Porn Interrupts Comcast Super Bowl Broadcast

Comcast customers in Tucson, AZ watching the Super Bowl saw more pigskin than they bargained for when 30 seconds of a porno movie cut in to the final minutes of the big game. “I was watching the game with my family, Larry Fitzgerald scores the go ahead TD – then bam, penis,” writes reader David. A Comcastic Fight Club homage, perchance?

UPDATE: Comcast To Give $5 To Every Accidental Penis Viewer?

The clip from cable show “Club Jenna” shows a woman sitting on a couch and struggling to pull out porn actor Evan Stone’s genitalia from his pants. The pair laugh at the difficulty. Mr. Stone then jumps up and pulls his pants down and twists from side to side, slapping it against his body, and then the game comes back on.

“”We were like in shock,” said Cardinals fan Alice Soto, 53, who was watching the game with her 11-year-old daughter and 80-year-old mother,” writes TucsonCitizen.com.

The NSFW clip was captured by a viewer and is hosted on comcastsuperbowlporn.com (also mirrored by Gizmodo)

Comcast said the interruption only affected the standard definition broadcast and engineers were banging away furiously at the problem around the clock to figure out what happened. There were also reports of an earlier interruption where some movie credits played on the screen.

Comcast 09 Super Bowl Porn [Official Site, NSFW]
Porn interrupts Super Bowl broadcast in Tucson [Arizona Daily Star]

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  1. P_Smith says:

    Are they going to be renamed “Cumcast” after this? ^_^

    As if the company weren’t in enough trouble….

  2. Ash78 ain't got time to bleed says:

    Did Mr. Stone at least give her a Terrible Towel at the end? I guess we’ll never know.

  3. DrGirlfriend says:

    Come on, they were just celebrating the Cardinals’ touchdown! Can’t porno actors be football fans too?

  4. Pylon83 says:

    It will be interesting to see whether they determine this was a true mistake (human error, equipment malfunction, etc.) or if it was malicious.

    • Rhayader says:

      @Pylon83: Yeah, seems a little bit too coincidental to be an accident. I bet it was some disgruntled outgoing employee or something.

    • Hawkins says:

      @Pylon83: Well, hang on a minute. As my Dad always said: “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by mere idiocy.”

      • Rhayader says:

        @Hawkins: I know what you mean, and I would agree if the game feed had simply been lost or scrambled or something. But to be replaced by, of all possible things, hardcore porno is more than a little suspicious.

        • Pylon83 says:

          @Rhayader:
          I agree that it’s a little suspicious, but I don’t think that it’s so suspicious that there’s no other explanation. The equipment that handles these feeds is pretty complex, and if something pressed a wrong button, or clicked on the wrong thing on the control computer, this could feasibly happen by accident. The fact it was replaced by porn of all things certainly tilts the suspicion in favor of malice, but I don’t think it’s completely conclusive.

          • Corporate_guy says:

            @Pylon83: Doubtful. Most likely someone didn’t realize their viewer was tied to the main NBC stream. So when they switched over to the porn channel they were switched the source of the NBC channel from the NBC stream to the porn stream.

            It probably means that comcast workers regularly watch the porno channels for free while working.

  5. thebluepill says:

    Woah.. Comcast Pulled a Tyler Durden on the Super Bowl!

  6. CharlesOryx says:

    Somehow a certain commercial scene in Used Cars is being pictured in my head at the moment.

    Except those were boobs. Finally something for the ladies!!! Am I right? Ok not so much with Evan’s Nathan Explosion face but whatever.

  7. RedwoodFlyer says:

    Wonder if the fundies will whine about this destroying their kids like they did during Raisingate w/Janet…

    • Yossarian says:

      @RedwoodFlyer: Yes, because only fundies had an issue with that at a Super Bowl halftime.

      • Rhayader says:

        @Yossarian: Uhh, pretty much, yeah.

        Oh noes! A boob! Won’t somebody please think of the children?

      • Trai_Dep says:

        @Yossarian: Shrugging or mentioning it over the water cooler? Sure? “Gosh, did you see the 1/2-second raisin-flash at halftime?” “Sure did, Bob.” “Gross, huh?” “Yup, inappropriate, too.”
        The End.

