An American television watchdog has dismissed claims an episode of TV
comedy Friends featuring a phallic-shaped cake was indecent.
The PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL (PTC) filed the complaint, along with 35
others, with the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION (FCC) as part of an
organised campaign to clean up American television, but they were all
The PTC have picked up their campaign to make television more "family
friendly" following the uproar surrounding the Janet Jackson flashing incident
at last year's (FEB04) Super Bowl.
Other programmes targetted included an episode of Will And Grace which
featured characters discussing same sex kissing and a SIMPSONS show where
striking students carried banners bearing the slogans "What would Jesus glue?"
and "Don't cut off
A FCC spokesperson says, "None of the segments were patently offensive
under contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, and thus not