reply to post by TooManyHumans
I think the first one, the island one, is for adults and only shown at night.
My second line.
You all sound like a bunch of old men sitting on a porch talking about the good ol' days and what is wrong with the youngin's.
No offense meant.
Could it be that there is a little lamenting of change?
I have learned that if you are always stuck in era in your life, you can miss out on other things. And to watch these things, you may be surprised at
what you like.
Believe it or not, spongebob does teach stuff. They are just clever about it by not making it preachy.
But they are always encouraging the use of imagination. The grouchy neighbor is always trying to get his own way and never wins. There is an episode
where Spongebob doesn't take care of his pet and it runs away. Spongebob is always optimistic, friendly, loving, and happy. Often to the annoyance of
other people. He has a boss who loves money more then people, and will sell anyone else out for it. Now, would you rather have these unrealistic moral
stories? Or the truth? Fact is, in the real world, the bad guy wins quite a bit.
But like I said, cartoons are for entertainment, I don't need a lesson. If I want my kid to learn something, I turn on pbs.
Are there bad cartoons now? Sure. Where there bad cartoons then? Sure. It really is your personal perception.
And no cartoon has ever derailed a child or made them do anything. It is just called bad parenting.
Funny someone brought up Beavis and Butthead. The first time I saw it was when it was a five minute segment on Liquid Television on MTV. That is where
Aeon Flux came from too if anyone remembers. Another bizarre show but I liked it.
The moment I saw B&B I was horrified and disgusted (they were playing baseball with frogs and watching them splat.) But I knew instantly that they
were going to be big. Boy am I glad that is over.
A show doesn't have to have meaning to be good. The Family Guy is just brilliantly funny. Spongebob is funny. The Simpsons are funny.
When I come home from work, and I am tired and I want to chill. I want stupid funny, not a moral lesson from a turtle or a dinosaur.
Funny that TMNT has been brought up several times. The sickly sweet cartoon is based on a real life comic book, for adults.
Which in later issues became quite adult themed, swearing, drug use, Raphael was suicidal, and they tried to sleep with April. It is dark and
brooding, lots of violence.
The original Little Mermaid, the prince doesn't fall in love with her and she died.
The original story of Bambi by Felix Salten is a disturbing, and dark and violent.
So be careful what you want your kids to watch. These days with the internet, they can easily find this information, and read it. And it is a little
disturbing to find your favorite characters can have a disturbing story to them. I was upset when I saw the original Little Mermaid, it was upsetting.
A girl likes the living married ending better
[edit on 2-2-2009 by nixie_nox]