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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 06/ 3/2010

What would Comedy Central's 'Jesus Christ' animated show sound like? [VIDEO]

By Michael Cavna


What might Comedy Central's ordered-up project "JC" -- a planned animated show about Jesus Christ -- sound like should it prove fruitful and actually make the network's schedule?

To provide a potential flavor of the prospective show's tone and satirical targets, the Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (CARB) -- a coalition of media watchdog groups -- has put together a video of offending cllps from such Comedy Central shows as "South Park" and "The Sarah Silverman Program."

My Post colleague Lisa de Moraes writes of CARB's campaign:
The project, "JC" may never make it to the network's lineup, but the coalition of media watchdog groups have formed the Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (CARB) in response to the script that has been ordered and which none of them have read. The coalition includes the Media Research Center, radio talk show host Michael Medved, the Family Research Council, the Catholic League, the Parents Television Council, and the American Alliance of Jews and Christians.

Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center tells Comic Riffs during a conference call, regarding Comedy Central's programming: "All religions should be treated with respect. ... It seems this has been turned on its end. ... You ought to be able to laugh at good-natured jokes. ... This is meant to offend."

For the fuller story, you can go to de Moraes's TV Column blog, in which she explains and deconstructs the campaign with her usual flair.

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By Michael Cavna  | June 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  General, The Animation  | Tags:  CARB Coalition, Comedy Central, Religion and animation, South Park  
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