In the new Scooby-Doo movie Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, Daphne gets cursed – and as a result of the curse, grows from a “size two to a size eight.” Clearly, growing to a size eight — way smaller than the average American woman — is the worst thing that could befall a girl and a great lesson for the kids! More
I hate kid’s shows, but there are exceptions to every rule, so here are 10 that aren’t completely awful. More
There’s nothing more fun than watching an episode of The Simpson’s 15 years later, only to realize that the show is just as funny, if not funnier, than it was when you were a kid. I may be biased, but I truly love the 90s. There was something about the grungy culture and alternative music that made me feel like the coolest high schooler on the block. I also firmly believe it was the perfect time in history because our generation got to enjoy the introduction of the Internet and the cell phone, before every baby was born with an iPad in their hands. More
I’m pretty positive the creators and writers of young children programs are high as a fucking kite. Whatever it is they are on, when they come up with episodes, I just want to say, “I’d like some of that! How else am I going to get through these shows, without drugs?” More
Last night was the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and my family didn’t watch it. Because my kids had no interest in watching it. I don’t know if my kids are too old, my youngest is nine, or if we are all just grossly out-of-touch with what is considered popular these days, but when I asked my kids if they wanted to watch the show and I told them Mark Wahlberg was hosting, they had no idea who that was. Except my teenager who made a joke about The Funky Bunch. More
One of the best part about cartoons from the 80′s is that a lot of the times during commercial breaks they would should these amazing public service announcements so that kids could get their learn on while rocking out to the Holograms. Thanks to you tube, you can enjoy some of the Jem ones from back in the day, which cover everything from not touching down power lines to why you shouldn’t shoplift to not stealing your parents prescription drugs. Everything a kid should know! More
Sure, it would be great if our young children never spent any time zoned out on the couch, mindlessly consuming Nickelodeon and Disney shows by the hour. But let’s be realistic. Modern kids are going to watch a little television. So wouldn’t you like to know how to make that experience do the littlest damage? Of course you would. And we’re going to tell you. More
In some ways, I cannot believe that anyone is trying to revamp Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, the classic TV show that just wouldn’t seem complete without the kind smile and comfy sweater of the man himself. In other ways, I’m shocked it took networks this long come out with a Mr. Rogers‘ remake. After all, that’s what the entertainment industry does. They find ways to turn classic things into obnoxious versions of themselves. More
In today’s news, you constantly see articles about how the media is hurting, exploiting, and brain washing young children. You hear parents talk about limited TV time because of all the garbage their kids have been watching. You fight a constant battle with your own kids about shutting off their screens and going outside to do something. You think about how bad Hannah Montana is, and how pointless The Suite Life On Deck seems. And then you think about all the quality TV you watched as a kid.
Maybe the reason parents have such an issue with their kids watching TV today is because of how crappy the shows have actually become. More
When I think about cartoons for girls, it’s easy to imagine lots of princesses and fairies. The traditional examples of girlhood on television normally involve little ponies or supportive sidekicks. When it comes to strong and intelligent cartoon characters, I often find my daughter asking, “Mom, are there any girls in this show?” But that isn’t the case with these new cartoons, which all feature strong and assertive female role models. More
The Good News: The yellow, red and purple Wiggles have decided to hang up their mock turtle necks and retire from annoying parents everywhere.
The Bad News: Disney is replacing them with three new Wiggles and continuing on with this obnoxious show.
How I wish that this would be the end of The Wiggles. And while we’re at it, here’s a couple other children’s TV shows that I wouldn’t miss. More
Remember back in the good ol’ days, when Mickey Mouse was just a guy who wanted to hang out with pals and steal a kiss from a girl with a polka-dot bow? Back in Mickey’s innocent heyday, he whistled and helped his friends get out of trouble. That Mickey, he was a stand-up guy.
The Mickey Mouse of today looks a little different. And with catch phrases like, “I’m the mouse that’s gonna rock the house,” Mickey sounds a little different too. Apparently, Mickey got an update. More
Non-educational television has been taking a bit of a hit lately. It can hurt your child’s attention span and parent-child communication. But there’s one television show that we can’t quit in our house. I just don’t know what my daughter would do if she couldn’t watch She-Ra. Every evening after bath time, she wants to cuddle up with the Princess of Power and watch her take on the Horde.