What shows were OFF LIMITS and why as a kid /co/?
Animation wise I can only think of South Park as a show I couldn't watch
Any parent that limits the shows a child can watch when said shows are MADE for children is a fucking cunt.
you guys had fucking weird parents
i can understand not letting your kids watch hard sexy or gory shit, or even foul language, but stuff specifically aimed at kids?
>Couldn't watch Beavis and Butt-head as a kid because they cursed
>Tfw I still watched it with the volume super low and a blanket to cover the light from the TV
My mom got REALLY mad at the George Bush Sr. episode of the Simpsons that we weren't allowed to watch it for like a month.
Married with Children was off limits for obvious reasons.
Oh, and she got really upset with Batman Beyond cause my younger sister had no radar on what to watch with her. It was the episode where the clown gang stole the tank.
I think their parents thought KnD taught kids to be disrespectful of adults when funnily enough 1-5's parents are pretty cool and respectable characters.
If anything it teaches kids not to trust ugly looking strangers.
Most shows we were allowed to watch. KND was off limits for some reason, I think it had to do with the violence in show, kids vs kids and what not. Dad and mom generally hated anything I watched or played but Dad did like Samurai Jack.
My parents tried to stop me and my brother from watching DBZ because they thought it made us 'too violent'. We asked our dad to sit and watch an episode with us, and it just so happened to be a boring one with no fighting (something centered around Gohan) and he got too bored, left, and didnt mention it again.
My parents wouldn't let me watch most shows that had swearing when I was a kid, but whenever they got pissed, they would swear like sailors
Never got that. Senpai ily, what are you going to do?
Only thing off-limits was porn. Ma would watch a new show with me to make sure I understood its themes, knew what was acceptable on a TV show and wasn't acceptable in reality, et cetera, and would make sure I understood shit that went over my head when presented as-is.
Iunno what your folks were thinking.
You weren't allowed to watch KnD because
they didn't want you to be recruited.
>Banned for adult content
Beavis and Butthead
>Banned because my dad thought it was ugly
Cow and Chicken
Ren and Stimpy
Eek the cat
Just about anything else on Nickelodeon
>Banned because my dad hated Christian stuff
McGee and Me
I really wanted to get into Veggie Tales when I was a kid. Then I watched it as an adult and found out that I wasn't missing out on much.
My parents didn't let me watch Pokemon or YuGiOh because they were Christians and didn't want me to be possessed by demons.
I mean, we could watch Robocop and horror movies as kids.
But I'm not american, so I guess it doesn't count. We don't have that inherent censorship culture.
>had to always hide when watching dbz
>always talked with older kids on bus about dbz
holy fuck, it's scary to think that was 15 years ago when it aired on toonami. And dbz is much, much older than that in japan.
other than this, during 6th grade my parents didn't want me watching south park but I saw it all online anyways
>Today /co/ actually made an actually interesting thread.
I've always thought about shit like this, and why some parents wouldn't let their children watch certain shows. Just seems pointless to kids, cause they're going to watch it one way or another.
>All these parents not letting their kids watch shows "because they're ugly"
How shit can your parents ban a show based on that merit? Did they also not let you talk to ugly kids?
I wasn't allowed to watch South Park. I went to a friend's house and watched it instead. I got a crush on Wendy when she killed that teacher over Stan.
I had a thing for aggressive girls.
Courage and Flapjack were looked down upon for pretty obvious reasons, but my sister and I got away with it anyway.
Chinese cartoons in the Toonami block usually got axed, but we still were able to watch Zatch Bell and DBZ. Ones like Bo-BoBoBo were considered too weird and were part of the off-limits group. Being too surreal was the case for a lot of off-limits stuff.
I was in church everyday of the week except Saturday, which wasn't exclusive to going to another church to participate in their services. Sunday also had 2 services. Christian music blaring in the house, constant questions about am I keeping my life on track for God, etc. Pretty much drilling the whole Christianity schtick into me while I lived there.
There was one time where a girl stayed over who was a friend of my mom. I was told to sleep on the couch that night. Late into the night she woke up and asked for me just to sleep in the [my] room with her because she just felt uncomfortable. Parents woke up and saw me in the bed with her and were furious. Wouldn't let me or her explain a thing.
Rugrats, when I was 7. They thought Angelica would be a bad influence on us.
Catdog later on. Because, well, Catdog.
Ren and Stimpy. I've literally never seen a full episode. I caught the tail end of the one where Ren gets a muscle transplant from Stimpy's butt.
Oh, and the Simpsons. Watched that shit on the down low for a month before I accidentally mentioned it at the dinner table.
Surprisingly enough, stuff like Gundam and post-Zeo Power Rangers weren't trouble. I guess that's just how America rolls?
I remember I wasn't allowed to watch power rangers when I was a kid (like 7-11 years old), my parents said it was because it was too violent and yet every weekend we went to my grandad's and watched horror films and shit like terminator, never made sense to me. So I called them out on it recently, they said it was because it was shit. Joke's on them, I watched it after school at my buddy's place. It was shit though.
My mom never let me watch Billy and Mandy because she said it made her sick.
>the inhuman and vile act of eating an insect
>That can be very dangerous.
You do realize eating insects is extremely common in other cultures, right?
Heck it's likely going to be a much bigger thing in western cultures like yours, due to farming insects being much cheaper and environmentally friendly.
I feel I turned out okay. My parents are somewhat better about that shit too.
They divorced.I wouldn't raise my kids like that though.
I joined the military right after graduating so instead of church 24/7 instead I got nonstop yelling. It felt refreshing as fuck after all of that though.
Top kek, when pokemon became popular the pastor at my church said because it had animals fighting and throwing acid at each other that kids that watched it would start underground dog-fighting rings and learn about biological warfare and throw acid on each other and stick each other with dirty needles.
Hate to say this, but isn't marriage a lifelong commitment in the Christian church? So why did they divorce, if you dont mind me asking?
(Your life sounds really interesting, I'd read a book about it.)
I could watch everything besides Adult Swim. Even then, when I turned 11 they gave me free reign to watch whatever I wanted.
That same year, me and my dad watched Jackass 2 together and my mom complained the entire time.
Of shows that were meant for kids? Only Courage the Cowardly dog, and for a good reason. That King Ramses episode gave my little brother nightmares.