        Versus playing slo-mo replays again and again and again, then mounting a screeching “Who’ll save the children” jihad against broadcasters, fronted by – you guessed it – Christian Fundamentalist front groups, resulting in $1m fines and wasting lawmaker’s time for months?
        Yup. Pretty much a Fundie thing.

        Own it. Love it. Embrace it.

      • lannister80 says:

        @Yossarian: Pretty much.

    • geeky_reader says:

      @RedwoodFlyer: I’m not a fundie (I rant against such folks often) but I still would have cringed and became angry if that would have come on my tv screen while watching the Super Bowl with my family.

      One nipple busting out is completely different than “Mr. Stone then jumps up and pulls his pants down and twists from side to side, slapping it against his body.”

      There are times when porn is cool. This was not one of those times.

    • jklug80 says:

      @RedwoodFlyer: Janet Jackson’s boob is NEVER appropriate. The major complaint is that it was done in the wrong context. If the half time show was supposed to include some nudity it would have been ok. The problem is that a half time show is suppsoed to be a concert. Not a strip show. If nudity was ok then they would rate it as such.

    • Corporate_guy says:

      @RedwoodFlyer: Of course they will. But this “glitch” wasn’t broadcasted. So the FCC can’t do anything. Of course it was completely Comcasts’ fault, but I am sure we will see some crazies calling for a boycott of NBC.

    • Pylon83 says:

      @RedwoodFlyer:
      I agree with you, half-way at least. The fundamentalists are more likely to use this as firestarter to start (or continue) their mission to eradicate all that is “Evil” from television. I think that if this was done maliciously, then yes, people have a right to be pretty upset. However, if it was a simple mistake, I think the anger/outrage is misplaced. Mistakes do happen. Even the most sheltered child, from time to time, will see something inappropriate. I don’t think raking Comcast over the coals for a true mistake is warranted, if that’s the case.

    • varro says:

      @RedwoodFlyer: Kevin Martin’s out at the FCC, so the fundies might not have a George Will-esque milquetoast in office to assuage their delicate sensibilities.

      • Rhayader says:

        @varro: Hey man, I would say that George Will is an example of a real conservative; he thinks logically (he has major problems with the Drug War) and he’s in favor of small government.

        That’s a far cry from the religious whackos who have taken over conservatism to serve their own sick purposes.

        I’m not saying I’m the world’s biggest George Will supporter, but at least he has intellectual integrity.

    • GuinevereRucker says:

      @RedwoodFlyer: Label me a “fundie” if you want to, I think that’s completely inappropriate.

      There’s a complete difference between viewing one’s body as evil and using your body for good. Sex with my wife is good (that’s what she says anyway). Pornography exploits women, leads men away from their families, and is wrong.

      The human body, like a gun, isn’t bad in itself. It’s what you DO with it that is good or evil.

      • Rhayader says:

        @GuinevereRucker: FYI, many people use pornography in a completely healthy way. It is not inherently evil, and much of it actually empowers women rather than exploiting them (many directors and producers are female).

        As for the “leads men away from their families” bit, give me a break. Men lead themselves away from their families if they so choose.

        As for this possibly-accidental porn flash, yeah sure, it’s inappropriate. But seriously, with all the bad shit going on, is it worth losing our heads over a penis making funny sounds? Let’s keep a sense of perspective.

        • mythago says:

          @Rhayader: Oh, let’s not pull the old minimizing BS. Why are you posting here on Consumerist about minor rip-offs when there are people being slaughtered in Darfur – don’t you have any PERSPECTIVE?

          • ShizaMinelli says:

            @mythago: ARRGH!!! The minimizing argument is such bullshit! How many people REALLY think it makes something better when they say “well, it’s worse over here….”

            When my dog died and I was upset for a while, a friend said “you know, some peopel lose their family members every day…”, needless to say, not a friend anymore!

          • Rhayader says:

            @mythago: Sweet, the old “you’re not a parent so you don’t understand” thing. Family Guy had a great take on that in the episode where Brian learns he has a son.

