I've gotten several emails about a recent episode of the new NBC sit-com Committed, which seems to be trying to carve an audience for itself out of the niche group of Satan worshippers. ("How's that workin' out for ya?") I didn't catch the show myself, so I can't comment, but, in the interests of stopping more people from sending me "Did you hear about this?!" emails, here's the story... (Someone forwarded me the following piece without any heading as to where it came from.)
During the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, “Committed,” two non-Catholics are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic funeral Mass. Nate, who is Jewish, and Bowie, a Protestant, don’t know what to do with the Eucharist, so they make several failed attempts to get rid of it. For example, they try slipping it into the pocket of a priest, dropping it on a tray of cheese and crackers, etc.
At one point, the priest, who is portrayed as not knowing the difference between the Host and a cracker, goes to grab the “cracker” from a tray of appetizers; he initially balks when he discovers that it is the last one. Then he changes his mind, saying, “Oh, what the hell.” By far the most offensive scene occurs when Nate and Bowie accidentally flush what they think is the Host down the toilet.
If you saw the show, feel free to let the NBC Executive in charge of it, Jamie French, know what you think: Jamie.French@nbcuni.com