TV's New Sitcom 'Mike & Molly': Are Its Fat Jokes Funny or Offensive?

Fat jokes may be taboo or strongly discouraged at home and at work, but they're the bread and butter, the meat and potatoes of "Mike & Molly," the new CBS sitcom that stars two overweight characters. The eponymous characters -- Mike (Billy Gardell), a cop of massive girth and Molly (Melissa McCarthy), a plumpish school teacher -- meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, and it's clear from the start that these sweet, insecure people would not push a plate of love aside. What may push...Full Story
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