Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Today's Hoot

Michael Graham delivers Sex with Friends:
The Washington Times reports that a former writer’s assistant from the NBC show “Friends” is suing because “she was subjected to harassment in 1999 by the frequent sexual banter of the writers while they discussed ideas and developed story lines for the show.”
Note that she wasn't the target of the jokes. She's just complaining that she had to listen to 'em.
Now, any regular “Friends” viewer will tell you that sex is rarely a part of the show’s subject matter. Jennifer, Matthew and the gang would sometimes go, oh, five or six seconds without a sexual reference or double entendre. Taking a job on “Friends” and complaining that they talk about sex is like working for the Clinton administration and complaining that you were lied to by your boss.