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post #1 of 23
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against stupid shows like "The Man Show" GRRRRRRRR

Of course I'm not serious about the law part, but it really irritates me that they put shows like this on the basic cable channels that are so demeaning to women!! My hubby is in their right now watching this stupid show, and even though I have told him it really bothers me, he watches it anyway!!!

This show is on the comdey channel, and funny it is NOT. They have a bunch of half naked girls jumping around, called get this...."The Juggies" and these two morons that host the show sit around and drink beer and make rude comments. They even have some 12 year old fat boy they send out on the streets to make rude sexual comments to women, and they tape it, and they think it is pretty hilarious. Then at the end of every single show, they have girls (half naked) jumping on trampolines!!!

If I watched a show with half naked men in g-strings, jumping on trampolines and dancing around all over the place, and instead of the juggies they were called the big bananas or something like that, hubby would have a fit. But it is different since it is women.

Sorry...just had to vent. Shows over now anyway.
post #2 of 23
I have to agree. The low-brow tasteless stuff that passes for commonly accepted these days makes me puke.

Time was (and I guess I'll sound old now), stuff like this was not flaunted about the airwaves, or society in general, so freely. Makes me wonder about the moral decay of American society.
post #3 of 23
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I agree!!!! The crap on that show is bad enough, but then they have to drag a 12 year old kid into it, and that makes it even more tasteless. Sad thing is, people like my hubby think it is just hilarious and he claims he doesn't watch it for the women, but for the comidic aspect of it...uh huh....that's like saying you don't buy playboy for the pictures. How dumb does he think I am???
post #4 of 23
We don't anywhere near as many cable channels in Australia.
Sounds like that's a good thing if it means we miss out on crap shows like that one.
I'm a larger built woman (a bbw I like to call it...lol) and that sort of stuff on TV, along with all the magazines portraying that women have to be slim in order to be beautiful really gets up my nose.
Thank goodness Lee loves me for who I am and wouldn't even waste his time watching garbage like that.
post #5 of 23
oh debby! it's always different when it's the other way around. and look at our society, all kinds of half naked women! wheres the men? i'll tell ya. the men are running the world still and thats what they want so we are out of luck!
post #6 of 23
I agree Debby. I HATE that show!!!! Now, I'm pretty open minded about most comedy. I even liked Andrew Dice Clay. Well, most of his stuff anyway. But that show is just drivel aimed at making men THINK they are the stronger sex. It is totally misogynistic.

I've really gotten my hackles raised lately about the image of women in the media lately too. Have you guys seen the latest Pep Boys commercial? They are talking about how when you have a great mechanic you say you "have a guy" who can do whatever. They have guys who do brakes, guys who do carburators, and then they say "Only one problem, not all of our guys are guys." That would be good enough, at least it's not just men who can fix cars, but they pan over to this tall, gorgeous brunette, about a size 4. Right. Gee, I bet they would have canned the whole thing if they would have shown a REAL woman.

OK, getting off the soap box now...
post #7 of 23
I personally know Adam and Jimmy.....

(from their days of working on a local L.A. morning radio show)

They are really funny in real life!

(I like the show, make me laugh!)
post #8 of 23
I completely agree that "The Man Show" has no redeeming value whatsoever. I feel embarrassed for my own sex whenever I see a commercial for it. What blows my mind is that some women don't mind it. I always want to ask them, "How can you be okay with that show's portrayal of women?" I mean, they show them as nothing but empty-headed sex objects. Grrr...

Another issue (that ties in with the show and has been mentioned) is that women are (more often) shown naked--full frontal--than are men. Why is it that a man's nudity is so precious, so protected, as if it would be horrifying to view? Yet a woman's body can be shown larger than life on the full screen? (The only two movies I can think of that do show male frontal nudity are "The Crying Game" and "Dangerous Things"--the one that shows Kevin Bacon in the shower.)

Jenk
post #9 of 23
It's not a popular view, but I agree with Deb25. It is indicative of moral decay. Also, women's lib is a myth. We still don't get the same salaries or promotions; we just get to do two jobs instead of one. And if men didn't think being a homemaker was a full time job, why do they get housekeepers and put the children in Daycare when they have custody? I'm afraid we're like Rodney Dangerfield--no respect, no respect at all!
post #10 of 23
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I agree with the majority here, I don't find anything funny about that show at all, and it is degrading to women. You never see any bigger sized women on there, oh no...and they never show that women can have any brains, only boobs.
post #11 of 23
Lheeza, I have seen them as guests on different shows (Like "The Best Damn Sports Show Period"), and you're right they are funny. I just don't like the show. Of course, I was in the SMALL minority of women who liked Dice. (In other words, don't feel bad at all for liking the show, just because you aren't the majority. Not that you were feeling bad...)
post #12 of 23
I totally agree that from time to time we just need to vent some steam about stupid things or just plain sucky things. Things that hurt or offend. WE NEED TO GET IT OUT!!!!!!

But I'm far too practical to think shows like that shouldn't be aired. We'd have to give up too much as a society to regulate the airing of stuff like that. I am sorry your hubby is bumming you out with it. I've never watched the show, but have seen the ads. It looks rude. I can see why people would find it offensive - I'm sure there's an audience that finds it funny.

And people like South Park. And people like Jenny Jones and Maury Povitch. And the Anna Nicole show. Go figure.

Who understands people? Like Hissy said back in the Denver thread (the bengal problem) - People so suck!

And a nation was in love with Marilyn Monroe.

And during the Presidential campaign, news of a paternity suit against Ulysses S. Grant was the scandal of the day. And it was true! And he's on our $50 bill!!!!