            As far as “Hot Coffee”, the company did not lie about the content of its game. The code was removed from any part of the game that could be accessed during legitimate gameplay; only when hackers illegally mined the source code was it discovered. In effect, the “Hot Coffee” content was not part of the shipped game.

            Also, yeah I do believe it is important to keep a sense of perspective. Does that mean you ignore everything but the most egregious problem in the world at all times? No. But it also means that maybe people don’t lose their heads over a relatively minor thing. There is nothing wrong with a little balance in life.

  8. RedwoodFlyer says:

    BTW, awesome job with engineers were banging furiously away at the problem Ben!

  9. j-o-h-n says:

    I’d have rather seen that than the way the game ended…

    • Rhayader says:

      @j-o-h-n: Yeah right, that was a great ending.

      • Wormfather is Wormfather says:

        @Rhayader: …Unless your the cardinal’s fan…

      • Corporate_guy says:

        @Rhayader: How was it a great ending? The cardinals launched the greatest comeback in Superbowl history, then their defense threw it away. It was going to be one of the best Superbowl victories ever and then it became nothing special.

        • varro says:

          @Corporate_guy: It actually was the greatest of the six Steelers Super Bowl victories because of Roethlisberger’s drive and Santonio Holmes’ clutch catches.

          What does the prevent defense do? It prevents you from winning.

        • Rhayader says:

          @Corporate_guy: Yeah, you’re right. A lead change with 2:30 left in the Super Bowl, followed by a great drive, culminating in a fantastic touchdown is nothing special.

          Somehow is the Cardinals had won, it would have been “one of the best Superbowl victories ever”. But since the Steelers pulled out in the end, it’s “nothing special”. I’m not a fan of either team, but I know a good game when I see one.

      • j-o-h-n says:

        @Rhayader: Mainly, I’m going to have to listen to my B-i-L reliving it for the next year…

  10. LetMeGetTheManager says:

    Comcast should be more anal about preventing stuff like this. That’s a ballsy move on their part. Why those boobs needed to do that is beyond me. It’s hard enough already to watch the game, but something like this happening during a critical moment will just make it that much harder for Americans to swallow.

    • caveman1428 says:

      @LetMeGetTheManager: thats what she said?

      seriously though how would something like this even happen without it being malicious…for shame comcast for shame…

      that slappity slap he did reminds me of the black dude from that movie “kids” anyone remember that?? by the pool?

    • Tiber says:

      @LetMeGetTheManager: nice job, though I would’ve replaced “during a critical moment” with “during the climax”.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Please, please, please say that this means the FCC is going to give Comcast a spanking on at least the scale of what they did for those who broadcast Janet’s nipple a few years back.

  12. Corey Cortez says:

    Comcast Standard def in Minneapolis we got a random blue screen towards the end of the game…

  13. jswilson64 says:

    At least they were only “like in shock.” It would’ve been much more serious if they truly had been in shock.

  14. shorty63136 says:

    Happy endings for everybody!

    (except Cardinals fans)

  15. discounteggroll says:

    at least it’s nice to know at least one man other than myself closed the night with a happy ending

  16. Nighthawke says:

    That’ll go down in history alongside the Hedi Game.

    Paraphrasing the Wiki entry…

    “One of the most remembered games on NBC was a 1968 game known as the Heidi Game. With its nationally-televised game between the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets running late, the network began to show the movie Heidi just moments after the Jets’ Jim Turner kicked what appeared to be the game-winning field goal with 1:05 remaining. While millions of irate fans, missing the finale, jammed NBC’s phone lines, the Raiders scored 2 touchdowns in eight seconds during the final minute to win 43-32.

    The reaction to The Heidi Game resulted in the AFL, and most other sports leagues, demanding that networks thereafter televise all games to their conclusion. NFL contracts with the networks now require games to be shown in a team’s market area to the conclusion, regardless of the score.

    To avoid a repeat incident, a 1975 NBC broadcast of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was preempted until the completion of a Washington Redskins-Raiders game.

    At NBC, the network installed a new phone in the control room wired to a separate exchange, becoming known as the Heidi Phone.”

  17. Yossarian says:

    @RedwoodFlyer: Uhh, any support for that assertion? Didn’t think so.

