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(AZ Family)   Nick Jr. is now airing programs for sexually repressed single mommies who like vulgar sketch comedies as they unwind with a glass of wine after their children have gone to bed. Or before if you live on the West Coast   (azfamily.com) divider line 103
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2012-10-16 01:42:32 AM
"I'm really worried that what he did hear he's going to ask me about it," he said.

Oh god NO, Heaven Forbid you have to talk to your kids about something you're uncomfortable discussing!
 
2012-10-16 02:04:55 AM
"I'm really worried that what he did hear he's going to ask me about it," he said.

/maybe you should have pulled the f*ck out then

ladyfortuna: Oh god NO, Heaven Forbid you have to talk to your kids about something you're uncomfortable discussing!


"OH MY GOD I'M OFFENDED, SOMEONE DO SOMETHING!" turn off your goddamn tv, idjit.
 
2012-10-16 02:06:14 AM
old bag in TFA: "It's his channel..." uh... nope.
 
2012-10-16 02:17:43 AM
Noticably absent: Any explanation of this alleged sexual content or profanity.
 
2012-10-16 05:55:34 AM
This would never have happened when Moose and Zee were in charge.
 
2012-10-16 06:49:28 AM
Kevin Sparks is concerned.

Tasha Sparks was offended.

I have a sad.

Okay so the have Nick Jr. for their Sparkflake. And it's HIS channel, and he's three. I wonder* if they are familiar with Disney Jr.? At least until Nick Jr. get's their double feed shiat together.

* Because turning the TV off and you know actually playing with your kid for a half hour before bed is SO FARKIN' HARD.
 
2012-10-16 07:33:27 AM
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I'd toot her puddle.
 
2012-10-16 07:56:56 AM
FTA: "I've had Nick Jr. on for five to six days and I've never seen one of these so-called warnings," Kevin Sparks said.

For the Sparks, they just want to alert other parents.

"I don't need that on his channel," Tasha Sparks said. "That's his channel for him to watch."


Who watches the watchers? Nick Jr., that's who.
 
2012-10-16 08:07:00 AM
This is pretty dumb on Nick's part. If you're going to make a babysitter replacement for people to plop their kids in front of and leave unattended, you should probably only show content that's suitable for those kids. Hopefully parents can figure out how to change the channel when the kids are in bed.

That said, the title of the show is "Parental Discretion". Maybe take a hint and have some?
 
2012-10-16 08:10:31 AM
I have children and I am very concerned and offended. Did I mention I have children? They're the future, you know, and I'm very outraged and offended. My opinions matter because I have children and everyone should acknowledge how....oh god, truth is I'm just so bored with my own life...everything is funneled into those damn kids. EVERYTHING. They've taken my life away...all I have left for entertainment is to get offended about stupid shiat I would never have cared about before, make a lot of over-hyped drama about it, and just pray people pay attention so I can have some kind of respect and validation...
 
2012-10-16 08:13:44 AM
Sexual liberation: "You have FREEDOM..."

..to live alone, in relative poverty, raising the crotch-fruit of a man who wasn't compelled by your slutty charms to stay for very long.

Girl power!
 
2012-10-16 08:15:05 AM

JerseyTim: This would never have happened when Moose and Zee were in charge.


Came for this. What happened to Moose and Zee? It just doesn't feel like autumn if I'm not hearing that "I Don't Like Candy Corn" song every 20 minutes.
 
2012-10-16 08:15:41 AM
So now the precious snowflakes can learn at an early age that women comediennes suck
 
2012-10-16 08:17:47 AM
Seriously, you cant do that on television...
 
2012-10-16 08:19:34 AM

MarshHawk: FTA: "I've had Nick Jr. on for five to six days and I've never seen one of these so-called warnings," Kevin Sparks said.

For the Sparks, they just want to alert other parents.

"I don't need that on his channel," Tasha Sparks said. "That's his channel for him to watch."

Who watches the watchers? Nick Jr., that's who.


What a couple of idiots. Expecting your TV to babysit your child, unable to read and comprehend 'parental discretion advised', calling the media about your outrage.
Turn the goddamn TV off and read your child a book, you know those paper things with pictures and words.
 
2012-10-16 08:21:27 AM
A Valley girl offended by sex and harsh language? Not any Valley girl I knew.
 
2012-10-16 08:23:09 AM
Anybody else think that maybe Nick Jr paid a couple of parents to complain so they could get some publicity?
 
