History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / LiveActionTV

4th Aug '17 1:12:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then most of the classic, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.

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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then most of the classic, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.allow.
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at midnight at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was taped to air on HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.
4th Aug '17 1:00:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/WonderShowzen''. It was originally to be titled ''Kids' Show'', [[ExecutiveMeddling but they were forced to change it]] because the network feared people would take it literally. The theme song starts:
--> "Kids' show, kids' show/ oh good lord it's a kids' show"
** And the disclaimer at the beginning states that if you allow your kid to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian.
** That didn't stop [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTdOGsWq9oM this pastor]] from [[CompletelyMissingThePoint missing the point about the show.]]

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* ''Series/WonderShowzen''. It was originally to be titled ''Kids' Show'', [[ExecutiveMeddling but they were forced to change it]] because the network feared people would take it literally. The theme song starts:
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starts: "Kids' show, kids' show/ oh good lord it's a kids' show"
** And the
show" There is a disclaimer at the beginning states that if you allow your kid to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian.
** That didn't stop [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTdOGsWq9oM this pastor]] from [[CompletelyMissingThePoint missing the point about the show.]]
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** The same probably applies to most prime time sitcoms.
21st Jun '17 2:14:30 PM Assassin-sensei
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* According to Lisa Kudrow, she has met kids claiming that their parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Netflix also has the series in the separate "Kids" section of their site for profiles set to "older kids" level. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by modern standards]], there are still way too many storylines revolving around sex to consider it appropriate for younger viewers.

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* According to Lisa Kudrow, she has met kids claiming that their parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Netflix also has the series in the separate "Kids" section of their site for profiles set to "older kids" level. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by modern standards]], there are still way too many storylines revolving around sex to consider it appropriate for younger viewers. Netflix also has the series in the separate "Kids" section of their site for profiles set to "older kids" level.
21st Jun '17 2:14:03 PM Assassin-sensei
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* According to Lisa Kudrow, she has met kids claiming that their parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by modern standards]], there are still way too many storylines revolving around sex to consider it appropriate for younger viewers.

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* According to Lisa Kudrow, she has met kids claiming that their parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Netflix also has the series in the separate "Kids" section of their site for profiles set to "older kids" level. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by modern standards]], there are still way too many storylines revolving around sex to consider it appropriate for younger viewers.
12th Jun '17 11:27:35 AM twilicorn
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* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. Not helping matters is that this came out at the same time [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut a movie with a cute imaginary friend character]] was popular among kids.

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* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. In short, it's a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/DropDeadFred''. Not helping matters is that this ''Imaginary Mary'' came out at the same time [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut shortly after ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a children's movie (distributed by Disney, which is the parent company of the series' home network ABC) with a its own cute imaginary friend character]] was popular among kids.character did.
2nd May '17 9:00:26 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. Not helping matters is that this came out at the same time [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut a movie with a cute imaginary friend character]] was popular among kids.

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* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. Not helping matters is that this came out at the same time [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut a movie with a cute imaginary friend character]] was popular among kids.kids.
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then most of the classic, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.
28th Apr '17 8:43:25 AM mimitchi33
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* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because it A) has young children as protagonists and B) came out around the same time [[Anime/YokaiWatch an anime with a similar premise]] began picking up steam in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves out all the scary monsters, AdultFear and MindRape scenes that the former series is well-known for.

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* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because it A) has young children as protagonists and B) came out around the same time [[Anime/YokaiWatch an anime with a similar premise]] began picking up steam in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves out all the scary monsters, AdultFear and MindRape scenes that the former series is well-known for.for.
* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. Not helping matters is that this came out at the same time [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut a movie with a cute imaginary friend character]] was popular among kids.
23rd Apr '17 7:44:50 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', despite being in the same continuity the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which despite having some more adult moments, is generally family-friendly), has a much different tone. Murder, sex, Government corruption, and lots of NightmareFuel is a regular part of the show. Despite this, Agent Coulson, Fitz and Simmons have all appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' TV show, which is aimed at kids, while an ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' DLC pack featuring the cast of the show was released for ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]''.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', despite being in the same continuity the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which despite having some more adult moments, is generally family-friendly), has a much different tone. Murder, sex, Government corruption, and lots of NightmareFuel is a regular part of the show. Despite this, Agent Coulson, Fitz and Simmons have all appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' TV show, which is aimed at kids, while an ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' DLC pack featuring the cast of the show was released for ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]''.''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers]]''.



** While on the topic, the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children, but they do appear as playable characters.

