Originally Posted by Ron_Low
Two things about the episode bothered me as bad writing.
1) Bree got away with saying she didn't want her son to be in the minority. I'm surprised Orson didn't know the opposite is true in California.
2) NO MOHEL WOULD CUT anyone having been told there is a custodial parent who doesn't want it to happen.
1) This show takes place in a fictional East Coast state--depending on the exact location, an uncut man would be in the minority.
2) I totally 100% agree about the Mohel. That never, ever would have happened.
And as a Jew, I wasn't the least bit offended by any implications about Jews in the show. I thought Bree's attempt at a Jewish accent hilarious. "I should only have a nickle for everytime I heard that!"
And from Orsen's previous behavior, just because he temporarily lets something go doesn't mean its over. I don't think this is the last we've heard of the issue.
I just noticed though--you can hear the little jewish boy wailing in the background after the bris. They must have used a really sad baby for the sound track, because his little voice is wavering in such a sad way.
Honestly, I found this show a really good voice in a sea that ignores the issue. Imagine all the people who never thought about it, listening to Orsen & Bree's arguement, hoping that Orsen would step in and save the baby, and then feeling let down when the baby was cut. Better for one fictional baby to go under the knife to prevoke thought among millions of people who "never really thought about it before."