MTV’s “Ren and Stimpy Show” features a animated character known as Powdered Toast Man (PTM). The program of September 19 showed PTM rescuing the Pope from being blown up by dynamite. PTM flies away from the bomb with the Pope clinging desperately to his back. Noticing that the Pope is slipping away, PTM tells the Pope, “Quick, man, cling tenaciously to my buttocks.” The Pope answers, “Both of them?” and then squeezes his buttocks while placing his head against it.

While this is hardly the worst thing we’ve seen at the Catholic League, it does represent the never-ending fascination that some in the media have with taking a shot at Catholicism while pretending to be funny.

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