• ADHD Returns — with More Disgusting Content

    by  • November 6, 2013 • Broadcast Decency, Sex, Worst of the Week • 2 Comments

    After months of reruns, the Fox broadcast network’s ADHD returned with some original programming last week. Unfortunately, the new content was just as bad as the old.

    Modeled on (and from the creator of) Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” programming block, Fox ADHD is a horrifically graphic, ultra-violent, sexually explicit, and profanity-laden group of short programs Fox has brought to broadcast TV. Currently, the block airs after 11 p.m. (ET); but Fox Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly has vowed that “Ultimately, the goal is to grow and skim off the best of the best for prime time. I’d like to find the next Family Guy out of this block.” That plan – and the program’s content – offers ample explanation as to why Fox’s ADHD has been chosen the Worst TV Show of the Week.  

    As a “warm-up” for more extreme content to come, the program offered viewers “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Tyler, The Creator.” Tyler is shown in a grocery store whispering expletives to a child:

    Tyler: “I say really mean (bleeped s***) to children when their parents aren’t looking, like (bleeped f***) you, you little (bleeped f***) you got (bleeped) spit in your (bleeped f******) bottle, you little (bleeped f***)!”

    Far more disturbing was the show’s parody of Archie comics, High School USA. In this episode, the school is about to lose all of its funding, unless the gang can find a way to get test scores up.

    Meeting at blonde bimbo Amber’s house, the gang (including racist and anti-Semitic stereotype “Blackstein”) discover that Amber’s super-intelligent, grade-school-aged brother has an answer to everything. While talking, the 7- or 8-year-old boy casually lifts his mother’s shirt and suckles at her breast. When the gang reacts in shock, Amber’s mother claims that breast-feeding increases intelligence (and drains away all her fat):

    Wally: “How do you think I got so precocious?”

    Mom: “The same way I got so skinny. 

    Wally: “By slurpin’ down the BOOB JUICE!”

    Marsh (the show’s “Archie”) has an erection at the sight, and runs out of the room in embarrassment. Later, he discovers that he can lactate; and Blackstein, depressed because he never got to breast-feed (“My mother said it wasn’t kosher, and my dad said it wasn’t soul food”) suckles from his nipple.

    Soon, the entire school is drinking Marsh’s breast milk, leading the new principal (a woman oh-so-painfully named “Cuntsler”) to test all the kids’ urine to see if performance enhancing drugs were used to improve the test scores.

    Mr. Structor, who used to date the principal, asks: “Ugh. Are you still into that whole pee thing?”

    Cunstler (sneering): “You never did like getting peed on, did you?”

    This is the content Fox’s bosses plan to put on in prime time, in front of children. Is it any wonder that Fox’s ADHD is the Worst TV Show of the Week?


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    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    2 Responses to ADHD Returns — with More Disgusting Content

    1. Betsy Ann Turner
      August 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Here is some additional highly inappropriate scenes and plots in High School USA! That FOX should be ashamed of.

      1) In the episode ‘Sexting’ Amber texts her bestie Cassandra a picture of her boyfriend Brent genitals, Cassandra then proceeds to text the same picture to other students and it goes around school like wildfire, Marsh comes up with a plan that other boys in High School USA should also take a picture of their genitals and send them out as texts as a show of solidarity to Brent so that he isn’t embarrassed. At the end of the episode it is revealed Brent died of cancer caused by him taking pictures of his genitals using his cell phone.

      2) In the episode ‘Adderall’ 7 year old Wally tells Blackstein that he has a (bleep) ton of Adderall and that he can’t take it because otherwise he won’t be able to drink, Wally then pulls out a flask (presumably containing alcohol) and starts drinking, 20 seconds later Wally is seen selling his Adderall to Blackstein who is promptly arrested by Officer Dumphy.

      3) In the banned episode ‘Best Friends Forever’ Amber is seen taking a shower and while drying herself off with a towel her breasts are briefly visible, she then wraps the towel her body and walks down the hall where she walks into her brother Wally’s bedroom where she catches him looking at a porn site called ‘Perversion Dot Live’ she promptly scolds him for looking at the site since he is only 7 years old, Wally tells Amber she doesn’t really know what he’s watching and then walks out of the room, Amber watches the live stream starts become aroused by the S&M, a few seconds later Wally appears on the live stream and it is revealed that the two S&M participants are Amber and Wally’s parents, Wally then looks into the camera and says “Hi Amber”, Mr. & Mrs. Lamber have a shocked reaction that their daughter is watching. Cut back to Amber who suddenly become appalled and disgusted at the though of being aroused by her mom and dad’s public sex acts. At the end of the episode The Gang is seen helping Amber and her parents with a new sex video, Amber’s mom is seen in her S&M clothes and although it is not seen it is highly implied that Blackstein is performing Fellatio (oral sex) on Amber’s father in preparation of sex with his wife.

      4) In the episode ‘Choices’ it is revealed that Amber has become pregnant although she has no clue who the father is, Amber’s mom is not upset at all over the revealed pregnancy but is actually excited to have a new bestie, possibly a gay grandson bestie. After lamenting what to do Amber decides to have an abortion and after arriving at the clinic the doctor informs Amber and The Gang that Amber was not actually pregnant but was suffering from a false pregnancy.

      5) In the episode ‘The Early 90s’ While Amber, Blackstein, Cassandra and Marsh are hiding in a closet at Blackstein’s house to protect themselves from a mask covered killer (ala Friday The 13th Michael Myers), Amber laments about dying a virgin to which Cassandra reveals to Amber that when she wasn’t looking ‘I totally popped your cherry’ implying that Cassandra had broken Amber’s hymen and thus taking her virginity.

      6) In the episode ‘Gun Control’ The Gang and other characters possess and use firearms with disregard of safety.

      7 In the episode ‘Rumsprinabreakers’ Brad falls for an Amish girl who at the end of episode has a sex change operation.

    2. Dana
      November 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      If this is what it takes to keep a show or a network on the air, it ain’t worth saving.

      The only reason why people actually watch this dreck end up brainwashed into saying “Nah, it’s funny! Don’t like it, use the OFF switch!” is it’s because it’s the only game in town!

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