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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Boycott HOUSE M.D. on FOX

Peo: And I liked it, I really liked it...
Reo: Yes, Peo and Reo along with many pro-choice Americans are calling for a Boycott of the FOX television show HOUSE and it's sponsors.
Peo: This show took a bold and deliberate anti-choice stand in its episode Fetal Position which aired on 04/03/07.
Reo: Not only did it air an anti-choice episode but a stupid, illogical, preaching episode that so much wanted to drive its message down your throat that it dropped the realism and believability that was a hallmark of that show.
Peo: They felt so strongly, that they wrote an created an episode of propaganda that will piss off the vast majority of Americans, some 65%, who are pro-choice. This is a pro-choice country!!!
Peo: Here is what happened in this episode:A pregnant woman is dying from problems with her pregnancy. Cold, heartless Dr. House, tells her she must have an abortion to save her life. The fetus is killing her just like a tumor. House is overruled by his boss who wants to save the "baby". Everyone just needs to try harder.
They cannot fix the fetus because it is not viable. SO they decide to give the mother steroids which will speed the baby's development but put the mother at risk. The mother's lungs are failing but it's OK, she's on a respirator. Now they can get in and perform surgery.
When they have the mother's stomach open, the baby reaches out and grabs House's finger. That's right, the supposedly anesthetized fetus held House's hand and he is visibly touched. SO touched, that House starts calling the fetus a "baby" to which the mother says "That's the first time you called it a baby..." GAG!
The moral of this story is, don't be lazy, weak and give up. If you just work harder, you can save the baby. The mother's health with be just fine, she's probably faking it anyway. Bad lungs? She can live on a respirator while we use her body as an incubator.
Now House is anti-choice! Yeahhhhh! House changed, he transformed into an idiot. What a character arc!
Oh, and Cuddy scolds the young doctors Cameron and Chase for having an affair. "It either ends up with marriage and a family or someone gets hurt." Uh, no. Those are actually NOT the only 2 choices. She goes on to tell Cameron that she will be the one to get hurt because she is the woman. Get married or get hurt. Poor, helpless women...
Reo: It was awful. I was shocked.
Peo: I will research and add a list of the sponsors names later.
Reo: In the meantime, here is a list of the actors and producers associated with this episode that we are boycotting:
Matt Shakman, David Shore, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison , Jesse Spencer, Bobbin Bergstrom, Anne Ramsay, Tyson Ritter, Paul Attanasio, Doris Egan, Liz Friedman, Russel Friend, Steven Heth, Katie Jacobs, Lawrence Kaplow, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran, Daniel Sackheim, David Shore,Bryan Singer, Gerrit van der Meer.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Thanks for reassuring me that missing House is a good thing. My wife always passes on watching it as she says it's stupid. She mentioned this inanity of certain episodes and doesn't care for the lead's incessant ill-humor.

Although these reasons aren't tied directly into the key point in your post here, they add to the message: forget House. Not worth watching. Thanks for letting us know we're on the right track Peo and Reo.

Monday, April 16, 2007 6:58:00 AM

 
Blogger Nephthys said...

I just caught a repeat of the show, was appalled, and started googling to see if I was insane or if anyone else thought that this ep was a sell-out and throughly illogical.

Perhaps I wasn't using the correct google search terms, but there are only a handful of remarks. I have a feeling that if the fetus was aborted or the mother died that the anti-choice crowd would be up in arms and screaming to high heaven.

Foo. I love House. I'm irked.

Friday, September 14, 2007 12:01:00 AM

 

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