NBC has apparently introduced a new sitcom that will send the entire network to h-e-l-l. The show in question is “Committed,” described by NBC as a show “that casts an off-kilter eye on the bizarre whirlwind courtship of two opposites who attract each other despite outrageous circumstances.”
Earth-shattering breakthrough in the sitcom arts?
According to Bozell, the show is full of blasphemy, sacrilege, and a lot of other stuff that makes God angry:
The NBC show’s funeral mass begins with kneeling, which is wrong. The priest is wearing no vestments for the funeral, just a white robe and a stole, which is wrong. When the non-Catholic characters receive communion without knowing better, that’s wrong. Not only do most people understand what Catholics believe about communion, but priests routinely instruct non-Catholics not to receive the Eucharist during Communion.
The show’s neurotic Jewish lead character, Nick, who took communion but didn’t swallow the Host, is carrying it around, wondering how to get rid of it. He and his friend Bowie try to dispose of it by putting it on a tray of crackers in front of the priest. (Funny, huh?) When that doesn’t work, there’s the aforementioned awful flushing scene. When Nate and Bowie realize they haven’t flushed the Body of Christ down the toilet, they return to watch the priest thoughtlessly grab the Host off the cracker tray. Saying “What the Hell,” he puts it in his mouth and ends the plotline.
In summation, says Bozell, “What’s next for this network as it sinks into fourth place? Having its sitcom characters accidentally use the Old Testament as toilet paper? Mocking God isn’t funny. It’s evil.”
Bozell: NBC Flushes the Sacred, at TownHall.com.