Main Parental Bonus Discussion

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DaibhidC
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07:36:57 AM Jan 1st 2015
edited by 217.39.111.245
Not sure about the Discworld examples. Firstly, I think the tea example really is just in the mind of the reader, and possibly just in the mind of one reader. Secondly, (Tiffany and Maurice aside) Discworld isn't aimed at kids; the target audience is the one that gets the jokes, so they're not a "bonus" for parents.
DaibhidC
03:46:56 AM Oct 12th 2015
edited by DaibhidC
Since no-one argued with me, I've pulled this:
  • The Discworld: Terry Pratchett is very fond of putting in sly allusions, usually to adult situations that the younger members of the audience might not get. In The Truth, for instance, William de Worde is faced with an insanitary cup of second-hand tea made from found ingredients (used teabags and a lemon slice found floating in the Ankh.) Not wanting to give offence to his beggar hosts, he reflects on
    The eternal conundrum - to spit or swallow?
    • Of course, William is just talking about the tea. Any other allusion is in the mind of the reader.
    • Pratchett refers, with pride, to a teenage American reader who wrote to him, about Lords and Ladies, that he had to go to a dictionary to understand the description of the Elf-King as "priapic". He - and his mother - had thought the word was something Olde Englishe about maypoles and folk-dancing...

I'd also point out that L&L makes a Running Gag of the phrase "I've got a great big tonker" in relation to the Elf-King, which is a bit less subtle.
MithrandirOlorin
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12:55:32 PM Jun 6th 2013
I can't beleive ther eis no Tiny Tunes under Western Animation? I don't even know where to being adding examples myself.
Digifiend
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06:19:21 PM Apr 23rd 2012
"The Crash Bandicoot series tends to aim its Shout Outs at older players. Apart from the fact that getting all the name jokes requires a GCSE-level understanding of everything from Victorian literature to thermodynamics, level titles in Warped include 'Tomb Wader', 'Area 51', and 'Eggipus Rex'."

Hmm, English bias there, I really don't think we should say "GCSE-level" (GCSE exams aren't even taken in Scotland, and most people outside the UK probably don't know that GCSE-level means age 15-16, or freshman year at a US high school). What would be a suitable alternative phrase that would be understood internationally?
Portalfan
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04:20:43 PM Apr 10th 2012
I think there are a lot of things here that might only seem like references.Also, anyone else getting an opinion vibe from all the stuff here?
74.96.178.40
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07:27:01 PM Mar 23rd 2010
edited by 74.96.178.40
I think that the first two panels of this Men In Hats strip would make a great image for this page, but I'm not certain how I would go about doing that. If anyone else would like to take the initiative, be my guest.
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