• Rude, Crude, Obnoxious “Angel from Hell”

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    Jane Lynch was arguably the break-out star of Fox’s Glee, where she played cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, a role for which she was awarded both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Lynch moves from supporting player to lead in the new CBS comedy, Angel from Hell, which was apparently written specifically for her. In it, she doubles-down on the crude, brusque, and vulgar character portrayals that have become her trademark.

    In Angel from Hell, Lynch plays Amy, a boozed-up, foul-mouthed guardian angel who seems to be stalking straight-laced dermatologist Allison to make sure Allison is getting enough fun out of life. But this Angel from Hell’s guidance tends toward the carnal rather than the spiritual, as when she advises Allison to “let some random guy take you to o-town.”

    The first episode featured a non-stop stream of unfunny and pointlessly vulgar jokes, some that include children:

    In front of a group of children, Amy tells a vendor, “It’s probably up your ass next to that giant stick…  Hey, never said my show was rated ‘G,’ people. Never said it.”

    She pulls out a baseball glove and hands it to a young boy who is watching her perform magic tricks in the farmer’s market. “Now, if you’ll look in the pocket of your hoodie, I think you’ve got something for me.” He produces a flask from his pocket. “Ta-Da! My booze!”

    “I got this thing on my shoulder. Might be a mole. Could be a wax burn from some degrading role-play… I’ll pay cash. It’ll probably be all ones. And no, I’m not a stripper…”

    “You know what they say about a guy with a small carbon footprint? Small penis.”

    Amy starts listing personal things about Allison to “prove” she is a guardian angel. “Remember when you had your first orgasm and you farted a little bit?”

    Amy wonders what she should do if she sees Allison heading down a bad path, “What am I supposed to do, stick my head up my ass?”

    Allison and Amy are at a club where they see Allison’s boyfriend having dinner with her best friend. Amy tells Allison, “He’s working on boning your best friend. They’ve hooked up once before, some light petting, I won’t go into detail. Second base.” Allison: “What?” Amy: “Boobs. And some dry humping. But please, I don’t want to go into the details.”

    In episode two, the incessant, mindless vulgarity continued:

    Allison is shown in a flashback with her friend, Kelly, and she is confronting her friend and saying that she thinks the friend’s boyfriend isn’t right for her. She begins to list the things and says: “And you said several times he suffers from premature ejaculation.” The boyfriend flips on the light and has a birthday cake in his hands for Kelly and a living room of people looking shocked as they say, “Surprise!” Allison: ” You didn’t let me finish. Par for the course by the way.”

    Angel from Hell was paid for by:

    Expedia
    Arthur Chapin
    Vice President, Global Product
    Achapin@expedia.com
    425-679-7200
    333 108th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004

    Unilever (Country Crock)
    Paul Polman
    Chief Executive Officer
    Paul.Polman@unilever.com
    700 Sylvan Ave
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ 076332

    Nestle (Purina)
    Mario Corti
    Chief Financial Officer
    Mario.Corti@us.nestle.com
    800 N Brand Blvd
    Glendale, CA 91203

     

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    Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large. She also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment. She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television. Some of those reports include: The Ratings Sham I & II, Dying to Entertain, Faith in a Box, The Sour Family Hour, The Blue Tube, and TV Bloodbath. She began her career with the PTC in 1997 as an entertainment analyst, documenting instances of inappropriate content on television. Ms. Henson has appeared on a variety of television shows including Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Big Story, CNN Headline News’ ShowBiz Tonight, CNBC’s On the Money, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, and CBN’s Newswatch. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across the country and has been quoted extensively in news sources such asEntertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg. Ms. Henson is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she received a BA in Government. She resides in Falls Church, Va., with her husband and their son.

    5 Responses to Rude, Crude, Obnoxious “Angel from Hell”

    1. linda
      January 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Another one that needs to be off the air.

    2. Kathleen
      January 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      really how much more garbage is going on TV? Cant you guys think of SOMETHING that is not rude crude and utterly offensive????

    3. Fern Wright
      January 22, 2016 at 7:50 am

      It was apparent from the flyers before the show aired that this was going to be a “Must Miss” show.Totally not funny. Rude, crude tasteless etc. Also dull. What’s entertaining about bad writing that only thrives on vulgarity?

    4. Ken
      January 22, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      A totally disgusting, tasteless, and vulgar display not fit for the airways nor any other broadcast medium.

    5. Patriot Arming Bears
      January 22, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I watched only a few minutes of this crude, vulgar piece of junk. Too bad it stinks because it was heavily advertised for months ahead of the pilot.The writers could have made something great out of it.

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