It is sad. Pornography, as defined as going for the lowest common denominator type and not just sexually, always sells. There will always be a vast audience for pushing the envelope in vulgarity and crudity on tv or film. The same reason sex is used so pervasively in advertising. The same reason Willie Horton robbed banks. Seth MacFarlane has much in common with Larry Flynt. Hugh Hefner's work has ten times the class as MacFarlane's.