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** While on the topic, the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children, but they do appear as playable characters.
22nd Apr '17 12:21:34 PM twilicorn
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* [[http://shinga.deviantart.com/art/Head-Trip-All-Greek-To-Me-61559835/ ABC Family]]. Not a series, an ''entire network''. ABC Family began as the CBN Family Channel - the CBN being "Christian Broadcasting Network", which was owned by televangelist Pat Robertson of ''700 Club'' fame. When the network was sold, initially to Fox, and later to ABC/Disney, reportedly the contract with Robertson stipulated that the word "Family" remain in the network name. This led to ongoing conflicts with not only MoralGuardian types but parents, period, as ABC Family began airing shows aimed at older viewers, with sexual content and language and adult themes that seemed to contradict the "Family" name. If such a requirement ever existed, by the fall of 2015 it was no longer a concern as ABC Family [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/06/abc-family-changing-name-freeform announced that they were changing their name to Freeform]], which took effect January 12, 2016.
** Creator/ABCFamily also aired reruns of ''Series/That70sShow'' which has many references to sex and implies marijuana usage with the kids in the circle. Granted, it has both written and spoken warnings along the lines of "The following material may be inappropriate for younger viewers" before each episode.

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* Creator/{{Freeform}}, formerly known as [[http://shinga.deviantart.com/art/Head-Trip-All-Greek-To-Me-61559835/ ABC Family]]. Not Family]], is a rare example of this trope not necessarily applying to a series, but to an ''entire network''. ABC Family It began as the CBN Family Channel - the CBN being "Christian Broadcasting Network", which was owned by televangelist Pat Robertson of ''700 Club'' ''Series/The700Club'' fame. When the network was sold, initially to Fox, and later to ABC/Disney, reportedly the contract with Robertson reportedly stipulated that the word "Family" remain in the network name.name (the "Family" name was actually written into various contracts with other cable companies). This led to ongoing conflicts with not only MoralGuardian types but parents, period, as ABC Family began airing shows aimed at older viewers, with sexual content and language and adult themes that seemed to contradict the "Family" name. If such a requirement ever existed, by the fall of 2015 it was no longer a concern as ABC Family when [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/06/abc-family-changing-name-freeform announced that they were changing their the Freeform name to Freeform]], which change]] took effect January 12, in 2016.
** Creator/ABCFamily When they were still ABC Family, they also aired reruns of ''Series/That70sShow'' which has many references to sex and implies marijuana usage with the kids in the circle. Granted, it has both written and spoken warnings along the lines of "The following material may be inappropriate for younger viewers" before each episode.



** Although it wasn't live action, YTV also gave this treatement to ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric'', placing it in a timeslot right after ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Surprisingly, nobody complained about this.

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** Although it wasn't live action, YTV also gave this treatement treatment to ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric'', placing it in a timeslot right after ''Manga/SailorMoon''.''Anime/SailorMoon''. Surprisingly, nobody complained about this.



** In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel following their Disney Junior block.

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** In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel following their Channel, right after the Disney Junior block.
22nd Apr '17 12:15:45 PM twilicorn
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* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' gets this too, despite the fact that it's usually rated TV-14 and has characters dealing with a plethora of (mostly non child-friendly) challenges, such as eating disorders, peer pressure, sexual identity, gang violence, self-injury, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, school shootings, rape, etc. The fact that it airs in the U.S. on Creator/TeenNick might have a part in this. (It should be noted that many parents likely recall watching the original series, which ''was'' more family-friendly.)

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* The newer seasons of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' gets get this too, despite the fact that it's the show is usually rated TV-14 and has characters dealing with a plethora of (mostly non child-friendly) challenges, such as eating disorders, peer pressure, sexual identity, gang violence, self-injury, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, school shootings, rape, etc. The fact that it airs in the U.S. on Creator/TeenNick might have a part in this. (It should be noted that many parents likely recall watching the original series, which ''was'' more family-friendly.)



* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Nick At Nite and on Nick Jr's adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like [=ToonZone=] and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom'' as a '''children's show'''!

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* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Nick At Nite and on Nick Jr's now-defunct adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like [=ToonZone=] and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom'' as a '''children's show'''!



* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because of the child protagonists in the show and because it came out around the same time as [[Anime/YokaiWatch a Disney XD show with a similar premise]].

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* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because of the child it A) has young children as protagonists in the show and because it B) came out around the same time as [[Anime/YokaiWatch a Disney XD show an anime with a similar premise]].premise]] began picking up steam in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves out all the scary monsters, AdultFear and MindRape scenes that the former series is well-known for.
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