Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Today Is Tuesday, You Know What That Means....

Today is Tuesday.
You know what that means.
We're gonna have a special guest!!

Wow. When I found this clip, it REALLY made me realize how much television and commercials have changed over the years. It's funny (funny odd, not funny haha) that the actual shows on tv are SO MUCH worse than they were decades ago, but the commercials are definitely more kid oriented.

So wiggle your ears,
Like Good Mousekateers,
Cause Tuesday is Guest Star Day!!!!MyADHDMe


Pinkshoelady said...

I almost fell off my chair when I saw Fred Flinstone smoking!

We complain so much about What our kids watch now a days but goodness this shows me that what I watched wasn't all that much better!

The world always has been and always will be surrounded by sin!


Sue J. said...

Television is such a phenomenon--all technology is, really. Think about what's happened to the telephone! CJ sees pictures of the first phones and asks where the numbers are!! Now, of course, you can take pictures with your phone and access the Internet (the what???....)

As with everything we have, you can use it for good, or you can use it for not-so-good. And until we all come to an agreement about what "good" is (I happen to know a Source for that....), we're going to see a lot of not-so-good.

I'm not sure I would have blinked an eye if I had seen this on TV. We--you and I--grew up actually watching cigarette commercials on TV for awhile. The Flintstones were parents, so it wasn't weird to see them doing this. (I wasn't inspired to be Wilma or Betty.)

Must admit to a little uneasiness as I watch this today, though. I don't miss the ads anywhere. And, truthfully, I don't think smoking was about the advertising anyway; we don't have much advertising, but we still have smoking. Tough thing!

Chatty Kelly said...

"everyone" used to smoke, so I guess it was a safe assumption that Fred & Wilma would too.

Have you seen the beer ads lately? And how about the Viagra ads? Ever hear a 5 yr old singing "Viva Viagra" cause they heard it on TV and don't know what it means. How do you explain that one? So I, for one, don't find the commericals to be any better than they used to be!

On Purpose said...

This reminds me of the importance of "pre-viewing" all we want our children to be exposed to...but then I think...'I don't want to be exposed to it either'

Marla said...

I didn't know that Fred and Barney were smokers. But we all know that Barney is a Rebel!!

Debbie said...

Isn't that amazing! It caught us all off guard.

My ADHD Me said...


My ADHD Me said...

The difference between this and the commercials today, is that even though today has bad, suggestive or racy commercials, they aren't usually on in the middle of a cartoon AND being hosted by the cartoon character.

When your child is watching Dora or Blue's Clues, you can pretty much be sure the commercials are going to be for Barbie, Hasbro etc.

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Beverlydru said...

Well I loved the Flintstones but I'm glad they banned this commercial. CRAZY!