She didn't like us watching Simpsons and King of the Hill but didn't turn it off. She didn't let us watch Family Guy, South Park, etc. and that makes sense.
Yeah, pastor at my church had several sermons about it. Something about "letting the demons in your home" or similar.
Yeah I'm pretty sure that's what it says in the BIBLE. I don't really know the REAL meaning why they divorced because I was in military training during it.
No. She had really nice tits though. I'm cool with them still. They aren't nearly as pushy about religion as they used to be, Dad just asks that I go to church with him sometimes when I visit.
They're both remarried.
The bible says the only reason that's excusable for divorce is if you catch the wife cheating on you. And ideally you should forgive her.
I feel bad for kids with parents like his. My whole family on my mom's side is super religious and when I was a kid I went to church 3 times a week sometimes (twice on sunday, once on wednesday.) And on wednesday, we spent maybe 20 minutes talking about God and like 1 hour playing and learning about camping and shit.
But now you know better, Boco.
Sometimes war is necessary.
Sometimes you need to fight.
My mom tried her damndest to block out Cartoon Network, because she felt it would rot my brain. I wouldn't have a problem with it if she wasn't so damndest lax about it when it came to shit like Family Guy, Robot Chicken, or the Simpsons. I didn't even LIKE adult swim all that much, I just wanted to watch Billy and Mandy and Pokémon, dammit!
One show my parents didn't allow me or my brothers to watch was Power Rangers. They were pretty lenient towards cartoons that weren't South Park, so I had to wait until 1 AM when they were asleep to watch it.
I don't remember any show being forbidden for me, but my six yr old step sister is or was forbidden to watch
>Star Wars 4-6
>Superman and Batman TAS
>Dragon Ball (not Z)
We managed to get Superman and Batman lifted and she loves it. We watched Power Rangers and Dragon Ball together and she loved it also.
She also watched Narnia and loved it, and then her mom learned about it and got mad.
Wait she can't watch the original star wars trilogy? But she can watch the new ones?
And she's not allowed to watch the Narnia movies? The movies that are blatant allusions to the bible?
Why do you fight it, Boco?
You are the final piece.
End this charade and follow your destiny.
She can't watch any star wars that isn't a cartoon.
And basically her mom is against anything that has a little violence in it. My sister though, craves it. Precisely because she can't have any.
One night after the blocus against Batman was lifted, I walked in on her watching the Beyond movie. The Robin torture scene fucked me up. She didn't bat an eye. She liked the movie and just carried on with her life.
She also fucking loved Narnia and cried a lot when her mom said she wasn't allowed to watch the Luke movies.
Oh no the "not Z" is because Z was out of the question.
I showed her the Dragon Ball OVAs to make up for the lack of Star Wars. She asked me to play them again once they were over.
Z is for later.
They didn't want you to learn the truth.
My cousin wasn't allowed to watch pic related
I wasn't allowed Sunny D (this was before they reformed to cut all the additives out)
Parents are weird
Transforming our internet personas into a sentient being to take down the normie scum.
All he has to do is join.
The only thing that was off limits was general anime shit
>watching toonami latenight with brother
>mom comes in
>casually glances at tv just as some commercial for later night anime comes on
>this later night anime has big boobed bikinis for some reason
>mom is like "no change the channel!"
>change it than change it back
>still that anime style
>so mom is sure it's the same show
>all anime is that same one anime to her
Otherwise I'd watch fucking southpark and ren and stimpy and all kinds of wildly inappropriate shit with no consequence. Plus just whatever horror movies.
Oh and for a while I wasn't allowed to watch forensic files or unsolved mysteries kinda shows cause I'd get glued to them and then freak out at night that a serial killer was out there still and gonna kill me and I'd talk about weird dark shit all the time.
It took a while to convince my mom to let me watch The Simpsons.
nowadays she doesn't mind a rerun of that or Futurama.
I wasn't allowed to watch The Rugrats because "they never grew up" ironically enough totally allowed to watch South Park, a show where they never truly grow up (excluding when they went from the 3rd grade to 4th grade but at this point South Park was still in its infancy) then they did Rugrats All Grown Up several years later and just remembered the bitter sweet feelings I had
I wasn't allowed to watch Power Ranger o Dragon Ball Z. On dbz they told me "They are just bald men fighting each other, why would you watch that?"
me and my brother would 'play he-man' and beat on each other. (after we forgot about the show it was just non He-man themed fighting)
my dad was afraid I would imitate him
>ren and stimpy
gross out humor offend my mom
my mom hated it because it was 'disrespectful' (or George Bush told her it was bad, she didn't seem to have a problem watching the first few seasons as a family)
my dad hated it because he though it was bad to watch any show where the main male (homer) wasn't insanely successful, didn't want us to think being middle class was a choice.(and yet he still doesn't make a lot of money, easily below the poverty line)
and yet they let me watch x-files, millennium, and homicide: life on the streets.
I think i agree with your mother hating KND as much as i do.
-Ed, Edd, & Eddy
wasn't really my mom or dad, although my mom really didn't like Catdog. It was more my older sister that didn't let me watch them. She didn't think it was quality programming, but it was probably more that she wanted the TV.
I was not not allowed to watch any kind of anime because it was all big titty porn.
Years later I got into Kingdom Hearts playing at a friend's house, and bought the mangas.
My mother found the books and scolds me and shows my father how one of the characters isn't even wearing pant.
It was Donald fucking Duck.
My mom HATED Courage the Cowardly Dog and EE&E, because they grossed her out, but she still let me watch them.
The only things I wasn't allowed to watch were "adult" cartoons like South Park, adult swim stuff, and (lol) The Simpsons
I know someone who wouldn't let her daughter watch Spongebob because it showed his underwear
I always wanted to watch the Simpsons. But since they said naughty words I wasn't allowed to. That's why I was so surprised when I discovered it wasn't even that dirty.
Growing up in the bible belt
I wasn't allowed to watch Beavis and Butthead or Daria. At some point my mom decided to cut the cable completely cause we were watching it too much or some shit so for a good while all there was to watch was Alladin Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King VHSs over and over.
After the dicvorce though everything became fair game.
This and anything else vaguely satanic. I wasn't allowed to watch Ed Edd n Eddy because it was "obnoxious," but that didn't last too long. Its funny that everyone's saying Simpsons but we watched that every day as a family, there were only a few episodes that my dad turned off.
