New Jersey Kids Hoping To Watch 'Handy Manny' Cartoon Get Hardcore Porn Instead


Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 3:57 pm
By: News On 6


MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) _ Children here got more than they bargained for when they tuned in to ``Handy Manny'' on the Disney Channel this week _ hard-core pornography.

Cable giant Comcast is investigating how the porn was broadcast during the popular cartoon, which is about a bilingual handyman, Manny Garcia, and his talking tools.

Customer Paul Dunleavy was stunned Tuesday morning to find his 5-year-old son watching the broadcast.

``It was two people doing their thing; it was full-on and it was disgusting,'' the father of three told The New York Daily News.

Comcast spokesman Fred DeAndrea confirmed that the programming error occurred around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to provide the duration of the porn broadcast but described it as an ``isolated issue in a local New Jersey facility.''

A Disney Channel spokeswoman said the company has asked Comcast for assurances that appropriate measures were taken to prevent such situations in the future.