The new Fox comedy The Mick took the time to praise Planned Parenthood during a recent episode, according to NewsBusters.
Described as a show about an "irresponsible grifter Mackenzie “Mick” Murphy (Kaitlin Olson) who is forced to look after her niece and nephews after her sister is caught on federal fraud charges with her husband." Much of the show involves Olson battling out with family members while managing her situation.
Eschewing all attempts at story and subtlety, the latest episode involved a most bizarre plug of the abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood and could almost classify as verbal product placement. The exchange as follows:
Mick: Okay. So, I have an idea. Ooh! Why don’t we all just hunker down and play poker all night long, until this whole thing blows over?
Sabrina: (Scoffs) That’s not gonna work for me. Yeah, I’m gonna go to this fund-raiser for Planned Parenthood. Probably crash at my friend’s place, go to the city tomorrow. So just don’t expect to see me too much. You know, we probably won’t see each other at all. Hmm. But hey, let’s catch up again in ten years when you need another loan.
Mick: Listen, Sabrina, I got a lot riding on this gig, so can you do me a favor and not be a big, giant, pain in the ass, please?
Sabrina: Maybe you don’t know this, but Planned Parenthood provides health care to over three million women in this country.
Mick: Oh, sweetie, I know all about Planned Parenthood. I should have one of those punch cards that gets you a free sub every ten visits.
Mick: No, I just meant… I-I never got, like… Uh… I just had a bunch of bacterial infect– you know what?
This Planned Parenthood shout-out comes within weeks of an article in Huffington Post that demanded television shows feature more talk and situations of abortion nonchalantly, so women can be seen offing their infants before going on a joyride to the accompaniment of Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" on the radio. Better that than "Silent Night."