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Russian man wants “The Simpsons” banned
November 29, 2005 6:37 PM   Subscribe

A Russian lawyer wants “The Simpsonsbanned from his country for promoting "drugs, violence and homosexuality."
posted by super_not (18 comments total)

 
Is his name Jackovich Thomposonski?
posted by metaculpa at 6:40 PM on November 29, 2005


I thought that this was just an American problem... some parents don't pay attention to what their kids are watching. Just give them a remote, and if they see something "objectionable" then it's the fault of the t.v. station, the media, ANYTHING but the parents.
posted by super_not at 6:53 PM on November 29, 2005


super_not writes "some parents don't pay attention to what their kids are watching"

See, there should be limits. From the tiny linked text I can only assume watching the Simpsons turned the guy's nine-year-old son into a major Moscow homicidal gay drug-lord.
posted by nkyad at 7:04 PM on November 29, 2005


purple monkey dishwasher
posted by The Jesse Helms at 7:20 PM on November 29, 2005


Because Russia is totaly devoid of drugs and violence.
posted by delmoi at 7:21 PM on November 29, 2005


In Soviet Russ....ahh forget it
posted by daninnj at 7:47 PM on November 29, 2005


His ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to his newsletter.

It's funny though, given the constitution of the Supreme Court these days, he might have better luck with his case over here.
posted by Remy at 8:57 PM on November 29, 2005


Granting the drugs and violence angle for purposes of discussion, is homosexuality illegal in Russia? And if not, then why would a court even hear a case that included the charge of "promoting" it?
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:58 PM on November 29, 2005


We'll show him. Especially for that 'purple monkey dishwasher' remark!
posted by gompa at 12:44 AM on November 30, 2005


Doesn't he mean homersexuality?!
posted by insomnia_lj at 1:04 AM on November 30, 2005


what russia needs is a nice monorail
posted by tsarfan at 2:55 AM on November 30, 2005


The show should be banned. Not because it causes bad behavior, but because it's needed to be put to sleep for about 6 years.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:03 AM on November 30, 2005


Monorail, monorail, monorail!
posted by lorrer at 7:38 AM on November 30, 2005


I wasn't sure it existed so I checked Babelfish. The Russian word for "parody" is apparently "пародийность".
posted by RockCorpse at 7:43 AM on November 30, 2005


I have this bad habit of combining unrelated posts, so for a while I was very confused that this Russian thought that the Simpsons had somehow launched the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus.
posted by dagnyscott at 8:40 AM on November 30, 2005


I don't understand why they don't end The Simpsons.. it is going downhill fast.
posted by jockc at 10:12 AM on November 30, 2005


It has been going downhill for at least the last five years...and even with that, it's still better than 90% of what passes for sitcoms these days. Which is why they don't end it, nor should they.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:29 PM on November 30, 2005


They don't cancel it because people watch it - still pretty highly rated, apparently (for Fox). This means ad money, so until the ad money dries up, we will have more Simpsons.
posted by zoogleplex at 12:48 PM on November 30, 2005


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