  18. comcastcares says:

    We are mortified by last evening’s Super Bowl interruption, and deeply apologize to our customers for the inappropriate programming. We are aggressively investigating the situation including the possibility of foul play.

    Thank you!
    Frank Eliason
    Comcast
    We_Can_Help@cable.comcast.com

    • Trai_Dep says:

      @comcastcares:
      PS: That wiener? It’s mine. Jealous, huh?
      Yours,
      Frank Eliason
      Comcast
      Yes_I’m_THAT_huge@cable.comcast.com

    • defectiveburger says:

      @comcastcares: Seriously? Comcast, why even bother?

    • Russ Savage says:

      @comcastcares: I’m extremely angered by this whole thing. I was sitting there, watching the game with my metrosexual cousin benjamin, and.. I just.. can’t help but think it might have turned him completely gay. I caught a twinkle in his eye when the unit was being slapped back and forth that I won’t soon forget. Thanks a lot comcast.

    • KhaiJB says:

      @comcastcares: I’d like to complain about ‘football’ interrupting my Porn….

    • comcastcares says:

      @comcastcares: UPDATE: Our initial investigation suggests this was an isolated malicious act. We are conducting a thorough investigation to determine how this happened.

    • GoVegan says:

      @comcastcares: I am also mortified that this happened and I was even watching the Superbowl! If I had known that you were going to be showing films like this I would have tuned in for sure.

  19. Gtmac says:

    It’s ok though because “the interruption only affected the standard definition broadcast”.

    Good thing decent people only watch the superbowl in hi-def.

    • Rhayader says:

      @Gtmac: Yea seriously, I’m surprised it was even noticed if it was only on the SD feed. Cretins.

    • varro says:

      @Gtmac: And using Monster Cables. Regular cables will just let that porn in when you’ll least suspect it, like when your 90-year-old grandmother comes over.

  20. friendlynerd says:

    I can’t be the only one thinking this was attributable to one pissed-off (now former) employee.

  21. hills says:

    I have Comcast and didn’t get any porn – Who can I complain to about that? – Not fair!

  22. badgeman46 says:

    In an strange twist of irony and double entendre, the AP story says…

    “A spokesman for Cox Cable said the company had not been affected”

  23. enderx says:

    OMG, ARE YOU GUYS OKAY?

  24. dreamsneverend says:

    Any press is good press! Dunno why they would be mortified, but I am sure the goober who did it will get the ax! I just hope they ID the guy or if he outs himself when the cut comes.

  25. Yossarian says:

    @RedwoodFlyer: A. It doesn’t have to be “to the point of outrage” and B. I like nudity as much as the next guy, but that doesn’t mean that every venue is appropriate for same.

    I suspect if the clown at your kid’s/nephew’s/whatever’s birthday party dropped trou, you might be of the opinion that the action was inappropriate, no matter your support for nudity in the abstract.

    There are plenty of times when nudity is appropriate and to be encouraged. A halftime show at one of the most popular sporting events in the country simply isn’t one of them, imo.

    • Rhayader says:

      @Yossarian: Fair enough (although you might want to reply to my post if you’re, you know, replying to my post).

      Anyway, yeah you’re right. I’m not saying it’s appropriate to be shoving porno in the face of a child. But so many people have absolutely no perspective on that, and I think in many ways it pervades our culture as a whole.

      Look at the whole GTA “Hot Coffee” thing. A game full of gratuitous violence and crime is fine, but as soon as there is the suggestion of sex it is pulled off of shelves. Note that I am not anti-GTA, or anti-video game violence; I love the GTA games. I just find it funny that killing cops without a second thought is considered “mature”, and filming a virtual girl in her undies is “adults only”.

      Anyway, I digress. You’re right that things like this should be kept from happening; I just don’t think it’s the end of the world when it does.

      • mythago says:

        @Rhayader: Don’t, please, pull out the “Hot Coffee” thing. If a game company lies about the content of its games, parents can’t make informed decisions. I’m pretty damned sick of the non-parent, basement-dwelling Internet community screaming that parents need to make decisions and not want censorship, and then screaming when parents want to have all the information they need to make those decisions.

  26. Barney_The Plug_ Frank says:

    New meaning to COX cable!

