Flash-forward: Angus T. Jones, millionaire child star and the 1/2 in Two and a Half Men was struck down by a sudden case of morality telling viewers to tune-out!
What do you think about an employee made wealthy by your product who suddenly catches a case of morality and religion?
This after "discovering" that the story lines of the episodes he has been participating in for years are not fit for consumption by minors or by many adults.
Why didn't he quit a long time ago? Why doesn't he quit now?
"Is Morality a Four-Letter Word?"
This was the title of an article that I wrote in The Political Commentator back in 2008 when I saw an episode of Two and a Half Men and came to realize the level of depravity that it apparently took young Angus much longer to figure out.
For full disclosure I continued to watch as it is an extremely funny show much as Angus continued to act in it. For either him or his family it was an extremely healthy payday that made overlooking the weekly plot lines possible.
Here is the text of the article and below it a video with the current statement by Angus T. Jones:
What Ever Happened To Morality, Especially When Kids Are Watching?
I have gotten used to E.D. commercials morning, noon and night when young kids are watching T.V., and they are wondering what an erection is, why it would last more than four hours, why the sink handle is falling off and spurting water into the air, why the couple is going into the bedroom and shutting the door, why these people are sitting in side by side bath tubs, naked, looking at the ocean and so on and so on. The people who censor and who are responsible for keeping these and other inappropriate things off of the airwaves must have been off work or in the bathroom when they discussed airing these. A micro second of Janet Jackson's breast during the Super Bowl raised a national uproar, but somehow these commercials are OK.
Two and a Half Men
This brings me to this show that is on T.V., again during times when kids are watching. I was getting ready to go out and the channel was on showing a re-run of this show, and I could not believe some of the things that are allowed on television. Not innuendos, but straight out references to sexual acts, body parts, incest, infidelity etc. I just had to comment on the fact that it appears that the breakdown in morality is complete, and standards in this country when dollars are involved has reached epic proportions. Worse, it appears to be getting done with the outright approval of the people whose job it is to make sure that what is shown, at least during times when children are watching, is appropriate.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not a prude and my children are old enough to understand, but for families with young children this should just not be allowed on air, unless it is after a certain time when kids should be asleep. Now I am not trying to pick on this show, but I went and looked at some of the titles of episodes, and while I have not seen them, I can only imagine:
Two and a Half Men (Episode List Season 5)
City of Great Racks
The Leather Gear is in the Guest Room
Kinda Like Necrophilia
Rough Night in Hump Junction (aka His Ugly Bundle)
If My Hole Could Talk
Waiting for the Right Snapper
Is Anyone In The T.V. Standards Department Watching? This Is Just Unbelievable?
Angus T. Jones video of his current statements!
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