Inappropriate Humor on Tv?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I know I am a bit old fashioned on some things. Esp things on tv that my kids might see.

    I caught a commercial for the new show "in the motherhood" that starts on ABC in a couple of weeks. The show is all about 3 or 4 women and their kids and pregnancy and families.

    In the commercial the women are at one table having coffee and there are 3 kids, looked under 10 or so, at a smaller table. One of the adults turns to the kids and says, "Guess what? Aunt Jane hasn't has sex since the baby was conceived!"

    And another woman (pregnant) says, "Not me. 2 hours ago and I got free cable!"

    In an adult comedy this wouldn't bug me. But the comments were not said between women with kids near them. They were said TO the kids.

    I just find it so WRONG. I know I won't watch this, but do the rest of you think this way about it? Or am I hopelessly old fashioned and prudish?

    Is this the standard for "funny" in family time television now? :confused:
  2. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    If you're old fashioned, so am I. Its wrong.

    Like the line in that Toby Keith songs says, "I stand by my right to speak freely, but I worry 'bout what my kids learn from tv". in my humble opinion, we have (and should retain) the right to say what we want, but we seem to have lost track of that moral obligation that sometimes we shouldn't.
  3. Star*

    Star* call 911


    But have you noticed that since the economy has been in the toilet - the commercials for enhancements, and viagra, and stuff like that have almost disappeared? DF and I have a theory - no one wants MORE kids when you can't afford to feed the ones you have.
  4. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Yeah, I heard this from another room and didn't even see who was hearing this, but it "rubbed me the wrong way" to hear it as an adult speaking to another adult, let alone a child...... can't even imagine it was said to be funny, just sad..... Don't think I will be tuning in for this one......
  5. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    I wish we had the option of "PG" rated channels. Even on shows rated appropriate for my kids the commericals are awful.
  6. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I agree; there's too much inappropriate stuff on TV.

    I'm pretty much a free speech person and I would not like to live in a world where everything we see, hear, and read has to be appropriate for 5 year olds. BUT - when I read a book that is only for adults, or go to an R or X rated movie or play, or buy a CD with a warning label, or even watch cable TV, I know what to expect and I would not expose my grandkids to that. But what is on TV in family viewing time on the main channels should be stuff that you don't have to sit and censor every word. Of course, I'm not a big TV fan and I don't necessarily think kids should be watching all that TV anyway, but a lot of them do and so we have to live with that. So why can't they put this stuff on late at night? I think the powers that be don't even know what is appropriate and what isn't - that seems to be the world we live in these days.
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    This show is called "In The Motherhood" and will be on at 8pm/7pm central time. So at 7pm, when a LOT of families are starting to watch tv, a classic FAMILY tv time, there will be this kind of nastiness.

    If someone said that about me to anyone, much less a group of kids (at least in the tone that it was said in this commercial) I would be out the door. NOT trying to defend myself or explain to a bunch of kids that I had had sex.

    I just think it is gross to have this on when kids can see it. MAYBE in a 9pm timeslot, when many of the younger kids are in bed or settling down to go to sleep.

    Why can't we have funny and TASTEFUL comedy on tv anymore?
  8. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I saw this Disney show, it was on in easy child's room when he was in 6th grade. It was about some young 5th or 6th grade kids, and it was all about -this one cheating on that one, whose boyfriend is doing what- and everyone on the show had a boyfriend. The subject matter was so wrong for a 6th grade kid to be watching, and it was DISNEY! I'm old, I guess.