CBS' '2 Broke Girls' called out for vulgarity in more than 100 FCC complaints

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  • midvale guy MIDVALE, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    I can agree with the notion that people need to stop watching material that offends them. And I would agree with the other comments here except that this is on broadcast television. I have no right to complain about what's on HBO but I do have a right to complain about what is on broadcast television and what the FCC, a group that is paid for through my tax dollars, should lawfully enforce. It is no secret that we live in an ever increasing immoral society. If Hollywood and other filmmakers want to justify their lifestyle and choices through what they produce for programming they have that right under the First Amendment. What they don't have the right to do is put it on public television where everyone Including children are subject to viewing it.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 4:32 p.m.

    Stupid idiotic show. Don't waste your time watching it.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Jan. 18, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    I have never watched this show, but I still have the right to say it should be removed. I have grandchildren whose parents try to monitor the shows they watch, but they can't do that when the children are at other homes. Anyone who is concerned about the impact garbage has on the viewers should have some say in what can be viewed. This is not censorship; this is common sense.

  • truth in all its forms henderson, NV
    Jan. 18, 2014 1:56 p.m.

    Another viewer from Eustis, Fla., wrote, "I feel this is soft porn. No wonder our country is in the condition it is in when shows like this are on the air." I dont think this person has watched that much TV before than. 2 broke girls is like every other show on TV and its not as bad as pornography.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    I watched it once. It was definitely vulgar and crass and I probably wouldn't have ever watched it again based on that alone but then there is the fact it was painfully unfunny and outright stupid. The "jokes" were incredibly lame, the acting is terrible, and really nothing about made it the least bit watchable. It was as if the writers knew the show was terrible so they tried to cover up that fact with sex jokes and vulgarity in hopes of shocking people into a cheap laugh. Really it couldn't die a much deserved death fast enough.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    Sounds like the one very disappointing episode of Michael J. Fox that I started to watch and finally switched off in disgust.

    Then there is the "Family Values" channel -- FOX. I was channel flipping Sunday around 7 p.m. and came across a crude cartoon featuring two teen boy characters. They wanted to clone a girl so they followed her to a store's dressing room, retrieved her undies and found a pubic hair they could use for DNA. I couldn't believe that crud was on at an early hour. (Or even on at all.) But what's so frightening is that there are people of such low intellect that they actually watch that garbage and find it somehow funny.

    And FOX claims to be "Family Values" Conservative Bastion of Whatever That Is Supposed To Mean.

    Is it nausea, maybe?

  • Obi-Jon Kenobi Layton, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    In addition to being vulgar, it's also unfunny and poorly acted and features that annoying laugh track.

  • DanielAZ Tucson, AZ
    Jan. 17, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    This is why we don't have cable, DirectTV, or any broadcast television in our home at all. Not a bad way to live.....we actually talk to each other in our home. It's pretty nice. I invite others to try it out.

  • Crusader Layton, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    I just went to the CBS website and watched last weeks episode. Loved it.

    Jan. 17, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    Whether it is 2 Broke Girls, or Duck Dynasty, if you don't like it don't watch it. But don't try to keep others from watching it. Censorship is not the answer.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    "At the beginning of the third season, Hillary Busis with Entertainment Weekly gave her analysis of the show. .... 'Two years (after its debut), this series is still proudly aiming for the lowest common denominator.'"


    Yup! This show and most of the others. As awful as this show is, it's hard to pick on it when there is so much else, particularly on daytime, that is at least as bad. The cesspool that broadcast TV has become is growing bigger each year. And, the size/scope of it is not the worst aspect of the deteriorating effect it has on society. The fact that this kind of mindless filth is becoming more and more routine and accepted is the best indicator of the damage already done.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 17, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    People have to stop voluntarily exposing themselves to material which they know will offend them, for the sake of being offended.

  • Shuzzie53 HAYWARD, CA
    Jan. 17, 2014 12:43 p.m.

    I don't understand people who watch a show they don't like so they can count the dirty words and then tell people not to watch it.