Parents Television Council unhappy about uncensored D**k in a Box skit
NBC and Saturday Night Live are on the naughty list of the Parents Television Council (known henceforth in this post as the PTC). The conservative watchdog organization
of people who have nothing better to do are politely asking (OK, angrily demanding) that the network rethink its decision to air an uncensored version of the now famous 'Dick in a Box' skit on its own website as well as YouTube. In this particular skit, Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake liberally use Richard Nixon's nickname several times in a song about the perfect gift to give to your girlfriend.
When the skit originally aired on SNL the word was bleeped out a total of 16 times. However, since
Scrooge the FCC has no jurisdiction over the Internet the network was able to leave the online clip uncensored. According to PTC blowhard president Brent Bozell NBC has hit a new low and will stop at nothing to find loopholes to have indecent programming to reach the public. In its defense the network has asked that unauthorized copies of the skit be yanked from sites like YouTube. The network's website airs both a censored and uncensored version of the skit and they have put up a warning saying that the uncensored version contains explicit lyrics.
Here's my two cents on this matter. First, if you are a responsible parent or guardian (and I know you all are) you're probably not going to have your 6-year-old sit on your lap while watching either version of the skit. And, even if they happen to watch the uncensored version won't your kids be asking questions anyway why Christmas gifts are stuck to their pee-pees? Next, if your child is 12 or older, they've probably seen and heard worse already. I've seen the uncensored skit and, frankly, I found it pretty tame. Really, members of the PTC should spend time with their kids and watch them opening gifts rather than spending time criticizing Internet material.