The real tale as old as time around kids cartoons is the one where countless smartass illustrators take out frustrations/get some LOLs by drawing inappropriate shit in your three-year-old’s favorite show. So it should not come as a shock that a big ol’ illustrated sausage found its way into Maya the Bee. And Maya’s bosses at Netflix ain’t happy about it.
Michael K noted yesterday that viewers of Maya the Bee: Episode 35 were treated to an anatomical meat and two vegetable plate. That didn’t exactly play well, since the average viewer of MtB is closer to six than sixteen. One Million Moms loses its shit when Ellen DeGeneres does a little dance on weekday TV, so I’m sure the group was renamed One Million Headless Moms once all their heads blew off from the site of a thick piece of man meat. To keep them off their jock, The Hollywood Reporter says that Netflix burped up an apology:
“An absolutely inappropriate image has been discovered in a four-second fly-by scene in one episode of the total of 78 episodes of the series. The origin of this image obviously results from a very bad joke from one of the 150 artists working on the production.”
Bad joke? Girl, did you take a look of that thick pipe in the cartoon? If I was riding a pogo stick like that on the regular, I would scrawl about it everywhere. On the subway, on a foggy window in my Uber home, on my dog’s forehead…EVERYWHERE!