The season-five premiere of Workaholics (“Dorm Daze”) had some pretty raunchy moments, the most peculiar perhaps involving a dog, an anus, the Coast Guard, and a soda on a hot day. TMZ reports that the Coast Guard, naturally, was not thrilled with the way the show portrayed its ranks in the episode, which also included a reference to a gang bang.
The Coast Guard’s chairman of the sexual assault prevention council, judge advocate general, and director of governmental and public affairs wrote a scathing letter to show and network executives in response, saying that Viacom and Comedy Central’s audiences deserve better:
While the episode’s storyline about military recruiters may have intended to present a humorous and self-deprecating look at service rivalries, the portrayal of military members lining up to take part in a pornographic film, participating in a vile hazing incident which included both an illegal criminal act of sexual assault and the involvement of a dog, was reprehensible. Sexual assault is a crime. It’s not humorous and it’s not funny. … Your target audience is made up of the same women and men who wear our Nation’s flag on their military uniforms and willingly give their lives to protect our First Amendment rights. And, while you have the right to air these episodes, you also undermine the good your network does by using its platform to educate and expose your audience to critical thinking.
Viacom and Workaholics have yet to respond.