On Friday, I posted the video of Kenneth The Page saying “nutsack” on Thursday’s 30 Rock, along with a promise to call out all future instances of this word occurring on regular television. And that’s when the emails with the subject line “nutsack” started! It seems that the unfortunately awful FOX animated show Sit Down, Shut Up used a very similar joke in its first episode, to much less comic effect (even if it was the great Will Arnett who uttered it).
It’s not like it’s a crazy-original joke idea in the first place, but something is lost between Kenneth’s cautionary tale and Sit Down, Shut Up‘s obnoxious, obvious animation-for-13-year-olds. (I only suffered through the first episode of SD, SU. If it’s somehow gotten better, or even watchable since then, do let me know. Until then, I’ll continue trying to ignore it, since it involves such talent as Mitch Hurwitz, Will Arnett, and Nick Kroll. (And the producers of Two And A Half Men — let’s just put all the blame on them and move on.) (Thanks for the nutsack tips, Brad, Tyson, Cindy, N., C.N., and “Anonymous”!)