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Sorry, Charlie Sheen … but take them with you

posted by mattaug

Word that CBS and/or Two and a Half Men writer Chuck Lorre plan to “kill off” Charlie Sheen’s character on the show has me thinking of other characters/personalities TV would be better off without.

Charlie Sheen

On its own network, CBS should pay off David Letterman and send him packing. Leno on NBC, Mr. Nice Guy who really isn’t (ask Conan O’Brien), is another option to hit the skids.

Finished? How about shrill and nasty Joy Behar of CNN and The View or the crusty commentaries of Jack Cafferty on the former.

Done: Please kill off all the cartoons masquerading as good clean fun like American Dad, Family Guy and The Simpsons.

You’ll find more blasphemy in five minutes of The Simpsons than in a season of Seinfeld, for all its shortcomings.

Shame on FOX for airing some of that garbage and nonsense, while promoting different values in its news division.

Finally, networks did a good thing in ending most soap operas. Smoldering affairs are bad enough, but murder and stuff like demonic possessions are really appalling.

Soap, is what I need to wash myself off from even flipping past one of those shows …

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Lydia

posted August 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm


I agree w/doing away w/ the above listed cartoons and all the rest. I also am very upset that now I have to really screen the Disney Channel. There is “My Baby Sitter is a Vampire”, that needs to be off the air, it is really bad!!! What are they thinking??? I am outraged and then the show that is on w/the Zombie that is always eating the other students. My 2yr. old granddaughter cannot sleep by herself anymore because she saw that. I mean truly had been sleeping in her on bed in her own room for a year and the Zombie on “So Random” scared her that bad.”So Random is a good show for the kids but take off the Zombie please. Never thought Disney would use such bad judgment with their showes. We could always depend on them for good entertainment for our children. Oh well guess they decided to join the ranks of “CRAP” on TV!



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George J. Yuhas

posted July 4, 2011 at 11:53 am


First time, what is this belief system you have? Atheists have no faith system, believe in what they can see or who they follow like brainwashing Michael Shermer. You live off of instincts and the flesh, you follow the left wing agenda and think whomever disagrees with you is either ignorant of living in a fairy tale. Garbage in, garbage out. Why does Tracey Morgan have to get on his knees to all the gay and lesbian groups but The Simpsons and South Park can blaspheme Christ and Catholics and any other religion? “Grow a sense of humour?” every atheist I encounter goes ballastic when I mention that they are going to Hell if they don’t find Jesus. Does that get you a little nervous first time, or am I just being humourous?



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mattaug

posted June 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm


thanks for the comments…any and all of them…glad I stirred first time to write…that’s terrific! not sure how garbage-y TV or angry hateful people on it bring people together, but we can agree to disagree on that. Similar values of love, respect and decency, in my opinion, bring people together … even those of faith or no faith. I’m glad some of my values are thousands of years old…



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first time

posted June 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm


As stated, this is my first post ever. I couldn’t not respond to this laughable post. I thought beliefnet was a place that tried to bring understanding and cohesion between different belief systems. Your reference to blasphemy harkens to times 1000 years ago where everyone believed the same and to not hold these beliefs, was literally a crime. Like it or not, agnosticism and atheism are belief systems. And the points that some of the shows you listed try to make is that you SHOULD be able to poke fun at the eccentricities and differences between peoples, theologies, beliefs, political systems, etc. In fact, it is dangerous NOT to be able to do joke about them. Remember, all sterotypes associated with any ethnicity, theology, etc. became sterotypes for 1 reason and 1 reason only–they are supported by facts. Loosen up and grow a sense of humor.



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Your Name

posted June 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm


You can also take off a lot of those reality shows. They are taking up time something descent can be on.



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connie

posted June 30, 2011 at 11:45 am


I am so glad to hear somebody feels the same way about some things I do. Especially the View, Joy Bahar, Simpsons, Family Guy–trash like that. Joy has no morals whatsoever!! She is about as trashy as one white woman can get. As for the view, the only ones on there have any sense or morals is Sherry Shepard and the blonde woman and Barbara Walters. Joy and Whoopie need to go on somewhere. I didn’t like the View when Star Jones was on there, and sure don’t like it now. The cartoons you mentioned are trash too!!!My daughter is grown and married with two kids of her own, but she still doesn’t watch trashy cartoons, nor does she let her girs. If ABC,FOX, and the others can’t do better that what they are doing the just need to shut it all down.



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mattaug

posted June 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm


Thanks for reading Deb. Yes TCM, Fox Movies and AMC all have pretty good “old” movies. Nick at Nite can still be good, though it is interesting to watch it (unfortunately) catch up with the times. If you like PBS, which has some interesting shows, you would also like the Smithsonian Channel … though it is on a high-priced tier on my tv service.



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Deb

posted June 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm


Good blog today. If they got rid of those shows I probably wouldn’t even notice as I don’t watch them. I just got Netflix because I was tired of seeing the same tired, indecent shows on television. Now I can watch a lot of older television shows that still had decency to them. Also, they have a lot of movies from classics and shows that I love on PBS. I’m having fun.



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