Friday, February 29, 2008
You Can't Do That On Television
Robert Smigel is one of the funniest and cleverest guys around. Not only is he the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and most of the various TV characters that turn up on Conan O'Brien, he's the creative force behind the "TV Funhouse" segments on SNL.
TV Funhouse has managed to mock everyone from Walt Disney to the Reverend Robert Schuller to Michael Jackson -- and his affinity for young boys -- to SNL creator Lorne Michaels himself; it's also given us the screw-the-censors genius that is "Ace & Gary: The Ambiguously Gay Duo."
Yet despite all this envelope-pushing, only one episode of TV Funhouse has ever been banned.
This video aired only once; for pretty obvious reasons, NBC standards and practices has declared that it will never air again.