Last week Brent Baker posted a preview of an episode of FX’s new sit-com, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia entitled “Charlie Wants an Abortion.” This episode will re-air Wednesday night at 11:00pm EDT, but check local listings for other dates and times.
While the idea of men using abortion rallies to find dates is appalling in general, at first the show comes at the issue from both sides. Towards the end of the show, however, there is a definite turning point. (video available: Windows Media, Real Media) From that point on, the pro-life side is depicted as irrational, radical and angry while the pro-choice side is shown as being rational, normal and fairly calm.
An example of two pro-life characters:
Megan: Hey, you’re really hardcore, aren’t you?
Charlie: Aww, well, you know. I mean, if you really wanna see hardcore…(he hands her a piece of paper).
Megan: What’s this?
Charlie: That’s the list of doctors I’m gonna kill.
Megan: There’s two already crossed out.
Charlie: Yeah, I know.
The next scene shows the two having sex in the back of a car.