Little story here:
My father pulled me aside and was genuinely intrigued by there being Disney characters in what was clearly a Japanese book.
I explained the story to him, slowly, which turned into an explanation of Japanese culture in relation the art medium.
"I don't get it, but I guess it's not what I thought it was. Just be careful about what you let into your head."
I came to value that last bit he told me. Mom backed off. Binge watched a lot of stuff I missed out on.
> wasn't allowed to watch South Park, because of crudeness and violence
> wasn't allowed to watch Family Guy, because of crudeness and violence
> literally show me Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ as a fucking kid
Christian parents are literally the fucking worst
I was lucky enough to have parents who didn't give a hot fuck about what I watched on tv.
However, I do remember in 2nd grade, when the Pokemon craze was in full fucking force, my best friend told me his mom didn't let him watch Pokemon because it was "created by Satan."
At the time, that was by far the most baffling, mind blowing, confusing thing I had ever heard in my 8 years of existence, because as a kid, anything adults said was fucking gospel, so at the time I thought,
>Ok, Satan is real... And he made Pokemon...
I had so many fucking questions.
One time I was watching DBZ, during the Babidi saga.
Debura the Demon King was on screen when my mom walked in the room to see what we were watching.
The top of his head was just off screen, hiding his horns. She walked back out, telling us to have a good time.
I think their was a really brief time when I was really young where I couldn't watch ninja turtles when I was like 3-4 but I think cause I kept trying to jump off stuff when I watched it. Other than that I don't think it ever happened. I dont think my dad liked us watching Clone High when I was like 11-12 but dont recall ever being stopped from watched anything.
South park and ren & stimpy
But I never really cared for the latter to be honest
Most of the time "they didn't care". We didn't even want to watch shit like South Park or Beavis and Butthead so it never became an issue, and by the time we were older and started getting more interested in stuff with swears and adult material our parents figured we were old enough and mature enough to figure it out and separate the inappropriate stuff from what we acceptable in behavior.
As a kid, my parents let me watch anything I wanted, cartoon-wise, and any movie as long as it wasn't rated R or X. They let me watch whatever I wanted when I became 15 afterwards.
The one show my mom didn't want me to watch was Courage once she realized it was "too scary", but i guess in general she tried to make me avoid anything that looked too weird or violent, or at least that's what she does nowadays with my younger brothers
Other than that i remember she prohibited me from watching two VHS tapes that an uncle of mine gave me, the first (animated) movie of Fist of the North Star and that weird, live action, taiwanese Dragon Ball movie. Because i never managed to watch it for the longest time i thought those two evil guys i could see on the back cover were supposed to be saiyans, but it felt weird because they were apparently carrying guns
FotNS instead i managed to watch at least partially, because i specifically remember the funny feelings i felt during that scene where Julia tears apart her dress
The only kid's show I wasn't allowed to watch was Pokemon.
My Grandma was mainly the one who enforced it, but my parents did make me sell/throw away all of my Pokemon merch. Ironically, several of the plushes I sold for a dollar at a yard sale now sell for hundreds on eBay.
Parents didn't like shows with supernatural elements; fucking shame, since I've realized those are sort of the shows I like the most since then.
Also they hated Spongebob Squarepants in particular for some reason?
'Ren and Stimpy' and 'Beavis and Butthead' were the only ones I couldn't watch. I was 12 when South Park started airing, and my family actually watched it together, before we lost interest after second season. Only other restriction was I couldn't watch wrestling, which was fine my be anyway.
I talked to my friend some time ago and he was never allowed to watch Spongebob because of that one fucking study that it killed braincells. I saw that article and laughed, years later I find out a friend was affected and believed it along with his parents.
My grandma dislike The Simpsons(and special Homer) but she never fobbiden me to watch it
My dad dislike that a then eleven-year old me still watches cartoons, but i wasn't living with him anymore
Simpsons because my dad hated that Bart was rude to adults
it wasn't a cartoon but I was banned from watching Malcom in the Middle cause my mom doesn't like shows about dysfunctional families
most of adult swim
apart from that my parents weren't too strict. they just hated the stuff I watched more than banning it
Mom let me watch pretty much whatever that didn't involve sex and too much violence.
But at work I hear coworkers talk. Some mentioning that cartoons today are too stupid or too adult like mentioning shows like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, and simply have cartoon network blocked in the house.
Then they proceed to talk about how paw patrol is the best thing ever.
>mfw I first watched adult swim because my parents weren't home
ATHF was like a fever dream.
My parents were disgusted when Avatar came out, with the whole rebelious kids going to a booby traped ship they were told not to go and ugly artstyle, and definetely didn't want us to keep watching. My sis and I didn't like either, but the four of us kept hate-watching it. Ever since then I haven't watched the show save from very rare ocassions where it just happened to be on when waiting for another show. It was a fantastic evening.
i once saw girls gone wild commercial and busted my first nut. Ever since, I have tried to find another show on early morning to satisfy my young blood.
There was a comedy central show with only guys. I was so horny.
My parents (really just my mom, though) banned only two things: South Park and Grand Theft Auto. These were the only two things that I was absolutely forbidden to partake in.
Of course I got plenty of both at friends' houses.
To be fair they both aimed to be as offensive and controversial as possible so in terms of violence they were far and above anything else out at the time. She didn't really care about the sexual shit or the poop humor, just the idea of me becoming too accustomed to violence, I guess.
Before that when I was very young she had banned any gun toys, but realized it was a lost cause when I pretended to shoot her with a banana.
>Grand Theft Auto
HA. My older brother had it and my mom would never say anything if he was in there "supervising" me. Same with Mortal Kombat.
>she had banned any gun toys
I know that feel. After she took away my water guns it was just ninja stars and boomarangs for me.
Did anyone else sneak downstairs before school to watch the Girls Gone Wild Commercials that were on before 6 am?
I wasn't allowed Disney Channel til I was 10 and wasn't allowed Spongebob tip iI was 12
Good thing my cousins had no such restrictions or I would have ended up even more socially retarded than I already am
>it's scary to think that was 15 years ago
What? Nigga that shit aired outside of japan in the early 90s, what the fuck.