  27. Ash78 ain't got time to bleed says:

    I disagreed with most of the reaction to the Janet Jackson fiasco, but this is apples and oranges. A hardcore porn scene (or at least the prelude to it) is WAY contextually different than “whoops, a part of my body just just exposed”

    So I can side with some outrage here, especially since Comcast screwed up.

    • Pylon83 says:

      @Ash78:
      I too can understand some displeasure over this, but I don’t think the possible scenarios are all encompassed in “Comcast Screwed uo”. While in the very narrow sense, yes, regardless of how you look at it Comcast “screwed up”, but the distinction should come between whether it was a true mistake or a malicious sabotage.

    • Rectilinear Propagation says:

      I disagreed with most of the reaction to the Janet Jackson fiasco, but this is apples and oranges.

      @Ash78: QFT

      However, I’m betting this doesn’t get nearly as much outrage because 1) it wasn’t seen by everyone and 2) it’s going to be viewed as an accident whereas what Justin Timberlake did was on purpose.

  28. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    @Yossarian: I agree wholeheartedly. Nudity – in the right situations and venue should not be a bad thing. The Human body is a glorious thing.

    However, porn in general is really not appropriate for children if they don’t understand it, and nudity during a superbowl is not the right time.

    I mean, if Comcast hadn’t done this and your uncle Larry decided to go parading around naked in front of the kids, that would be inappropriate too.

    But don’t teach the kiddies to hate human bodies as something to be reviled. Teach them the inappropriateness of an action and timing instead of shunning something they should enjoy.

  29. tc4b says:

    I’m trying to figure out what my biggest objection to something like this would be as a parent. I mean, My kids know what a penis is… if I didn’t want to talk to them about sex (no problem talking to my older kid about sex), or the fact that some people like to see other people do it on TV (that’s probably the conversation I don’t want to have right there), I could always explain that he really had to pee and she was just helping him.

    • Rhayader says:

      @tc4b: If you’re talking to your older kid about sex, he/she is probably already one of the people who likes to see other people do it on TV (or, more likely, the internet). So yeah, you’re covered there, no worries.

      For the record, I think it’s a great thing for a parent to have an open dialogue with their kids regarding sex. Just messing with you.

      • tc4b says:

        @Rhayader: My oldest is 5, so I don’t think he’s into porn just yet! When My wife was pregnant with our second, though, he started asking questions. And we figure, why fudge it? Why should it be a secret?

        • Rhayader says:

          @tc4b: Hah, ok yeah I hope for your sake he isn’t torrenting the latest dirtpipe milkshakes video just yet.

          Give him 8 or 9 years though. Hell, who knows how amazing porn will be by then?

    • mythago says:

      @tc4b: Well, as an actual parent whose kids have understood where babies come from since they were old enough to know what a baby is -

      There is such a thing as “age appropriate”. Kids know that sometimes people hit each other, but that doesn’t mean that it’s good for them to sit down and watch a Saw marathon. Likewise, knowing what a penis is and how babies are made doesn’t mean a kid is emotionally or mentally ready to be watching clips from Bang Bus. I’m pro-porn myself, but porn is for adults, not children.

      And it’s really shitty to drop porn on people who aren’t interested and probably don’t want to see it.

      • Rhayader says:

        @mythago: Isn’t that pretty much what tc4b was saying in his original post? Trying to figure out what his biggest objection would be, etc?

        • mythago says:

          @Rhayader: No. tc4b (who, of course, can clarify if I’m wrong) seemed to be saying s/he couldn’t figure out why this was such a big deal, since either your kids know what sex is, or you can lie to them about what’s going on in the video.

  30. Garrick Greathouse says:

    I’m betting some local MCO was watching the naughty bits on the “Preview” monitor at the local transmitter, and somehow hit the Take button on the control board, putting the wing-wong into homes around the area.

    Or some Master Control Op was fiddling with the head ends satellite receivers, in essence changing the incoming channel, not realizing he was messing with the on-air receiver.

    This exact same thing happened in Lansing about 10 years ago during an episode of 60 minutes. And yes, I’ve worked in TV production.

  31. Ysa says:

    I’ve worked in TV, someone on the board was watching porn and hit the wrong button which took it to air – simple as that.

