• 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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    Burger King sponsored this program. To contact them with your concerns, click here.

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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. 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.

    2. January 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm

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

    3. September 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Please don’t cancel this show itz so funny

    4. 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.

    5. July 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      This show better not get canceled this is a pretty funny show

    6. David
      July 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      How about just being a parent and monitoring what your kids watch? If they have TV’s in their room, you are the ones who put them there and most modern TV’s now have parental locks which can block certain show ratings, channels and times the TV can be used. The show (now I don’t know the time when it was started) is on at 9:30PM on a Sunday, when kids should be in bed for school the next day.

    7. Faith
      June 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      I believe in artistic integrity, however, the shows being placed on TV currently are not worth turning the TV on for because of gratuitous sex, violence, profanity, and indecency. I believe that television stations should hold themselves up to a higher standard and not resort to the lowest common standards. Surely, FOX and other stations can show better taste and creativity than this type of show.

    8. John S
      June 12, 2015 at 9:53 am

      I am so glad that BK has been targeted by the PTC. This sick cartoon that BK is sponsoring is not the only child molestation BK is funding. BK also sponsor’s Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” where Married parents are required to strip naked in front of someone else’s spouse and sleep with them in the nude while the kids watch on Sunday afternoon starting at 4:00 in the afternoon. This is under the Discovery Channel genera Family and Kids. Other sponsors are:
      Burger King
      Direct TV
      Toyota
      UPS
      STIHL
      Gorilla Glue
      Allstate
      Samsung
      Golden Coral
      Firestone
      Corona
      Kelly Blue Book
      Cars.com
      Xfinity
      US NAVY
      American Standard
      GMC
      Olive Garden
      T-Mobile
      Capital One
      Copper Tone
      Especial
      Bear
      Brute
      Pulaski Law Firm
      B-Dubs
      ACT advanced
      Benjamin more paint
      Gold Bond
      Subaru
      Allegra-D
      Popeye’s
      KFC
      Jeep
      Beezid.com
      Booking.com
      Google
      Twisted Tea
      Nasacort
      BMW
      Magic Jack
      Polaris
      Nestea
      Smith and Forge
      STIHL tools
      Microsoft
      Irwin tools
      Harvoni
      Dodge RAM
      Farmesonly.com
      Duluth Trading
      Mitsubishi
      Knob Creek – Bourbon
      Sprint
      Samuel Adams
      Mercedes Bens
      ERWIN vice grip plyers
      GMC
      Samsung
      BASF
      Midas
      Corona

    9. me
      June 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      This is a bald faced lie. Nothing on Fox Sunday night line up is, or ever has been aimed at child viewers. Take your christian propaganda and kindly give yourself a yeast infection with it.

      • Christopher Gildemeister
        June 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

        Really? “The Simpsons” was never aimed at children?

        I stand by my assertion. It is not a lie. Federal law, established since 1927, states that the publicly-owned airwaves must be used “in the public interest;” and long precedent has established that programming airing in prime time should be appropriate for all viewers, not only adults. “Adult” programming of the kind you describe is to air ONLY in the “safe harbor” between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Therefore, by default anything aired in prime time is aimed at children.

        Kids love cartoons. Fox knows this. That’s WHY they put cartoons on Sunday night — to lure in younger viewers which are most attractive to sponsors. Fox doesn’t care how many children it corrupts, so long as it’s making the network money.

        As for the rest of your post…thanks for revealing your crude sexual fixations and anti-Christian bigotry for all to see.

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