History WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids / LiveActionTV

27th Apr '16 11:20:45 AM WhatArtThee
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** ''Doctor Who's'' family friendly aspect is considered a strength today, given that most other science fiction series are either very violent, very sexual, or both. On several occasions in recent (as of 2015) years, WordOfGod (actors, producers, critics) have noted how rare it has become for a series to appeal to children and adults in equal measure. Compare, for example, with the MarvelCinematicUniverse series produced for {{Netflix}} that are thoroughly adults only. ''Doctor Who'' replaces sex scenes and graphic violence with storylines ripped from the headlines (such as a two-parter adapting the current war on terror and Syrian refugee crisis), and surprisingly sober ruminations on topics such as death. And this isn't new; a 1980 storyline called ''Nightmare of Eden'' tackled the topic of illegal narcotics, and a 1977 story called ''The Sun Makers'' was a condemnation of Britain's tax system.



* ''Series/KnightRider'' is often stereotyped as a kids' show because it has one hero and his super cool super car, but the first season itself is loaded with episodes about politics, corrupt police, framed murder charges, a lover implicated in soliciting crime and the murder of a sleaze magazine owner- plenty of murders in the first season. The pilot is surely not for kids. Plenty of gunshots fired in the show actually hit -- and a few kill. Contrast that with ''Series/TheATeam'' which has only two casualties in the whole run and almost none of the shots hit.



* Aired in syndication and not heavily promoted, ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' got to fly under the radar. Though "destroying" the heroes came up as a villainous goal a lot just 'cause it's how bad guys talk, NeverSayDie wasn't in effect, and some of the things the MonsterOfTheWeek ''did'' to people could get kind of dark. All water faucets suddenly spew hydrochloric acid! Your wristwatch takes control of your hand and you nearly choke yourself to death while the monster laughs about how you're going to die! Kilokhan also once pulled a Venjix, taking over nukes and nearly causing World War Three. Oh, what about the ''Christmas episode'' where Kilokhan finds out who Servo is, transfers himself to Sam's computer, and outright ''kills'' him with an electric blast? Malcolm, Kilokhan's sidekick until Kilo tried to pull a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on him, is told to TakeUpMySword, but when he tries to transform, only the Servo wrist device is pulled into the digital world, and Servo--Sam within as always--activates. Sam defeats Kilokhan with a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, but doesn't know if he'll ever be able to return to his human form and departs into the information superhighway for parts unknown. Apparently, unexpected renewal is what kept this from being how the series ended. (More episodes were made, but the second full season that was talked about didn't come, so it actually gets NoEnding, the last episode being one just like any other.)

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* Aired in syndication and not heavily promoted, ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' got to fly under the radar. Though "destroying" the heroes came up as a villainous goal a lot just 'cause it's how bad guys talk, NeverSayDie wasn't in effect, and some Lots of the things the MonsterOfTheWeek ''did'' to people could get kind of dark. All water faucets suddenly spew hydrochloric acid! Your wristwatch takes control of your hand and you nearly choke yourself to death while the monster laughs about how you're going to die! Kilokhan also once pulled a Venjix, taking over nukes and nearly causing World War Three. Oh, what about the ''Christmas episode'' where Kilokhan finds out who Servo is, transfers himself to Sam's computer, and outright ''kills'' him with an electric blast? Malcolm, Kilokhan's sidekick until Kilo tried to pull a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on him, is told to TakeUpMySword, but when he tries to transform, only the Servo wrist device is pulled into the digital world, and Servo--Sam within as always--activates. Sam defeats Kilokhan with a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, but doesn't know if he'll ever be able to return to his human form and departs into the information superhighway for parts unknown. Apparently, unexpected renewal is what kept this from being how the series ended. (More episodes were made, but the second full season that was talked about didn't come, so it actually gets NoEnding, the last episode being one just like any other.)



** Just a reminder: the plot of several seasons of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is angels trying to start the Apocalypse. Just remember that. ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' and ''Supernatural'' used the same idea.



* BananasInPajamas had an episode where The Rat In The Hat cross-dressed because he wanted to be the lead in a Cinderella play. Now that's something you don't see on DoraTheExplorer!
19th Apr '16 3:33:47 PM skidoo23
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** Aside from the above examples, the trope question itself is often uttered whenever fans - particularly adult fans - encounter someone who dismisses ''Doctor Who'' as "just a show for kids". These days the general response is to hogtie the person to a chair and make them watch "Heaven Sent".