    • kathyl says:

      @Ysa: Yeah, that’s what I thought too. I’m guessing the guy on the board isn’t much of a football fan, because that was actually a pretty eventful game. Either that or he’s got a pretty bad porn habit.

    • youbastid says:

      @Ysa: That doesn’t sound right. Then it would have been NBC’s problem, which it wasn’t. Someone doesn’t “work the board” at Comcast screwing around with what the station airs live. The pixelation in between cuts suggests the entire feed for the channel was switched, not a “Cam A to Cam B” type situation.

  32. mizmoose says:

    “Then bam, penis!” is my new catch phrase.

  33. tptcat says:

    So – this guy was totally offended by the video and “had to field questions” from his kids, yet he is posting the same video on the internet where anyone can see it? Furthermore, he is now selling adspace and accepting donations to keep the site up?

    Riiiight.

  34. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    @Ysa: Maybe he accidentally shorted the board out when he finished watching?

  35. Trai_Dep says:

    @Ysa: Any guess on which appendage the tech accidentally hit the wrong switch with?

  36. tc4b says:

    @RedwoodFlyer: Dude, the human body is evil and wrong. Those parts of people under their clothes are wicked, and even thinking about them is pure blasphemy. Haven’t the fundies taught you ANYTHING?

    When you become Pure, you become all smooth down there like a barbie doll, you never have to go to the bathroom, and babies just appear out of thin air.

  37. howie_in_az says:

    This kind of stuff never happens when I watch Formula One. Do I need to get into more sports to get my porn fix?

  38. mepoochkey says:

    @Ysa: So you think it was the NBC affiliate and not Comcast?

    I mean, it’s a possibility (I work in TV also). I’m not sure cable companies have a switchboard like an actual station would…

  39. Tamer Rashdan says:

    This is the first time I regret not watching the Super Bowl

  40. Verucalise (Est.February2008) says:

    WTH, and I was watching thru Directv.

    I always miss the good stuff. :(

  41. Holden Caufield says I'm a phonie says:

    This story would have been funnier if it happened on Cox cable.

  42. Ash78 ain't got time to bleed says:

    I can imagine some kid (age 5 or 6 right now) 15 years from now, sitting in his therapist’s office wondering why all of his relationships are compromised because the girl just doesn’t appreciate his “hands-free applause” maneuver.

    That’s the real damage here.

  43. savdavid says:

    Yes, we get a one second glimpse of Janet’s nipple in a half time show and all the church-crazies go crazy. Yet, I haven’t heard a peep except on here about the 30 second fun-fest.

  44. Amnesiac85 says:

    I really can’t see how this would be an accident. I can’t remember the last time I was watching House, and something else just popped on in the middle of it. That just does not happen by accident, I feel.

  45. JGKojak says:

    No one is as negative about the religious right as I am–

    But this is a case where I would be outraged- were my 7 year old son watching the game I would be incredibly angry. Basically, why wouldn’t this result in some sort of massive FCC fine– in fact, why wouldn’t the local franchise authority fine them, force them to fix whatever the hell happened-

    Hacking- fix the damn firewall.
    Internal button got pushed wrong- perhaps you should make sure the porn channels are on a seperate system somehow so they can’t be mixed up (I’m guessing the p channel is 998 and the cable channel is the next one up in the rollover- like channel 2???)

    In other words- sometimes there is just no excuse.

  46. stein5830 says:

    Comcast is blocking that website!!! Yes, why don’t we just block material that we do not like… that make perfect sense!

    • drjayphd says:

      @stein5830: Probably more likely that they’re getting pounded into submission. I mean, when a site’s getting hammered with that thick stream of traffic, it’s easy for ‘em to get brought to their knees.

  47. ludwigk says:

    I was sooo hoping that the playback was going to cut out *right* as he approached the endzone:

    “He’s at the 40! The 30! The 20! *bzzzt* [porny stuff] *bzzt* What an amazing play folks!”

  48. HogwartsAlum says:

    Accident or not, this made me laugh myself sick. It almost would have been worth sitting through a football game (I’m not a fan) just to see that and watch the eyes of everyone in the room bug out.

