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Im gon b honest, whenever people say "I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW" for moments in young people television that aren't even that graphic or disturbing, I feel like mentally rolling my eyes. With certain instances, like the murder/suicide at the end of Legend of Korra or the overt references to cunnilingus in that one episode of Cow and Chicken, it's like, yeah, okay, makes sense people would be shocked or surprised.
But in a lot of cases it's like, dude, some people are a little old to be acting like 'older' or more 'borderline' humor being pocketed into shows for younger people are anything novel. Such as when people react to shit that's really generic and not even explicit, like:
"OH MY GOD A CHARACTER FELL TO THEIR IMPLIED DEATHS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SHOW FOR KIDS"
"OH NO A GENERIC VILLAIN WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH HIS GENERIC ARMY OF DARKNESS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW"
"UH OH A CHARACTER THAT APPEARS TO BE 'TRIPPING' ON A G-RATED DRUG THAT'S MOST LIKELY SOME SORT OF EXTREME SUGAR PRODUCT HOLY SHIT DRUGS ALERT I THOUGHT THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR CHILDREN."
"A CHARACTER MENTIONS THAT THEY'RE PREGNANT WHAT THE SHIT HOLD THE FUCK ON WE'VE GOT LITTLE BABIES WATCHING WE CAN'T HAVE THAT BECAUSE KIDS SHOW"

And a lot of that commentary is coming from viewers older than the target demographic. Dude. Son. I don't think it's the kids shows that are "messed up," I think you're just really sensitive to kids television and overreact because you're not the "lolz hardc0r3 ninetiez kid" you thought you were (or, in some cases, even somewhat older than that).
Shit is crazy.

edit: this wasn't really aimed at parents so much as it was talking about people in these fandoms in general, but I guess? parents work, too.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
When gone unchecked, the Getting Crap Past the Radar pages on TV Tropes get filled up with essentially this kind of thing.
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Creepiest Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like when people flipped their shit over "Don't stare at our crotches while we synchronize our watches!" on Regular Show. Or that one line from Pokémon: The Movie 2000. "You two don't need the opposite sex because you have each other." People all like "OMG THEY SAID SEX!!1!" I can understand kids responding that way, but adults? C'mon.
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drakken123 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
you must not have seen Invader Zim, a slightly old Nickelodeon cartoon. Aside from its general pretty gross base line there was an an episode where kids were gettin their organs stolen by Zim.
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Except I've seen Invader Zim ages ago.
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drakken123 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Maybe you forgot when making your list then.
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I never made a formal list in this journal, but even if there was, I wasn't aware there was an unwritten rule saying I was required to include every single questionable childrens show within.
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Rhapsody-Shaman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
It always amuses me to hear these parents bitching and complaining about how "violent and graphic today's cartoons are", and how their "precious little darlings" will be "corrupted and disturbed" by watching these cartoons.

Um, yes, excuse me? In the back? Yeah, hi. I watched my fair share of Blue's Clues and Veggietales and Looney Tunes, but from Kindergarten to second grade, my favorite shows were Digimon (I had a crush on Tai XD), Power Rangers, Dragonball Z (Vegeta was my favorite character), and Yu-Gi-Oh!. And I turned out just fine.

So stop your complaining and let your kids watch Adventure Time.
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Alpha621 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
THANK YOU!! Goodness, I want to slap people who overreact like that XD;; .
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Natt-Katt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I guess the “issue” with pregnancy is that some parents are afraid children will ask them how pregnancy happens (but really, when it is between a shape shifting dog and a flying rainbow unicorn, can’t you just say you have no idea?)

I think the only animated series (not counting animated horror stories that is) I watch as a kid and was constantly horrified by was The Animals of Farthing Wood ._.
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digitaleva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I look at the shows and go "I had it great!" I grew up watching Transformers, GI Joe, all of it. I mean, seriously! "I'll rip out your optics!" Sure, as a kid, I saw it as an idle threat, but looking back on the film now, That was Megatron making a very real, very serious threat at Optimus. Did I lose my mind over it? No. Have I been damaged because of all the times that Jerry beat the living crap outta Tom? No. Parents, as another user stated are refusing to do their jobs as parents.

My mother taught my brother, sister and myself the difference between reality and fantasy early on. I'm glad she did.
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