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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' is promoted as the family friendlier of the superhero shows currently on TV, and has a dedicated fanbase of young girls. That said, the show tackles mature topics, has the occasional sexual innuendo, and a fair amount of violence, including a rather shocking moment during the season 1 finale when [[spoiler: J'onn rips a female villain ''in half''. Being that she's an alien capable of taking her own body apart, this isn't as gory as you'd think, but you still see her two halves after and she does definitely die. At the same time, Supergirl is shown making her first kill as she burns a an enemy Kryptonian's eyes out.]]
21st Mar '16 8:55:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/IkMikLoreland'', the [[EdutainmentShow educational programme]] that traumatized an entire generation of Dutch children. It was specifically targeted towards six-year-olds to teach them to read and write. The plot involves Loria, a land where everyone loves reading and writing, and the one-eyed monster Carbuncle who can't do these things and [[GreenEyedMonster gets so mad]] [[SugarApocalypse that he magics away everyone's ability to read and write]], scattering the words all over the world. A girl named Mik takes it upon her to [[GottaCatchThemAll get them back]] and Carbuncle pursues her and attempts to stop her. Carbuncle was a frightening antagonist who regularly showed up in childrens' nightmares, and many of the locations Mik visited on her journey were creepy and bizarre. Every year when it was rerun, debates would erupt among parents and school teachers about the appropriateness of the show. According to WordOfGod, ''TwinPeaks'' was a major influence.

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* ''Series/IkMikLoreland'', the [[EdutainmentShow educational programme]] that traumatized an entire generation of Dutch children. It was specifically targeted towards six-year-olds to teach them to read and write. The plot involves Loria, a land where everyone loves reading and writing, and the one-eyed monster Carbuncle who can't do these things and [[GreenEyedMonster gets so mad]] [[SugarApocalypse that he magics away everyone's ability to read and write]], scattering the words all over the world. A girl named Mik takes it upon her to [[GottaCatchThemAll get them back]] and Carbuncle pursues her and attempts to stop her. Carbuncle was a frightening antagonist who regularly showed up in childrens' nightmares, and many of the locations Mik visited on her journey were creepy and bizarre. Every year when it was rerun, debates would erupt among parents and school teachers about the appropriateness of the show. According to WordOfGod, ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' was a major influence.
14th Mar '16 1:30:40 AM vexer
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* Like Disney Channel, Nickeleodeons own sitcoms such as ''iCarly'', ''Victorious'' and ''SamAndCat'' have a surprising of amount of risque jokes and humor.
17th Jan '16 10:02:13 AM FordPrefect
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* Although the previous [=series/seasons=] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got Crap Past The Radar]], the 4th and final season of Brødrene Dal, Brødrene Dal og mysteriet om Karl [=XIIs=] gamasjer, takes the cake. There's swearing, kidnapping of a minor, verbal abuse, an episode where [[ClusterBleepBomb there's tons of bleeping]](although they swear with no bleeping in the next episode). If it was ever to be shown outside Norway would it have recieved an 18+ in most countries, as there's no FamilyFriendlyStripper, but a real stripper, you can [[http://youtu.be/tNbba9C1bxU?t=18m22s see her]] for yourself. Other examples that makes you wonder how it even managed to get aired like one [[SketchComedy opening sketch]] had the narrator sneak into the ladies' restroom (it's suddenly "okay" when he's the handsome narrator), one character believing one of the leads to be [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=27m33s wearing women's underwear]] (he's a man) and suddenly an ending fit a CrimeSeries, the narrator trying to make money selling [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=23m34s underwear based on the brothers]], a drunk general with a cabinet filled with [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=13m31s alcoholic beverages]], the [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=19m12s bleeping part]], this is only to mention a few.

