Julia Sweeney’s Pat Would Be Considered Genderphobic Today


Is it a man? Or a woman? Nobody knew, and that’s what made it so funny

I was skimming some old SNL skits from the 1990s and happened across one of the funniest of that era, Julia Sweeney‘s It’s Pat series which ran from 1990-1994.

Here you can see the hilarity of the gender-bending character. The jingle was also hilariously scripted.

A lot of people say, “What’s that?” It’s Pat!
A lot of people ask, “Who’s he? Or she?”
A ma’am or a sir, accept him or her
Or whatever it might be
It’s time for androgyny
Here comes Pat!

If this show was on the air today, however, I have a feeling we’d suffer a wave of SJW self-righteous protests, especially from the LGBT bacon cheeseburger crowd. In the past 20 years or so, androgyny and transsexualism have become protected classes, just a little better than you or I are under the eyes of the law.

Not only is this type of political correctness hurting free speech and expression, it’s also destroying comedy, according to Jerry Seinfeld and Monty Python member John Cleese.

Cleese went on to say in this Fox News report:

All humor is critical. If you start to say, We mustn’t criticize or offend them, then humor is gone. And then as far as I’m concerned, you’re living in [George Orwell’s] 1984.

Former SNL cast members Dennis Miller and Chris Rock have also commented on the wet blanket political correctness wraps comedy in.

Gilbert Gottfried, a victim of the tyranny of speech and thought that political correctness creates, lost his role as the voice of the AFLAC duck over some politically incorrect comments he made about the Japanese tsunami disaster in 2010, including:

Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach, the beach comes to them.


I split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, “They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.”

These jokes, while insensitive and even stupid, were pretty trite compared to some of the racist tirades I’ve heard from George Lopez and Chris Rock. Gottfried went on to pen a piece for Playboy called The Apology Epidemic.

Watch the old It’s Pat SNL skies or any old movie or television show for yourself to juxtapose what passed for humor then and what passes now. You might just see how boxed in the lines of political correctness are making all of us.

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