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24th Sep '16 1:35:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Minipops}}'': How's this for a show concept? It's on a mainstream channel at teatime. It features hit songs of recent years being sung by prepubescent children in costumes copied from the original artists and full makeup. Hit songs include, for particularly [[{{Squick}} squickyness]], "Nine to Five" by Sheena Easton, in which the singer relates how hard her husband works, but then she's cooked him dinner and they have sex. British television, ChannelFour, early 1980s.

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* ''{{Minipops}}'': How's this for a show concept? It's on a mainstream channel at teatime. It features hit songs of recent years being sung by prepubescent children in costumes copied from the original artists and full makeup. Hit songs include, for particularly [[{{Squick}} squickyness]], "Nine to Five" by Sheena Easton, in which the singer relates how hard her husband works, but then she's cooked him dinner and they have sex. British television, ChannelFour, Creator/Channel4, early 1980s.
24th Aug '16 9:12:20 PM PaulA
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* An early (well, [[LongRunner comparatively]]) episode of ''TheSimpsons'' had one kid performing "My Ding-a-Ling" as part of a talent show. He got yanked off stage.

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* An early (well, [[LongRunner comparatively]]) The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E8LisasPony Lisa's Pony]]" episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had one kid performing "My Ding-a-Ling" as part of a talent show. He got yanked off stage.
24th Aug '16 8:40:52 PM PaulA
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* A lot of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' characters and sketches have had this over the 37 years ([[LongRunners and counting]]) it's been on the air. A recent example appeared on the third time Creator/ScarlettJohansson hosted, which featured a sketch about up-and-coming child actresses (played by Johansson and feature player Vanessa Bayer) performing monologues and famous scenes from movies that aren't for children, such as ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', ''The Color Purple'', ''A Few Good Men'', and ''On the Waterfront''.

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* A lot of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' characters and sketches have had this over the 37 years ([[LongRunners and counting]]) decades it's been on the air. A recent example appeared on the The third time episode Creator/ScarlettJohansson hosted, which hosted featured a sketch about up-and-coming child actresses (played by Johansson and feature player Vanessa Bayer) performing monologues and famous scenes from movies that aren't for children, such as ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', ''The Color Purple'', ''A Few Good Men'', ''Film/TheColorPurple'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen'', and ''On the Waterfront''.''Film/OnTheWaterfront''.
19th Aug '16 4:16:30 AM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* ''Music/KidzBop'' is a much-reviled album series of hit songs being sung by children. The songs chosen apparently weren't screened carefully beforehand, as they include Music/GreenDay's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", {{Music/Pink}}'s "Who Knew", Music/LilWayne's "Let it Rock" and [=FloRida's=] "Club Can't Handle Me", among others.

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* ''Music/KidzBop'' is a much-reviled album series of hit songs being sung by children. The songs chosen apparently weren't screened carefully beforehand, as they include Music/GreenDay's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", {{Music/Pink}}'s "Who Knew", Music/LilWayne's Kevin Rudolf's "Let it Rock" and [=FloRida's=] Music/FloRida's "Club Can't Handle Me", among others.
4th Aug '16 1:29:32 PM TheKaizerreich
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Age Inappropriate Art is when a teen/child either sings a song or has a skit or is involved in some other performance that could be considered not suitable for someone so young. Normally PlayedForLaughs. Subdivision of TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior. Compare AgeInappropriateDress, where a character is wearing something that doesn't fit his age. If it's an adult suggesting it, then it's CorruptionOfAMinor. See also FromTheMouthsOfBabes.

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Age Inappropriate Art is when a teen/child either sings a song or has a skit or is involved in some other performance that could be considered not suitable for someone so young. Normally PlayedForLaughs. Subdivision of TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior. Compare AgeInappropriateDress, where a character is wearing something that doesn't fit his their age. If it's an adult suggesting it, then it's CorruptionOfAMinor. See also FromTheMouthsOfBabes.
8th May '16 12:56:08 PM nombretomado
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* "Little Clarissa" (not [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll that Clarissa]], one hopes; she looks like a preschool [[HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] but let's hope she's not her either): Clarissa's teacher finds a drawing of [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/COMIX/Family/PAGE1.html a wolf attacking a chipmunk]]. [[spoiler: It's Clarissa's way of expressing that her dad violently rapes her every night, and then the rest of her pictures become fearsome.]]

