The 10 Most Controversial TV Shows
There have been a number of shows over the years that have created controversy. While some of these shows were cancelled as a result, there are a number of others that went on to air for many more seasons in spite of the contention that they created. Here is a list of 10 shows that are considered the most controversial:
10. Heil Honey, I’m Home!
Heil Honey I’m Home! was British sitcom that aired one episode in 1990. The Nazi-themed show featured fictionalized versions of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, who live next door to a Jewish couple, Arny and Rosa Goldenstein. Naturally, the show caused controversy when it was first aired and was called “perhaps the world’s most tasteless situation comedy.” Only the pilot was aired, although there were 11 episodes filmed in total.
9. South Park
Throughout its 20-plus seasons, South Park has had its fair share of controversies because the show has always refused to be politically correct and has never spared any sensitive topic or group from mockery and satire. The show has created a number of controversies over the years for its depiction of the Virgin Mary and Muhammad, for denouncing Scientology as nothing more than “a big fat scam,” and for airing an episode that showed Steve Irwin with a stingray stuck in his chest just two months after he died in the same way. The Parents Television Council has frequently criticized the show for its “over-the-top vulgar content” and tastelessness” and called it a “curdled, malodorous black hole of Comedy Central vomit” that “shouldn’t have been made,” but it’s still going 21 seasons later.