I wasn't supposed to watch cartoon network at all. The show they really hated was ed edd and eddy. I missed so many good shows
>rich obnoxious mom and dad divorced and remarried each other six times throughout childhood
>were awful negligent parents 99% of the time, pretended to be good strict parents the other 1% by making sudden and arbitrary rules that they would forget in a week because they wanted to feel better about themselves
>one day they come up to me
>"you cannot watch drake and josh, because it undermines the authority of the parents and they constantly mock their elders"
>don't understand why when they constantly see us watch violent/sexual shit they suddenly want drake and fucking josh out of the house
god they are fucking boobs
I'm really amazed at all the parents who banned The Simpsons, but then again, I remember that show being controversial when it came out, even if it feels tame today.
My Mom hated
>Cow and Chicken
>Ed Edd n Eddy
for some reason. Those are the only ones I remember her having a heavy opinion against. My Dad was in the "don't really care what the kid watches as long as it's not PG-13 or something" category.
My Mom also claims to have cut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJHm2WFkbA out of the Disneyland Fun VHS tape we had, but I remember seeing this as a kid. I should find the VHS tape (they're in a box somewhere) and see if she actually did it.
>not allowed to watch Nickelodeon because Rugrats
I basically just disobeyed that rule every chance I got. I don't know what they thought was offensive about Rugrats. Maybe the parent's B plots hit too close to home.
Parents never cared I played and watched whatever.
>mfw people say "my parents don't allow"
I'm a savage.
Fucking weird, right?
That and a lot of Cow & Chicken, both pretty tame cartoons.
The only thing I can imagine is people were annoyed by those shows so they didn't want their youngin watching it.
It that's the case, I totally understand, if my kid started watching a show like the annoying orange or something, I'd ban that in a fucking second.
My dad despised the really crappy old Hannah Barbara shows from the 70's that used to rerun on cartoon network before they started making a lot more of their own programming.
"Are you watching the Laugholympics? That was terrible even when I was a kid. You're just killing time. Come on, let's go down to the creek and go fishing instead. We'll be back in time for something good, like Batman."
God bless that man.
Nothing. My parents really didn't give a shit as long as we weren't watching ultra-violent stuff.
Even with violent stuff, they didn't care. My mother was more annoyed at Dragonball Z than anything; she would always complain about it being "characters standing around grunting at each other for 10 minutes".
I was allowed to watch what i wanted growing up but my sister wasn't allowed to watch a show called pingu when she was a child, she used to throw her food around when it was on.
My parents were really strict on me watching the Simpsons for obvious reasons
Some time later I shit you not I wasn't allowed to watch spongebob because my mom thought it promotes self hate or stupidity or something
My parents put Net Nanny online, and banned me from watching cartoons that were more than TV-Y7.
When I learned how to uninstall Net Nanny and disable the V-Chip through tutorials at the school computers, Dad just said 'you know what, fuck it, I give up'. And then I was able to watch anything, just not around him.
>mfw Catholic parents
>mfw they didn't give a shit what I watched as long as I wasn't in front of the TV too much
For some reason the only stuff i wasn't allowed to watch was anime, mostly Dragon Ball Z, Ranma 1/2 and Saint Seiya mostly due being raised in a christian family
Oddly enough, there was no problem for me to watch beavis and butthead or animaniacs
Ed, Edd, and Eddy
It was generally either 'don't watch that, it's stupid' (I don't blame them in the case of EE&E) or 'don't watch that it's satan b/c summoning/elemental powers/whatever'.
They've since mellowed out, as supernatural inspired fiction has become my favorite genre anyway. Even mom (who's a general basket case anyway) watched both Hellboy movies and was actually fascinated by them. She still falls back on her 'it's satanic!11!!!11!!' from time to time, though.
Being the youngest child of a family of four my parents pretty much let me watch anything. when I was four and South Park premiered, my parents let me watch it with my siblings.
I got really angry at my mom because she made me watch Alien when I was 8 and I couldn't sleep after.
My cousin was not allowed to watch GIjoe, Transformers or any show with battles in it. Today he's an angry frustrated weirdo.
I'm from Peru and for whatever reason it aired on a kids' network there for a while, but was pulled after people complained.
That's about it.
>Ed Edd n Eddy
Mom said it was, "stupid" and she didn't want me copying anything from it. Watched it once or twice at my dad's house
I was 12 when it premiered in the states 7 years agoSome relatives were living with us at the time. Two cousins and I were the same age, and so naturally we didn't get along. Aunt blamed TDI and as a result we weren't allowed to watch it.
>"They are just bald men fighting each other, why would you watch that?"
I don't really remember exactly, but I know I wasn't allowed to watch Power Rangers, because it was apparently too violent. Even though they never really had a problem with most other things. We even had some Power Rangers toys. I dunno.
It was briefly branded as a kid's show on Netflix, also
>tfw seeing it up with an innocent sounding description, gets taken down and new description makes the show sound like dangerously hardcore material
I used to be left alone to watch over the house when my mother went to work the graveyard shift so I got a healthy dose of Adult Swim at night over the summer. She didn't know that tho.
As for cartoons we weren't allowed to watch, Johnny Bravo and 7teen come to mind. My mom absolutely hated Johnny Bravo because of the titular character, and I guess she was in a bad mood when she saw us watching 7teen.
I also wasn't really allowed to watch Toonami because my siblings were little shits who got scared shitless of the blood in Naruto.
Teen sitcoms, like the ones on Disney Channel, were absolutely banned in our house tho.
Wow, this thread is really surprising. When my parents got divorced my Mom let me watch whatever I wanted. I do remember her banning Mortal Kombat though. Thankfully my based Dad bought it for me to play at his house.
No, he was a big Mongolian looking dude, kinda fat and screamed at stupid things.
He actually did die last year! And it was slow and painful. I should have teased him by watching old Nickelodeon shows with him while he was in hospice care. That could have been my revenge.
Thinking about it now, since my Dad got it for me I never really got mad. I did end up moving in with my Dad after middle school though. I remember when I was 20 my Mom telling me how heart broken she was when I decided that but my logic was that I wanted Dad to get a chance to see me grow up too. It makes me sad thinking about it b/c they get along so well being divorced.
>But I'm not american, so I guess it doesn't count. We don't have that inherent censorship culture.
