13 Run-of-the-Mill Comedies That Had One Extra Spicy Take
It ain’t no thang when already spicy comedies add more spice. If anything, that’s why we’re watching them in the first place. But when a normally pretty tame, fun-loving sitcom has an unapologetically hot take, it’s pretty glaring. When executed properly, it can have a pretty lasting effect. We’re laughing along with their zany antics, then boom… Tearful gun violence speech! It can also be a pretty off-putting “wait, what?” moment that makes us think, “Is this the character we really need to be hearing this from?”
Don’t get us wrong, we love when a comedy can amp up the raunch or even tackle issues like religion, depression, or racial profiling… We just didn’t expect all that from Home Improvement or Family Matters. Good on ‘em. They took a chance on possibly alienating people or splitting their audience, and we applaud the risk. Whether they pulled it off or not, here are 13 otherwise tame comedies that had one extra spicy take.