Popular kid/youth media that is impossible to be enjoyed by parents (and most likely inspires deep revulsion), but isn't in any other way offensive.

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Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Barney is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of children's entertainment with no pretense toward catering to parents.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

I mean I guess that's popular kid/youth media from twenty years ago but still.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

there's definitely been less co-option of barney as there has been for teletubbies.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Barney is regular viewing for my kids and it's the absolute WORST. I don't know if they actually make new eps or it's just old ones available via amazon prime.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 18:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm wondering if there's an anti-Harry Potter equivalent -- a magic fantasy series of books that you hate more and more as you grow older, and grudgingly buy for your kids when they start the cycle, dreading having to read it to them or hear about it.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Barney could literally be 14 minutes of "how to roll a joint" and "how to make a bomb from household appliances" videos sandwiched by a few minutes of dopey songs and I would never know. It's parent kryptonite. I cannot be in the room.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

PARENT KRYPTONITE! I was trying to figure out how to write the thread title more succinctly -- that's it!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

My son's current watching includes Super Wings (a show about Transformer-ish airplanes), and Star Clone Wars Wars. For a while he was watching Larva and Stickies (both extremely odd wordless Korean animation series that I never understood the appeal of). Before that he liked Blaze and the Monster Machines and Lego Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu. Some series that I would not actively hate on their own become anathema just because he doesn't watch full episodes in sequence, he restarts and restarts and restarts and skips around a lot. For all these shows I've seen the opening credits 100 times for every time I've witnessed an entire episode streatmed front to back.

My daughter has gone through phases of watching Annoying Orange, Battle for Dream Island, My Little Pony, and some tweencentric vloggers with varying degrees of annoyingness, but I am not generally bothered by her taste because she doesn't demand that I watch with her.

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

re: Annoying Orange, it seems like anything fruit or produce-based might be a good candidate (despite Weird Al cross-generational appeal).

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:55 (ten months ago) Permalink


constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

There is a YouTube channel just called "Mickey Mouse", you can find it if you search for Mickey Mouse shorts, anyway it's very good, a whole bunch of very new 3-5 min cartoons that I can enjoy right​ alongside my 4yr old daughter, it's almost as if someone at Disney caught an episode of Adventure Time and said "hey Mickey can do that too"

Many of the episodes take place in different countries, in the native language, and it's fun and seems constructive anyway to answer all of her questions about Japan or Spain or wherever after the cartoon ends, but yeah probably the most antithetical example I can think of for this thread

Florin Cuchares, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

My daughter also went thru a "duck song" phase not long ago, but I could stomach it because it seemed akin to Raffi or Sharon Lois and Bram anyway, it's the weird "surprise egg" phenomenon that I can't sit and watch for more than a minute before I need to take a smoke break or something

Florin Cuchares, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

one of my daughter's Barney videos was a "Barney Goes Around the World" thing and they managed Canada, France and Mexico and i was like lol U-S-A, U-S-A

after "after cease to exist" (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

I found the duck drama absolutely gripping and couldn't turn it off. Naturally I hated myself by the last waddle.

fuiud, mac (rip van wanko), Thursday, 7 December 2017 01:52 (ten months ago) Permalink


how's life, Thursday, 7 December 2017 08:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

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But doctor, I am Camille Paglia (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 7 December 2017 09:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

that frozen short seemed to inspire deep revulsion across the board.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 December 2017 17:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

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