2012-10-16 08:25:14 AM
Kevin Sparks is concerned. "I'm really worried that what he did hear he's going to ask me about it," he said.

Oh shiatbird, a child might have an awkward question. Sack up Nancy.
 
2012-10-16 08:26:54 AM
OK what is this? because they were talking about very vulgar things," Valley mom Tasha Sparks said.

Valley mom? Does this mean you dress like a homeless hooker and gag on spoons rather than swallow? 

Tasha Sparks indeed does sound like a stripper name. How much for a lap dance?
 
2012-10-16 08:29:15 AM

BSABSVR: Noticably absent: Any explanation of this alleged sexual content or profanity.


THIS.
 
2012-10-16 08:29:31 AM

serial_crusher: This is pretty dumb on Nick's part. If you're going to make a babysitter replacement for people to plop their kids in front of and leave unattended, you should probably only show content that's suitable for those kids. Hopefully parents can figure out how to change the channel when the kids are in bed.

That said, the title of the show is "Parental Discretion". Maybe take a hint and have some?


Pretty much agree with the first paragraph. Not so much the second because part of being able to make a discretionary choice is being able to anticipate the type of content one is likely to encounter. Nickelodeon is for kids. Nick Jr. is for little kids. Why on earth would anyone expect anything racier than Teletubbies to be aired on a channel specifically targeted at kids of single-digit ages?

If Nickelodeon wants to target parents, they should fire up Nick Sr and parents can block it while the kids are watching the tube.
 
2012-10-16 08:30:47 AM
Well yes, people who have kids tend to expect the whole world to cater to that. No argument there. But Nick, Jr. IS marketed as a kids' channel, right? I'd be a bit peeved if I sat a kid down in front of a "kid friendly" and it exposed them to racy material. And calling the show "Parental Discretion" is no more a head's up than calling a show "You Can't Do That on Television." People watch children's networks expecting children's programming.

Don't get me wrong. I'm as resentful as the next guy toward parents who think that the fact that they have kids entitles them to run everything, but I think the complainers have a legitimate gripe on this one. It's not like they sat the kids in front of FX at 10:30 p.m., watched "Louie," and then decided to get all offended. . . .
 
2012-10-16 08:31:13 AM
Well, that was a refreshingly objective and unbiased sample of journalism. I did think it was a bit inconsiderate to make the readers scroll all the way to the end before being told where to go to demand the show's cancellation.

That said, the idea that single mothers are "sexually repressed" is puzzling. One would think that, as group, women who end up single mothers would tend to be more open to sex than average, and particularly to daring acts, such as unprotected sex with guys who are iffy about the relationship.
 
2012-10-16 08:32:29 AM
Definately with the parents on this one. It's frikken Nick Jr. for christs sake, a cable channel for pre-schoolers. A channel where a parent shouldn't have to monitor each show, because it's a channel for preschoolers.
Nickelodeon really messed this up using only one feed for all time zones.
 
2012-10-16 08:36:00 AM
I'm going to guess that 95% of the people commenting so far do not have kids and thus, not aware of Nick Jr's idiot programming decisions as of late.

The Nick Jr. re-brand has been WIDELY derided since they changed what they were doing about a year ago.

Although this article misses the target, it still puts eyes on the bigger problem that Nick Jr. has had a ton of programming issues over the year.

Nick Jr. doesn't need a farking "Mom Block" of programming. Nick Jr. is there at that time of night if your kid can't sleep to try and settle them down. No wonder people are jumping off in droves to Disney Junior or Sprout.
 
2012-10-16 08:36:48 AM
So the host of the show gives a personal response, empathizes with her, agrees that the decision to air it at 7pm is dumb, and then offers a common-sense suggestion in the mean-time.

"Tasha Sparks was offended. "

Of course she was.
 
2012-10-16 08:41:48 AM

cantsleep: Definately with the parents on this one. It's frikken Nick Jr. for christs sake, a cable channel for pre-schoolers. A channel where a parent shouldn't have to monitor each show, because it's a channel for preschoolers.
Nickelodeon really messed this up using only one feed for all time zones.


Yea, actually they should. TV should not be a baby sitter.

If for nothing else than to have some reference point to talk to your kid about later. To engage your kid in conversation, to get them actually thinking, instead of having the TV just wash over them while the parents are off in another room catching up on Facebook or whatever...
 
