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(Den Of Geek)   The strange, true reasons parents give for not letting their kids watch a movie. Back To The Future: "I don't want it giving you ideas"   (denofgeek.com) divider line 99
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2012-07-25 08:33:02 AM
HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".


It could be used for punishing just about anyone.
 
2012-07-25 09:00:29 AM
LORD OF THE RINGS
"I wasn't allowed to watch Lord Of The Rings because my parents said even though it was, according to them, a Christian allegory, it was about demonic possession so I would get possessed by watching". That's from Melissa Menchini.

That's almost exactly the reason my parents gave for banning the entire fantasy genre from me.


/they threw out all my books, too
//Pentecostals
 
2012-07-25 09:38:46 AM
Since movies are very important to me professionally and personally, those pissed me off. I guess in the case of Back to the Future they were worried about hot mother on son action.
 
2012-07-25 10:00:20 AM
Things banned when I was a kid that I ignored:

He Man and the Masters of the Universe (satanic)
Dungeons and Dragons (satanic)
The Legend of Zelda (magic potions, satanic)
Heavy metal music (satanic messages encoded in vinyl records)

That said, my mom has mellowed a lot as she's aged, though I still wonder why Satan was never able to figure out how to put messages on CD's.
 
2012-07-25 10:03:14 AM

Mentat: I still wonder why Satan was never able to figure out how to put messages on CD's.


You'd think it'd be a lot easier with CDs. Satan could embed the message in with all the 1s and 0s. On a record you have to make the effort to play it backwards and fark up your record player.
 
2012-07-25 10:23:49 AM

Mugato: Mentat: I still wonder why Satan was never able to figure out how to put messages on CD's.

You'd think it'd be a lot easier with CDs. Satan could embed the message in with all the 1s and 0s. On a record you have to make the effort to play it backwards and fark up your record player.


Hell obviously has a terrible IT department.
 
2012-07-25 10:26:43 AM

Mentat:

Hell obviously has a terrible IT department.


I simply refuse to believe that.
 
2012-07-25 10:51:26 AM
HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".


Howard the Duck is a crime against humanity. It makes Red Sonja look like Citizen Kane.
 
2012-07-25 11:24:39 AM
Well, yeah. Your kids could go and get their hands on some nuclear materials in exchange for some pinball machine parts.
 
2012-07-25 11:53:07 AM

Lando Lincoln: Well, yeah. Your kids could go and get their hands on some nuclear materials in exchange for some pinball machine parts.


I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955, it's a little hard to come by.
 
2012-07-25 11:53:58 AM

Mugato: Mentat:

Hell obviously has a terrible IT department.

I simply refuse to believe that.


He's not called the Bastard Operator from Hell for nothing...
 
2012-07-25 11:54:21 AM

Mugato: Mentat:

Hell obviously has a terrible IT department.

I simply refuse to believe that.


Having met a variety of IT professionals, I too have trouble believing this. Not only are they more than likely destined for it, given their health habits, the IT pool in Hell would be surprisingly up to date.
 
2012-07-25 11:57:59 AM

Sybarite: HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".

It could be used for punishing just about anyone.


Jake Havechek: HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".

Howard the Duck is a crime against humanity. It makes Red Sonja look like Citizen Kane.


It DID give us this, though:

www.pirate4x4.com
 
2012-07-25 11:58:08 AM
THE MOVIES OF PATSY KENSIT
The aunt of @naomimulgrew had strong views on Patsy Kensit's body of work, and thus imposed a ban when she was on babysitting duty. "Patsy Kensit = nudity back then, apparently".



14 nude scenes in 15 years, auntie was on to something
 
2012-07-25 11:59:04 AM

ThatBillmanGuy: Sybarite: HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".

It could be used for punishing just about anyone.

Jake Havechek: HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".

Howard the Duck is a crime against humanity. It makes Red Sonja look like Citizen Kane.

It DID give us this, though:

[www.pirate4x4.com image 544x329]


Not worth it.
 
2012-07-25 12:02:35 PM
When Back to the Future was made they traveled back in time 30 years to 1955. They should do a remake in 2015 where they go back to the mid 80s. It will be like hot tub time machine but even funnier.
 
2012-07-25 12:03:52 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Mugato: Mentat:

Hell obviously has a terrible IT department.

I simply refuse to believe that.

Having met a variety of IT professionals, I too have trouble believing this. Not only are they more than likely destined for it, given their health habits, the IT pool in Hell would be surprisingly up to date.


Are you kidding? At this point, Microsoft is outsourcing their programming directly to Hell, as the labor is cheaper.
 
2012-07-25 12:07:41 PM

Sybarite: HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".

It could be used for punishing just about anyone.



Ya know . . . I saw this movie on a first date. Up until now I was surprised there was ever a second date. But seeing your post and recalling that this girl liked being spanked, it all makes perfect sense.


/ a movie so bad it can't be enjoyed ironically
 
2012-07-25 12:25:54 PM

Jake Havechek: HOWARD THE DUCK
@Orangewarrior was banned from watching this one, because "The Times reviewer said it should be used for punishing children".

Howard the Duck is a crime against humanity. It makes Red Sonja look like Citizen Kane.


How could they mess up a movie about a busty red headed barbarian in a scale mail bikini stabbing stuff?
 
2012-07-25 12:33:38 PM
Even more reason why I'm glad my parents weren't fundies.

/dad did make me leave the room during the sex scene in Terminator. Apparently the shooting rampage in the police station was okay.
 
2012-07-25 12:37:53 PM
It gives people CRAZY ideas

fotos.miarroba.com
 
2012-07-25 12:38:54 PM
The only movie I remember not being allowed to watch was Poltergeist.
Yeah, I was about 6 or 7 when it hit the video stores, understandable.

Slightly off topic,
I will never understand the logic of an employee at a movie rental place. Between 7th and 8th grade summer my mom would leave me some cash to rent movies a couple times a week. I went in one day and tried to rent my usual horror flick and as a change of pace also Eddie Murphy Delirious. I was denied the Horror movie but the person didn't even bat an eye at Delirious.
Only time I ever had a problem renting there, wonder if my mom had a word with them.
Hey, that was summer I saw Robocop in the theaters, times where so simpler then.
 
2012-07-25 12:40:23 PM

Mugato: I guess in the case of Back to the Future they were worried about hot mother on son action.


You have to admit, that's a little more incestuous cockteasing than we're used to seeing in a PG movie.
 
2012-07-25 12:40:47 PM
Krull, because my parents said it looked like it sucks. 5 years ago I saw it on cable and I am forced to agree.
 
2012-07-25 12:41:57 PM

DanZero: It gives people CRAZY ideas

[fotos.miarroba.com image 640x191]


That was one of the best movies I saw this summer.
 
2012-07-25 12:54:34 PM
I grew up being allowed to watch pretty much any horror or action movie that came on tv and my parents took me to see Total Recall and countless other movies in that same vein in the theater. But when I was 14 I rented Pulp Fiction and my father wouldn't let me watch it. He didn't say why, just that "you can't watch that till your 18". I still can't think of what it was in there that could have been objectionable.
 
2012-07-25 01:00:22 PM

Carth: When Back to the Future was made they traveled back in time 30 years to 1955. They should do a remake in 2015 where they go back to the mid 80s. It will be like hot tub time machine but even funnier.


Given the cast, I'm not sure how that film would shake out.
 
2012-07-25 01:06:07 PM
My parents never, ever prevented me from watching movies or otherwise restricted what I could do for entertainment pop-culture wise. Abyss? Director's cut, age 8. Terminator? Uncensored, Age 10. Heavy Metal? Uncensored, Age 14. Though they didn't know about that last one.

/My mother did freak out when she found out my uncle let me play "Leisure Suit Larry" at age 7-8 or so...
 
2012-07-25 01:07:44 PM
We've started a tradition of watching moves on New Years Eve rather than the crap that's on most TV channels. Two years ago was BTTF, last year was Ghostbusters 1 & 2. Not sure what we'll do this year (Despecialzed Star Wars?). My daughter was 8 when we let her see BTTF.
 
2012-07-25 01:08:50 PM

res_nihil: I grew up being allowed to watch pretty much any horror or action movie that came on tv and my parents took me to see Total Recall and countless other movies in that same vein in the theater. But when I was 14 I rented Pulp Fiction and my father wouldn't let me watch it. He didn't say why, just that "you can't watch that till your 18". I still can't think of what it was in there that could have been objectionable.


I would go with either near fatal drug use or implied forcible buggering.
 
2012-07-25 01:09:56 PM
To be fair, if this was my mom:

johneaves.files.wordpress.com

Then you might as well rename the movie "Murmur of the Heart 2: Electric Boogaloo".
 
2012-07-25 01:13:05 PM
On and we couldn't watch "Smurfs" because my mom was told that "Smurf" meant "demon" in German at church.

/mom feesl bad about that now
//worked out for the best since the show sucked
 
2012-07-25 01:22:51 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: To be fair, if this was my mom:

[johneaves.files.wordpress.com image 507x768]

Then you might as well rename the movie "Murmur of the Heart 2: Electric Boogaloo".


When I first saw this, I wondered why he didn't just stay in 1955 with his, uh ... mom. She was hotter than Jennifer, after all.


"I wasn't allowed to watch Lord Of The Rings because my parents said even though it was, according to them, a Christian allegory, it was about demonic possession so I would get possessed by watching". That's from Melissa Menchini.

I had a friend whose mother banned Nintendo's R.O.B. the Robot from their home because she was afraid the devil would possess R.O.B. and murder everyone in the middle of the night.
 
2012-07-25 01:26:43 PM
Blazing Saddles... because farting isn't funny, it's a serious medical condition.
 
2012-07-25 01:27:08 PM
Saw the headline, thought "you should have no problems if your kids ain't Phineas and Ferb"
 
2012-07-25 01:40:21 PM
My parents didn't care. I saw Eraser when I was 10.
 
2012-07-25 01:42:31 PM
My mom saw me watching Sam Kinison's Wild Thing video, was appalled at the nudity (of which there was none), and banned me from watching MTV.
 
2012-07-25 01:43:30 PM

dervish16108: When I first saw this, I wondered why he didn't just stay in 1955 with his, uh ... mom. She was hotter than Jennifer, after all.


Well you would think that if h was any good in bed then he may have ruined her for his dad forever. Therefore possibly farking himself out of existence.
 
2012-07-25 01:45:22 PM

Six_By_Nine: Saw the headline, thought "you should have no problems if your kids ain't Phineas and Ferb"



Mom asking "who wants pie" would take on a hole new meaning.



/ ya, you saw what I did there
// where's perry?
 
2012-07-25 01:51:40 PM

Carth: When Back to the Future was made they traveled back in time 30 years to 1955. They should do a remake in 2015 where they go back to the mid 80s. It will be like hot tub time machine but even funnier.


All I know is if hoverboards don't becone a reality in the next three years, Robert Zemeckis is going to receive a very strongly worded letter from yours truly.
 
2012-07-25 01:52:00 PM
FTA: "We think you'll love our favourite, which we've saved for the very end..."
Subby: "Back To The Future: 'I don't want it giving you ideas' "


Talk about a time-saver there.
 
2012-07-25 02:00:39 PM
I know someone who says this about their kids watching Phineas and Ferb. WTH.
 
2012-07-25 02:12:06 PM

Mentat: Things banned when I was a kid that I ignored:

He Man and the Masters of the Universe (satanic)
Dungeons and Dragons (satanic)
The Legend of Zelda (magic potions, satanic)
Heavy metal music (satanic messages encoded in vinyl records)



Are there any of those things that you wouldn't have gained an interest in had they not been banned?

/curious
 
2012-07-25 02:17:14 PM
My Dad would vet movies for me and my sister when we were younger, usually just to be prepared to discuss anything that may come up in watching, rather than to flat out ban. The only one I have actual knowledge of him not letting us watch was Cool Runnings of all things. I ended up catching it on cable while snowed into a Hotel and called him later, "What the hell was in THAT that made you ban us from watching it?"

His response, "Nothing. It just sucked."

"I have no argument with that. Well done sir."
 
2012-07-25 02:22:30 PM

voodoowizard: The only movie I remember not being allowed to watch was Poltergeist.
Yeah, I was about 6 or 7 when it hit the video stores, understandable



Back in 1982, there were no shortage of traumatized children whose parents said "it's directed by that Spielberg guy, so it should be fine for the entire family."
 
2012-07-25 02:30:09 PM
I wasn't allowed to watch R rated stuff as a general rule, but one that I specifically recall not being allowed to see anyway was Forrest Gump, as "we don't want you to think that being retarded and stumbling into extraordinary circumstances is something to aspire to."
 
2012-07-25 02:41:14 PM
Watched and listened and read anything I wanted to. For Christmas when I was nine or ten my parents gave me a set of R-rated films which were Terminator, Terminator 2, True Lies, Under Siege, and Under Siege 2. The amount of times I watched the girl hop out of the cake and tear off her jacket, I am surprised the VCR did not burn out. I believe the response of my parents could be summed by my mother who would not purchase me or my brother a toy gun for a couple of our earlier years but later said:

"This didn't stop you from picking up a stick and acting like you had a gun. We couldn't stop you from playing this way, and you just acted like a soldier or a cowboy or something. So, we started buying you guns. And then, we started buying you movies with guns because we would all watch them."
 
2012-07-25 02:42:22 PM

Coolfusis: LORD OF THE RINGS
"I wasn't allowed to watch Lord Of The Rings because my parents said even though it was, according to them, a Christian allegory, it was about demonic possession so I would get possessed by watching". That's from Melissa Menchini.

That's almost exactly the reason my parents gave for banning the entire fantasy genre from me.


/they threw out all my books, too
//Pentecostals


Especially stupid since Tolkien specifically states the work is not intended to be allegorical and any such interpretation is wholly the reader's.
 
2012-07-25 02:46:42 PM
My parents forbade me from watching the Simpsons when I was in elementary school, but I could watch rated R movies with them. Candyman farked me up so bad I had to take my mirror out of my bedroom.
 
2012-07-25 02:48:43 PM
My parents were Mormons. There was a whole lot that I wasn't allowed to watch - including The Jeffersons because of the interracial couple on there. But, Archie Bunker was OK, most cartoons weren't OK.

My brothers and I were forced to spend a lot of time outside or in the basement "using our imaginations." Which translated into beating the crap out of each other, making up games that were designed to inflict pain on the others. Number 6 was a champion at pink belly and Indian burns. Number 5 liked to play "roots" and always started this one by saying, you be Toby. One time, my father and uncle had to dismantle the fireplace because Numbers 7, 8, 9, and 10 tried to get me to climb to the second floor up the chimney, and I got stuck.

But, we could watch the Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, and that led to several of them convincing me that if I broke my arm, I would get a bionic arm. So, I let 11 and 12 break my arm. -- That was so much better than watching TV.
 
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