"The Simpsons" Producer Responds to Some of the Show's Craziest FCC Complaints
Complaints slam the Fox sitcom's depiction of Satan, groin-kicking, whale explosion, and "sexual agony."
Last week, GovernmentAttic.org posted a series of informal complaints sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding The Simpsons, the beloved Fox animated series that premiered in 1989. The complaints, obtained via Freedom of Information Act request, were received by the FCC between 2010 and 2013. Viewers objected to the sitcom's depiction of Satan, groin-kicking, whale explosion, and "sexual agony," among other supposedly indecent presentations.
Gawker's Adrian Chen highlighted some of the funniest complaints. Here are a few of them:
From St. Maries, Idaho:
...and Norco, California:
Text, (via Gawker): I was shocked to see sexual violence when a cartoon character of an Israeli girl was using her knee to repeatedly strike a boy's (Bart Simpson) groin. It is amazing we would encourage our children during family hour to do such a terrible thing. Imagine if bart was kicking the girl's groin! I implore you to protect our young kids from such psychological damage that may very wile lead to physical damage and seriously punish the guilty please.
Well, at least they weren't complaining about us being on too long.
You can read the trove of FCC complaints here: