We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!
And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is one of those eternal game shows that everybody – and we mean EVERYBODY – loves. It’s been around for years, it’s easy enough for anyone to play (unlike Jeopardy or the Scripps Spelling Bee where we just gasp in awe at a few folks’ brilliance).
And it truly features everyday people on the show. It’s good family fun all around.
What’s your favorite TV news channel for national-oriented news?
When it comes to local news, we all like to turn to our favorite local news ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX outlet. Sometimes the local news we choose to watch is based solely on what we like to watch during primetime; sometimes the local news we choose to watch is on a specific station.
But what do we choose to watch when it comes to getting our national news?
Comedy, like many thinks in life, is subjective. What’s funny to one person is definitely not funny to someone else. Sometimes it’s not the line that’s said, but the way it’s being presented. Mimes can be funny without saying a word.
Kids’ jokes are inherently not funny in and of themselves, but sometimes it’s amusing to hear children tell jokes that are clearly meant for an adult audience.
We’ve all seen stuff on TV that we felt was questionable at times.
Whether it be the infamous Wardrobe Malfunction at the Super Bowl to graphic news coverage, there have been times that TV producers have pushed the envelope more than they should in order to meet artistic goals (or to gain a little press for themselves).
No longer is after 10p considered safe harbor for language or nudity, as cable channels don’t have to adhere to the same FCC regulations that broadcasters have to contend with. So the broadcasters are forced to make programming decisions that reflect today’s society.
But just because they CAN make these choices, doesn’t mean they SHOULD make these choices.
And if not football every week, you at least watch the Super Bowl with your friends or family. And who can’t remember the classic sounds of Howard Cosell calling a sporting event that big? It was magic, wasn’t it?