• Worst TV Show of the Week: Golan the Insatiable on Fox

    by  • June 1, 2015 • Broadcast Decency, Misrated, Profanity, Ratings Reform, Sex, Violence, Worst of the Week • 45 Comments

    Last Sunday night, the Fox broadcast network premiered their new cartoon Golan the Insatiable – a program featuring explicit violence, sexual content, sadistic imagery, and child protagonists, which is aimed at child viewers.

    Among other content, the episode featured the title barbarian king Golan ordering the decapitation of his enemies, which is graphically shown; urinating off a cliff as he exclaims, “It’s not a good orgy if it doesn’t burn after”; and bellowing at a deer in the forest, “You there, the sexy thing giving me the bedroom eyes. Tell me where I am, and I will reward you with the most forgettable copulation of your life!”

    Later, Golan travels to Earth, where he takes the form of an enormous demon and befriends a little girl named Dylan. During this part of the show:

    • Dylan tunnels up through her mother’s bathroom floor, interrupting her mother masturbating in the bathtub.

    Mother: “Now I have to start all over again!”

    • Dylan befriends Golan. Dylan’s mother bends over to pick up a dropped plate.

    Golan: “I am SO going to have sex with your Mom!”

    • A magic spell in Dylan’s book brings little girl Mackenzie’s stuffed animal to life.

    Dylan: “Drown in the nightmare that is your pathetic reality, bitches!”

    The stuffed animals become demonic monsters. Mackenzie’s stuffed dog gnaws off her hand.  A stuffed unicorn graphically impales another girl. A third rips off another girl’s face. A stuffed bear bites off the head of Mackenzie’s mom. Golan laughs.

     

    • After the massacre of her childhood friends, Dylan lies on the grass with Golan and delightedly exclaims,

    Dylan: “Oh my God, that was so awesome! I even have chunks of   Mackenzie B.   in my   hair! I’m never washing it again.”

    “There are a lot of those kind of feel-good messages throughout the show,” says Golan’s co-creator Dave Jeser, who adds that Golan the Insatiable is “a family show…It felt like a great fit for animation night on Fox.”

    Video clips from the show can be seen here .

    Thankfully, Golan’s premiere met with dismal ratings. But that is no excuse for airing a graphically violent program with downright depraved content at 8:30 p.m. Central/Mountain, when millions of children are in the viewing audience – and susceptible to Golan’s gory, demonic vision of childhood.

    PTC President Tim Winter labeled the show “toxic for children and families,” adding that “we are calling on the network to move the program out of prime time…An explicit adult cartoon like Golan the Insatiable has no place airing at that time and place.”

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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.

    45 Responses to Worst TV Show of the Week: Golan the Insatiable on Fox

    1. Edward Salazar
      September 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      More examples of inappropriate material in this show includes:

      In the original Golan shorts on Fox ADHD, Dylan and Alexis’ mother is portrayed as a loose woman who was impregnated during a one night stand and she has no clue who Alexis’ biological father is.

      In the original Golan shorts on FOX ADHD and the reboot on FOX it is implied that Golan is sexually attracted to and wants to have carnal knowledge with 17 year old Alexis Beekler.

      Frequent reference to and use of drugs and alcohol by various characters.

      1) In Season 2 Episode 3 “Shame on Pee”
      Golan and Dylan sharing a bed imply that Dylan is more than just Golan’s Acolyte and they may have shared carnal knowledge on more than one occasion.

      After Dylan’s classmate Swingley is thought to have been killed by Golan in the basement of Dylan’s house, a visibly upset Dylan is told by Golan that if she wants to say goodbye in the Biblical Sense (i.e. have sex) she will have an hour/hour and a half before the flesh gets all gamey. It’s just wrong that a 1st grade would rape another 1st grader.

      Towards the end of this episode Dylan’s sister (who is suppose to be 17 years old) confesses that she is not ashamed that Dylan is really her biological daughter which would be upsetting because that would mean Alexis would have been only 11 years old and had sex with or was raped by a man who was at puberty age (13) up to a full grown adult.

    2. September 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Please don’t cancel this show itz so funny

    3. January 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      GOLAN THE INSATIABLE is a show that deserves to be renewed for season 3

    4. Maureen
      February 2, 2016 at 3:34 am

      It is not marketed towards children. Not every cartoon is. The fact that so many parents can’t keep their kids away from their TV or at least monitor what they’re watching makes me think their children must be out-of-control brats. Scapegoating TV writers and producers won’t make you a competent parent.

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