CBS Under More Fire for Its Foulmouthed Frosty the Snowman Online Promo for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’

Dec 10, 2009  •  Post A Comment

CBS is still getting flak for its Web site mashup of visuals from the Christmas children’s classic “Frosty the Snowman” with off-color dialog from “How I Met My Moother” and “Two and a Half Men.”

Today it’s Richard Metzger at the Los Angeles Times’ Brand X site, who fails to see the point of the promotion and questions the instincts of the executive behind greenlighting it.


–Tom Gilbert


  1. I have to admit, I thought it was pretty funny, even though it is totally inappropriate!

  2. I love How I Met Your Mother, but I kept looking at this and asked myself “In what way is this possibly funny?”
    It’s not necessarily offensive, it’s just in poor taste and not really humorous.
    It’s like having the Rudolph puppets drop F-bombs – funny, unless you’re over the age of 12.

  3. Frankly, it is inappropriate and stupid.

  4. This was genious hilarious!!! I love HIMYM and Frosty, and in no way was I offended by this promo. I shared it on Facebook last week and everyone else loved it too! Sheez, people… Americans are love gratuitous violence, but get their panties all bunched up over sexual innuendo…

  5. When the innuendo is in a kids’ cartoon, yes. THAT’s the problem.
    Boundaries and taste come into play here.

  6. If you enjoy HIMYM or 2.5 Men you really can’t complain about “inappropriate” humor without sounding like a hypocrite. Besides, it’s Frosty they’re having fun with, not a holy relic. Yes, it was crude….also hilarious.

  7. You can enjoy the humor of those shows in context; to put those lines in Frosty’s mouth just shows how out of touch the people at CBS are in a pathetic attempt to appear “hip.”

  8. A new twist on Frosty the Snowman, maybe not appropriate for children, but most of the time neither is HIMYM and 2.5 men. They are both on primetime with lots of sexual innuendos and are children watching?

  9. I dont see how it is offensive in the least. Maybe inappropriate for people who find HIMYM or 2.5M inappropriate, but it is only 8pm prime time dialog. Whats to be offended about?

  10. Of course it is a hoot – and the prissy reactions of TV Week readers reminds me of when Bill Maher got run off the air at ABC after 9/11 for saying something politically incorrect. People, it says INAPPROPRIATE right in the title.
    CBS’s instincts were dead-on here.

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