I think it was on Sunday that I caught the rebroadcast of Bob’s Burgers pilot episode. It was so vulgar! I couldn’t stop laughing.
It reminded me of something that happened to me once when I was in college. Audra’s roommate was a Japanese Exchange Student. Yasuyo was quite a bit different than most of the other Japanese Exchange Students. She didn’t spend all her time hiding under her bed like the others.
Yasuyo didn’t like me. I never really understood why. It couldn’t have been because I memorized a ton of filthy Japanese phrases and often threw them into conversation just to see her face contort up.
Koko wa kankoku? Datte inu no aji ga surunda mon.
And I am sure it had nothing to do with how I would often play Yoko Ono songs for her.
I remember the one time she said, “Doe-na! Turn that off!”
“Because what Yoko says makes me uncomfortable!”
“What is Yoko saying?”
“Yoko says, ‘I want to lie with you in a sexual way’!!!!!”
At any rate, one day I finally asked Yasuyo why she didn’t like me.
“I don’t like you because you are….. how you say?…” She went to her Japanese-English Dictionary and looked up a word. She pointed at it, “See? VUL-GAR!”
Watching Bob’s Burgers and laughing at the itchy crotch jokes, I realized that Yasuyo was absolutely correct. I am vulgar. But not as vulgar as that show. Holy cow! How do they get away with that on broadcast television?