2012-10-16 08:42:16 AM
Dora is much more offensive. Boots has this creepy way of looking at Dora. You can tell the whole time he's thinking, "If only..." If only he were a human, she would see how much he loved her and how perfect they'd be together. Poor guy. He's been monkey-zoned.
 
2012-10-16 08:44:02 AM

JerseyTim: Dora is much more offensive. Boots has this creepy way of looking at Dora. You can tell the whole time he's thinking, "If only..." If only he were a human, she would see how much he loved her and how perfect they'd be together. Poor guy. He's been monkey-zoned.


And you know that someday Swiper stealing stuff is going to escalate into kidnapping and rape.
 
2012-10-16 08:44:15 AM

MattyFridays: The Nick Jr. re-brand has been WIDELY derided since they changed what they were doing about a year ago.




Huh, that's about the time we ditched television. Now my kids watch Oscar's Oasis on Netflix, and it's essentially today's version of Wiley Coyote. They love it.
 
2012-10-16 08:44:32 AM
Aren't there other channels that have programming for let's say a mom or anyone older then 6? Why does Nickelodeon feel the need to show something not nick Jr related?
 
2012-10-16 08:45:17 AM
I definitely police what my daughter watches....at least the shows. But the commercials? Nick loves to advertise their racey teen dramas 24/7. So you have a show airing that's OK for an 8yr old, but the commercials are just short of being rated R. And they run over and over and over.....

I even had to send my daughter on a bogus errand to find my keys so I could freeze frame a really nice rack that was practically falling out of a shirt on one of their ads. It's disgusting I tell ya, just disgusting.

Oop, pardon me....hey sweetie, can you go find daddy's glasses? Take your time, no need to hurry...
 
2012-10-16 08:45:56 AM
I don't often side with the "this is an outrage!!1!" crowd but I think she might have a point.

The TV shouldn't be a baby-sitter but if you happen to have your kid watching TV while you are making dinner (at 7pm, like in the article) and you are tuned into the "Nick Jr Mom" channel you probably think that you are in the clear. When Cartoon Network rolls into Adult Swim they do so at 9pm - often with a tame show like King of the Hill (but some weekends with The Venture Bros., some parents have to get a shock out of that one), not sexual stand-up comedy acts.

Not to say TV channels can't try to be everything to everyone, but if I want cartoons I watch a cartoon channel, if I want news I watch a news channel - I hate that all the networks are over-stretching now-a-days. Does the weather channel need reality series? NO! Tell us about the weather and show us the radar please. Get off my lawn!
 
2012-10-16 08:46:03 AM
That mom can suck a dick... perhaps if she had, she wouldn't be a mom.
"That's his channel!" No, it's Nickelodeon's Channel and you pay them for the privilege of having access to it. They can put whatever they want on it. She can turn it off whenever she wants to.

/The kid is three! Cut the cord already biatch!
 
2012-10-16 08:48:30 AM

ein727: I don't often side with the "this is an outrage!!1!" crowd but I think she might have a point.

The TV shouldn't be a baby-sitter but if you happen to have your kid watching TV while you are making dinner (at 7pm, like in the article) and you are tuned into the "Nick Jr Mom" channel you probably think that you are in the clear. When Cartoon Network rolls into Adult Swim they do so at 9pm - often with a tame show like King of the Hill (but some weekends with The Venture Bros., some parents have to get a shock out of that one), not sexual stand-up comedy acts.

Not to say TV channels can't try to be everything to everyone, but if I want cartoons I watch a cartoon channel, if I want news I watch a news channel - I hate that all the networks are over-stretching now-a-days. Does the weather channel need reality series? NO! Tell us about the weather and show us the radar please. Get off my lawn!


Feature bloat can ruin anything, tv shows, software, cars... why did Winamp need a freaking web browser?
 
2012-10-16 08:50:29 AM
The TV should be off after dinner anyway. Forget the content; the kids just don't need the exposure to the light which screws with their circadian rhythm and sets them up for a lifetime of bad sleep habits.
 
2012-10-16 08:50:59 AM

markfara: Well yes, people who have kids tend to expect the whole world to cater to that. No argument there. But Nick, Jr. IS marketed as a kids' channel, right? I'd be a bit peeved if I sat a kid down in front of a "kid friendly" and it exposed them to racy material. And calling the show "Parental Discretion" is no more a head's up than calling a show "You Can't Do That on Television." People watch children's networks expecting children's programming.

