• 1 year 9 months ago
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    I feel they have. Regular Show, Drake and Josh, Icarly, Victorious, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball.
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      • 1 year 9 months ago
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      I disagree. It seems these days, espicially after 9/11, cartoons got a lot more politcially correct. Look at cartoons like Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life. Even though they were kid's shows, they had a lot of toilet humor and adult jokes that kids wouldn't understand, which was made them so great. Nowadays, a show like that wouldn't get away with all the adult jokes, without being censored, unfortunately.
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        • 1 year 8 months ago
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        ICarly actually isn't a bad show. I mean it's not something I'd watch as a 23 year old man, but if I was young enough, I would feel nostalgic for it in the future.
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          • 1 year 7 months ago
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          Most of the shows for children 3-5 are stripped down to essential educational and moral messages. There's very little story telling until you get to the 8+ shows it seems. But maybe they have gotten more mature in a way. There's more layers to the humor.
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            • 1 year 7 months ago
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            One thing is for sure, they are lacking a good ol' pair.
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              • 1 year 7 months ago
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              Rocko's Modern Life and Ren and Stimpy weren't kids shows. At all. They just happened to air on Nickelodeon. There was absolutely nothing in there for kids.
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                • 1 year 7 months ago
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                Those weren't exactly "adult" cartoons, but they had references that would fly over a kid's head. But alot of cartoons are made that way and not exactly to target small kids. The original Looney Tunes were'nt really made for kids but didn't all of us watch them as kids anyway? A true cartoon just for kids..something like Dora the Explorer would completely bore anyone older than it's intended audience.

                TheEducator wrote:
                Rocko's Modern Life and Ren and Stimpy weren't kids shows. At all. They just happened to air on Nickelodeon. There was absolutely nothing in there for kids.
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                  • 1 year 7 months ago
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                  Darthd102 wrote:
                  I feel they have. Regular Show, Drake and Josh, Icarly, Victorious, Adventure Time, Amazing World of Gumball.


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                    ^ I thought you were banned. What happened?
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                      • 1 year 7 months ago
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                      Maybe vkimo meant he banned sharkbate.
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                        • 1 year 7 months ago
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                        Ghost of Vapor wrote:
                        Maybe vkimo meant he banned sharkbate.


                        Retroman has 'banned' under his name, so maybe Vikmo just banned him. Hopefully it's for good.
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                          Derk wrote:
                          Ghost of Vapor wrote:
                          Maybe vkimo meant he banned sharkbate.


                          Retroman has 'banned' under his name, so maybe Vikmo just banned him. Hopefully it's for good.

                          No, he banned him the other day. At least, I thought he did.
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                            • 1 year 7 months ago
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                            thecrow174 wrote:
                            Derk wrote:
                            Ghost of Vapor wrote:
                            Maybe vkimo meant he banned sharkbate.


                            Retroman has 'banned' under his name, so maybe Vikmo just banned him. Hopefully it's for good.

                            No, he banned him the other day. At least, I thought he did.


                            Yeah, I thought so as well. Who knows. Maybe both of them got the boot.
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                              • 1 year 7 months ago
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                              Pinwheel wrote:
                              Those weren't exactly "adult" cartoons, but they had references that would fly over a kid's head. But alot of cartoons are made that way and not exactly to target small kids. The original Looney Tunes were'nt really made for kids but didn't all of us watch them as kids anyway? A true cartoon just for kids..something like Dora the Explorer would completely bore anyone older than it's intended audience.


                              How were they "not exactly adult" cartoons?" Every ounce of them was written for adults. Joe Murray even told Nickelodeon that he doesn't write for children, which they told him they were OK with. When your show does an entire episode about homophobia (Closet Clown), it's for adults. When your show makes fun of every aspect of deregulated American airlines, it's for adults.

                              We're not talking about references kids wouldn't get. A lot of cartoons have those. Rocko's Modern Life and Ren and Stimpy had entire plots that were aimed at adults. They were infinitely more sophisticated than garbage like Family Guy.
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                                • 1 year 7 months ago
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                                Well in that case I guess they weren't meant for kids! LOL I was betweeen 13-18 when those shows originally aired but where I got some of the references were adult or gross I don't remember anything about homophobia or airlines so I guess that did go over my head!

                                TheEducator wrote:
                                Pinwheel wrote:
                                Those weren't exactly "adult" cartoons, but they had references that would fly over a kid's head. But alot of cartoons are made that way and not exactly to target small kids. The original Looney Tunes were'nt really made for kids but didn't all of us watch them as kids anyway? A true cartoon just for kids..something like Dora the Explorer would completely bore anyone older than it's intended audience.


                                How were they "not exactly adult" cartoons?" Every ounce of them was written for adults. Joe Murray even told Nickelodeon that he doesn't write for children, which they told him they were OK with. When your show does an entire episode about homophobia (Closet Clown), it's for adults. When your show makes fun of every aspect of deregulated American airlines, it's for adults.

                                We're not talking about references kids wouldn't get. A lot of cartoons have those. Rocko's Modern Life and Ren and Stimpy had entire plots that were aimed at adults. They were infinitely more sophisticated than garbage like Family Guy.
                                "It lies in the valley of the vision, where the slain are not slain with the sword. In the darkest shadows of light, there you'll find a door..."
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                                  • 1 year 7 months ago
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                                  I think there's less violence in kids shows these days. When I was growing up every other show was filled with action and occasionally some dark themes. From what I've seen of today's equivalent it seems as if they've gone back to the 80's formula.
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