Yanking an episode costs the networks money. That means someone had to authorize the (opportunity) cost. That doesn't seem very self-serving.
Comedy is all about timing. This was bad timing, given it was the very day it happened.
What if I had relatives or friends who lived in the area, but I live somewhere else. After I've verified they are ok, what do you expect me to do to assist them from 2,000 miles away on that night?
So you demand a break. because "[tornadoes] happen everyday". You are so incredibly hurt by an episode yank. You are forced to endure 30 minutes of intense pain of watching a re-run a week early. You might want to get your money back. Sue for triple damages. As, obviously this pain and agony is so much more than that suffered by the people in the storm...
I try to put myself in other people's shoes. To understand the pain, to empathize if possible. I'm kinda having problems seeing your pain here.
Well, sure. Peace. Above all.
But WHAT pain? I could give a rat's hat what they put on. I have no pain, I just watch something else. People are going to act stupidly, and network programmers are certainly not immune. I have no way to keep them from beiing stupid.
It's not about how it hurts me or you; it's about how stupid and self-serving and hypocritical it is.
And the depth of others' pain, which in the case of Oklahoma is indeed significant compared to the annoying inconvenience of my DVR recording an ep thinking it is one thing (a new ep) while in reality it is something completely different, is COMPLETELY BESIDE THE POINT. So stop pretending that there is some connection there. Compare them, and yes, it sounds trivial. So STOP COMPARING THEM.
People whine because someone hacks their FaceBook account, and meanwhile our kids in Afghanistan are dying for no good reason. Sure, that ultimate price is comparatively high and makes the whining seem trivial, but again, those are two different things. Stop trying to connect them. Any of us would gladly give FaceBook the boot for good if it meant our kids never had to die in a foriegn land for no good reason; we are not monsters after all, but let's have some perspective. How bad something else might be does not matter and is not relevant to the discussion. This is still a real issue, and a real stupid one at that.