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Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The 49th Ronin on August 23, 2006, 04:19:46 PM
http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-oe-stein15aug15,0,4566389.story (http://http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-oe-stein15aug15,0,4566389.story)

All kids TV has gone downhill. It doesn't just seem that way because we're grown-ups now, it has actually turned to shit. Sure, there are a few good ideas that get aired, but the majority is toy commercials and fluff-pablum-drivel aired five times a day. And it's affecting the standards too. What was once an internationally revered show featuring a nurturing environment to educate basic math, language, and social skills has turned into 'Look at Me!' theater.

I blame the day PBS gave Lamb Chop's time-slot to Barney.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: tss1011 on August 23, 2006, 04:39:53 PM
I usually don't think Joel Stein's columns are funny, but I'm relieved someone shares my hatred for Elmo.  I never liked him, even watching the show growing up.

I don't watch much kids' TV these days, so I can't comment on its general quality.  To its credit, Sesame Street did do a good L&O spoof (Law and Order: Special Letters Unit).  Admittedly this will fly over kids' heads, and it's questionable to introduce them to a sex-crimes show, but as an L&O fan I liked it enough to forgive them for introducing Abby Cadabby.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The Purple Parrot on August 23, 2006, 05:10:16 PM
I don't understand how people had a hard time figuring out why present day children are obese. I blame it on TV. We weren't obese because we were imitating Legends of the Hidden Temple and GUTS and other live action shows when we were kids. There are no more live action shows for kids to imitate now. It's all Spongebob. *vomits*
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: tss1011 on August 23, 2006, 06:08:50 PM
Why didn't I think of that?!?!  That's my solution to childhood obesity...build a temple and have them run through it in under three minutes.  If they don't make it, no dinner, kids!
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The 49th Ronin on August 23, 2006, 06:42:13 PM
Or a fate worse than death:

Health food!
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: tss1011 on August 23, 2006, 06:44:24 PM
That's still better than GeoSafari.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: Olmec on August 24, 2006, 07:29:02 AM
Haha, I love Lamp-Chop. I still think I have some tapes & a little plush. Haha, loved those days.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The Purple Parrot on August 24, 2006, 08:00:45 AM
Quote from: ""Carveyfan""
Or a fate worse than death:

Health food!


OMG, that would scare me into running through the temple at top speed. :shock:
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: PhantomBPR on August 26, 2006, 03:18:44 PM
MOVED

This is actually a normal topic. Because this is not spam, I've moved it to the Dark Forest. Carry on.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: kamehemeha on September 25, 2006, 10:00:06 AM
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends, insults it and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The Purple Parrot on September 25, 2006, 10:03:35 AM
kamehameha... you might've meant to post a new topic or something because that post has like nothing to do with this thread... :P

But in response, just ignore him.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The Mandarin Hand on September 25, 2006, 10:15:51 AM
Quote from: ""kamehemeha""
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?

Does his hatred of a TV show you like cause the hurting of your feelings?

So, you're hurt because this guy doesn't like Legends?

SERIOUSLY?
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 25, 2006, 12:22:13 PM
Quote from: ""Renegade Pancake""
Quote from: ""kamehemeha""
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?
Does his hatred of a TV show you like cause the hurting of your feelings?

So, you're hurt because this guy doesn't like Legends?

SERIOUSLY?


Our generation is so emo. Be happy you are of the previous one.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: kamehemeha on September 25, 2006, 01:19:54 PM
Quote from: ""Renegade Pancake""
Quote from: ""kamehemeha""
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends, insults it, and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?
Does his hatred of a TV show you like cause the hurting of your feelings?

So, you're hurt because this guy doesn't like Legends?

SERIOUSLY?


OK, maybe that's exagerating.  But I was angry.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: tss1011 on September 25, 2006, 09:09:29 PM
Oh, you emo young'uns.  This kid is really pathetic for thinking that insulting an old children's show will make him look cool.  That said, however, this shouldn't be bothering you nearly as much as it is...like I've said in other threads, not everyone will share your opinions.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: ElJarhead on September 29, 2006, 01:34:22 AM
Now back to our original topic.  :D

Children's programming really does seem pretty bad nowadays. I can't comment on stuff for little kids, but I sometimes babysit for kids in the later elementary grades, and I can attest to the fact that Nickelodeon has really gone waaaay downhill. It's basically obnoxious cartoons with obnoxious commercials. It's yet another reason why I'm planning to greatly restrict my future children's TV watching unless the kids' networks get their act together. (Remember when Nickelodeon had live-action TV?)
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: The 49th Ronin on September 29, 2006, 09:14:57 AM
I'm gonna go the opposite route and become a television-show... maker... guy... whaterver it's called.

I'll bring dignity back to the orange splat and green slime.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: PhantomBPR on September 29, 2006, 10:45:10 AM
And I'll be writing the books that become the movies that become the spin offs that becocme the cartoon spin offs poorly done by future Nick.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: Toltendo on July 14, 2009, 05:11:29 PM
Quote from: ""The 49th Ronin""
I'm gonna go the opposite route and become a television-show... maker... guy... whaterver it's called.

I'll bring dignity back to the orange splat and green slime.


and if they won't bring back Legends, then I'll have to. It may take some hard work, but my task will be complete.
Title: The decline of children's television
Post by: Notundercovercop327 on July 14, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
Ronin 47 wrote a fanfic that would absoulutly work in real life called legends of the cable box. Although I'm sure it would be impossible to clear. IT would have to be cleared through stone stanley, Nickelodeon an Ronin. I want to see that show.