Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Simpsons Bad For Kids - Baywatch Good


I was reading the press release from Televen which is a Venezuelan television station about how they are having to replace The Simpsons from its 11am time slot. Although I did not agree 100% with the decision, I could understand when the release said, "It had to be taken off. They (National Telecommunications Commission) consider it to be a series that isn't appropriate for that time because it isn't appropriate for children," she added.

The spokesperson added that the sitcom contains "messages that go against the whole education of boys, girls and adolescents."

Not much of a story and I really didn't have much to say and was going to ignore the whole thing, until I kept reading.

Turns out the show has been replaced by Baywatch Hawaii. Ahh yes, the show that is much more appropriate for children. If The Simpsons goes against the whole education of boys, girls, and adolescents than I would hate to see what kind of educational system they are running in Venezuela when the messages in Baywatch Hawaii are deemed an approved supplement to the education of kids.

What I really think is the reasoning is that the men who run the watchdog organization like to monitor the comings and goings of half naked Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson as part of their job and laugh to themselves that they are getting paid to do so. Of course it could be something as simple as Hugo Chavez loving the way The Hoff looks in a bathing suit.

No complaints have been received from the public. I'm guessing that it is because the guys are too busy doing other things with their hands instead of dialing a phone.

13 comments:

Ayesha said...

Well, "The Simpsons" IS a teeny bit subversive. It's better to have little boys and girls indoctrinated into the cult of the perfect body.

Don't these countries have their own sitcoms and kids' shows?

Alpine Summer said...

I had to laugh when, as I read the title of the post, the little slideshow on the right side flashed a picture of Mr. Burns. He is bad for kids. haha.

jax said...

Beer jokes= bad
Tits in your 5 year old face= good?

Twisted Sister said...

That's just wrong! They should have replaced it with South Park.

Town Bike said...

Shouldn't most kids and adolescents be in school at 11am?

Twisted Sister said...

Yeah, if you're six. And it's not summer. Or winter or spring break.

captivagrl said...

bunch of commie ninnies. chavez can suck it.

Anonymous said...

Neither of them belong on television at that hour if theres a chance children will be watching. Simpsons was never a kid's show. Its hilarious, but not for children. I wonder if they have something against the show on a personal level, because it would only make sense to just bump it to evening viewing, as they do in the States.

jax said...

well i kinda draw the line at not showing grownup style shows in the daytime. the TV is not your kids caregiver/babysitter. YOU ARE.
look at all the soaps and other shows on all day!

stupid in this precise example but let's not get crazy with it.

ok lunchtime im getting the boot for server maitenance..later dolls!

Twisted Sister said...

Yeah, I agree that it's the responsibility of the parents to monitor their children's viewing.

Anonymous said...

i dont know how many kids are watching tv at 11 am because if i remember correctly i was at school at that time.. anyway i think it has more to do with the new goverment a few months ago a whole tv station was shut down because el presidente didnt aprove of them critizicing him, i feel a little bad for venezuela :[

Anonymous said...

i dont know how many kids are watching tv at 11 am because if i remember correctly i was at school at that time.. anyway i think it has more to do with the new goverment a few months ago a whole tv station was shut down because el presidente didnt aprove of them critizicing him, i feel a little bad for venezuela :[

Twisted Sister said...

Shoko, I see you're in Mexico. When do they start school there? Here in America, you don't go to all day school until you're 6. So yes, there are children at home up until that age. Here, anyway.

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