The FCC has denied 36 indecency complaints made against various programs. Look for Bozell later today.
A list of the 36 denials can be found in the FCC’s smackdown.
“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,'’ January 8, 2003, 8 p.m. EST: musical number during which the title character’s naked torso and genital area are blocked by objects, furniture, and, in one instance, by his hands. Later scenes include the use of the phrase “fat bastard,'’ and the word “testicles.'’
In another scene from this film, a male and a female character are in bed together, but no sexual or excretory organs or activities are depicted or discussed.
‘’Friends,'’ May 1, 2003, 8 p.m. EST:
a female character and her husband encounter the husband’s former girlfriend at a medical office. After a conversation concerning fertility treatment, the female character says that she has to go because she’s got “an invasive vaginal exam to get to.'’
“Run of the House,'’ October 23, 2003, 9 p.m. EST:
a female character teases her brother about dating a woman who looks like his mother and, after her brother and his girlfriend have been in the hot tub, tells him “I know what you’re doing.'’
“Scrubs,'’ November 13, 2003, 9:30 p.m. EST:
in one scene, there is a discussion among a male character, his fiancée, and her brother in which the male character antagonizes the brother by telling the fiancée he wants to “love her up and down and all around,'’ and that they should “go put some more of your footprints on the ceiling.'’ The brother reacts angrily, saying “that’s it you son of a bitch.'’ In another scene, a male doctor tells a female resident that he would rather listen to her “go on and on about the joys of
“Gilmore Girls,'’ November 18, 2003, 8 p.m. EST:
in one scene, a character’s grandfather reminisces about college pranks involving
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