Many years ago the first infomercial I watched was for Bowflex. (They still do a convincing job.)
A ripped young guy was unbelievably defined — supposedly by the machine. Later his coach told me that kid had never seen a Bowflex before the shoot. He was a gymnast, of course, from MAC (Multnomah Athletic Club) in Portland.
Based only on the infomercial, Madonna’s representative phoned him for a “date” … before learning how young he was.
It’s amazing — the success of late night adult cartoons.
Family Guy reruns can out draw Letterman and Leno at times.
I was initially negative about South Park and Family Guy. It seemed dishonest to disguise adult material in a show that looks like children’s content.
I got past that.
South Park and (the comparatively tame) Simpsons often have a warped moral to the story. But Family Guy has only one goal — to make you laugh. Or, perhaps to make the writers laugh. Their pop culture references and absurd cutaways work for me.
Is Family Guy immoral? The Parents Television Council ranked only WWF Smackdown and The War at Home worse TV over the past 2 years.