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FAT TV – Mike and Molly’s fat jokes offensive?

The ‘latest and greatest’ in “Fat TV” was rolled out on CBS last night. “Mike and Molly” is a 30-minute sitcom that’s about two hugely likable people who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meeting. It’s your basic boy meets girl story, with a heavy twist, as both are ‘plus-sized.’
The main characters of the show, Police Officer Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) and fourth-grade teacher Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy formerly Sookie from The Gilmore Girls), toss ‘weighty’ jokes back n’ forth, as does the supporting cast.
There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet today about Mike and Molly’s fat jokes, some finding them offensive. Did you?
In my book, All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville, Step 2: Laugh Yourself Skinny encourages laughter!
“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” ~ Bob Newhart.
Laughter:
activates the will to live
lowers stress
elevates mood
improves brain functioning
reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, arthritis and ulcers
dissolves anger
burns calories
exercises muscles
I’m all for filling up on laughter!
Please weigh-in on Mike and Molly! What did you think? Offensive? Sweet? Thumbs up? Down? Sideways?!!!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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  • pamela munro

    Hubby & I caught the end of this & were laughing – How about jokes on anorexia for the mother character? She is skin & bones!

  • Your Name

    I love to laugh,and i think my dad just don’t mind me laughin out loud,it is for mine and his benefit that i lol,for when i don’t lol,my dad will be worried about how i am doing,or how my moods are acting on me again, lol.It’s my natural to lol to even the simplest green things, dad have a lot of jokes too,not green,his jokes are way far from what i lol with my friends,i should know that my dad is a serious man,lol,but can make me lol almost all the time,i promise,lol.

  • LouAnne

    I didn’t find the show’s fat jokes offensive for one reason – it’s reality for fat people. I know that I make fat jokes about myself, much as Mike and Molly did on the show. I did think Mike’s partner was over the top, sort of like “I can pick on my kid sister, but don’t you dare say a word about her!” It’s not Ok to make fat jokes, even about ourselves, but it is the reality for many of us. so much better than most shows that quietly ignore the issue – talk about your 900 lb. gorilla!

  • Mary

    I took the fat jokes within the context of the other shows done by the producers. “The Big Bang” does endless jokes about nerdy physicists and “Two and a Half Men” about alcoholism, womanizing, passing gas and just about everything else men are known for. Those two shows are a riot and the characters are completely lovable. Same formula shows up in “Mike and Molly.” I love that Swoozie Kurtz is Molly’s mom. Anyway, I think this show is a keeper. I love that there is a romance between 2 fat people too. Usually the fat people are side characters (like Berta on 2 and a half).
    These shows play with stereotypes and push them to the limit so we start thinking about our ways of thinking about people. The characters are always tremendously likable too. So we end up laughing about the stereotypes and not so much the characters.

  • Marlene

    I was laughing my head off and most of the stuff I or someone in my family has said, if anyone is offended by that I would tell them “its a show, the character are not real, just playing out a comedy” any way just because its offensive to some people, it does not mean its not real. Life is to hard to try to make it harder by getting offended by everything.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Chico

    I don’t understand how anyone 400 pounds and greater can take offense, there are smaller elephants in the circus. and that is the new norm for Americans. Good thing we will never see another revolutionary war, we’re all dead. I can’t even stand the commercials for this show, never mind watch a whole episode

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