With all of the recent hubub about jacking up indecency fines, I couldn’t help but feel frustrated that the uproar was largely brought on by one lousy organization, the Parents Television Council (PTC, conservative christian group). The overwhelming majority of indecency complaints filed with the FCC over the past year or so have been from the PTC alone (Mediaweek.com claims this figure is over 99%).
Who are these mystery PTC folks, so uptight that they felt the need to file an official complaint against a cartoon butt? In an attempt to crawl inside the mind of a PTC member, I visited their website, and started reading about their mission… I was swiftly diverted from this mission when I came across a link to the group’s Celebrity Advisory Board. Say what?
So instead of dissecting the psychology of a PTC
member for you, dear reader, I decided it would be far more entertaining to showcase
some of the celebrities involved with this evil empire.
Steve Allen (founder of the Tonight Show, only dementia might explain his association with PTC)
Naomi Judd (uuh, I believe her daughter has revealed a bit more than a cartoon butt)
Pat Boone (what would the PTC say about his metal album and those temporary tattoos?)
Jane Seymour (aka Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, yawn)
Susan Howard (aka Donna Culver Krebs from Dallas)
Senator Sam Brownback (KS)
Congressman Jim Greenwood (PA)