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Episode 21: How Insensitive

On ER, Kerry Weaver was a disabled doctor who had non-disability related conversations with several other disabled characters over the run of the show. She interacted with a disabled medical student who was a recurring guest character over several episodes and taught him and evaluated his performance. She also interacted with Robert Romano, another physician who acquired a disability during the series. They communicated about civil rights, sexuality, patient care philosophy, the financial running of the hospital and many other topics. Of course, none of these characters were portrayed by an actor with a disability. . .

Episode 21: How Insensitive


The other important part of this episode is the result of Derek telling Meredith about the whole Owen/Cristina/Teddy problem, specifically that Owen insisted that Teddy be relocated and not to keep her contract. Meredith, of course when she runs into Owen gives him a look and thus Owen, not being an idiot, puts one and one together and realizes that Derek told his wifey.

There's a Thanksgiving episode where Ross and Joey are trying to leave so they can go and meet Joey's good looking roommate and her dancing friends. During the whole episode they're trying to think up ways to trick these women into sleeping with them, and Joey literally calls them "objects."

In one episode Rachel hurts her rib before this fancy event, so she asks Ross to help her get ready. She's about to change into her dress and asks Ross to turn around because she doesn't want him to see her naked. Ross doesn't turn around

Ross just didn't understand consent. There's a flashback scene where Rachel and Monica went to one of Ross' college parties, and Ross talks about kissing Rachel. This actually turned out to be Monica, but Ross says that she was asleep when he kissed her. In another episode, Monica also has to remind him that even if Mark wants to sleep with Rachel, "Does that mean he gets to?"

I love this show to death. But the episode where Ben was playing with a doll and Ross was so upset by it bugged me so much. Let the kid play and be a kid without your fragile masculinity ruining his fun.

What Would You Do: Teenager takes insensitive selfies next to hurt man -- At a mall, an employee falls from his ladder. Instead of helping the hurt man, a teenager runs over to take selfies and stream the event live on his social media. Will passersby intervene? Watch what happens:

As silly as it is insensitive, "No Meals on Wheels" is a particularly goofy episode of Family Guy. While the show often forces Joe to be the butt of many jokes, it feels particularly out-of-hand in this season 5 outing.

In this season 2 episode, Peter marks himself as diseased in order to evade a pricey hospital bill. However, this prompts a visit from Death himself, who later twists an ankle in pursuit of Peter. The Griffin family patriarch must then temporarily assume Death's duties while he is recovering.

In the episode, Lois is asked by friends to be a surrogate mother. She gets pregnant, then the friends who were going to raise the baby die, so Lois has to decide whether to raise it herself or get an abortion. It's a scathingly sardonic episode with a premise that doesn't feel fit for a comedy series in the slightest.

Meanwhile, Peter and Joe develop a habit of pranking Quagmire. Sick of their antics, Quagmire takes them for a near-fatal ride in a Japanese World War 2-era fighter plane. The episode is offensive on all fronts, and, while that's par for the course for the series, it may have even strong-stomached fans turning away in disgust.

The episode's titular duo of Brian and Stewie is trapped in a bank vault over a weekend in, the extra-long 150th episode of the series. The lack of cutaway gags and location changes puts the focus squarely on the characters, allowing for some uncharacteristic soul-searching.

To make this episode even darker, it also has a gag about Peter killing a bunch of people at the Boston Marathon, and it aired just a couple of weeks before the tragic Boston Marathon bombings. Line-crossing to some and outright insensitive to others, "Turban Cowboy" showcased just how unafraid Family Guy's showrunners were to make light of taboo subjects.

One of the most celebrated of the "Road To" collection of Family Guy episodes, "Road to Germany" sees Brian and Stewie time travel to 1939 Poland in pursuit of Mort, who accidentally stumbled into Stewie's time machine.

One of the most controversial episodes of Family Guy ever aired, Season 12's "Life of Brian" depicts the death of one of Family Guy's most beloved characters following a car accident. Straight-faced and emotional, "Life of Brian" is an out-of-left-field gut-punch for fans of Family Guy, and it didn't go over particularly well.

