Originally published: January 25, 2012
Last updated: January 25, 2012 - 5:33pm
Last week seemed typical for CBS' sitcoms on Monday night, television's most popular — and raunchy — night of comedy. There was a strip club visit on "How I Met Your Mother," lap dance included. The stars of "2 Broke Girls" mistakenly believed an upstairs neighbor ran a brothel. "Two and a Half Men" included jokes about masturbation, oral sex, sex with moms, trading cigarettes for sex and two scenes with loud noises of passion from behind closed doors. A quick count found 53 sex jokes on the network's four comedies, which includes "Mike & Molly." There were also nine jokes about flatulence or bowel movements, and two scenes where marijuana use was clearly implied — one with a teen-age boy and the other with an older woman. The subject matter leaves some viewers queasy
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