I am pretty sure that each generation since time immorial has had its outrages that signified "moral decay." The difference is that now we have so many more ways to express it, and the technology to broadcast it louder and farther.

I don't know so much if it's moral decay, as it is a function, in a weird sort of way, of the success of society. We're not all out hunting and gathering, so we have the time to create. And we have had for so many generations now, that we have also had the time to create the technology that has so increased the productivity of each individual in society that we, as a society, have the luxury to find both the way and the time to create from both the ludicrous/lewd depths of "our" human nature along side of the bold, beautiful, and hopeful depths of our souls.

How's that for finding a silver lining?

But you're so right - every once in a while you just need to scream.
post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally posted by valanhb
(In other words, don't feel bad at all for liking the show, just because you aren't the majority. Not that you were feeling bad...)

LOL

Thanks babe!
post #14 of 23
Debby you just gave me a great idea! I am going to produce my own show aptly called 'The woman show". It's going to include a bunch of half naked well built men bouncing around on and off the stage in teeny tiny little loin cloths that leave nothing to the imagination.

For the next 20 minutes the show will feature jokes and skits about men, why women are better than men, why woman are the stronger sex than men, sterotypically female behavior and for the last five minutes the cameras will cut to more shots of the guys jumping up and down in their little loin cloths.

Now that's quality television.
post #15 of 23
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post #16 of 23
Laurie, There's nothing new under the sun. The moral decay of Rome led to the fall of the Roman Empire. That's a historical fact which I know I don't have to prove to someone as intelligent as you. The moral pendulum swings back and forth. Right now it truly has swung towards lasciviousness. During the twenties, a really swinging era, cigarets being used by women, short skirts, bare ankles,
and bobbed hair were enough to raise a decent person's eyebrows. In the fifties, the words divorce, adultery, and abortion were whispered, and not as common. This too is historical fact.

I think most of you know I was around in the sixties. I saw it happen. I lived through the change in moral standards. It's real.
The acts that shocked young people and adults alike are now completely acceptable, and today that lifestyle raises fewer eyebrows
than the bobbed hair and bare legs did in the twenties. They are part of a respectable person's everyday life. A person who espouses
a belief in God and strong moral values gets more hassle than those who accept today's lack of morality as normal and even desirable. And anyone who accepts the ten commandments as law? Radical!
Sad, so sad. I think I should now don my flame retardant garments!
I have been told that I have the reputation for being a prude. If, by that, they mean I have standards, I plead guilty, as could most
of you who posted in this thread.
post #17 of 23
Oh I don't disagree, Jeanie. I was just pointing out that despite the "moral decay" we have much to be thankful for. Yes, it has happened time and time again, and we're probably pretty far out there on the pendulum swing, but I see it as indicative of the "luxury time" we've been able to create as a society.

I wouldn't want to change the laws (as Debby said she wouldn't either) that allow us the freedom - both to be prude and to be lewd.

post #18 of 23
I can't stand that show! It really burns me that some people think that's entertaining. They should call it The Moron Show. I think it's suppose to be a man's version of The View. Funny? I don't think so! Disgusting YES! Men think they're all that and a bag of chips! However, they don't get very far on thier own without us! Why we do it? I don't know. I can tell you I won't date someone who has those kind of morals or has a disrespectful attitude tward women. I imagine the men that host that show aren't married and if they are they're probably won't be for long!

Proud parent of JoJo Auxanaand sarah
post #19 of 23
Laurie, I agree completely. We have free will, and live in a free country. I just wish we'd start making better choices! No changes in the laws are needed, but good taste would be appreciated, and we should consider how we want our children to grow up. The t.v. and movie industy used to monitor itself. What a hassle to allow Clark Gable to say, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give...."
post #20 of 23
Hmm haven't seen the show, we don't get it here THANK GOODNESS!!!! I'm sooo glad!!!! I would be absolutely fuming if I saw this show.... this kind of thing just angers me more than anything else I think of!!
Can I be in "The Woman Show" please?? I wanna be one of the fully clothed women making sex remarks about all the naked men who will smile and giggle and jiggle about it cos they love it so much!!
post #21 of 23
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Quote:
Originally posted by BadHabit
Debby you just gave me a great idea! I am going to produce my own show aptly called 'The woman show". It's going to include a bunch of half naked well built men bouncing around on and off the stage in teeny tiny little loin cloths that leave nothing to the imagination.

For the next 20 minutes the show will feature jokes and skits about men, why women are better than men, why woman are the stronger sex than men, sterotypically female behavior and for the last five minutes the cameras will cut to more shots of the guys jumping up and down in their little loin cloths.

Now that's quality television.
You just gave me the biggest laugh I have had in a long, long time!!!! :laughing2 :laughing: :laughing2

That was great!!!!!!!!! I would watch it, and tell my hubby that it isn't because of the half naked gorgeous men!!! HA! :LOL:

Jeanie, I completely agree with you!!!!

Nenners, actually one of those morons IS married, and when I hear the comments he makes about the other women, I wonder how she can stand him, but I suppose he makes such good money doing what he does that she doesn't care. I would. If he were my husband. But that's me.
post #22 of 23
Thankfully we don't get that show over here.

If we did Richard would probably pretend to hate it but secretly switch chanels when I am not in the room.

Your big bananas idea did make me laugh though Debby

And I agree make "the woman show" but I think it should last at least 1 hour

Marie
post #23 of 23
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One hour....good idea!!! Let's see how my hubby likes that!!! :LOL:
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