FOX Promo Withdrawn
Using Mother Teresa to make a comedic point was not seen as very funny by the Catholic League. In September, a promotional spot for the Fox-TV program, The Preston Episodes, featured the show’s star, David Alan Grier, taking a cheap shot at Mother Teresa. Grier pretended that Mother Teresa was walking toward him while he was naked; after a short pause a female voice was heard screaming. The ad for the show was carried on several radio stations, among them being WPTF in North Carolina.
The Catholic League contacted the local Fox affiliate, Fox 22, and learned that the ad was sent to local radio stations without the consent of the affiliate. After discussing this matter with Ron Mulligan of the Los Angeles office of Fox, an apology was extended and a pledge not to run the offensive spot again was made.