09 April 2008

The Simpsons may be past their best but it is still enjoyable......or at least it was the last time I was able to watch new episodes before Sky pulled Sky One from Virgin Cable. Sky’s action was all about naked greed – it certainly has nothing to do with the Simpsons being unsuitable for children.

The USA’s most functional dysfunctional family has been dropped by Caracas TV station Televen from its morning schedule after being deemed unsuitable for children by the country's television authorities...... and has been replaced by Baywatch of all things!

The country's TV regulator said the saga of Homer Simpson, wife Marge and their three children flouted regulations that prohibit "messages that go against the whole education of boys, girls and adolescents".

Baywatch has the dubious distinction of being voted the worst import of all time by British TV executives.

4 comments:

Liz said...

What absolute nonsense! All the inadequacies of any family are played out to extreme in the Simpsons but the importance of family and love wins out.

jams o donnell said...

I agree Liz. At the end of the day the Simpsons are an imperfect but very functional family!

My favourite episode must be the one where Marge and Homer start having sex in dangerous places though!

The Lone Beader said...

It's odd that Babewatch was voted the worst over there... Wasn't it the most watched show in every country at some point??

jams o donnell said...

Hmm LB I suppose it was watched by young men with limited access to porn!