Saturday, October 16, 2010

LazyTown - Tarzan & Jane

This is the third of three shows that I wanted to be covered in my blog. Here is a show that is to help encourage healthy eating, how to work as a team and why exercise in children's lives is important.  I am going to give an overview of quotes from the above show clip just in case the video will not work for you. The blue dressed man is pretending to be Tarzan and the pink dress girl is pretending to be Jane. The age for him is supposed to be around 20 and she is supposed to be 15. Their actual ages during the show were 40 and 13.
Quotes from the show "Come baby come, I'll take you for a swing"- Tarzan. "Let's go honey I'm tingling"- Jane.  "When you touch me it spins my head"- Tarzan. "I feel it to when your touching me"-Jane. "Come to my tree house true my honey" - Tarzan. “Yes I will if you carry me... Tarzan is cute, Tarzan is strong, and can’t you hear his jungle song"-Jane. Tarzan-"Go cheka here monkey a banana, get funky, banana, everyone get funky". Then Jane says "Swing along Tarzan, I like to ride elephants". Then a gorilla swings on a vine and smashes into a tree after she says that.  "Why do you keep ignoring me" - Jane.  "Tarzan is here come kiss me baby"- Tarzan.  "oche-gouchi kiss me tenderly" -Jane. Then Tarzan says "YEAH" real creepy.

I can see why children like the show because it has a lot of movement and the tune is catchy. I used to watch the show myself and I do not remember anything of the nature that we just watched and I think that it has to do with the covering up of the meaning with education.

This is the URL to look up more Lazy Town Video clips.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Muslim Mickey Mouse: I Love Death and Mayhem!

The second of the three blog posts is about Islamic people trying to convert young children to be aggressive, but they cover that up with a look-a-like Mickey Mouse,Farfur, teaching ABC's. I know that this program  is banned from the United States TV and that is why they put it onto the Internet. They have topics that would be acceptable for Muslim children, who have grown up around it for generations. Children in the States could get the wrong message. Children have a hard time telling the difference from make believe and real and this show would confuse them to no end. I found this show when I googled "little kid shows." I do not agree with the content of the show or which character that was chosen to copy for what the message is that they are trying to say. Mickey Mouse is known for being fun and exciting. The Mickey Mouse that they have is little more aggressive.  Children may be taken in by this if they do not know any better. This is an example of a child's show that I don't think that they should watch. The reason why I don't want them to watch it is because they are telling little kids that it is okay to go and kill whoever you do not like or that is different than you.

"Mickey Mouse on Hamas TV Teaches Children about Islamic Rule." Tomorrows
     Pioneers. YouTube, Palestine, 6 Apr. 2007. List verses the ultimate top
     10 TV shows. Web. Transcript. 8 Oct. 2010.
Here is a link that has more information about this program than what I have.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Modern Family" Trailer

The first of the shows that I want to talk about is Modern Family. This show was designed so that people who have families like this one would have a show to watch. The families in the show are not your typical mom, dad, and three children. Little children are not to watch this show because there is some content that is not for younger children. Since the word 'family' is in the title people would think that it is a family show. Not all of the content in the show is bad, but there are enough parts of the show that makes it inappropriate for kids. In this video clip from the show Gloria Pritchett, the wife, tries to convince Jay Pritchett, her husband that he needs to slap the chicken to get all of the evil spirits out before it is cooked. He starts slapping the chicken and the noise that he makes sounds funny, which would attract young children. This scene has adult humor.

Here is the YouTube URL to watch other videos on Modern Family.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Popular Shows for All Ages, Not.

We just looked at shows that were rated the top ten shows of the eighties and present day. Here are some shows that are supposed to be for the whole family, but are only appropriate for the older children.
The meaning of the show is to let the public know that there are many types of family's all over the world.  To the left is a picture of Modern Family cast. The show airs on ABC Family at seven every Wednesday night. The critics gave this show eight point seven out of ten. The age that you have to be to be able to watch this show is thirteen years old. It is a sitcom comedy that is not for the little ones in the family, therefore how cans it be a family show? They make commits on adult content and the show has some language that is definitely not for young children. There are some parts of the show that the kids could see, but other parts not so much.  Here is the plot in a nutshell. The blue plaid shirt is married to the lady in the pink shirt that is sitting down. They have three children: Blue jacket, Green shirt, and Yellow shirt. The pink shirt lady and the red head guy sitting next to her are brother and sister.  They are children of the old guy. The old guy and the high-five lady are married. The boy in the Orange shirt is high-five lady's son from the first marriage. That leaves the sky blue shirt married to the red head and the little girl in the red dress is their adopt daughter. In the post right after this one is a video clip that will help explain what I mean. The video is a clip from one of the episodes of Modern Family.


