The Sitcom Season in Rape Jokes


Rape: Is there anything more hilarious? This season's comedies — particularly 2 Broke Girls — just couldn't get enough of ye olde rape punch lines, no matter how disquieting the construct might seem. Whitney, Work It, and Rob all used rape jokes in their pilots, with Work It managing somehow to get its assault punch line in before the show's first commercial break. Rape jokes aren't inherently or exclusively verboten, but these jokes are by and large just shorthand for outrageousness, a go-to vocabulary to create a patina of audacity without actually saying anything important, or even funny. As you'll see in this here rape joke supercut. Ha, ha, ha.