Sentinel by the Decade

The Question Mark Sentinel

Out of Darkness Comes the Light

Final Edition

Green Fog Episode Shocks Viewers with Graphic Content

The Green Fog faces backlash for the disturbing portrayal of torture in its latest episode, deeply affecting young fans

By Elizabeth Higgland | October 31, 1984

A controversy involving The Green Fog television series created concern for parents and children alike following the airing of "Fog Town," a two-part episode featuring the brutal torture of Kid Fog at the hands of The Purple Twins. This graphic depiction has not only shocked viewers but also raised serious concerns about the impact of violent content on young audiences.

The episode, which marked a stark departure from the show's usual tone, has led to widespread criticism from parents, educators, and child psychologists. They argue that such explicit scenes are inappropriate for a show that has a significant following among children and teenagers.

Ronny Dublowski, vice-president of the local Green Fog Fan Club and a younger fan of the show, was particularly disturbed by the episode. "I close my eyes and I still see Kid Fog being hurt. It's like a nightmare I can't wake up from," he shared, visibly shaken. Ronny's distressing experience reflects the profound effect that the episode has had on its younger viewers, calling into question the show's responsibility towards its audience.

In light of the backlash, the producers of The Green Fog are now facing pressure to reassess the show's content, ensuring that it remains suitable for its diverse viewer base. The intense reaction to "Fog Town" underscores the importance of age-appropriate storytelling in television, especially in series that attract a younger demographic.

The Question Mark Sentinel stands as a beacon of truth and a voice for the community. We are your newspaper, your neighbor, and your ally. Together, we write not just stories, but the history of Question Mark, Ohio. Join us as we continue to ask important questions and fearlessly seek the answers.