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knives
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Re: Kids Television

#51 Post by knives » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:19 am

I'm pretty sure The Rugrats did a comedic take on that topic.

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Re: Kids Television

#52 Post by The Narrator Returns » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:49 am

I just found out this thread exists, so I'll use it to express my anger towards the Television Critics Association's snub of Adventure Time in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming. How is Switched At Birth more deserving of the award than AT?

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Re: Kids Television

#53 Post by knives » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:37 pm

Hopefully Avatar gets it this year though. Who would have thought McCarthyism and racism would be tackled so maturely in a kids' fantasy show.

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Re: Kids Television

#54 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:58 pm


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Re: Kids Television

#55 Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:39 pm

I loved Mr. Wizard's World and Don Herbert, but this is just great. Brought back lots of good memories too.

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Re: Kids Television

#56 Post by Matt » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:55 pm

Ha! I always thought he was kind of crotchety.

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Re: Kids Television

#57 Post by domino harvey » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:52 pm

Jeff wrote:I loved Mr. Wizard's World and Don Herbert, but this is just great. Brought back lots of good memories too.
This was hilarious, and there's a second video

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Re: Adventure Time

#58 Post by knives » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:57 pm

Mr Sausage wrote:The season 4 episode, The Sons of Mars, is one of the weirdest, funniest things I've ever seen. Where was this level of imagination and creative freedom in the kids' shows of my youth? (tho', honestly, I've forgotten most of them, so that's not a fair question).
The Jay Ward cartoons while severely cheaper certainly had similar levels of imagination and creativity though usually that was in dialogue because like I said, cheap.

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Re: Adventure Time

#59 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:13 pm

I remember watching Rocky & Bullwinkle and Dudley Dooright, tho' I don't remember anything about the shows themselves.

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Re: Adventure Time

#60 Post by matrixschmatrix » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:22 pm

They're well worth a watch, though they're padded with repeated material to a sinful degree.

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Re: Adventure Time

#61 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:39 pm

I actually remember Earthworm Jim being pretty wild and imaginative (and surprisingly irreverent for a kid's cartoon based on a video game). Wonder if it holds up. It was my favourite tv show when I was 8 or 9.

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Re: Adventure Time

#62 Post by Shrew » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:07 pm

I guess I was an unwitting slave to Steven Spielberg as a kid, since my favorites were Freakazoid, Tiny Toons, and Animaniacs. Someone actually got me the first season of Freakazoid for my birthday 2 weeks ago. It's half clever meta-humor, a quarter dated 90s references, and a quarter sheer obnoxiousness.

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Re: Adventure Time

#63 Post by Murdoch » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:47 pm

I loved Freakazoid. The theme song still makes me laugh ("Something better's on TV").

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Re: Adventure Time

#64 Post by knives » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:04 am

Freakazoid definitely is pretty genius. I rewatched a month back the episode where he prevents Pearl Harbor and the conclusion struck me as ballsy and pretty funny (the ultimate sign that the world is improved is that Rush Limbaugh is a liberal).

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Re: Kids Television

#65 Post by Movie-Brat » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:54 pm

I'm curious to know if anyone here has seen Steven Universe as it seems to be a very solid show so far. I know Frybo and Cat Fingers have some hilariously disturbing moments that really in a way has me appreciating as a Horror movie buff.

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Re: Kids Television

#66 Post by dx23 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:52 am


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Re: Kids Television

#67 Post by knives » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:55 am

There goes my work week.


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Re: Kids Television

#69 Post by Feego » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:13 pm

Looks like a pretty dull affair. Just watch the legendary "Jessie's Song" episode from the original show and call it a day.

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Re: Kids Television

#70 Post by Minkin » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:54 pm


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Re: Kids Television

#71 Post by domino harvey » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:05 pm

I would never wear that but I can appreciate it

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Re: Kids Television

#72 Post by Movie-Brat » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:47 pm

At first, I thought that was something from Are You Afraid of the Dark.

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Re: Kids Television

#73 Post by Gregory » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:15 pm

Zeke the Plumber

"Your dead kids don't trump his constitutional rights."

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Re: Kids Television

#74 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Mr Ratburn revealed to be gay and marries his boyfriend in the next season of Arthur— would be a little more progressive if they didn’t automatically go to the prissy intellectual character in the show to “out,” but on the other hand Mr Ratburn is also the best character so it’s cool that he’s in the news. Also Jane Lynch as Mr Ratburn’s sister? I’m there

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Re: Kids Television

#75 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon May 13, 2019 9:04 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:53 pm
but on the other hand Mr Ratburn is also the best character
Listen here, I will not allow you to disrespect the good name of Buster Baxter.

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