If This Keeps Up, Hitler Jokes Just Won’t Be Funny Anymore
So if I described to you a new sitcom that had
- a cutesy intro meant to ironically juxtapose with the show’s crass humor
- lots of casual racism and homophobia
- Hitler jokes
…would you need to know anything more to guess who’s behind it? Has anyone in show business ever gotten so far off so little?
At the Television Critics Association press tour this past August, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly pleaded with critics not to judge the show based only on the first episode. “Here’s a thing about Dads that I really ask you to put in context. That’s a pilot,” he said. “You know the lineage of these writers. They come out of Family Guy. They are the best writers.”