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November 12, 2012


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Tv show your parents didn't want you watching

fairMaien Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And you might have still watched them without them knowing. What were yours?

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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't mean to brag, but I can't remember being banned from watching any TV show or cartoon (well, cartoons anyway, I had no interest in live action shows then and few appeal to me now). When I was a kid in the lower grades of school (perhaps 1, 2, 3) I remember many of my friends and classmates not even being allowed to watch the Simpson's because that was considered pretty rude in the early 90's :shh: After all - there was no South Park or Family Guy back then. Those cartoons make the Simpson's seem pretty mild by today's standards :giggle: My mother absolutely hated Ren & Stimpy, she told us numerous times that it was the most disgusting cartoon she's ever seen, but me and my brothers were a group of little boys - so we naturally loved it and my mother still let us watch it in spite of hating it herself (she wasn't fond of CatDog or Cow & Chicken either). South Park must have came out when I was like...still in the single-digits, so it's amazing I was allowed to watch that when NONE of my schoolfriends were (that sucked, I had no-one to talk to about it :grump:)

But you know what - my mother was confident enough in her ability to raise my brothers and I into decent kids and adults that she knew it was OK to just let us watch these controversial cartoons as long as we didn't repeat the language or behaviour demonstrated in there. And believe me, we did get in trouble if we tried, especially in public. But we were brought up to be better than that and realize that while it may be funny on TV - it's not appropriate in real life. That in itself is proof that good parenting can be a bigger influence on young kids than what they watch on TV :nod: (plus at that tender age I didn't understand most of the adult stuff in them anyway, half of all the jokes in South Park flew right over my head :slow:)
BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Anything anime related or young adult related. Young adult targeted stuff like Daria had cuss words in it, so they didn't like me watching that. Anime was just too...Japanese. It didn't make a lick of sense to them. They were okay with me watching it, but they made such a fuss over it that I never felt comfortable watching it in front of them. So I'd watch it, just not around them. So while these two things were taboo in the house hold...uproariously violent horror films and gay love stories were not, lmao. Me and mom watched romantic comedies featuring homosexual protagonists while me and dad watched zombies, vampires, ghosts, demons, and violence!! But no Daria or Tenchi. God help you if they find Daria or Tenchi!
Aaramus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was never allowed to watch South Park which I think was pretty fair, although I would stay up secretly to watch it, getting caught a few times. They wouldn't let me watch any soaps either, which I was rather pleased about to be honest.
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Other than "South Park" and "Family Guy", one cartoon show that my parents (particularly my father) didn't want me watching when I was younger was "The Ren & Stimpy Show" just because it was really gross for a kids show.
Flying-Waffles Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
My parents hated when I watched Courage the Cowardly Dog as a child. Strangely enough, I was allowed to watch pretty much anything else.
PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
As a pre-teen, my mother didn't want me to view Futurama and Teen Titans, the former because of the dirty jokes (that I missed at a younger age) and the latter because of the action content. Which is terribly ironic because she watches CSI, NCIS etc. She hated the Simpsons, but I had my father to watch it with.
They can't do a thing now, I'm old enough to select my own viewing pleasures.
Orange-Zeppelin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My parents have never been very strict about what I watch, but I recall not being allowed to watch Veggie Tales because it's "Evangelist propaganda".
SoloDarkness55 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have too many to list, but I watch South Park secretly.
EverPetals Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Porn(Not that I did or anything...).
Cave-Cat-87 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
When Pokemon and Digimon first came out, my mom wouldn't let me watch them, until after a while when I started watching quite a number of episodes while she was in the room.
calicokatt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, my parents really didn't care. My mom hated Sailor Moon tho. I guess she didn't like the style or something, I dunno. I used to love that show when I was a kid. I could care less about anime and stuff now. My parents and I watched The Simpsons together all the time! My dad even laughed at some things in South Park when he caught some of it. I'm thankful that my parents were cool about the stuff I watched on tv. Hell, my mom and I used to love watching horror movies!
x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
South Park, and (she didn't know we watched) Drawn Togehter. There were plenty of shows and movies that I saw when I was little because of my older sister, and all. c:
MelodyMoose Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ren and Stimpy
Didj Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This topic interests me because my mother had this supernatural power where she always walked into the worst possible moment of a TV show I'd be watching. I could be watching the most beautiful dramatic thought-provoking piece of art ever created. As soon as the rape scene comes on, my mother would walk in the room and be all like "What the hell are you watching!?"

To answer your question: South Park was a big one. So was Duckman. Pokemon sort of until I explained to my parents that the cute animals were not actually killing each other when they battled.
WishingUnderThatStar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dead Like Me. I think I was 8 years old at the time so my parents weren't that happy about it.
MeowPic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
South Park. I was young and curious. I remember it being on late at night so I would sneak down and watch it on mute with the subtitles.
Fisherella Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hogan's Heroes!!!
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Pokemon, but only during the whole jeebus scare.
Jem! And The Simpsons, believe it or not. Yeah, low tolerance for 'weird'. I was something like 5 when Jem was on, and 10 when The Simpsons came out.

After that I basically just got the idea that it would be better to do my TV watching on my own.
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