The show is months from even airing, and already, FOX's Dads is looking to be the most offensive show of the fall television season. At a Television Critics Association panel Thursday, the creators and stars of the show attempted to support its most racist jokes – which include Brenda Song's character being told to dress up as a sexy Asian schoolgirl while at work to wow some Chinese businessmen – but just ended up digging themselves into the dirt.
Dads stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi (why Giovanni whyyyy), who play two dudes who work together and are best friends trying to grapple with their own fathers, two old dudes that have come back in to their lives to bother them. It's produced by Seth MacFarlane and created by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, which perhaps explains the origins of some of the humor if it doesn't clarify why it's happening in the first place. That particular joke involving Brenda Song goes further than just her dressing up in a very office-inappropriate outfit: she mimics the high-pitched giggle that female anime characters have and one of the fathers makes reference to how his son was turned on by her outfit, probably paving the way for a beautiful romance to blossom.