With a black screen we hear gentile Hope Steadman (Mel Harris) giving birth to Leo.At home, her Jewish husband Michael (Ken Olin) tells her they must decide about a bris.It's a bit like an ear impression, they're not that unique. Teachers Chuck Noblet (Stephen Colbert) and Geoffrey Jellineck (Paul Dinello) find the baby and report Jerri to the principal. The word "circumstition" was first coined by the author of these pages in 1996 or 7, and had a permanent presence on the WWW some time after October 1998, but the "South Park" scriptwriters probably coined it independently - an idea whose time had come. This episode was reportedly written by one producer to comfort the other when his son was being circumcised. Ike, adopted, is to be belatedly circumcised because "All Jewish kids have circumstitions", which horrifies the other kids: their reaction (38 KB file - here is the text) is appropriate, and they smuggle him away to Canada. Since Ike's birth parents are not Jewish, he is not Jewish and need not be circumcised.As usual, the implication is that if (and it's a big "if") FGM is always worse than MGM, then MGM must be all right. This fun fact will be revealed in an upcoming episode in which Dallas (Cheryl Hines) introduces Fred to a new friend of hers.In one of the side stories, parents of a newborn argue over whether or not they should circumcise their son. The receptionist, Lana, breaks the deadlock, telling them it's not how it looks, it's what a man does with it. ABC's off-kilter family comedy starring Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto as New York City expatriates attempting to survive in the land of SUVs and big box stores. we checked in with creator and showrunner Emily Kapnek ... "It sends Fred into a cold sweat when he hears [the new pal] is all natural," Kapnek says. I'm not sure." Also, if you're wondering just why the married Dallas would know the condition of another man's member, all we can say is that it relates to a major (and yet very logical) plot twist coming up early next year. (Fred drops his mallet, but Sven has already reached out and grasped his hand. His friend produces a spraycan of foam that she sprays on his hand, and he rubs his hands vigorously together.) Voice over: Having the wrong partner can really put you off your game.
Victor presents the standard arguments, that circumcision is not painful, it promotes good hygiene, but some people just don't like it (he doesn't say why). He places some sausages (presumably pork) onto Jakob's plate. His friend Shep Rose thinks the boy will be teased in high school gym classes. Tealc reciprocates, then they hug.) TEALC (once they have broken the embrace): Before your departure, there is a matter that bears discussion. (Ryac looks horrified.) RYAC: Surely it is not still expected?Victor doesn't understand why, commenting that he thinks he did a really good job. (Tealc looks at his son seriously for a moment, then his face breaks into a grin.) TEALC: Indeed.The contrast between the UK and US versions is striking: the UK doctor asks a father why his baby son was circumcised, the US doctor tells parents why they should be. that one in that picture is clearly circumcised, and not a huge proportion of men are. (They start to walk down the corridor again.) RYAC: What of you and Ishta? RYAC: Well, your relationship would be much easier if youd both admit you are in love. TEALC: Perhaps one day when I am as wise as you are.The baby is given back to Jerri so that she may complete the assignment, but she tries to sell him on the black market.After pinning the attempted crime on her new class partner Tammi Littlenut (Maria Thayer), she returns the baby to Coach Wolf.