Here is another popular show that was turned into series of movies called Scooby Doo and to the left is a picture of the most recent movie cover. The most recent edition of the Scooby Doo franchise is based on a small town of Crystal Cove, a place with a long history of ghost, demons, phantoms and other paranormal activity. Every child has their own limit on how scary they can handle without having bad dreams. The new changes of this movie could be a young child's limit. That being said this would not be a good show for a child to watch right before he or she goes to sleep.  It could cause brain development problems that the children may not have otherwise. Scooby Doo, when the show first came out, was a funny show that also made you kind of scared, in a cartoon kind of way. All of the characters were funny, but my personal favorite was Scooby doo and shaggy. From the more resent Scooby Doo movies it is just about how each character is trying to solve a mystery, not just about a talking dog.  Plus the features are more realistic than what they used to be. I would allow children ten and older to watch this show, but only with someone over the age of eighteen. I think that just anyone younger could be misled between the difference of real life and fantasy world.

The next three blog entries will be covering show that are kid appropriate, but I feel that the rating  are not kid appropriate.  The shows are The Modern Family, Lazy Town and Tomorrows Pioneers.  and

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Then and Now shows for Kids

Top 10 then:                                                                     Top 10 Now:
1 Animations                                                                     1. Hannah Montana
2. Barney                                                                          2. Sweet Life on Deck
3. Snoopy                                                                         3. Wizards of Waverly Place
4. Tom and Jerry                                                               4. The Wiggles
5. Mickey Mouse                                                              5. Scooby Doo
6. Sesame Street                                                              6. Sponge Bob Square Pants
7. The Jetsons                                                                  7. Sesame Street
 8. The Electric Company                                                  8.  Obi
9. Kennan and Kel                                                            9. Dora the Explore
10. All That                                                                      10. Lazy Town

All of the programs were rated for a child to view. Some of them I do not agree with. Not all of the top ten programs are watched by every child in America, but there are enough children watching them to put them in the top ten.  The show that made both the then and now shows surprised me, because I did not realize that they were that popular. The next blog post will take a look at two different programs that children tend to watch with someone of an older age. This information is based on many different web sites. I took the average of them and this is what came out to be.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Number of Shows Then and Now

I looked up how many different shows there was in the 1980's. The research that I have found says that there were 1,285 different shows broadcasted during the years of 1980-1989. The amount of shows that was aired during the years of 1990-1999 is 2,020. That is an increase amount of 735 shows within ten years. Now take a look at all of the shows that have already aired for the years of 2000-2010. The total comes to 3,810 shows that was aired already by this year. The difference in the 1990's to the 2000's is 1,790 show increases. All of the numbers that I have listed is the total number of shows aired during a ten year period. That is telling me that within the next ten year there could be between 4,000 and 5,000 shows that air on the TV alone. That is not including the movie, video games, music, and all the other media devices. If we keep this rate up we are going to become a screen based society and hardly ever talk to people face to face. If we are to talk face to face with someone then the children of the future is going to have a hard time doing so. Being able to have a conversation with someone in person is important in the job field. Now take a look at the top shows from the last ten years compared to the present days.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Different Rating in Different Countries

When you watch TV you have to look and see who was is rating it. Was it according to the American ratings or was it rated outside of the country. Some countries allow younger children to watch more adult shows that would not be alright for them to watch in the states. It is important for my audience to  understand  that the ratings are different due to how different countries view the same content. Depending on where the movie or show is made will depend on the ratings that will be given for the different countries. It is important to know the difference because if you come to America from a different country you may be confused on why you were once able to watch the show and now you are not allowed to. It can also go the other way around. For people that are from different upbringing background will view different shows different ways.
- P Rated programming content is intended for pre-scholars. Commercial stations must show at least 30 minutes of P-rated content each weekday between 7 am and 4:30 pm. No advertisements may be shown during P-rated programs.
- C-Rated programming content is intended for children. Commercial stations must show at least 30 minutes of C-rated content each weekday between 7 am and 8 am or between 4 pm and 8:30 pm. A further 2.5 hours a week must also be shown either within these time bands or between 7 am and 8:30 pm on weekends and school holidays, for a total of five hours a week (averaged as 260 hours over the course of a year). C-rated content is subject to certain restrictions and limitations on advertising (typically five minutes maximum per 30-minute period or seven minutes including promotions and community announcements).

- For general exhibition.
- Parental guidance is recommended for young viewers. PG content may only be broadcast between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am on weekdays, and between 10:00 am and 5:00 am on weekends.
- Recommended for mature audiences. M content may only be broadcast between 8:30 pm and 5:00 am on any day, and additionally between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on school days.
File:Australian Ma15.svg- Not suitable for people under 15. MA15+ content may only be broadcast between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am on any day. Consumer advice is mandatory.
- Not suitable for people under 15. This is similar to the MA15+ rating; however it is used specifically to differentiate violent programming. In all other respects, the content cannot exceed the guidelines for MA15+. AV15+ content may only be broadcast between 9:30 pm and 5:00 am on any day (though there has been one exception, Saving Private Ryan which aired at 8:30 pm with an additional warning). Consumer advice is mandatory. (This has recently been replaced by the new R18+ rating).

Knowing all of the ratings is good for people who even only watch a couple of shows. The ratings are there for the thousands of programs within the last twenty years. My next post will tell just how many there really are out there without any other media form.