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* "Little Clarissa" (not [[Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll that Clarissa]], one hopes; she looks like a preschool [[HeyArnold [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] but let's hope she's not her either): Clarissa's teacher finds a drawing of [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/COMIX/Family/PAGE1.html a wolf attacking a chipmunk]]. [[spoiler: It's Clarissa's way of expressing that her dad violently rapes her every night, and then the rest of her pictures become fearsome.]]
13th Mar '16 12:52:59 AM sirsomeguy2
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*[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDNirjgjn5w One of the sketches from]] ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'' had a young kid by the name of Kevin showing his parents a simplistic but...rather phallic picture that he named Saggy Sammy. The parents are horrified, until he innocently clarifies that it's an elephant, to which they then see what he intended. After much debate, they let him post it on the refrigerator door for a party as long as he writes the word "ELEPHANT" on top of the paper. He then shows his parents a picture he made of a "Fairy Castle"...which is unmistakably a picture of a woman pleasuring herself, to which the parents angrily send him to his room for.
27th Feb '16 12:42:57 PM Josef5678
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* TruthInTelevision. Besides occurring throughout history, many kids from TheNineties and TheNoughties (2000s) sang some of the dirtier popular songs with their friends.
* One local music festival had a 14-year-old girl singing "When You're Good to Momma" from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. ''Not'' okay.
* Music/CourtneyLove auditioned for the Mouseketeers when she was young. The issue was that she was reciting a Creator/SylviaPlath poem for her audition.
* The unsolved murder of Jon-Benet Ramsey put a harsh spotlight on the world of "Little Miss" pageants (see TLC's ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras'') and the sexual undertones of putting preschool-age girls into costumes, hairstyles and makeup mimicking those of, glitzy, often raunchy, grown-up stage performers.
* Many, many elementary schools have the choir sing "Seasons of Love" from {{Theatre/RENT}} at the end of the year. We pray that they never look up "La Vie Boheme". Or "Contact". Or "Out Tonight"...
* In a child-care situation, it's not uncommon to hear 5-year-olds singing pop songs, such as "Whistle" by Flo Rida.
* Korn guitarist Brain 'Head' Welch has said that hearing his young daughter singing their song A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Sex) was one of the things that led to him leaving the band.
* The British Tv show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minipops Minipops]] was pulled from the air because of this.
* In a more physical sense, due to developmental and bodily growth issues, it's ''strongly'' advised not to allow someone to begin drumming on a real kit or in some styles until ''at least'' 13-16. Someone who starts drumming "for real" earlier than this, especially at really fast speed or doing blast beats, is ''far'' more likely to injure a still-developing body ''and'' injure themselves more in later life as well. Despite this, and despite the drummers that have likely suffered the results of it, one can find ''too many'' child and preteen drummers doing ''exactly'' what they should ''not'' be doing in a quick browse of Youtube or similar.
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* TruthInTelevision. Besides occurring throughout history, many kids from TheNineties and TheNoughties (2000s) sang some of the dirtier popular songs with their friends.
* One local music festival had a 14-year-old girl singing "When You're Good to Momma" from ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. ''Not'' okay.
* Music/CourtneyLove auditioned for the Mouseketeers when she was young. The issue was that she was reciting a Creator/SylviaPlath poem for her audition.
* The unsolved murder of Jon-Benet Ramsey put a harsh spotlight on the world of "Little Miss" pageants (see TLC's ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras'') and the sexual undertones of putting preschool-age girls into costumes, hairstyles and makeup mimicking those of, glitzy, often raunchy, grown-up stage performers.
* Many, many elementary schools have the choir sing "Seasons of Love" from {{Theatre/RENT}} at the end of the year. We pray that they never look up "La Vie Boheme". Or "Contact". Or "Out Tonight"...
* In a child-care situation, it's not uncommon to hear 5-year-olds singing pop songs, such as "Whistle" by Flo Rida.
* Korn guitarist Brain 'Head' Welch has said that hearing his young daughter singing their song A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Sex) was one of the things that led to him leaving the band.
* The British Tv show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minipops Minipops]] was pulled from the air because of this.
* In a more physical sense, due to developmental and bodily growth issues, it's ''strongly'' advised not to allow someone to begin drumming on a real kit or in some styles until ''at least'' 13-16. Someone who starts drumming "for real" earlier than this, especially at really fast speed or doing blast beats, is ''far'' more likely to injure a still-developing body ''and'' injure themselves more in later life as well. Despite this, and despite the drummers that have likely suffered the results of it, one can find ''too many'' child and preteen drummers doing ''exactly'' what they should ''not'' be doing in a quick browse of Youtube or similar.
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4th Jan '16 2:52:29 PM nombretomado
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* Several episodes of the current revival of ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' centered around high school students preparing a production of the musical ''SpringAwakening'', a play that includes a semi-explicit not-very-consensual love-making scene, masturbation, a gay kiss, a child-on-child beating scene, a parent-on-child beating scene, and a song all about incestual sexual abuse.

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* Several episodes of the current revival of ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' centered around high school students preparing a production of the musical ''SpringAwakening'', ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'', a play that includes a semi-explicit not-very-consensual love-making scene, masturbation, a gay kiss, a child-on-child beating scene, a parent-on-child beating scene, and a song all about incestual sexual abuse.
20th Nov '15 4:52:12 PM FF32
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** Also, Dave's original comic was about sex, drugs and random violence. He was twelve at the time. His [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff subsequent project]] isn't much better.

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** Also, Dave's original comic was about sex, drugs and random violence. He was twelve at the time. His [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff [[Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff subsequent project]] isn't much better.
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