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posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 05:56 PM
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I just learned of a new program on Nickelodeon called The Naked Brothers. Now this program doesn't actually contain nakedness but the name alone suggests something for the imagination. As a parent this is the very thing that I am trying to prevent my children from. We already live in a very sexed up nation. Sex is used to sell everything, now it seems that it is even being used to sell to our children. The media is programming these children. How can we as parents allow this to happen? I am furious at how this nation is unfolding.

Did I forget to mention the name of the band isn't even The Naked Brothers anymore. They changed their name to The Silver Boulders for a classier image. Nickelodeon must've felt that The Naked Brothers would gain more publicity as they promote them for that title.

[edit on 26-1-2007 by dirty_underground]




posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:14 PM
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Say it ain't so. The name "Naked Brothers" I would expect on Comedy Central, definitely not Nickelodeon. I assume that Nick is targeting their teen audience, and hopefully not the 10 and under crowd with that show.

As a parent, I would not let my kids watch that show just based on the name, I think this will backfire on Nickelodeon. Concerned Parents should probably write in their complaints.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:19 PM
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I thought it would be Teen Nick as well but that wasn't the case here. My son will not be allowed to view this. I did write a complaint to the company about this, let's see what they have to say about it.

The kids in the the band are only 9 themselves.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:24 PM
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It is actually a very interesting show and there is nothing to be alarmed about. There is nothing nude about the show at all. This is just like those who thought the name Rug Rats was a bad name for a show without even taking a look to see its qualities.

NPR (National Public Radio) did a very nice radio show about Naked Brothers today and if you wish to learn more you can find it on their web site.

Would you stop your children from reading the bible because it mentions fornication? Naked is natural and nothing to get upset about. Your children were born naked. Are you sure you want to teach your children to feel shame like that? By getting upset about a word you teach your children to be judgmental and not objective.

[edit on 26-1-2007 by Terapin]



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:31 PM
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The name of the band has changed to The Silver Boulders. Why are they still being marketed as Naked Brothers? I never suggested it included anyone being naked. The name itself suggests that on it's own. I am aware that the content is fine, the kids were in preschool when it was made. The name was changed to be more "professional, " they say that themselves. I did check out the subject before I mouthed off about it.

Do children typically read about fornication in the bible at nine? No, they don't. They aren't taught those scriptures in our sunday school classes.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:32 PM
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Personally, I think TV today is polluted with subliminal immorality.
I can't imagine having tuned into "The Naked Scooby-Doo Hour" when I was a little boy in the 1960's. Even if no one appeared naked in it, programming would not have allowed this name to happen back then. Hell, I remember when Mick Jagger wasn't allowed to sing "Let's Spend The Night Together" on the Ed Sullivan Show. They made him sing, "let's spend some time together".
What I wonder is who are the masterminds behind programming this stuff?
Who's coming up with the marketing? What kind of people are they?
Strange stuff..................
Just remember, there was a time in this country where no one owned a TV.
You can always chuck it. I know it's something I've actually thought about.

[edit on 26-1-2007 by rocknroll]



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:35 PM
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Here is what was said on "Day to Day" on NPR about the show:

Day to Day, January 26, 2007 · Reality blends with fiction on The Naked Brothers Band, a new series airing Saturday on Nickelodeon. The rock 'n' roll mockumentary stars real-life brothers Nat and Alex Wolfe. It's equal parts cute and clever that works on both kid- and adult-levels.


You can hear the NPR show about Naked Brothers here Nickelodeon's Appealing New Band Show

Just click where it sais Listen to hear whay they had to say on NPR about the show.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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Naked is natural and nothing to get upset about. Your children were born naked.


When you see the words NAKED PICS what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Childbirth or Pornography???????



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by dirty_underground
Do children typically read about fornication in the bible at nine? No, they don't. They aren't taught those scriptures in our sunday school classes.

I know in Catholic schools this stuff is reserved for high school.
The "adult subject matter" of the bible is not taught till kids are in their mid teens.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:39 PM
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Terapin, I like your reply, just about the same as I would have said if I had gotten here first.
The first image that entered my head reading the phrase "Naked Brothers" was of two friends that had nothing to hide from each other. Kinda like me and my best friend. And I've never seen him naked.

It makes me wonder if someones mind might have already been in the gutter when they interpreted it as "stuff I don't want my kid to see".
I've never seen the show, just my 2 cents.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:39 PM
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It's not the content I'm questioning here, I want that to be understood, it's just the name. Can you, yourself, tell me why they have chosen to promote this with that name as opposed to their actual current name.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:39 PM
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9 year olds don't think about porn.. unless you have taught them to. Kids like the show. It is educational and funny. Nothing wrong with that. I don't freak out because they used the word "Naked"



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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while the show and the kids might great and become a hit, I don't think the name is an appropriate choice for the target audience. It would seem that Nickelodeon is intentionally marketing the term "naked" to grab the attention of kids, many of them who haven't had that "talk" with their parents yet. It's using the word to appeal to the curiosity in children to get them to watch the show and that's wrong imo. I'm sure the show could have been a hit with a regular name like Hannah Montana, That's So Raven, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Josh and Drake...etc. Why the Naked Brothers if not to trigger the curiosity in kids?



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by Terapin
9 year olds don't think about porn.. unless you have taught them to. Kids like the show. It is educational and funny. Nothing wrong with that. I don't freak out because they used the word "Naked"

How old are you Terapin?
Just curious.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
It's using the word to appeal to the curiosity in children to get them to watch the show and that's wrong imo. I'm sure the show could have been a hit with a regular name like Hannah Montana, That's So Raven, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Josh and Drake...etc. Why the Naked Brothers if not to trigger the curiosity in kids?

Exactly!



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:44 PM
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My son knows nothing of porn either. But kids see enough skin on regular television to know what naked means.

MTV and Nick are owned by the same company. If they set things up right now, they will market from these kids for many years after they leave the Nick era.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by dirty_underground
MTV and Nick are owned by the same company. If they set things up right now, they will market from these kids for many years after they leave the Nick era.

It's already set up and it's not gonna change.
MTV has gotten way sleazier since it's inception. You think they're gonna turn around?
No way. They'd go out of business.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:49 PM
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Order:

Nick Jr, Nick, Teen Nick, MTV. That's a lot of years to gain control of a mind!



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:52 PM
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I wonder how many people viewed this topic based on the name alone.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by dirty_underground
Nick Jr, Nick, Teen Nick, MTV. That's a lot of years to gain control of a mind!

Turn it off! It's very easy.
Get one of those boxes from your cable company that allows you to parental block out stuff. All 4 channels are trash. Get rid of them. In actuality, most cable channels are wreaking of trash nowadays. Sci-Fi has pro-wrestling now (how this realtes to sci-fi is beyond me). Everytime you turn around Discovery and A&E are showing doomsday specials or shows about serial killers. TV is warping out.
Get your kids into reading classic literature.




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