March 31, 2009, - 12:27 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As reader’s know, I like Ozzy Osbourne’s music. But it ends there. I’m no fan of the Osbournes and their screwed up family. They’re vile, and they’re lowlifes with a lot of money.
But even though most of us know what the Osbourne’s are about–a drug addled ’70s and ’80s rocker pimped about by his aggressive, excessively plastic surgeried wife, and their two calorically-challenged high school drop-out club kids–I was disgusted anew by a preview I saw, last week, of their new show, “Osbournes: Reloaded,” which airs tonight on FOX at 9:20 p.m. Eastern. Stunts in the show mirror the raunchy gross-outs you’d expect to see in an R-rated Judd Apatow movie, not prime time broadcast TV. I mean, this isn’t even cable.
Watch the first 35 seconds of this video preview from “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and tell me if you think this belongs outside the safe harbor hours of broadcast network television. Kudos to Panama City, Florida FOX affiliate WPGX for refusing to air it. Jeers to FOX owner Rupert Murdoch for continuing to air this crap. And by the way, where are his pseudo-conservatives on FOX News decrying it?
Thanks, Rupert Murdoch, for helping continue the rapid defining deviancy down that’s taking down America.
All Aboard the Crazy Train.