Same. My mom loved horror movies as much as i do.
power rangers mom thought it was stupid and repetitive. wasnt banned from watching pokemon or yu gi oh but was forbiddin to buy cards, wasnt poor growing up but parents thought they were a waste of money and didnt want us getting into a spending race with rich kids we were always going to lose
>Would you rather be raised by a pleb or a patrician?
I was rised as a person who can have his own opinion and i was watching Power Rangers from time to time or watching other stuff without having mommy as some kind of absurd ruler of my life, thanks.
i love your dad
Please tell me more about him? a person who does that must be a funny or at least interesting guy.
>not wanting to be raised by a National-Socialist family
Im not a beta faggot, thanks.
ya it sucked at the time cause a lot of my friends were into it but in the long run it was for the best those games are just designed to suck as much money out of people as possible
My parents never gave a shit. I had tv in my own room with CN. Both my mom and dad like horror and slasher movies, we watched them together. And Simpsons.
My dad worked at an orphanage with troubled kids and he'd sometime bring home banned movies or games and give them to me. Duke Nukem, the Exorcist, Alien, classic Tom and Jerry cartoons...
I can only understand banning something if the kid is directly picking up bad behavior from it or can't handle spooky stuff.
He played a lot of Super Nintendo (his favorite games on it were Super Castlevania 4 and F-Zero) but his all-time favorite game was Ocarina of Time. I remember being aggravated because it was supposed to be my game but he would spend hours playing it.
He liked South Park a whole lot, and had some VHS tapes of it which he only let me watch when he was around, and he would make this kind of frustrated groan when they said sexual terms. I guess during the movie he was laughing so hard the entire time he didn't have time to cover my eyes when Kenny went to titty heaven or tell me to look away when Saddam and Satan were playing with the dildo.
Unfortunately, he also had problems with prescription pills and had a tendency to be argumentative, so he and my mom hollered at each other more and more as they got closer to splitting up. Being around him when he was taking pills and mom wasn't around was really bad. He would be all fucked up and drowsy and barely able to walk and talk and shit. I guess it's a good thing I lived with Mom after the split.
fun and sad at the same time. Do you visit him now? I dont know how this split works in america but it often looks like you will never see the other parent again and its always dad.
-Spongebob: mom thought it was stupid and called sponge gay, but we watched it anyway. eventually she saw the episode where they are in the flying duchmen's ship and go "YOU'RE GOOD. YOU'RE GOOD. YOU'RE GOOD" and started to think it was funny and she watches it regularly
Billy and Mandy: it was hateful but we still watched it
same for Ed Edd n Eddy
cow and chicken was gross but i dont know if my mother told us not to watch or we just didnt
all adult swim stuff, but i didnt want to anyway. family didn't swear except for when my dad was super angry so swearing put me a little on edge. i love space ghost and sea lab now though, theyre hardly "adult" so i mean i guess i could have watched them when i was little if it weren't for the fact they were on [as]
once my dad saw that i favorited a flash called "Dumbass Mario" and yelled at me for it
>mfw OP had parents who cared
>mfw OP wasn't left alone by a neglectful single mother to raise himself
I can't imagine your hell
Hey Arnold! - Mom didn't like how the girl called Arnold names.
Kids Next Door - Violence, boogers
The Simpsons - It's not for kids (which is true-ish) but I try to talk to my parents about it now and they say it's just stupid people doing stupid things. My younger neighbors always talked about it and that pissed me off.
One Piece - Mom saw a part where the clown was chopped up, and only his head, hands and feet were tied up. It's not gore, it makes sense in the show.
The Princess and the Goblin - No idea. It was always the forbidden VHS tape.
There are more that I can't remember. I avoided some shows because I knew my mom would yell at me. Ed Edd and Eddy, Naruto, Grim Adventures, Dexter's Lab. A lot of cartoon network stuff.
Well haha both of my parents work with children, but my dad is an old pot head and hippie, so he was never big on rules.
It probably has something to do with my early positive exposure to it on film, but as an adult I like gore and super edgy violence.
>Oh grim reaper much too spooky
ed edd n eddy
Not really sure why
courage the cowardly dog
>Oh no much to spooky kid
>They say the word stupid
Tom and Jerry
>Oh no much to violent
Catdog, ren and stimpy, and anything in that general vein of cartoons
>Honestly can't blame them after watching them later
>No much to voilent, proceeds to take me to star wars movies
>It has ghosts and ghosts are evil!!! (I watched it anyways)
Fairly Odd Parents
>Oh no that show has magic and magic is evil (was also eventually able to convince them otherwise on this one as well)
>I was actually able to sway them on this one although it did take 7 years
And probably a bunch more I can't remember right now
I mainly lived with Mom afterwards and saw him on weekends until around middle school when his living situation got less stable. I haven't seen him in a few months, actually. I tried to call him today but the phone was fucking busy, which I hasn't happened when I've tried to call someone in a while. I don't have Facebook or anything like that, he can't really drive, and I'm usually busy/prefer to jerk off at that moment, so we really only talk a couple times a month. Usually about music, he got me into hard rock and metal when I was a kid, so nowadays I introduce him to bands I've found out about a lot, or ask him stuff like "Hey, did you ever hear [album x] back when it came out?" He doesn't really play vidya anymore. The last video game I remember hearing him talk about loving was Resident Evil 4. He hasn't watched South Park in a few years either, next time I talk to him I oughta bring up this season's story arc.
Nothing was off limits. My dad took me to see the first Pokemon movie, he said he hated it afterwards, but I thought it was awesome.
Only now I understand how much shit he watched through all the time just to make me happy.
Couldn't watch Ed Edd and Eddy cuz it "made fun of people who live in trailers" (I've like never watched it so I don't even know if it does) even though my parents were loaded and we lived in a huge ass house.
The antagonistic white trash Kanker sisters live in a trailer park.
>so we really only talk a couple times a month.
well this is sad....in my country your mom and dad is your closest people who will be around for many years. i cant imagine just "leaving" one of parents as a kid and then not visiting him/her for weeks or months.
your dad is my nigga. I guess he dont play stuff anymore because he becoming boring adult while he always had a bit of a kid in him.
Help him to become a /vg/ fag please!
I have two little cousins aged 12 and 13, and when TDI came out (they were around 6 and 7 back then) my aunt banned them from watching it because the character designs were "too sensual".
I don't think he can really afford vidya anymore. Even if he could he never has a stable home anymore. He's finally completely sober, but also legally blind and his back is fucked up and 44 is a bit too late to turn your life around completely, especially when you're poor as fuck. On the upside, however, he's always been good at grilling and making steak and shit, and he lived with a dude from rehab for a while who had a bunch of fancy spices and shit in his house so he made food with his own recipes that people told him was amazing so he said he's thinking about going to culinary arts school and getting off disability and becoming a professional chef. I think he's living with a woman whose kids have a PS4 right now so maybe he'll play something on that.
Oh Lord I remember convincing my mom to buy me JTHM when I was 12 for Christmas. I think she was kind of shocked when she saw the content, but she still allowed me to keep it for some reason.
>i cant imagine just "leaving" one of parents as a kid and then not visiting him/her for weeks or months
I know more than a few people here who don't talk to their parents at all, its not that uncommon.
>He's finally completely sober, but also legally blind and his back is fucked up and 44 is a bit too late to turn your life around completely, especially when you're poor as fuck.
ok now im depressed.......a dad who liked Castlevania cant just turn into something like this...
>he said he's thinking about going to culinary arts school and getting off disability and becoming a professional chef.
Ok this brings back the hope.
>I think he's living with a woman
Oh at least he is not alone.
Yes. I often looked at the games and movies I had gotten from there and felt bad for the poor orphan kids they couldn't even watch or play the good stuff. But it was a score for me.
>I know more than a few people here who don't talk to their parents at all, its not that uncommon.
Also the thing that made be disguisted about america as a kid was those "houses for old people". Especially when it was showing in Simpsons.
There was even episode where old people escaped from that house and it looked like some kind of prison.
Im 32 y/o and i still have a grandmother that is waaaay more optimistic and energetic than me and he often comes to visit me and brings her food to make his little boy happy lol.
I cant even imagine of putting her in that house...she is a human not some kind of an old thing.
>Oh at least he is not alone.
He's pretty scared that all his family's gonna die on him. The coolest fucking dude in the whole family, who was older than my dad and had a Super Metroid cartridge just lying around on his floor last time I saw him, and who was also my dad's best friend, died a year or two ago. Both his parents died within the last ten years, and so did a bunch of his cousins or something. I remember a year or two ago he told me he was at four funerals in one month. Considering all the health problems that run in our family and all the drugs most of our family's exposed to, his fear is quite warranted.
>Also the thing that made be disguisted about america as a kid was those "houses for old people".
To be fair, it's viewed as quite a dick move to let your parents live in an old folks' home.
>This one' not even wearing pants!
>That's Donald Duck.
Old-folks homes are a pretty horrifying thing, having emerged out of a 'need' to free up space and resources as well as time. The fact that our social model has produced what are essentially "go wait to die" housing blocks for the elderly is nothing short of staggering.
>it's viewed as quite a dick move to let your parents live in an old folks' home
I don't think it used to be like this, at least not when I was young, but yeah people are becoming more aware of how shitty a move it is to send your loved ones to the farm like that.
Ed, Edd n Eddy for me I guess. My mom would let me watch it but would always ask "while the hell are you watching this garbage". My friend wasn't allowed to watch it at all though.
My cousins weren't allowed to watch Billy and Mandy because their parents are religious nutjobs.
>I remember a year or two ago he told me he was at four funerals in one month. Considering all the health problems that run in our family and all the drugs most of our family's exposed to, his fear is quite warranted.
Ok i guess its safe to say that im from russia.
But even if i am, im quite scared for your dad. Because even in my shitty country we dont abandon people in this condition (if they not some kind of really crappy people that you hate and your dadd is totally not)... There is no way to make him live with you and your mom?
I cant imagine how scary it could be - to see your friends and family dying, you getting old and sick and not seeing your child.
Ed, Edd, and Eddy
because my mom thought the show would make me retarded
but like at the same time I was allowed to watch simpsons and shit. I think she actually thought it was a mind numbing cartoon, and when I finally got to see it I hated it.
- South Park because of a Russel Crowe scene
- Power Rangers because me and brothers would kick the shit out of each other
That's literally it and I grew up with conservative East African parents
My mom would not want my dad to live with her. Towards the end of my parents being together my grandpa (dad's side) moved in with us, and he lived with my dad until about a year before he died, when he moved to a hotel that was for old people and disabled people or something. It was weird. Not like a retirement home or something...I can't explain it. I guess my dad will live with me like that eventually, but he told me he filled out an application to live at his old apartment place not too long ago, so maybe he'll stabilize finally. He still has a little bit of that kid in him; he said something along the lines of "Wouldn't it be cool if I had apartment number (so-and-so) again? It'd be just like the old days."
-fairly odd parents, b/c they said 'butt' a lot
- hey Arnold, cuz someone apparently got pantsed in ONE episode
-any spongebob episode that said 'butt' we immediately had to stop watching
- unrelated but, wasn't allowed to read Calvin and Hobbes b/c of ONE comic in which Calvin smokes a cigarette
Moral of the story: my parents tried to shelter us by passing judgement too quickly, and didn't like the word 'butt.' It all backfired since now all I watch is fucking South Park and archer half the time
I think he was a big dreamer back then. Having a child ro raise made him continue having that kid in him so he was playing videogames and going to watch adult movies with you like some dad from comedy movies.
You can bring it back if you will live with him and show him wonders of modern world.
Show him youtube/reddit/4chan/Steam/whatever shit is popular and he probably will be sucked in because he probably wants to do some fun stuff again but his life is miserable and he is lonely.
My mom hated Simpsons.
a) it contradicted her right wing "muh immigrants, climate change isn't real, but I have an India friend" politics
b) because it could be perceived as mocking fat people (and she was a hambeast)
For the longest time I couldn't watch pokemon. I could play the video games and buy the trading cards though, that was fine. I think it started off as a case of 'muh evolution' and then became a case of 'if we change our minds on it we will look weak' that way too many authority figures in general fall victim to.
See, it's Christians like that give the rest of us Christians a bad name.
I had bible toons and religious kids shows on VHS as a kid and I watched them because I wanted to, not because my parents forced me to. Plus most kids shows they didn't let me watch were for aesthetic reasons, for example she didn't like Beast Wars because of the word "Beast" (Not because of like, the Number of the Beast, just because the word sounds too mean), or because they weren't educational PBS stuff.
