And now for something completely different: The FCC Song.

Wyldhorse turned me on to my favorite new song by none other than former Monty Python member Eric Idle:

“Here’s a little song I wrote the other day while I was out duck hunting with a judge… It’s a new song, it’s dedicated to the FCC and if they broadcast it, it will cost a quarter of a million dollars.”

I almost wish I could make it the Official SEB Theme. So without further ado I’m proud to link to The FCC Song.

7 thoughts on “And now for something completely different: The FCC Song.

  1. Eric had better not show his face in the good old U.S. of A., he may find himself a guest of homeland security and on a flight to Guantanamo … never to be heard from again, it’s not as if he would actually have to be charged with anything after all.

  2. I thnk he released this song about 2 years ago before the election, but it’s terribly, horribly ironic that now after we in the US had a chance to make it all not relevant (by not re-electing the worst president in history according to many leading historians), everything in it, except the Ashcroft reference is still absolutely 100% topical to today.

  3. This song is def. older than 2 years. If they aired it now it would cost well over a billion. The FCC blows goat nutz.

    Henry Rollins has a show on IFC. In one episode he bitchs out the FCC, check it out

  4. Kit: This song is def. older than 2 years.

    I first heard this about two-and-a-half years ago, not long after the hysteria surrounding Super Bowl 2004.

  5. Hey, Kit. Thanks for the YouTube.
    In amongst all the other stuff he talks about was the reference to violence being more acceptable in/on the media than sex.
    I’ve always (well for the last three+ of my decades) been amazed that sex and violence seem to be diametrically opposed in the acceptance stakes.
    Call me weird, but I’d rather see rampant sex in the streets than rampant violence. wink
    Last nite I was watching an AFL (samples here with Jeff Farmer opening and here landing on his feet)game and a bloke kicked a goal and rushed up to hug his mate and I made the leap in my mind to … what if they did a 10 second tongue kiss.
    It woulda made news all round the world with more headlines than all of the current violence produces in the ME.  LOL

  6. From Wiki

    The FCC…is charged with regulating all non-Federal Government use of the radio spectrum (including radio and television broadcasting), and all interstate telecommunications (wire, satellite and cable) as well as all international communications that originate or terminate in the United States.

    Well I sure hope that their attitudes are one area where the UK doesn’t follow.  There would be nothing left on UK TV, apart from Bland US sitcoms and Pop Idol. 

    The last series of Big Brother finished Friday, and was won by a tourettes sufferer. The word ‘Wanker’ was frequent, especially when he was under stress. On one of the companion shows the host regularly talked about masterbation. Rude words abound on terrestial TV (although often bleeped, it doesn’t take a genius to work out what ‘f bleep’ is. Innuendo is often used, especially by gay presenters. About the only word that is really regulated is “the C word”.

  7. To add to what Last Hussar said, the use of motherf***** is also regulated., despite it being one of favourite expletives of Samuel L. Jackson when being interviewed about Snakes on a Plane.

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