Sarah Silverman Show Pushes the Envelope
The “Sarah Silverman Program” has the title character having sex with God.
Comic Sarah Silverman not happy that God is cuddling with her after sex on Comedy Central’s ‘Sarah Silverman Program’ Comedy Central consummated its season of “the Sarah Silverman Program” last night by featuring the title character having sex with God, and then trying to brush him off after a night of lovemaking. Silverman was shown in bed with an amorous Almighty, whom she referred to as “Black God,” portrayed by actor Tucker Smallwood, a former NBC television director who also served in the Army in Vietnam.
We’ve certainly come a long way from the days when Lucy and Desi, who were married not only on the show but in real life, had to be shown in separate beds. I’m no prude, and this is certainly no less raunchy than a typical episode of “South Park.” Still, it seems to me that comedy was simply funnier before writers could fall back on shock value for humorous effect.