Because my Mom was really conservative about humor/violence my brother and I weren't allowed to watch:
-Power Rangers (This was when I was like 4 or 5, later she didn't care)
-Family Guy (Pretty obvious why)
-Simpsons/Futurama (She though it was stupid)
-South Park (This is obvious too, pretty much the only show perma-banned by both parents)
-Pretty anything with swearing or extreme violence in
Luckly, my Dad didn't give a fuck and were pretty able to watch whatever (expect South Park) when Mom wasn't around. Mom stopped caring about what I watched once I got to 15-16
I had cousins who were banned from Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon but were still allowed to watch the Simpsons, until my Aunt saw the Treehouse of Horror episodes.
The only cartoon I remember my mom banning me from watching was The Ripping Friends. I never watched South Park/Family Guy/Robot Chicken/
The Simpsonsso those weren't a problem.
I'm sure I watched things she wouldn't have wanted me to but I did so in relative privacy.
>mfw my parents weren't retarded and let me watch anything.
Simpsons and Beavis & Butthead because mom considered them really stupid in addition to being inappropriate. Actually ended up secretly watching South Park years before I got into Simpsons starting around 5th grade or so after CCD classes Dad dragged me and my sister to (Basically Sunday School on Wednesday nights)
Didn't see Three Caballeros until my teens because despite the extensive Disney VHS collection we had growing up, mom was also pretty apathetic when it came to stuff featuring the Mickey crew characters that weren't Fantasia.
Never was allowed to watch TV as a kid unless I went to a friends.
My parents were the "children shouldn't be seen or heard" types. So I was outside as they sat on their fat asses on couch in front of the TV.
I had a friend who I used to watch the Saturday morning cartoons with. Shit was pretty cool.
You didn't miss out much. The Simpsons are one thing. But the rest were all just the same old dumb gross out humor bullshit.
To this day I have no idea why people found any of it funny.
Johnny Bravo wasn't the same though. Just not very good.
Sounds like your parents had trouble differentiating between reality and fiction.
>tfw no shows were really off limits to me unless they had gratuitous gun violence in them
>my dad let me watch 'make love, not warcraft' with him when i was like 6
>we just watched last night's episode and are still trying to determine which south park character is intrinsically good
does anyone else here have a bro-tier dad? i really hope i'm not the only one.
The only show I can remember really being discouraged to watch was Beetlejuice, and even then I was allowed to watch it, my mom just made clear she didn't like it and didn't think it was very Christian.
It probably worked better than outright banning it cause she was reasonable about it, so I didn't watch it very often until I was a bit older and it didn't matter anymore.
When I was little, I didn't think we were super Christian, but it's all relative, I guess. Went to church 3-4 nights a week(a lot of that was stuff like rec night/family night/Royal Ranger night--Christian version of the Boy Scouts, etc.) but we were still allowed to do Halloween and other stuff.
I remember when the Pokemon craze hit and people in the church started saying it was evil, but the reasons were pretty silly, and I always maintained it was because new episodes aired on Sunday morning.
>all these people talking about how their parents didn't let them watch EEnE
Odd, my best friend from Elementary School forbid her kid from watching that show.
My parents let we watch whatever as long as it wasn't an adult show. Even then they had no problem with me watching The Simpsons and King of the Hill.
>we are still trying to determine which south park character is intrinsically good
I wasn't allowed to watch Ren and Stimpy.
The better question is, if you magically had kids right now, what shows would you not allow them to watch? I love Invader Zim, and did when I was little, too, but I wouldn't want my kids exposed to such nihilistic crap with such a wicked sense of humor early on in their lives. Also TTG would probably make them grow up with weight gain fetishes or something.
>Only cartoons to watch came on before school, after, and on weekends
>Mom worked and didn't care
The only cartoon she tried to ban was the Simpsons because the news or church said it was "anti-christian" at some point and Bart was a "trouble maker".
I watched it anyways since she wasn't home to stop me and after she saw it a couple times she stopped caring.
nah, I always just stayed up late
>mfw discovering that Turner Classic Movies was uncensored
I used to look at the TV-Guide to find all the TCM movies that were rated TV-MA and watch them all the way through for the chance that there was something sexy.
>mfw the rating comes up before the movie and it's TV-MA LSV
>That could have been my revenge.
>tfw I've never gotten along with my dad and for the past decade and a half I've been keeping a running tally of all the nice things he's done for me, as well as all the times he's treated me like dirt
>tfw I've used said tally to constantly update the eulogy I know I'm going to eventually have to give
>tfw it's mostly negative and I know I'd be figuratively shat on for giving it in its current state so I'll probably just have to do some generic "he was a good man" lie
Ren & Stimpy because it was too adult and Catdog because she found it super gross. I didn't really mind, because the former creeped me out and the latter made me sad because everyone was such a dick in it.
Then for a while everything that cem from Japan and Beast Machines because they creeped my mom out
Then my parents just stopped giving a shit and I became a huge weeb in secret.
Ditto, I used to stay up late to watch Inuyasha at Volume 4.
I also felt bad about watching it until I turned 13, the age on the "content suitable" bump, because I was a huge dork
>dad, mom, can I watch ____?
>let us check it out and make sure it isn't harmful
>dad, mom, can I watch ____?
>nobody fucking cares! Jesus, do you ever shut up you little wretch?
>She can't watch any star wars that isn't a cartoon.
Show her The Clone Wars (assuming you haven't). That's got some pretty nice violence in it.
Hell, there's a whole episode called "Massacre". (Picture related.) They really got away with a lot.
My parents were pretty cool to be honest. I never got to watch Saturday morning cartoons in the morning though since we're Seventh Day Adventists, but my dad always just had the things record on the vcr so it didn't matter.
Whenever the Pastor or anyone else at church would start to talk about the evils of Pokemon or some other popular cartoon(Really it was only ever Pokemon. One time he tried to talk about Monster Rancher but realized that a majority of the people in the church were farmers and just slid right back to Pokemon) I got worried that I wasn't gonna' be allowed to watch them anymore. I told my parents this and they asked me if I thought Pokemon were real. I told them no, they're just video game characters. Never brought up again.
