August 11, 2005
Not for Children

There has been some debate in Cruft Manor about the appropriateness of Adult Swim cartoons for the girls. For a while we were watching Futurama, but now it is once again disallowed.

Tonight Zoe and I watched the end of a show around 9PM when the following scene took place:

DAD hits guide on remote, sees Aqua Teen Hunger Force on and switches to it,
hoping to see the talking french fries, 'cause talking french fries are funny.

... and let's seen what happens when we blow this nun's brains out with a shotgun ...

DAD switches the channel before the shotgun fires.


Um, I guess that Adult Swim really isn't for kids...


Ha-ha-ha-ha! They said "blow this nun's brains out"! Ha-ha-ha-ha!


Your mother is going to be so mad at me.

ZOE runs to find MOTHER.


Ha-ha-ha-ha! They said "blow this nun's brains out"! Ha-ha-ha-ha!


(attempting not to laugh)




MOTHER shoots flames from her eyes at DAD.

Lesson: Do not switch to Adult Swim while children are present.

Posted by michael at August 11, 2005 12:59 AM


It's amazing how the fun-loving girl you married becomes The Moralist when there's kids.
My wife didn't even want me watching The Simpsons when our daughter was little.

Posted by: patinhisrightmind [] on August 11, 2005 8:47 AM

AdultSwim will melt faces.

Posted by: kingpixel [] on August 11, 2005 10:31 AM

You're not being fair... The narrator is explaining that it is inappropriate to show gore to children on TV. So the second time they blow the nun's head off, a rainbow comes out of her neck. (I'm not making that up.) Children love rainbows. Ergo, good for kids.

Posted by: Mister P. [] on August 11, 2005 1:42 PM

If "AdultSwim" = (by definition) "Not for Children" then what is your %#&!#? problem?

That's why The Gods Of TV gave us Boomerang!

Posted by: Otius Gojius [] on August 11, 2005 2:11 PM

haha, I know what you mean. My good friends accidnetally left the tv in their kids' room on cartoon network one night. They didn't realize it until their oldest daughter got up to tell her dad that "she didn't like that show with the talking baby" and she wanted him to come and change the channel, NOW>

Posted by: roXet [] on August 11, 2005 2:26 PM

"See, kids love pizza, and they love squalor." - Master Shake

ATHF > all

Posted by: Travis [] on August 11, 2005 3:52 PM

Ya, I know all about those eyeball flames. They are very useful. And, we too have had to discontinue watching certain shows because of the kiddos. Our TiVo is almost exclusively Disney shows, Dora and SesameStreet. What do you watch when your kids are too old for these shows, but too young for adult shows?

Posted by: Llewelyn [] on August 12, 2005 7:36 PM
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