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Posted Dec 31, 2003 @ 11:41 PM

Has anyone seen Space Ghost Coast To Coast (I think that's the show)? I managed to see and hear some of it tonite and while it is an animated show, the humor is very much adult, complete with sexual innuendoes, double entedres and bleeped out words.

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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 9:16 AM

Has anyone seen Space Ghost Coast To Coast (I think that's the show)?

Space Ghost is funny as hell, but I don't think it was ever even remotely promoted as a kid's show. It usually comes on very late at night and is most definitely adult humor. This is a great example of what was said upthread: animation alone doesn't make something a show for kids.

OT: Space Ghost is back on? What station??

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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 11:33 AM

It's part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. Every Sunday Night.

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Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 2:22 AM

I heard Angela Andaconda's going on Nickelodeon. It was a show on Fox Family now ABC Family, with stop motion(?) animation using photos. I was wondering why it had a TV Y7 rating until I remembered these moments...

-One of Angela's friends using the word "shuttlecock" while playing badmintion, while being stared at weirdly...

-An uncle of one of the kids have a mirror on his bedroom ceiling

-Much, much more.

Inuyasha isn't a kids show, but Miroku, the perverted monk cracks my shit up.

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Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 2:30 AM

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Edited by YME, Feb 19, 2008 @ 4:41 PM.


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Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 12:06 PM

to follow up on the brief mention of Recess earlier...
i really miss the old days of ABC's One Saturday Morning in like 1996-98...
i'm a die hard Recess fan, not so much for 'Adult Moments on Kids Shows', but for the very smart little asides... like when Spinelli is entered by the Ashleys into the Little Miss Blush beauty contest, there's a teensy fragment of a moment when a buncha girls dressed as lipgloss tubes dance off the stage singing "we're the girls who didn't win" -- like, who's that joke sposed to be for? i like to think: ME!

but PepperAnn was another excellent original One Saturday Morning show-- every episode was full of grownup jokes... nothing dirty, nothing too-clever-by-half, just funny things that typically referenced a 25+agegroup...

presently, the only show i've found that sorta does this is The Proud Family -- which i love. i personally can't stand SpongeBob...

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 3:17 PM

Okay, the Rugrats movie (the first one, I've sadly seen all three) when Didi is at her baby shower, someone comments that you can hardly tell that she's pregnant, then says how she carrying the baby high. Stu says, "Riding high, it's a guy," and Charlotte follows that up with "Born under Venus, look for a..." which gets cut off.
I watched that with some kids I was babysitting and cracked up.
BTW, I don't have a problem with adult moments in cartoons only if they can safely fly over the kids' heads. It's things like Hilary Duff's clothing that pisses me off.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 4:49 PM

I think SMTV live owns this thread


Yes, so true. I remember one show, Dec told the audience 'When I came in this morning the secretary said I had a big package... and look what she gave me! *holds up bag of kids letters*'
So many moments on this show were adult-orientated and you could always tell the kids in the background didn't quite get it.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 6:49 PM

One of my favorite SpongeBob's is one I watched with my niece and nephew. SpongeBob and Patrick learn a bad word, and each time they say it, it's bleeped by dolphin squeaking or horn blowing. I had to hold back my laughter so my nephew wouldn't figure out that I KNEW what they were really saying. It was a 15 minute adult moment that we all loved.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 8:18 PM

Yakko looks straight into the "camera", blows everyone a kiss, and says "Goodnight everybody".


Heh - I love the "Goodnight, everybody" bits. One of my favorites involved the Warners trashing Dr. Skratchensniff's lab, including his bust of - Einstein? (I'm guessing it was Einstein, but I could be wrong.) The good doctor roars "Qvit playink vit mein bust!", which of course prompts the "Mwwwaaah! Goodnight, everybody!"

Good stuff. Gawd, I miss Animaniacs.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 8:40 PM

Ooh, ooh, once in a medieval setting Yakko was traipsing around the castle halls with Hello Nurse, and she says "Sire--" and he cuts her off with "Wait 'til we're alone."

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:47 PM

(snip)

Edited by YME, Feb 19, 2008 @ 4:41 PM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 1:17 AM

Here's a fav from the cartoon Justice League

Hawkgirl: That's fast.

Flash: (i'm paraphrasing) Yeah, I'm the fastest man alive.

Hawkgirl: That probably explains why you can't get a date.

Flash: Yeah....Hey, what does that mean?

I was all like, oh, sh*t!! and started laughing, much to the confusion of my little sis. She was so mad, and I could NOT stop laughing. Although i suppose it COULD have been taken innocently [/yeah right]

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Posted Jan 8, 2004 @ 11:01 PM

Ohh, I loved the Nosferatu Spongebob cameo too - inspired me to buy my brother the DVDs for his birthday!

One of my favourites is on Pokemon (I used to watch with my little brothers, and yeah, it was fun). I can't quite remember the situation, but James somehow got locked in a wardrobe. When he finally escaped, he was dressed in a very festive feathery outfit, happily shouting 'I'm out of the closet!!!' Cracked me up so much -I always had my suspicions about that one!

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 6:04 AM

One of my favourites is on Pokemon (I used to watch with my little brothers, and yeah, it was fun). I can't quite remember the situation, but James somehow got locked in a wardrobe. When he finally escaped, he was dressed in a very festive feathery outfit, happily shouting 'I'm out of the closet!!!' Cracked me up so much -I always had my suspicions about that one!


