MAD TV REPEATEDLY OFFENDS

December 6, 1996 by  
Filed under Catalyst Online, Features

Fox’s Mad TV is a program which shows skits that parody many people and institutions including Catholics. Two such skits were considered offensive by the league. One, which aired October 7, featured a Catholic teacher discussing safe sex to her high school class; a crucifix was prominently displayed on the wall. She loaded her commentary with off color remarks and pulled out several condoms.

On the October 19 episode, in a skit called “Mother of Mercy,” a woman dressed as Mother Teresa was shown stripping in front of two Indians. When she was down to her underwear, the image changed to that of actress Demi Moore, who recently played a stripper in a movie.


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