So, this weekend, Comedy Central decided to air a marathon of The Office’s first season. It was promoted as being a chronological order binge, but the network also decided to skip the second episode, “Diversity Day.”
Weird, right? Because it is a hilarious episode… at least it is if you don’t spend your day and night with your asshole puckered, looking for a reason to get in your feels and shed a tear on twitter.
Barstool Sports (of course) first noticed that the episode did not air. To their credit, Barstool also tried to make it an actual news item and asked Comedy (term used loosely) Central about it, to which the company did not respond to the request for comment.
“The episode is famous for its politically incorrect storyline which features boss Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) forcing the paper company staff to participate in a racial diversity seminar where he speaks in an exaggerated Indian accent and reprises Chris Rock’s notorious standup routine about different kinds of black people,” The Daily Wire correcly summed up.
It is also yet another cancel culture prediction come true.
The star of the show, Steve Carrell said in 2018, “It might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted 10 years ago. The climate’s different.
“I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior.”
What is curious about this entire situation is that no one asked for it to be off, Comedy Central just decided that it would avoid the online mob and preempt the airing.
Apparently understanding satire is impossible for the communist hordes that run social media. To them, I say fvck off…
To Comedy Central, I say that I will watch whatever episode of The Office that I want to.
Like this one: