“How R Babbies Maid?” – Individual Complaints to the FCC About The Walking Dead

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A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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As expected, people complained about the season premiere of “The Walking Dead”. Specifically, about this:

Also about Negan’s flowery language, but mostly the violence.

I am actually kind of shocked, because normally it is nudity that sends the prudes scurrying to their keyboards. The stereotype of American gun culture being what it’s perceived to be, it’s surprising that people take issue with what happened to Glenn when “Die Hard” is (rightly) celebrated as a Christmas movie. Methinks is has to do with the singular aspect of the violence – that it’s a beating and not a mass shooting. What’s the adage, “One death is a tragedy, a million are a statistic”? Given America’s newfound Trumpian love of Russia, it’ll be best to have a few of these on hand when the туристы come visit.

I’m shocked there aren’t more form letters from the PTC, but I guess even th– Oh wait – they already said something. I’m shocked people take complaints from egg avatars seriously.

In any respect, some hero sent in an FOIA request to the FCC about “The Walking Dead” and got back a total of 33 submissions since the beginning of the season.

Also, what person doesn’t know that you can’t complain to the FCC about cable? Why, the people below.

Anyway, to the idiocy!

 

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Ticket: # 1283145 – Carl
Date: 10/23/2016 9:16:34 PM
City/State/Zip: Savannah, Tennessee 38372 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
Carl dies in the walking dead . Bring him back to life . Carl is my fav. I will be mad you if Carl is not back alive

This seems a pre-emptive complaint, because Carl isn’t dead. He might also be complaining about the wrong show. Or he’s worried that Carl’s Jr. head Andrew Puzder is going to be Labor Secretary, and he thinks that means no more 1/2 LB. GUACAMOLE BACON THICKBURGER!


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Ticket: # 1283171 – The Walking Dead
Date: 10/23/2016 9:58:12 PM
City/State/Zip: Carroll, Ohio 43112 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
The scenes that depicted the death of two cast members was over the top in graphic content. It appall’s me that they depicted this type of violence on a public television broadcast that many of young kids have access to. We wonder why our nations youth is so screwed up anymore….

This is yet another example of people exposing their ignorance of subject-verb agreement while ignoring appropriate apostrophe usage.


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Ticket: # 1283528 – extreme violence on AMC
Date: 10/24/2016 10:33:56 AM
City/State/Zip: Wheeling, Illinois 60090 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
The season opener of The Walking Dead on AMC was beyond brutal, beyond sick and beyond evil. I know there is a warning posted before airing, but kids can still see this. Watching a favourite character’s (human) head being repeatedly pulverized into the ground by another human until there is nothing left is beyond comprehension. I find it hard to believe that this is allowed to be aired, yet 2 people having sex and showing even part of a genital is not. Absolutely disgusting.

I would like to know which genital they are talking about, unless they mean Michonne’s or Rick’s butt from the previous season. In which case, it says more about this person’s feelings towards miscegenation.

Also, is the violence disgusting, or is it disgusting that they can’t see genitals? Clarity counts, people.


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Ticket: # 1283321 – AMC / The Walking Deadk 10/23
Date: 10/24/2016 7:05:18 AM
City/State/Zip: Eagan, Minnesota 55122 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
While a fan of the show, I think this episode went too far in gore and graphical nature for Television. This would have been rated R or NC-17 in the theater. You don’t show ISIS beheading people on TV, nor should you allow someone to be beaten with a barbed-wire baseball bat.

And

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Ticket: # 1283745 – AMC Walking Dead – Should be censored more
Date: 10/24/2016 12:10:20 PM
City/State/Zip: Hardy, Virginia 24101 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
The AMC show The Walking Dead has transformed from people killing soulless animated corpses into a sadistic, emotional torture by showing people killing other people in the most brutal and sadistic ways. The last episode of season 6 and the latest episode of season 7 made me very anxious and sick to my stomach. Watching ISIS behead someone isn’t as horrible as watching this tv show.

I don’t know if these people have the same cable provider, but they do have insight into how much ISIS they want on their TV. Also, I’m guessing they each voted Trump, because zombies = Muslim hordes.


Ticket: # 1283892 – gratuitous violence
Date: 10/24/2016 1:03:25 PM
City/State/Zip: Aristes, Pennsylvania 17920 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
I wish to file a complaint against AMC and the Walking Dead for Episode 701. In this episode we see Negan bashing two men’s heads in and then showing the one body twitching. It was over the top gratuitous violence that has no place on television. Sometimes children watch this show. Also, there is a chance that someone could decide to copy the character of Negan’s actions. I think this episode should be banned in its current form or banned altogether. We do not need violence porn in an already overly violent society

“People might copy this actual depiction of cartoon violence, because it uses a bat instead of a gun. WHAT IF THEY HAD BATS AT COLUMBINE?! Also, I typed ‘violence porn’ into Google, and now my wife says I have to sleep on the couch.”