Dude, James, I watched your damn show for 2 years. You were so far out of the closet that the closet was a speck in the distance.

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 7:49 AM

On Oswald, Fred Savage does the voice of the title character, a purple octopus who wears a bowler hat and owns a dog named Weenie. (Here's the windup...)

...And the pitch: In one episode, Oswald has a banana sitting on a table in his house. He awakens the next morning to find that it's expanded to gargantuan proportions. He exclaims to his dog, "My banana, Weenie, it's grown overnight!" Remove the first comma, and you have the subject line of 80 percent of the spam e-mail I receive.

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 8:00 AM

Speaking upthead of Bill Nye, My Favorite Science Guy, I (sort of)remember a interview with him in which he said he was censored on all most every thing about reproduction (because you mustn't say penis or vagina on a kids show!). I think there were even some issuse over flower sex.

I'd much rather have my boy hear a funny little lecture from Bill then to have him seeing (child) Buttercup maybe giving an adult a condom. Wouldn't life be simpler if kids only watched PBS?

Now that my son is a only 2 years from full on teenhood I don't know whether to censor more or less. He is starting to get more of the innuendo, starting to understand more of the adult jokes. I can't undo letting him watch, and grow to love, The Simpsons. That was a mistake. But then again having existential discussions with an eleven year old about why dogs were chosen to represent the opressed in Samurai Jack (which has mythic status in our household) is gratifying.

It's almost impossible to shield from sexuality on tv anymore. Unless a child watched only disney/nick/toon they are going to see a Viagra ad. They advertise during the fucking news! I have had to answer this question-Mom, what's erectile dysfunction?

Edited by winkleworn, Jan 9, 2004 @ 8:02 AM.


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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 12:35 PM

I have had to answer this question-Mom, what's erectile dysfunction?

And your screen-name is winkleworn. Ah, there are no coincidences, my friends. B")

I was a big fan of the Ralph Bakshi Mighty Mouse cartoons. SO many jokes for the older crowd. From the return of the retired Mighty Heroes (they became accountants) to the ep where Mighty finds himself in a Flintstones/Jetsons parody & a Scooby Doo spoof ('Rinky Dink', the dog with a speech impediment and an ethnically diverse group of friends)- MM was awesome.

Edited by JedimasterElvis, Jan 9, 2004 @ 12:35 PM.


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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 2:53 PM

Wicked wonder, I forgot about that. yea

I too thought of rugrats. remember the one they all got naked (except Chucky) ?? and tommy and Lil look at each other and Tommy says "Um, Lil can I ask you something?" and they cut away

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 3:30 PM

...And the pitch: In one episode, Oswald has a banana sitting on a table in his house. He awakens the next morning to find that it's expanded to gargantuan proportions. He exclaims to his dog, "My banana, Weenie, it's grown overnight!" Remove the first comma, and you have the subject line of 80 percent of the spam e-mail I receive


That is just wrong...Oswald's a Nick Jr. show!

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 3:44 PM

Ah, Animaniacs. The Pianist joke. The conjugate joke. The sire joke. Is this show available on DVD yet? That has to be the very best example of a two-level children's show.

Anyway, the dirtiest joke on television (I think, anyway) was on an animated show - The Simpsons, of course. In the Tomacco episode (I can't remember the ep name), when they're at the store to buy supplies, there's a sign in the window that says "Sneed's Feed and Seed (formerly Chuck's)" The funniest part is that The Simpsons was called one of the best family shows on television by a conservative family-values group.

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:33 PM

"Sneed's Feed and Seed (formerly Chuck's)"



I don't get it

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:39 PM

Me neither. 'Splainy?

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:44 PM

"Sneed's Feed and Seed (formerly Chuck's)"

Try replacing "Sneed's" with "Chuck's" and continuing to make all the words rhyme.

Sometimes the delayed reaction makes it that much funnier.

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:44 PM

Sneed's Feed and Seed (Formerly Chuck's):

Sneed, Feed, and Seed all rhyme.

What words that begin with F and S rhyme with "Chuck's"?

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:46 PM

Sneed, Feed, and Seed all rhyme.

Start over with "Chuck" and replicate the pattern.

It's always a pleasure to help corrupt young minds.


(edited to applaud the faster typists in our midst.)

Edited by Fearless Freep, Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:48 PM.


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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:47 PM

Ooo! I know! Fuck & Suck!

I didn't get the joke when I first saw it on the Simpsons. And usually I'm good with dirty jokes!

ETA: but wouldn't Sneed's Feed & Seed (formerly Chuck's) be Chuck's Feed & Seed?

Edited by JedimasterElvis, Jan 9, 2004 @ 4:48 PM.


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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 5:00 PM

ETA: but wouldn't Sneed's Feed & Seed (formerly Chuck's) be Chuck's Feed & Seed?


Technically, yeah, but then it wouldn't be funny...(smile)

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 5:02 PM

Now I know why I didn't get the joke when it first aired. Stupid, sexy brain! Stop overthinking!

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 6:04 PM

On Oswald, Fred Savage does the voice of the title character, a purple octopus who wears a bowler hat and owns a dog named Weenie. (Here's the windup...)

...And the pitch: In one episode, Oswald has a banana sitting on a table in his house. He awakens the next morning to find that it's expanded to gargantuan proportions. He exclaims to his dog, "My banana, Weenie, it's grown overnight!" Remove the first comma, and you have the subject line of 80 percent of the spam e-mail I receive.


*delurks*

this made me laugh SO hard.

*relurks*