History Analysis / NotAllowedToGrowUp

2nd Dec '15 8:51:11 AM KYCubbie
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However, in the infamous case of ''Series/FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Creator/AnissaJones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose in 1976, a mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die of a drug overdose in 1984 at age 24.[[/note]]

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However, in the infamous case of ''Series/FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Creator/AnissaJones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose in 1976, a mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before As if that wasn't enough, her home life was a complete mess. By the time the series even started, started its run, her parents began divorce proceedings, with were involved in a nasty divorce, including a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die prematurely of a drug overdose in (in 1984 at age 24.24).[[/note]]
9th Oct '15 1:53:38 AM Morgenthaler
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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Creator/AnissaJones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose in 1976, a mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die of a drug overdose in 1984 at age 24.[[/note]]

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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' ''Series/FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Creator/AnissaJones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose in 1976, a mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die of a drug overdose in 1984 at age 24.[[/note]]
29th Jun '15 10:03:16 AM KYCubbie
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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose in 1976, a mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die of a drug overdose in 1984 at age 24.[[/note]]

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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, Creator/AnissaJones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose in 1976, a mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die of a drug overdose in 1984 at age 24.[[/note]]
6th May '14 9:12:41 PM dsneybuf
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Sometimes this causes some absurd paradoxes to arise, particularly on long-running cartoons like ''TheSimpsons'', in which the birthdate of the kids keep changing and they have grown up in TheEighties, TheNineties, and [[ThePresentDay the new century]]. In one FlashForward, Lisa was shown as a young woman attending university in 2010, at which point, according to the most recent season, she was 7 years old. In this way, animated series can be said to harken back to the old, pre-television genres that required greater SuspensionOfDisbelief.

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Sometimes this causes some absurd paradoxes to arise, particularly on long-running cartoons like ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in which the birthdate of the kids keep changing and they have grown up in TheEighties, TheNineties, and [[ThePresentDay the new century]]. In one FlashForward, Lisa was shown as a young woman attending university in 2010, at which point, according to the most recent season, season 22, she was 7 years old. In this way, animated series can be said to harken back to the old, pre-television genres that required greater SuspensionOfDisbelief.
9th Feb '14 9:43:00 PM KYCubbie
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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973.[[/note]]

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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just in 1976, a few mere five years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973. In a tragic postscript, Paul would also die of a drug overdose in 1984 at age 24.[[/note]]
8th Feb '14 11:36:46 AM KYCubbie
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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her older brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973.[[/note]]

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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character and her public image had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her older younger brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973.[[/note]]
8th Feb '14 11:36:04 AM KYCubbie
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This trope may have been maintained in live acting for many years due to the fact that previous entertainment genres -- [[NewspaperComics comic strips]], {{radio}}, and {{movies}} -- relied on the same type of humor year after year, in which the children (if any) never aged. Early television writers failed to realize the need to adapt to physically maturing characters; even in radio, a person could do the same voice, or a new performer could be inserted with little problem.

In most cases, this was relatively benign -- the lifespan of the programs and the aging of their younger stars rarely impacted each other.

However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character -- and her public image -- had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.

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This trope may have been maintained in live acting for many years due to the fact that previous entertainment genres -- [[NewspaperComics comic strips]], {{radio}}, and {{movies}} -- relied on the same type of humor year after year, in which the children (if any) never aged. Early television writers failed to realize the need to adapt to physically maturing characters; even in radio, a person could do the same voice, or a new performer could be inserted with little problem.

In most cases, this was relatively benign -- the lifespan of the programs and the aging of their younger stars rarely impacted each other.

However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character -- and her public image -- had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.
ended.[[note]] On top of that, before the series even started, her parents began divorce proceedings, with a bitter custody fight over Anissa and her older brother Paul. The custody fight continued through ''the entire run of the series'', and didn't end until 1973.[[/note]]
24th Nov '12 2:30:10 PM nombretomado
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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other {{Buffy}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character -- and her public image -- had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.

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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other {{Buffy}}).Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character -- and her public image -- had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.
24th Aug '12 10:50:09 AM FELH2
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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' ({{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other {{Buffy}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character -- and her public image -- had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.

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However, in the infamous case of ''FamilyAffair'' ({{CBS}}, (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1966 to 1971), the two intersected destructively for young actress Anissa Jones, who played 8-year-old "Buffy" on the show (not to be confused with a certain other {{Buffy}}). The program survived long enough for her to enter puberty, but the producers and writers insisted that her character -- and her public image -- had to remain a pre-pubescent child. Despite the fact that she was almost in high school, Anissa was forced to bind her breasts and play with dolls, not only on set but at press conferences and promotional appearances. The psychological damage thus inflicted is believed by many to have contributed to her death by drug overdose just a few years after the series ended.
13th Apr '12 8:36:37 AM Lequinni
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This may have been due to the fact that previous entertainment genres -- [[NewspaperComics comic strips]], {{radio}}, and {{movies}} -- relied on the same type of humor year after year, in which the children (if any) never aged. Early television writers failed to realize the need to adapt to physically maturing characters; even in radio, a person could do the same voice, or a new performer could be inserted with little problem.

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\nThis trope may have been maintained in live acting for many years due to the fact that previous entertainment genres -- [[NewspaperComics comic strips]], {{radio}}, and {{movies}} -- relied on the same type of humor year after year, in which the children (if any) never aged. Early television writers failed to realize the need to adapt to physically maturing characters; even in radio, a person could do the same voice, or a new performer could be inserted with little problem.
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