  49. Nytmare says:

    @Ysa: What does a “board” look like and why are there buttons to move feeds to the wrong channel?

  50. exlawyer says:

    Only happened in standard def huh? Perhaps Obama was right about delaying the switch over…

  51. pegr says:

    At least they didn’t interupt “Single Female Lawyer”…

  52. james says:

    I think this is hilarious. Seriously, wtf? Who cares? We are way too sensitive about sex in this country. No one was harmed by this, no matter how young or how old. We are far too uptight.

    • Rhayader says:

      @james: Agreed. There are so many things to be concerned about, and we freak out over a penis making funny clapping sounds.

    • mythago says:

      @james: “Uptight” as a synonym for “you’re not as laid-back about sex as I want you to be” wore thin a few decades ago, dude.

      • Rhayader says:

        @mythago: Yeah because his choice of words is the main takeaway from his post. If only he had used a synonym that hadn’t worn thin a few decades ago, his point would be so much more coherent.

  53. Katxyz says:

    This was only marginally more pornographic than the Go Daddy commercials. The standards of outrage for some people are so strange. Hyper sexualized bimbos with allusions to peeping toms and internet porn every break? Fine. Nudity? UNACCEPTABLE!

  54. bostonboy24 says:

    A classic case of “honey, now’s not the time to be self-involved”….although I particular find this to be rather comical for a little news reporting comic relief: “engineers were banging away furiously at the problem around the clock to figure out what happened.”

  55. TVarmy says:

    Nudity at the superbowl is a proud tradition at this point. The more you freak out, the more people will want to splice it in, any way possible. I wonder if people could hack a satellite stream these days, a la Captain Midnight?

    [en.wikipedia.org])

  56. brodiemac says:

    Strange thing happened to me that night. I was watching porn and just when the guy was about to ‘finish’, some stupid sports game interrupted me… er…..I mean the video for about 30 seconds. I was furious ;)

  57. ogoldberg says:

    What??!! not a single “wardrobe malfunction” joke??!!! What is happening to this world?

  58. enderx says:

    I wonder what issues are hiding behind this story though.
    like, clinton bombs a hospital = michael jackson diddled a new kid.
    bush (anything really.) = anna nicole smith dies.
    janets nipple = the war
    this = ??

  59. madamdalriada says:

    @Ysa: @pegr: Haha, wouldn’t want Emperor Lur to get angry!

  60. Karl says:

    This almost can’t be accidental. Why was someone filming the TV at just the right time, ESPECIALLY when they were already recording it (you see the “recording stopped” message when the porn appears)? Whoever is responsible for the site is probably rolling in the money now.

  61. Courtney Steen says:

    Hey, free porn! Woo hoo.

  62. bradym80 says:

    I hope comcast gets fined for this. They broadcast hardcore porn on a basic television channel. FCC do your job and fine them. There is nothing wrong with porn but comcast broke the law and should be fined. Dont let them slide.

  63. evilhapposai says:

    It’s a penis, get over it. It’s not like half of the world does not have one and has never been seen before by anyone. People blow things too out of proportion today.

    I just know there is going to be panic in the streets over this, frivolous lawsuits, crys of “help me Obama” enough to make me want to shut off the TV for weeks just like the last Super Bowl fiasco.

  64. Justifan says:

    it was not very traumatizing at all, the segment they showed was more streaking type nudity than porn boinking

  65. boxiom says:

    hahahahah he “twisted side from side slapping his penis against his body”
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    i would have laughed so hard if I saw that shit.
    is it wrong that I have a perfect mental image of that in my head?

  66. raytube says:

    Don’t worry, Engineers at DirecTV like to watch porn too. Mistakes happen, and will happen again.

  67. tworld says:

    On Sunday I clicked on the link to a reputable web site I’ve visited hundreds of times, but was redirected to a porn site.

    What the heck is going on?

  68. karvelot says:

    There is no way this was an accident. There are way too many coincidences. For example, it happened in Arizona as soon as the Cardinals, an Arizona team, took their short-lived lead. This also isn’t the first time something like this has happened. If I recall, this also happened to Comcast subscribers while watching the Disney Channel a while back.