I was getting ready this morning when out of nowhere I remembered that one of the characters on the sitcom Growing Pains was named Boner.
BONER! I was cracking up over my bathroom sink!
Seriously? I was about 10 when that show came out, and even I knew that "boner" is a euphemism for an erection. So how come the grown writers of this sitcom didn't foresee that the show might lose a little credibility, based solely on the name of the goofy neighbor kid?
Middle Aged Writer 1: "Yeah this kid's a real bonehead. Let's call him Boner!"
Middle Aged Writer 2: "Boner? That's brilliant! The kids will really go for that, Marv."
Young intern: "Uh, Boner? Are you sure?"
MAW 1: Rips his Brother typewriter from the wall and hurls it at the intern. "We asked you for coffee, not your opinion."
MAW 2: "You got a lot to learn about television, kid."
And that young intern? Was the guy who put According to Jim on television.
So there's that,