Parents Television Council Calls Out ABC for Airing Graphic ‘Scandal’ Sex Scene Immediately Following ‘Charlie Brown’ Special
It looks like ABC has upset the Parents Television Council for airing what they consider to be a particularly graphic sex scene from popular television show 'Scandal' mere seconds after the conclusion of the family friendly Halloween special 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.'
President for the Parents Television Council, Tim Winter, said in a statement, "Shame on ABC for putting a peep show next to a playground. In less than 26 seconds we were taken from the Peanuts pumpkin patch to a steamy Scandal sex scene. Twenty-six seconds, boom. Unless parents had the remote control in their hand, thumb on the button and aimed directly at the TV screen, they didn’t have a chance. Such a transition is grossly irresponsible by the network and entirely unfair for parents. ABC owes families an apology."
The statement continues with: "The juxtaposition of a reliably classic family-friendly children’s cartoon special like the Great Pumpkin –a huge family draw every year for decades – with such a graphic bedroom scene is unjustifiable."
What do you guys think? Should ABC have planned for longer interference, or was 26 seconds enough time between the two shows? Check out the clip posted above and let us know your thoughts!