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So if you're like me, then there's probably been a few points where you've turned on Cartoon Network just for sh*ts and giggles. (especially some of the stoner UG members out there....for them, i'm sure the giggles really fly)

So i decided to flip it on today, and of course, all of the programming i grew up with isn't on there anymore (Ed Edd n Eddy, Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo). Which makes sense, seeing as how times change, and shows get canceled. Fine, no big deal.

Some stupid cartoon show was on, but it was right around the 30 minute mark, so on came the next show. What i saw truely stabbed my childhood right in the throat.

REALITY PROGRAMMING

That's right, CARTOON Network has started a new block of reality shows. Seriously. As in....i'm not kidding.

Go ahead and let that sink in, for those of you who enjoyed the shows i mentioned growing up.

It was bad enough when MTV stopped playing music and started showing '16 and pregnant', but they've always been about what's going to get them ratings seeing as how they're lame like that.

But what 5 to 10 year old kid gives a flying f*** about what's popular with the teen crowd?

The bottom line is, when a kid gets home from school, and plops in front of the TV, he's not gonna be thinking 'what's popular with the mainstream culture right now?'

He's gonna think 'i wanna watch something colorful and funny!' (although maybe not that direct)

Anyways, thats my very long rant. I'm gonna leave it there before i have a stroke.


TLDR VERSION:

Cartoon Network is showing reality shows, which is stupid, because they're doing what's trendy instead of sticking to their cartoon roots.
Yeah, uh-huh...that's what they all say.
Last edited by BassFishin at Aug 26, 2009,
#3
Yeah I know what you mean man. I miss the days when it was all Tom and Jerry and stuff like that. Kids don't get that classic slapstick humour anymore.

EDIT: I'm going to go and watch some now just for old times sake.


EDIT2: Mind you Tom and Jerry probably isn't politically correct for todays PC standards. Not health and safety-fied.
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Quote by BassFishin


But what 5 to 10 year old kid gives a flying f*** about what's popular with the teen crowd?

You, sir, have a thing or two to learn about kids.

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#5
Why the f*ck does it really matter?
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I completely agree with the title.


ha! so that would include the 'long post' part then, too.
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#7
Old Nick > Old Cartoon Network.
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#8
Actually, I have seen Courage The Cowardly Dog and Ed, Edd, And Eddy on recently. Ed, Edd, And Eddy is on fairly often, in fact. And yes it is retarded that they have reality shows now, but one of them, Destroy Build Destroy, is awesome, and hosted by Andrew W.K.
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#9
Agreed, Cartoon Network is absolute crap other than a few shows on Adult Swim.
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#10
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You, sir, have a thing or two to learn about kids.


Probably. In fact, that particular sentence is definitly true.

But its like i said. When you were a kid and you came home from 2nd grade and watched tv, did you care about what teens liked, or did you wanna watch your favorite cartoon show?
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#11
For real. My 8 year old brother doesn't even watch that sh|t.
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I lol'd

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#13
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Probably. In fact, that particular sentence is definitly true.

But its like i said. When you were a kid and you came home from 2nd grade and watched tv, did you care about what teens liked, or did you wanna watch your favorite cartoon show?

Both?

[IN PHIL WE TRUST]


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#14
I wouldnt really worry about cartoon network. Its MTV that is just redic. they have some 14 yr old singing at the VMA's. It makes me sad to see that this is where music television thinks music is going, that stupid a**programs that fixes your notes to make you sound better. Lil Wayne Kanye and this little boy should not be allowed to make music like that. It takes away from the real musicians and the real vocalist. Life isnt fair
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#15
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Why the f*ck does it really matter?


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#18
Quote by BassFishin

The bottom line is, when a kid gets home from school, and plops in front of the TV, he's not gonna be thinking 'what's popular with the mainstream culture right now?'

Maybe he/she should be thinking "Why am I plopped in front of the TV when there's hundreds of better, more creative things I could do rather than worry about what shows are featured on some ****ty cartoon channel".
#19
Old loveable Cartoon Network = Boomerang

i have the channel
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#20
Recently Venture Brothers was taken off the air....
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#22
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Recently Venture Brothers was taken off the air....
.


I know! This is bull ****. That was my favorite show on CN. New episodes start in November though, along with 30 minute Metalocalypse episodes so CN's fail is temporary.
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#23
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I think the OP is 15.

I watch Blues Clues when I am stoned.




ah how i loved that program when i was a child..where do they show it?
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#26
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omg, i loved dexters labratory

This, I always thought dad was hilarious. Other shows too like Cow and Chicken, Johnny bravo, Ed Edd and eddy, Powerpuff girls. And then theres nick too.

I miss the nineties
#27
yay I'm glad they are releasing another season of the greatest cartoon ever lol

yes, I did see this BS when I was over at my grandma's when she had my little cousins over. CN already was going down the toilet with all those crap cartoons...I mean come on..Total Drama Island? god...now it's even worse. CN was so awesome when they had Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Lab, Cow & Chicken, all that
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#28
I like Boomerang, but I wish they would show 90's cartoons more often. I mean, you can only watch Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken on Saturday night. And I usually end up missing them.

Annnd, I don't watch Cartoon Network unless they're showing older cartoons. I've seen previews for the new ones...and it's just terrible. The reality shows don't help either.
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#29
Quote by matt169
Yeah I know what you mean man. I miss the days when it was all Tom and Jerry and stuff like that. Kids don't get that classic slapstick humour anymore.

EDIT: I'm going to go and watch some now just for old times sake.


EDIT2: Mind you Tom and Jerry probably isn't politically correct for todays PC standards. Not health and safety-fied.

I think iTunes has a bunch of old Looney Toons episodes (for free), and most of them are labeled EXPLICIT because of violence or objectionable content.

Honestly, when I was 3-8 years old and watched Looney Toons all the time, I never noticed anything objectionable, but when I watch it now, I laugh at just how much they got away with at times.
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#30
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I think the OP is 15.

I watch Blues Clues when I am stoned.



I know I shouldn't say this, but the Fairly Odd Parents parody of Blues Clues was amazingly funny.
#31
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I think iTunes has a bunch of old Looney Toons episodes (for free), and most of them are labeled EXPLICIT because of violence or objectionable content.


Seriously... what? It's slapstick comedy.
I watched it and I turned out fine. *twitches*
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Seriously... what? It's slapstick comedy.
I watched it and I turned out fine. *twitches*

I still watch Looney Toons if I happen to turn my TV on at the right time
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#33
CN is heading the way of adult swim. God I hate adult swim. They have 4 funny shows. The rest is complete $hit. Want proof? "Tim and Eric Awesome Great Job"
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#34
I actually like a couple of the new reality shows. Brainrush is great for both my love of trivia and roller coasters. Destroy, Build, Destroy is hosted by Andrew WK, it is awesome.
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I still watch Looney Toons if I happen to turn my TV on at the right time


Hell yes brotha
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#36
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Recently Venture Brothers was taken off the air....
FU

That show blows.


They still play classic cartoons sometimes, Ed Edd n Eddy is fairly often.
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#38
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I actually like a couple of the new reality shows. Brainrush is great for both my love of trivia and roller coasters. Destroy, Build, Destroy is hosted by Andrew WK, it is awesome.



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#39
i miss watching cow and chicken
and scooby doo was very helpfull in my interest in sci-fi
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#40
Quote by lupin50
CN is heading the way of adult swim. God I hate adult swim. They have 4 funny shows. The rest is complete $hit. Want proof? "Tim and Eric Awesome Great Job"


Give me a break, thats the best show that Adult Swim had.
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