHAHA that has got to be the funniest shit I've read in days!

Just you keep telling yourself that, my dear, and one day a man might touch you in your special place.

Anonymous said...

wow it was a fricking joke your a dumby stop being so serious if you don't like the shows humor don't watch it, if you can't take a joke don't watch it...i thought it was halirious and i don't really think that it was bashing the WNBA it was just playfully mocking what it is...why so serious?

Anonymous said...

I also almost died laughing when it showed that and me and a friend almost died laughing just thinking of it you retard just take it as a joke cuz thats what that show is about

Anonymous said...

It is a scientific fact that testosterone directly influences athletic potential (most olympic athletes - male AND female - have rasied testosterone levels). Men have more testosterone than women. THIS IS WHY MEN'S SPORTS WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN WOMEN'S.

It's not sexism, it's science.

no joke, look it up (you f-ing, over-sensitive, whining c***).

Anonymous said...

The WNBA has got to be THE worst spectator sport ever.

If I want to watch a bunch of lesbians sweating over each other I'll watch porn, at least the women in that are decent looking.

This is just a completely pointless sport.

Anonymous said...

all you feminist bitches can suck my big furry balls. this is the funniest shit i have ever seen and womens sports should not even exist, they are pointless and nobody watches them. Women's sports are whats wrong with the economy and the world.

Poker Fan said...

What necessary phrase... super, excellent idea

billy williams said...

It's just a joke you know,Family Guy makes fun of everything so why are you just getting upset now?-Is it ok to make fun of things you don't like but if anyone jokes about anything you enjoy you have a cow & throw a fit?-Hypocrisy at it's core.

billy williams said...

Oh and the WNBA does suck & that's a fact,Nothing sexist about it.

Anonymous said...

"I like it when they make fun of stuff I don't like but not when they make fun of stuff I like"

Do you hear yourself? You are a hypocrite. You probably consider yourself diverse based on your race or gender but the reality is those things are benign. True diversity means diversity of thought, something you are against.

Plus it's fucking humor, get over it. I bet you laugh like a fucking hyena when they make fun of Bush....loser.

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