Of course we eventually moved to a different church because I had my Gameboy with me one day, and during the fifteen minute recess between Sermon and Sabbath school I decided to play some Pokemon. Pastor sees this and tries to take the Gameboy from me while hollering about demons and shit. Dad sees this, rushes over and pushes the Pastor away from me and tells him to "Back the fuck off"
It sucked because I had a lot of friends in the church, but because our Pastor was so die-hard about this stuff we had to start going to one twenty miles down the road.
My Parents were quite strict when it came to violence, but for some reason let me watch Felidae on a VHS rental when they went to a concert and i was home alone with my little brother for the first time. I was maybe 10 years old, my little brother was 7.
Shit was fucked up.
>most of this thread involves Christians
I was allowed to watch whatever I wanted but my sister wasn't allowed to watch EEnE cause after one episode she wouldnt stop calling everyone an 'idiot'. parents thought EEnE was great though
My mom is extremely Catholic and never censored what I could see o TV besides the stuff that was obviously not made for kids. Have you asked your parents what the justification to do that to do was and if they stand by it now that you're on adult?
>Power Rangers because me and brothers would kick the shit out of each other
All fun and games until you get throat punched and start crying like a banshee
> because its ugly
I swear to god I really hate this kind of arbitrary things.
My sister is doing exactly this with her son and EVERY modern cartoon they aren't like the cartoon "back in her time". and when I ask her why she just says "they are dumb", "the style is dumb", "the history dumb".
Poor thing has been watching anime the last two of his three years of life.
Only things off limits were:
-[Adult Swim] Only up until i was like 13 or so. She let me watch Baby Blues before that though.
-Beavis and butt head. My dad would watch it with me when she was gone but he had a habit of falling asleep so we would get caught.
My friends Catholic parents wouldn't let him and his brother watch Jackie Chan Adventures because of the devil. They wouldn't even watch it at my house. Pretty much never disobeyed their parents.
Anything off of cartoon network, Nick, or Disney were never of limits for me as a kid. My mother thought shows like cow & chicken and ed,edd, & Eddy were stupid, but she didn't ban me from them.
Now south park on the other hand.... That may have been a different story
Growing up without cable, we just had local channels, so no cartoon network or anything unless we went to a friend's house.
We weren't banned from much besides King of the Hill, Southpark, and Simpsons
There was never really a ban on cartoons as much as there was a ban on watching TV in general. My parents wanted me and my siblings to live outdoors at all times. Indoor activity was just for sleeping and eating.
>It's a nice day out! Look the sun is shining.
>Look at all that snow! Go out and play.
I just went to my friends and we spent all day watching cartoons and playing videogames. Fuck the outdoors.
>those are for adults
-Beavis and butt head
>those are violent
-ANY anime but Pokemon
>those are ugly
-Cow and the Chicken
There was a shit ton more in this category but I can't really remember
>The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Christian parents weren't to keen on soul stealing and the grim reaper
>Pokemon/Yugi-oh/Bakugan/Dragon Ball Z/etc
My parents bought into the fuss over those types of anime for a time. Oddly enough I later got my Dad into Death Note.
>Xaolin Warriors/Showdown (The original one).
This one was BS in my opinion, they said I couldn't watch it because the characters turned into dragons.
For a few months because of the voodoo episode.
Also Power Rangers for some reason but I was like 3 or 4 so that doesn't count. Oh, and obviously everything on adult swim.
Simpson was the only show
since my parents couldn't speak english very well
and it was the only show that the other ethnic parents knew about so thats how they knew about it
but that didn't stop me from still watching it
The only cartoons I weren't allowed to watch were the ones on Fox that were specifically aimed for older audiences for all of elementary school. I don't think my parents knew the adult swim existed but I didn't like that as a kid.
No, I'm commenting on this. My parents never forbid me from doing anything. Heck, my mom even took me to crazy places like RPG conventions.
My father only restricted the ammount of time I could play video games.
I just can't believe these parents want their children to think and act the way they want, rather than developing critical thinking and responsability.
I was allowed to say dang, but not 'dang it' because it sounds like damnit.
I also had a phase where I said cheez-its as a swear, but I got yelled out because it sounds like Jesus.
Hamtaro because it was "too girly."
Sailor Moon for the same reason.
Ditto for Card captor Sakura.
And Fruits Basket.
Edd, Ed, and Eddy because it was "retarded"
South Park, but that always shit anyway and only my bro liked it.
Adult Swim in general.
Also, any sort of news that wasn't Fox because everything else was "satanic", to the point where I'd get whipped for getting caught watching the Daily Show. I'm a communist now, so I don't think that really worked.
We weren't allowed to watch Tiny Toons any more after a scene in which a bunch of little girls are murdered with anvils.
The comedy context of them being an Elmyra swarm was apparently beside the point.
My dad never gave a shit what I watched but I
lived with my mom so that didn't really
matter. Fortunately she was pretty oblivious to most things. When i was very young she
didn't like me watching the simpsons but she
let me, she wouldn't let me watch power
rangers for like a year and a half but i
watched it anyway cuz she was never in the
Living room when i watched tv. then I finally
convinced her that it wouldn't cause me to fight people at school or kill anyone. She also made it known that she didn't approve of the violence in X-Men TAS but she let me watch it. She wasn't even aware of the existence of shows like south park so I watched it when she wasn't in the room
She was SUPER picky about video games though. No t rated games til I was 12, she finally let me get m rated games when I was 15 but by then I had figured out that nobody at best buy asked if I was old enough so I always got them when she wasn't around and she didn't really know where to look to see what a game was rated. I had her thinking they wouldn't sell it to me because I was too young so she never even checked.
She was your stereotypical soccer mom always worried that things would corrupt me into a violent psychopath (liyerally) but thankfully she was incompetent and didn't understand how anything worked Soni got away with a lot of shit.
Still remember her not letting me get final fantasy 7 because "There's a big knife of the front of the game" though.
It is a magical girl anime by Clamp, suprisingly mature for what it is. Only had one girl instead of a team and had the girl getting a new costume every episode made by a girl with a crush on her. She got her powers by catching "clow" that were basically pokemon that gave you super powers that you unleash via cards. The supporting cast was huge and with that came loads of drama.
The dub is one of the worst, as in they kept reusing footage of Sakura's rival/side kikc/love interest boy and tried to market the show around him so as to get more boys watching it.