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KC Jones
12-21-2008, 10:51 AM
I'm freaking pissed! :cuss:

I just had to deal with an upset 3 year old and an older one full of questions. Why?

Because Cartoon network just aired a spot for nip tuck at 9:30am on Sunday morning while they are watching Tom and Jerry's Nutcracker Holiday Special. WTF?!?! What the hell is wrong with these people. It's bad enough that Adult Swim is based on east coast time, so I have to make sure the kids don't have Cartoon Network on before 7am because they might see spots for Blood+, Metalocalypse, or something else along those lines.

It's just like CBS showing all the CSI spots during football games. I have to keep a finger on the remote at all times unless I want my 3 year old introduced to pictures of dead bodies, strong sexual innuendo, and backdrops of flowing blood and gore stained weapons.

I'm no big fan of censorship, but seriously can't we just have something that makes sure commercials are appropriate for the age range of a shows target audience? The V chip stuff only blocks based on program content, but they can shove anything they want down the pipe for a commerical at any time.

morphius
12-21-2008, 10:56 AM
Or all the gory movie commercials, I'm right there with ya.

Adept Havelock
12-21-2008, 10:58 AM
I can sympathize, but you will NEVER see the TV industry support anything that disrupts paid advertisers, nor advertising their own shows.

JMO.

Buehler445
12-21-2008, 11:11 AM
My recommendation to you is to issue a letter to the parent company of Cartoon Network. State the situation. Tell them that it is unacceptable and that you are strongly considering blocking the channel completely.

They can charge more dollars to advertising if they have high viewership. If their viewership falls, they lose money.

It probably won't help, but that is likely the best you can do to rectify the problem.

patteeu
12-21-2008, 02:11 PM
Isn't pro football a little too violent for your kids anyway?

Frazod
12-21-2008, 02:44 PM
The level of gore in shows like CSI and Bones is amazing - it would have drawn an R rating in movies not long ago. And yes, the spots can be a bit much.

The ones that really bother me, though, are the boner drugs that are endlessly broadcast during games and all other kinds of shows that kids watch. I don't have kids, but I wouldn't want to have to explain what "erectile dysfunction" is to a five-year-old while watching a friggin baseball game. That crap should not be allowed.

mikeyis4dcats.
12-21-2008, 02:55 PM
you lost all credibility when complaining about CSI commercials.

KC Jones
12-21-2008, 03:41 PM
Isn't pro football a little too violent for your kids anyway?

no.

aturnis
12-21-2008, 04:11 PM
Don't let them watch cartoon network. Fuck, is that so hard?

aturnis
12-21-2008, 04:11 PM
you lost all credibility when complaining about CSI commercials.

agreed.

Mojo Rising
12-21-2008, 04:31 PM
I have a 3 year old also and I just Tivo a bunch of shows off of Noggin. Noggin doesn't have any commercials. Which help helps prevent the "Daddy I want that." whenever they advertise a toy. Every once in a while my wife ot I will accidentally select a show off of a station that has commercials and I delete them off my Tivo immediately.

StcChief
12-21-2008, 06:09 PM
but in your own pre-screened videos.... don't depend on Cartoon network to babysit your kids.

KC Jones
12-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Heh - Chiefsplanet never disappoints. I decide to let my kids watch a Tom and Jerry Holiday special and somehow I'm guilty of "depending on Cartoon Network to babysit my kids."

Demonpenz
12-21-2008, 07:42 PM
Nip tuck is pretty sweet actually

triple
12-21-2008, 08:10 PM
i really wish it were illegal to advertise boner pills on TV

Buehler445
12-21-2008, 08:46 PM
Nip tuck is pretty sweet actually

It's back on??? I thought the guy left or something.

bango
12-21-2008, 08:50 PM
i really wish it were illegal to advertise boner pills on TV

Then how the heck are bonerless guys going to know about them then?

Swanman
12-21-2008, 09:43 PM
The level of gore in shows like CSI and Bones is amazing - it would have drawn an R rating in movies not long ago. And yes, the spots can be a bit much.

The ones that really bother me, though, are the boner drugs that are endlessly broadcast during games and all other kinds of shows that kids watch. I don't have kids, but I wouldn't want to have to explain what "erectile dysfunction" is to a five-year-old while watching a friggin baseball game. That crap should not be allowed.

And you can't say "take a poop" on the radio. This country is all f-d up in what it allows to show/say and what it doesn't allow.

eazyb81
12-22-2008, 09:53 AM
I watched Nightmare on Elm Street with my cousins when I was 3 and I turned out fine. :)

Guru
12-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Then how the heck are bonerless guys going to know about them then?Fuck'em

Guru
12-22-2008, 10:57 AM
The level of gore in shows like CSI and Bones is amazing - it would have drawn an R rating in movies not long ago. And yes, the spots can be a bit much.

The ones that really bother me, though, are the boner drugs that are endlessly broadcast during games and all other kinds of shows that kids watch. I don't have kids, but I wouldn't want to have to explain what "erectile dysfunction" is to a five-year-old while watching a friggin baseball game. That crap should not be allowed.Right there with ya on that. those drive my wife and I nuts. Especially the damned Enzyte commercials with Bob. The humor is great but come on!!! personally, I think all those commercials should air after 10 pm.

As far as the TV shows and movies, sex sells unfortunately and this society thinks its OK to fuck anything that moves. I pretty much have my finger on the remote at all times during commercials.

TinyEvel
12-22-2008, 11:21 AM
Video games are HIGHLY regulated in terms of the ESRB rating. If it's an M-rated game, we cannot run it on any daypart, including the NFL, no matter what the commercial shows.

Guru
12-22-2008, 11:41 AM
Video games are HIGHLY regulated in terms of the ESRB rating. If it's an M-rated game, we cannot run it on any daypart, including the NFL, no matter what the commercial shows.seems like I remember seeing Halo commercials during NFL games in the past. Maybe not though.

Frazod
12-22-2008, 04:17 PM
Video games are HIGHLY regulated in terms of the ESRB rating. If it's an M-rated game, we cannot run it on any daypart, including the NFL, no matter what the commercial shows.

Maybe you can tell us, being in that industry - why do the boner drug commercials get a pass? Do they just grease enough palms with so much money that they are unchallengeable?

KCFalcon59
12-22-2008, 04:25 PM
Maybe you can tell us, being in that industry - why do the boner drug commercials get a pass? Do they just grease enough palms with so much money that they are unchallengeable?

All them old bastards in congress are on them.

Hell it's all over the radio too. Drives me fucking nuts.

Guru
12-22-2008, 05:18 PM
All them old bastards in congress are on them.

Hell it's all over the radio too. Drives me ****ing nuts.

The Christmas Enzyte commercial with Bob as Santa is really over the top.:shake:

TinyEvel
12-22-2008, 05:42 PM
Maybe you can tell us, being in that industry - why do the boner drug commercials get a pass? Do they just grease enough palms with so much money that they are unchallengeable?

Man, GOOD QUESTION. I was watching the game with my 8 year-old daughter and had to pause ASAP.

Boon
12-22-2008, 10:26 PM
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Jewish Rabbi
12-22-2008, 11:48 PM
Anyone know the number for the whaaaaaaaaaaaambulance?