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* Although the previous [=series/seasons=] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got Crap Past The Radar]], the 4th and final season of Brødrene Dal, Brødrene Dal og mysteriet om Karl [=XIIs=] gamasjer, takes the cake. There's swearing, kidnapping of a minor, verbal abuse, an episode where [[ClusterBleepBomb there's tons of bleeping]](although bleeping]] (although they swear with no bleeping in the next episode). If it was ever to be shown outside Norway Norway, it would it have recieved received an 18+ in most countries, as there's no FamilyFriendlyStripper, but a real stripper, stripper; you can [[http://youtu.be/tNbba9C1bxU?t=18m22s see her]] for yourself. Other examples that makes make you wonder how it even managed to get aired aired, like one [[SketchComedy opening sketch]] that had the narrator sneak into the ladies' restroom (it's suddenly "okay" when he's the handsome narrator), one character believing one of the leads to be [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=27m33s wearing women's underwear]] (he's a man) man), and suddenly an ending fit for a CrimeSeries, the narrator trying to make money selling [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=23m34s underwear based on the brothers]], a drunk general with a cabinet filled with [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=13m31s alcoholic beverages]], the [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=19m12s bleeping part]], this is only just to mention a few.
17th Jan '16 10:00:31 AM FordPrefect
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* Although the previous [=series/seasons=] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got Crap Past The Radar]] does the 4th and final season of Brødrene Dal, Brødrene Dal og mysteriet om Karl [=XIIs=] gamasjer, take the cake. There's swearing, kidnapping of a minor, verbal abuse, an episode where [[ClusterBleepBomb there's tons of bleeping]](although they swear with no bleeping in the next episode). If it was ever to be shown outside Norway would it have recieved an 18+ in most countries, as there's no FamilyFriendlyStripper, but a real stripper, you can [[http://youtu.be/tNbba9C1bxU?t=18m22s see her]] for yourself. Other examples that makes you wonder how it even managed to get aired like one [[SketchComedy opening sketch]] had the narrator sneak into the ladies' restroom (it's suddenly "okay" when he's the handsome narrator), one character believing one of the leads to be [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=27m33s wearing women's underwear]] (he's a man) and suddenly an ending fit a CrimeSeries, the narrator trying to make money selling [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=23m34s underwear based on the brothers]], a drunk general with a cabinet filled with [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=13m31s alcoholic beverages]], the [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=19m12s bleeping part]], this is only to mention a few.

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* Although the previous [=series/seasons=] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got Crap Past The Radar]] does Radar]], the 4th and final season of Brødrene Dal, Brødrene Dal og mysteriet om Karl [=XIIs=] gamasjer, take takes the cake. There's swearing, kidnapping of a minor, verbal abuse, an episode where [[ClusterBleepBomb there's tons of bleeping]](although they swear with no bleeping in the next episode). If it was ever to be shown outside Norway would it have recieved an 18+ in most countries, as there's no FamilyFriendlyStripper, but a real stripper, you can [[http://youtu.be/tNbba9C1bxU?t=18m22s see her]] for yourself. Other examples that makes you wonder how it even managed to get aired like one [[SketchComedy opening sketch]] had the narrator sneak into the ladies' restroom (it's suddenly "okay" when he's the handsome narrator), one character believing one of the leads to be [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=27m33s wearing women's underwear]] (he's a man) and suddenly an ending fit a CrimeSeries, the narrator trying to make money selling [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=23m34s underwear based on the brothers]], a drunk general with a cabinet filled with [[http://youtu.be/kAg5V-ZdtxU?t=13m31s alcoholic beverages]], the [[http://youtu.be/qzAi8Wca3dQ?t=19m12s bleeping part]], this is only to mention a few.
29th Dec '15 12:54:27 PM WhatArtThee
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* From Dutch childrens' television, ''Purno De Purno''. With characters such as the "Kittelaar" (a Dutch word for clitoris), politically incorrect gags about sex, homosexuality and bodily functions, political commentary and very suggestive imagery. Most likely Dutch TV shows back then were very good and MoralGuardians feared that they would get flamed if they attacked those shows [[AmericansHateTingle so they flamed anime instead.]]


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* Considering this article, nothing beats the Dutch children's program ''Theo En Thea'' (1985-1989). This controversial kids' show talked about topics that some parents (mostly overprotective ones) wouldn't see as fit to discuss with young children, such as prostitution, drug abuse, and sexual harassment. Despite all objections the show was both a hit with kids and adults alike!
29th Nov '15 3:10:05 PM Bananaquit
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29th Nov '15 3:08:01 PM Bananaquit
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29th Nov '15 3:06:21 PM Bananaquit
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* Spoofed in an early episode of ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', in the “Storytime” sketch. Eric Idle plays a children’s show host reading a storybook; except the stories he tries to read take progressively more obscene turns...
-> Discipline? Naked... [turns book sideways] With a ''melon''?
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