Posts Tagged ‘Banning Charlie Brown’

Moms Today – As Halloween nears, many families will gather around the old television set for the annual viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” But, one dad says it’s time to retire the classic cartoon because of its taunting messages and unkind words. “The show is riddled with the kids calling each other stupid, dumb, and blockheads. There is continous teasing and bullying. Charlie Brown is supposed to be the hero, instead he is kicked and demeaned at every turn, even by the adults giving out candy,” Buzz Bishop, otherwise known as DadCamp, wrote at Babble.com recently. He finds the shows’ acceptance of schoolyard teasing to be antiquated. “Charlie Brown is always an outsider, the cool kids continue to play tricks, and nobody is ever held to account. Of course, Charlie Brown isn’t the only children’s show to use questionable words or themes, as SusanP, another commenter, mentioned. “Interesting perspective — what about the Christmas Story? Home Alone? It’s amazing to watch these old favorites with parent eyes in these modern day times,” she posted. Do you think Charlie Brown and other classic shows are worth showing to kids, even if their messages don’t always work in today’s society, or do you think it’s time to retire them?

I only have two words for this. Good grief.