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Ticket: # 1284081 – Graphic Violence and Gore
Date: 10/24/2016 2:18:41 PM
City/State/Zip: Stratford, Connecticut 06614 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
The Walking Dead season 7 premiere has left my daughter and I psychologically traumatized! We are not the overly protective parents although we do monitor what our 12 year old watches, as should all parents. This show she watches only with us because it contains gore. But last night’s premiere went far beyond what I ever thought was legal to show on tv. I did have our 12 year old turn away after a favorite character’s head was bashed in and his eye protruding from his skull was shown, but it was too late and she was hysterically crying.

This sounds like some good parenting. “My daughter loves gore, but this was too gory. DO MY JOB FOR ME, GUB’MINT!”


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Ticket: # 1313556 – Vulgar language
Date: 11/13/2016 11:38:51 PM
City/State/Zip: Dover, Florida 33527 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
The new Negan character on The Walking Dead is too vulgar for “regular” tv. The writers must know the fan base is all ages. The actors and creators see the fans at the annual Walker-Stalker Con events. My family watches it weekly together. This season we’ve heard “pussy buffet” and “I shoved my dick down your throat” among other vulgar quotes from Negan. I really don’t want to stop watching the series; it isn’t HBO or Showtime after all. Please, please step in and counsel the writers on this matter. Yes, the show is graphic and there’s cursing, but it’s become disturbing how far the writers have gone this season. Please help.

“I won’t stop watching, so make them change for me. Their words hurt. I have no power here. Please make sure my words get you to force them to change their words.”


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Ticket: # 1313566 – profanity
Date: 11/13/2016 11:42:32 PM
City/State/Zip: Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 ________________________________________________________________________
Description
tonights episode of the walking dead that aired on AMC cable station at 9:00 pm eastern time has continued to use the Lord’s name in vain I have seen this in the latest episodes. Can this be bleeped out? It was used by Carol in last weeks episode and continues to be used more and more. Other words have been substituted out what about this one. I am a big fan of the Shoe but lets leave God’s name out of it.

Ahh, the classics.


And some people have bigger issues to deal with:

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Ticket: # 1286062 – Threatening Texts / Intimidaton
Date: 10/25/2016 1:34:20 PM
City/State/Zip: Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Company Complaining About: Keith H ________________________________________________________________________
Description
On Sunday night I got a text message from an unidentified phone number saying “Glenn, and Abraham got killed by Neegan on the walking dead! Hope I was able to ruin the surprise for you!” Once I asked this person to identify themselves, they responded back with “Damn… Maybe next time. You can block this number but I’ll send it off another. Prolly be better if ya changed your number… Still lookin forward to hanging out with ya! Have a great night, hope to see ya round the pour house soon!” I used TrueCaller to identify the name associated with phone number as I don’t know a person by that name. I alerted whoever was threatening me that “Any further messages will be considered harassment. Criminal harassment.” I feel as if my personal safety is being threatened when someone tells me “see ya around” and doesn’t identify themselves. Someone is trying to intimidate me. Please help

That’ll do, regular TV viewer. That’ll do.

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jjfozz

If you don’t like it, fuck off and stop watching it, you stupid cunts.

entropy

I have indeed fucked off and stopped watching, however the only thing that would bring me back would be i>more of the shit these people complained about.

I am not the PTC’s favorite type of TV viewer.

Curse of Marino
Curse of Marino

I have reported you to the internet authorities, sometimes my children watch me make dick jokes on DFO, BUT YOU SIR HAVE CROSSED THE LINE

King Hippo

ah, harkens me back to Carlin’s “two knobs” for “the minister in Mississippi” rant. Good times.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

From the guy who lets everything enrage him.

*Of course it is funny.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

This was incredible and should be a regular feature about virtually any show, from TWD to MNF to that Ancient Aliens bullshit a few of you watch.

Senor Weaselo

I wonder what the complaints are for Big Bang. “He only said BAZINGA four times, I demand five!”

entropy

I am almost certain that show gets complaints from real nerds citing chapter and verse of whatever SF/Comic book fandom they are choosing as their stand-in for character that week.

Senor Weaselo

Yeah, but I don’t know if they’d take that up with the FCC as much as a long-winded Facebook post. Or Google+ post.

entropy

It would probably look something like this:

“THE BIG BANG THEORY HAS, ONCE AGAIN, MANAGED TO SINK TO NEW LOWS. AS EVERYONE KNOWS, STAR WARS AND STAR TREK ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT UNIVERSES, YET SOMEHOW [WHICHEVER ASSHOLE HAS ALL THAT SHIT ON HIS DESK] HAS YET AGAIN PLACED CAPTAIN KIRK NEAR DARTH VADER, IMPLYING AN UNDERSTANDING AND FAMILIARITY WHICH WOULD SIMPLY NOT IN REAL LIFE, SIRS!”

And then more bullshit.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

The lady in Stratford, CT has an impressive tongue and I think I could find her a career in film.

Anyway, I hope reality crashes into them like the safety did to this little shit.

Horatio Cornblower

If she’s been drinking the water in Stratford you don’t want to be anywhere near her tongue.