The FCC Banned The Latest Episode of Fox’s ‘High School USA!’
Fox’s new animated sitcom High School USA!, part of its Saturday night ADHD block, is running into trouble from the FCC. Creator Dino Stamatopoulos (Moral Orel, Community) posted on Facebook Friday, “FCC won’t let us air this week’s High School USA! this week. Pretty great.” The episode did not air on Saturday. Titled “Best Friends Forever,” the controversial episode involved teenage girl Amber (voiced by Zosia Mamet) getting upset when she learns that her mother is an amateur porn star, while her friend Marsh (voiced by Vincent Kartheiser) tries to get the two of them to make peace. Stamatopoulos added that if the episode airs (presumably with some stuff taken out), it will be with High School USA!‘s next run of episodes in six weeks.
Of course, Dino Stamatopoulos is no stranger to this kind of censorship, as there has now been a banned episode of every show he’s ever created. His first, Adult Swim’s Moral Orel, had three episodes from its first season held back for months by Standards and Practices due to crude sexual content and being too dark. His other show, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, has a Mother Teresa episode that has never aired due to obscenity.
Although it didn’t air, the offending episode was put on Hulu and you can watch it below: