Sunday, May 29, 2005

Do you think that was a good idea?

Last night, the husb. and I had to get out of the house, so we went to the show. We saw Star Wars, but this blog isn't about the movie. A cute little family came and sat next to us, and we chatted for a minute. My husb. had heard that the movie was a little violent, so he shared the information with the dad, who had brought his five year old daughter and infant son. The dad said that he wasn't worried because his daughter loved Darth Vader. He then turned to his daughter and asked if she remembered the last movie they had seen in the theater.

"The South Park Movie?" guessed the little girl.
"No honey, it was Team America, but it was made by the South Park guys."

I just about flipped out! I cannot imagine taking a five year old to see that kind of movie! I won't even let my teenager watch South Park on TV! Our v-chip blocks it! And I have heard nothing good about the Team America movie either. "It's funny stuff!" you may say? Well, maybe it's adult funny, but is it pre-school funny?

"Garbage in, garbage out!" my mom used to say. I wonder what kind of garbage will be coming out of this cute little girl's mouth in a few years. So sad!

20 comments:

ZETAZEN said...

Wow....

I mean and the Dad wasn't even ashamed to other people know.....

Katy said...

Holy crap....I won't let my kids watch Rugrats, much less Southpark.

zazzafooky said...

Sheez... it's no wonder!

Love your blog, came in from Michele

Guppyman said...

Well %$@* and *$@% on that #$@*'n guy! What a piece of $@&# he is....

lol

I won't take my 7 year old to see the new Star Wars until after I've seen it and judged.....

Anyway... Michelle says Howdy!

PresentStorm said...

And we wonder why kids are like they are these days ..
That is crazy .We are going to see the movie tommorrow but with out the 7 year old ...We monitor closely what she does and does not watch .I feel that is a parents role .The child doesn't know any better ...
Have a great rest of the weekend ...
Here via Michele's

PresentStorm said...

lol how funny I just realized my hubby and I were posting at the same time and did not know it ...

SalGal said...

It's amazing (or is it?) what people expose their kids to these days. When you have babies having babies, what do we expect? We went to an America concert years ago and there was a couple there with an infant sitting right next to the speaker. Now, the performers themselves weren't the question, it was the fact that this little months-old infant was sitting next to blaring speakers! DUH!!!

Phil said...

It's amazing what some people do. I can't believe that guy was such an idiot to bring his 5-year-old to "Star Wars", let alone "Team America" (I haven't seen it, but ANY R-rated movie is absolutely, completely inappropriate for a 5-yo).

Clublint said...

what are some parents thinking???

Deb

Lisa said...

You have just hit a terrible sore spot of mine! I hate stupid parents! DD, who is 6 1/2, has seen all the Star Wars movies but will NOT see Episode 3 til she's 13 or so...2 scenes I feel are soooo inappropiate for the little ones!

I see parents like that all the time, unfortunately, and each and every time I must curb aterrible urge to just B*6%4 Slap them upside their heads!

thordora said...

it's funny, cause I have the WORST potty mouth, b ut I've become a bit of a nazi about it being around my kids....it's up to parents to teach them proper manners and behaviour-taking anyone under at the very least 11 to see something like Star Wars is very irresponsible. While I want my daughters to think for themselves, viewing south park or star wars is not the way to do it.

Besides which, when I was little, I was TERRIFIED of Dart Vader, and that was just from a picture.....like really-he LOOKS like the boogeyman...

sometimes I think eugenics is the way to go....

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

I'm with you DramaQueen. I know parents like that and it just makes me worry about the future all the more.

PaintingChef said...

Its just TERRIBLE! You know, we complain that children today have no respect for adults and for rules and such. But the examples they are getting from home (which is WHERE they are supposed to learn right and wrong) is that rules are for everyone else.

My mother is a kindergarten teacher and she says that every year, the kids get worse and worse. And their parents REFUSE to discipline their children. Nothing is *ever* their child's fault.

ARGH!!! Such a sore spot with me. And I don't even have a child yet.

Found you on BlogExplosion and I'v LOVING your blog.

frankthebunny said...

I agree with what most have said already...those two movies are SO inappropriate for a 5 yr old. What happened to taking kids to see G-rated movies?

Great site! I'll be back :-)

Rich said...

You know what... I took my 7 year old to watch that movie.

I didn't want to ... because Star Wars movies are lame... George Lucas tells everyone not to bring thier children but advertises on Cartoon Network and sells the hell out of toys and gets every little child hopped up to see the movie... No one curses his name for being a bad entertainer and making money en mass buy marketing a "Adult" product to children... Camel Cigs got the hatchett for that...

I screened the movie first (which upset me because I had to pay twice for that crap film) and decided that there were only 2 or 3 parts that I wouldn't like him to see. And I warned him ahead of time.

My son is a nonviolent godfearing child with a good heart and mind.

If you raise children properly they can deflect evils in life by making proper choices.

Hate lucas for his money making stratagies.. not the Parent... you might not know exactly how this girl is...

drama mama said...

I wasn't as concerned about the little girl seeing Star Wars and I was about South Park and Team America. At least Star Wars has no bad language, the other two are swimming in it!

chasmyn said...

Neither movie is appropriate for a 5 year old. Team America? Holy cow, NO. Hub and I loved it,. but we would never, ever show it to a child. Incredibly inapropriate.

Kelson said...

Hi, wandered in from BlogExplosion. Just wanted to say that it always depends on the kid. Some can handle things like Star Wars: Episode III (though Team America seems a bit much for a 5-year old), and some can't. One hopes the father has some idea what his daughter can handle.

Plus sheltering children doesn't always work out the way you might expect. My parents would bring me along to some R-rated movies when I was 10. My wife's parents were very strict about what movies and TV shows she could and could not see all the way up through high school. And yet my wife swears like a sailor, and I'm still (at the age of 29) uncomfortable swearing in front of my parents.

Strude said...

I took the boy to see Sith, after screening it first.

Of course, since he was raised on Buffy and Angel, maybe I don't have any room to talk.

Holly said...

I'm a SW fan and have seen ROTS three times with my 12 year old son, but if he were only five there is no way in H**I would have taken him. As for Team America I won't even let my 12 year old watch that. I bet these same parents are so totally suprised when their precious starts talking like a potty mouth, and asking questions they aren't ready to answer, and a five year old isn't ready to know.