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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Slippery Slope and The Das Munshi Code

As we see a wonderful display of competitive fundamentalism in its full glory in the wake of The Das Munshi Code episode, I can't help but recall these profound words of the greatest Prophet, thinker, philosopher and leader of our generation -

It's simple television economics, Kyle. All it takes to kill a show forever is get one episode pulled. If we convince the network to pull this episode for the sake of Muslims, then the Catholics can demand a show they don't like get pulled. And then people with disabilities can demand another show get pulled. And so on and so on, until Family Guy is no more! It's exactly what happened to Laverne & Shirley.

Yep, no one can be pithier than the great Eric Theodore Cartman.