Monday, September 17, 2007

Sally Field Gets Censored - But Tit Jokes Are Cool

The last person on earth I ever figured to be censored at an awards show would be Sally Field.
Those of us who grew up with Gidget and The Flying Nun, always remember her as the girlish pixie, who later on went on to prove that she had more substance in films like Sybil and Norma Rae. But for the most part, we still have the image of Field as that gushing little sweet-heart who said, "You like me, you really, really like me!" after her Oscar for Places In the Heart in 1984.

Fast foward to last night's Emmy awards when Field won the statuette for best female lead in a drama (beating out odds favorite, as well as my favorite, Edie Falco) for her role as the matriarch in Brothers and Sisters and somewhere during her speech she said, “And, let’s face it, if the mothers ruled the (world), there would be no (expletive) wars in the first place,” .

The expletive was "goddamn" - and The FOX network chopped off her remarks right at, "god..."

And yet ... Brad Garrett could leer at his co-star, Joley Fisher and her breasts and say, "I think you just made Charlie Sheen's to-do list," and then Fisher replied, "There's nothing like the very real threat of nipple to keep the TV audience tuned in."

So, lesson learned: Get political, get bleeped. Talk about tits, and it's all good.

No wonder this country is so fucked up!

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