Don't get me wrong. I'm as resentful as the next guy toward parents who think that the fact that they have kids entitles them to run everything, but I think the complainers have a legitimate gripe on this one. It's not like they sat the kids in front of FX at 10:30 p.m., watched "Louie," and then decided to get all offended. . . .


Nah, the Family Research Council already tried the "think of the children" faux outrage when Nip/Tuck was the big show on FX.

Given the programming model of the old Nickelodeon, which would show kids shows during the day and shows like "All In The Family" at night, parents should know Nickelodeon is not exclusively a kids network.

Oh, and Tasha Sparks? I think we hired her in 2001 to dance at my friend's bachelor party. Nice girl, but she really shouldn't have drank that entire bottle of Goldschlager.
 
2012-10-16 08:54:34 AM

Sybarite: [images.zap2it.com image 540x720]

I'd toot her puddle.


Jesus, look at her chompers! That's a giant mouth!
 
2012-10-16 08:55:24 AM
FTFA:"We are currently exploring adding a second feed," Martinsen told 3TV.

This won't be happening any time soon. The logistics of it is why it hasn't been done already. I think we're much more likely to see NickMom go away than them add a Time Zone Delayed feed.
 
2012-10-16 08:58:26 AM
jtown: Why on earth would anyone expect anything racier than Teletubbies to be aired on a channel specifically targeted at kids of single-digit ages?

If Nickelodeon wants to target parents, they should fire up Nick Sr and parents can block it while the kids are watching the tube.

You sound like you'd expect TLC to actually show educational shows, or SciFi to show Science Fiction.
-J-
 
2012-10-16 09:01:22 AM

JerseyTim: Dora is much more offensive. Boots has this creepy way of looking at Dora. You can tell the whole time he's thinking, "If only..." If only he were a human, she would see how much he loved her and how perfect they'd be together. Poor guy. He's been monkey-zoned.


Nonsense. A four-year-old who sets out by herself to wander outside towards a place she's never been with zero adults, an empty backpack and a stuffed animal she thinks can talk is exactly the kind of role model I want my kid emulating.
 
2012-10-16 09:01:47 AM
Nothing better than launching a channel for a demographic which is guaranteed to offend most of that demographic. That's some good thinkin' there, nickelodeon.
 
2012-10-16 09:09:41 AM
Single moms... is there anything more tragic?
 
2012-10-16 09:11:32 AM

WhippingBoy: Single moms... is there anything more tragic?


Married dads?
 
2012-10-16 09:14:05 AM
I did not see any comercials for it before I found it on one night. Since then I've seen plenty of commercials for it. I would not call them "warnings" except that some of the content of the commercials is just as bad as the program itself. I don't have a problem with program existing at 10PM (since I live on the east coast) but I would be disapointed if it came on at 7PM. I would also change the channel to Sprout. Nick Jr is not as good as it was before. Moose and Zee were awesome and the "pre-school on your TV" actually worked well. Most of the shows are still there but the learning portion between programing is gone. Also, no Christmas candy cane song.
 
2012-10-16 09:16:14 AM

Not to say TV channels can't try to be everything to everyone, but if I want cartoons I watch a cartoon channel, if I want news I watch a news channel... Get off my lawn!


When I want news, I turn OFF the TV. This might change when the "news" is no longer handled by the entertainment divisions of mega-corporations.

Mitt Romney would love this example of the Free Market(TM) in action.

"This Wednesday at 7pm, on the Pubic Broadcast Service channel, Sesame Alley, starring Tumescent Bird, brought to you by the letters F and U"
 
2012-10-16 09:22:54 AM
"I thought how dare her say for me to supervise my son because actually I do and it's a good thing I did when I turned it on because he would have heard that stuff had I walked away from it and not cared what he was watching,"

Thank you, Helen Lovejoy.

This sentence is what you get when you focus on your clown car skills and not your vocabulary. It will however be useful as my standard non-sequitur response to Gary, tenpounds and any other trolls.
 
2012-10-16 09:26:21 AM
This is why Sprout rules and everyone else drools

/Chica FTW
 
2012-10-16 09:27:24 AM
America: Where squeezing out a child grants Pope-like infallibility.
 
2012-10-16 09:29:40 AM
"Mommy, what does 'get that ass up in the air for Chuck' mean?"

/obscure?
 
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