Anyway, the episode shows how insensitive and misguided Gumball's advice is, and when Darwin follows them, it'd end up a disaster, as expected from the decisions of our main character. Darwin ironically finds someone else to advise him, and the episode unexpectedly pulls Alan into the episode to become the good role model for Darwin. I find this a great decision by the writers, as not only was Alan already given a major role in Season 6 in The Faith and so it's surprising he's given another, but also because it fits with Alan's character of being someone who makes responsible and moral decisions, contrast with those of Gumball's. In fact, it was actually such good advice that we, the audience, are convinced when Darwin makes up with Carrie and Teri after upsetting them, and gets praised for being such a good citizen and pupil. It's the first time Alan and Darwin are paired up, and it's a fitting combination given how both of them aim to be morally good people. Again, it brings up Alan and Gumball's rivalry, but this time in an indirect manner (wouldn't want a direct conflict after The Faith), which is consistent with the series.

The next part is a bit ridiculous; showing everybody spontaneously rioting just because 3 people wanted to help Darwin make a decision. But whatever, cartoon logic I guess, plus it makes stuff more interesting? Anyway, there's flooding and fighting (or jostling), and after Alan and Gumball argue over the best decision for Darwin to take to save his own life, Alan tries to do something heroic, as expected of him, and ends up getting himself in trouble. You'll also notice that Gumball's decisions and advice in this episode are all really bad and dumb, which would honestly make you think that following Alan's advice is just the better solution between the two.

We then get the epic scene of Darwin heroically saving the day, which is something we're not used to seeing. I have to say, the production quality of this scene is really spectacular, with it being entirely underwater, and the movie-like heroic music. I also this scene showing the littler decisions Darwin had to make like taking a left or right, when it funnily doesn't matter since one's a dead end, breaking the lock with the axe casing and not the axe, and using his feet to anchor him while he turns the valve. The episode successfully showed us that Darwin has some kind of progressive character development in this episode, as it set out to achieve, and gives him the spotlight "The Sidekick" sacrificed for comedy. The episode ends with Alan, Gumball and Darwin going for ice cream, as if acknowledging the events in "The Faith", with Darwin showing off his newfound courage and deviance, but the episode tries to not stroke Darwin's ego too much, and so doesn't give him a choice. An ironic and funny end.

The episode was also decently funny, as you can find my favourite quotes below. While I may not enjoy unbelievable and forced situations like the sudden riot, I don't think it brings down the quality of the episode. Alan's inclusion into the episode was the most welcomed part of the episode for me, since he is one of my favourite, if not favourite, characters in the show, and that he fits the episode perfectly. At first, and still a little now, I thought this episode was pretty unnecessary and standard because Darwin's indecision was never a problem in my books, but in the end, I can appreciate its pretty solid plot with an inclusion of enough characters interacting with one another that it's interesting. Hopefully this will put a stop to Season 6 Dumb Darwin for good.

FBI was meant to air its season 4 finale on Tuesday on CBS. The network, however, decided to pull the episode after a Texas elementary school shooting left 19 children and two adults dead earlier that same day.

The CBS show's finale had a plot that may have come across as insensitive following the real-life events. Per the episode's synopsis, FBI Season 4, Episode 22 (titled "Prodigal Son") featured a student involved in "a deadly robbery that garnered a cache of automatic weapons for the killers."

Per The Hollywood Reporter, it is not currently clear whether the episode will ever air on CBS. Variety, meanwhile, wrote that "a new airdate for the finale has yet to be determined," suggesting it will air at some point, though CBS has not announced when.

CBS will be airing reruns of FBI until at least the end of June and could theoretically replace any of these with this last remaining original episode, or air the episode after the announced slate of reruns. Alternatively, CBS could choose to shelve the episode entirely, choosing to re-edit the parts that are pertinent to the plot of season 5 into its premiere or simply write around them. 041b061a72


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