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post #1 of 16
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Sesame Street given an `adults only' rating?? How absurd.

I am seriously thinking of starting an `anti-PC' brigade.

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.as...ontentID=49963
post #2 of 16
You have got to be kidding?!

That has to be one of the most child safe shows i know!!
post #3 of 16
Now that has got to be the craziest thing I have heard in awhile. This is right up there with my mom telling me (and I have not checked to see if this is true) that the old tom & Jerry cartoons are PG-13 now.
post #4 of 16
Of course they should...they're all naked monsters. Really that should be a XXXX show.
post #5 of 16
I heard about that too. What the heck is with that!
post #6 of 16
What a LOAD OF CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sesame Street has been the only show that included things that a kid would encounter in the real world and taught kids how to deal with them.

THE BS IN THE ARTICLE LINKED IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I AM SOOOOO GLAD THAT I NO LONGER HAVE A TV IN MY HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL at the naked monster comment!!!!!!

The only traumatic thing that I remember about Sesame Street was that the monsters scared the crap out of me.
post #7 of 16
Seriously????

Snuffelupogus was one of my favorite characters. And now you're telling me that he was just a delusion and Big Bird never really saw him???? Now THAT is going to induce trauma!

Well, moreso than today's children seeing Bert and Ernie sharing a bedroom (who didn't sleep in the same room with their friends during sleepovers? Is that bad now too?). Or Oscar being mean (hmm, maybe if more kids were equipped to deal with people being mean to them we wouldn't have these freaks going on killing sprees before suicide with alarming regularity). Or Cookie Monster actually enjoying his cookies and being so silly that we all KNEW that it wasn't something you would do for real.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Or Cookie Monster actually enjoying his cookies and being so silly that we all KNEW that it wasn't something you would do for real.
I when I read about making him limit his cookie intake. He was my favorite Monster when I was little...and I'm not fat because of him.
post #9 of 16
I heard about it on a Sydney morning news programme. What garbage, let kids be kids. I grew up with fairies in the bottom of my garden, believing in Santa Clause & the Easter bunny. Children need to grow up believing in these things, because lets face it, we're a lot longer being adults in this crazy, violent mixed up world.
post #10 of 16
The people who do the ratings are probably the same who grew up watching these shows.
So see... the shows do promote delusional behavior.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by marie-p View Post
The people who do the ratings are probably the same who grew up watching these shows.
So see... the shows do promote delusional behavior.
Good comment, but it still brings tears to my eyes to think that Jim Henson's vision of educating children in a fun way has been reduced to this. I feel like kicking many PC asses several times over. How are the future generations going to have a clue about anything?!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Catnip View Post
Good comment, but it still brings tears to my eyes to think that Jim Henson's vision of educating children in a fun way has been reduced to this. I feel like kicking many PC asses several times over. How are the future generations going to have a clue about anything?!
Yes, I think this has much more to do with adult's insecurities than harm to children. More and more, we have this image of children as innocent, fragile and totally lacking in critical thinking. Unfortunately, this might turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instead of teaching children about the real world, or about critical thinking, we try to shelter them from it.
I'm not saying that children are just little adults, but we can't help them mature by treating them as though they cannot handle anything.

Personally, I am MUCH more concerned about children being exposed to large amounts of publicity. Especially now that psychologists are used to target at the vulnerabilities of children.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
I am seriously thinking of starting an `anti-PC' brigade.
Sign me up!! I'll march in that parade any old day!!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Snuffelupogus was one of my favorite characters. And now you're telling me that he was just a delusion and Big Bird never really saw him???? Now THAT is going to induce trauma!
Not only for kids, but what about Big Bird?!?!? What will his reaction be when he hears his best friend was a figment of his imagination!?!?!?

Talk about screwing someone up for life!



Sarcasm aside, some people need to be kicked firmly & squarely in the behinds until their heads spin.
post #15 of 16
LOL!
Really?! That is just too much.
Santa Clause eats cookies, better remind him to count. Make those cookies oatmeal with no oil. Actually, cookies aren't good, make that carrots. Carrots have a lot of sugar, so make that celery. Plain celery sticks. And how sterotypical to have only a man giving these presents and a wife at home, better get Mrs. Claus out there too, helping pass out presents. And how in the heck does Santa know when you are sleeping and awake, and know if you are bad or good? Sounds stalkerish, very scary. Better change that too. And his "list" wastes too much paper, so better change that too.
post #16 of 16
So Sesame Street gets a bad rating....but half of the new junk out ther is acceptable for our children to watch just saying....
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