I’m pretty sure that this is not the first time that you’ll stumble upon this “online protest” but this is one request most of us would agree and wishing to happen the soonest, right?
I personally think that the majority of the cartoon shows nowadays are going beyond the humor of their target audience.
How can I say so?
It started months ago when I baby sat my 6 year old nephew Nicky. Now, In this modern age its somewhat common for kids growing up to be strongly exposed to our kind of technology like the use of smartphones just to name a few. And being the only child and how normal it is for parents to go all out with their kids’ luxury you can only imagine how my nephew can handle iPad, smartphone and cable “kiddie” channels like a grown man.Thanks to my sister (sarcasm is purely intended *wink*)
This one day, just like any normal day when he would play with his iPad for hours and when he got bored
or its low batt, He’ll turn on the TV and watch anything that will capture his attention starting from Cartoon Network to Nick Jr. (I wish I can live like that again Ha-Ha!)
While browsing my phone and subconsciously eavesdropping on what’s on the T.V, I actually found myself laughing and this is not due to a random post on my Facebook timeline or how stupid is Arci Munoz’ drunk-acting with all her interviews just to be the cool
-drunk rocker girl, that I am laughing at but it’s the flow of the humor that got me hooked so I instantly check for what is being shown. I even thought, Maybe he changed the channel and it’s one of MTV’s reality show like Ridiculousness or maybe it’s 2 Broke Girls on ETC but to my surprise it’s THE UNCLE GRANDPA SHOW.
I was shocked
and at the same time I thought it’s pretty funny.
For once, I thought that the kind of humor
and include light green jokes being thrown is almost the same level with Saturday Night Live or Everybody hates Chris. I strongly said to myself What’s happening to the world? Do they really approve this kind of “fun” for kids?
So what I did is to stay still and watch the second episode (Because I don’t want to be a righteous cartoon show critic
/ bitch and ask my nephew to change the channel right away) To prove whether it’s just me “being a total TITA” or what not and it turns out that. YES. This is how kids oriented channels roll.
It’s kind of upsetting but who am I to criticize and stop it if I can just blog about it and express that if only we have the same type of shows, the ones that we used to enjoy every morning and afternoon, This planet should not worry to the extreme with how our generation will turn out years after.
I then realized that I feel bad especially for my beloved nieces and nephews (they are a total of 6)
How I wish that they got the chance to watch and experience what consumes our entire afternoon, shows that open our minds to things like
- Sharing cupcake with your friends is sweet and nice.
- Saying sorry to someone who you hurt is not cowardice, but being brave to accept mistakes and saying
the hardest word especially for adults,Sorry.
- A simple box can mean the entire world. It can be a house, a castle, a spaceship. Anything. You and your friends can still enjoy the simplicity of life as long as your imagination is soaring high.
- If you are 3 in a group, You all have to identify who likes the color orange, yellow or green and you are all good to go with how you will style your hair and how you will walk the hallway.
- Angelica is way creepy than Annabelle.
- Princess and Kate Sanders are the baddest bi*at*ch alive.
- Miranda Sanchez and Tawny Dean are your fashion pegs just because Sabrina is too mainstream.
- Tommy, Phil and Lil including their Mom are the coolest creatures ever.
By the end of each day, Whether you fail or succeed on something, You will have your family and friends to keep you warm, toasty and loved despite of everything.
This is something that I did not get
or at least for most of the parts on top when I last tried to watch a cartoon show. What I’ve witnessed is these shows imitating a celebrity or famous personality and from there they’ll get a cue on how to make it appealing to the children. I’m not even sure if they still consider the kids not only with the story lines but also with the appearance of the characters. I AM NOT, IN ALL ASPECT IS CONVINCED THAT THE FOLLOWING CAN MAKE ME SAY “OW, HOW CUUUUUUUUUUTE!
Mr. Gus, Muscle Man and Clarence.
If I am watching these shows. I know that I’ll have a good laugh. I had a fair share already. I even asked my friends to watch it and they also agreed that some of the contents are way too mature to its audience. Adults can enjoy it, but can’t we bring back the old type of kids show that we all used to love, watched and up to this date we all misses and still wishing to have?
I am also wondering why cartoons are no longer visible in the top local channels here in our country. Remember when all that is being shown are all cartoons? Starting from 3:00 PM onwards. There was also a time when GMA 7 had Ghost Fighter and Flame of Recca on their list of Telebabad shows right before their soap. Now. Even Soap Operas revolve around the idea of infidelity and revenge.
Wouldn’t it be nice to also be spare from all the dramas and BS and enjoy the simplicity of these shows. Awesome cartoon shows back in the day made me rush to get home as soon as I can to not miss any episodes.
One can agree that back in the day, It’s all about good stories with moral lessons and good animation that captures our young heart and fresh minds. If this is the kind of visual entertainment that kids these days grow up with. No one should worry how they will handle the different kinds of pressure and situation that might lead them into something else.
What I did as someone who wants nothing but the best for my nieces and nephew?
I talked to my sister and tell her that letting kids watch TV is one privilege while growing up but it comes with a consequence / consequences rather. Such as being exposed to mature visual appeal and selection of words that will be easily adapted and apply in the long run. We can only do so much and one of the most unselfish act to do is guide our children while letting them enjoy the perks of being a kid.
Are you a 90’s kid too?
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Till the next.
Moody Mina ❤