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4_Legs_Good

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« on: 06-10-2008 01:20 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2008 01:20 »

Futurama has been a staple in my family, I'm proud to say, since both my kids were zero.

I'll never forget the first time I was doing something, and said, as I do, "Pizza Delivery for I.C. Weiner", and my then 2 year old said, out of nowhere, "oh crud!". He used to dance around every time the theme music came on, and say "uh oh!" when the ship crashed in the opening credits.

So, needless to say we all watched BBS on the big screen (LCD projector) the day it came out, and it was a big success (asside from a few really stupid/infantile penis jokes, which probably even made my 5 year  roll eyes .

My question is this:

Can I plan a similar event for the night of June 26? When you've got a title like "Beast with a Billion Backs", a parent does have to take pause as to whether or not it'll be too confusing for a 3 and 5 year old and too embarassing for me, particularly with my wife glaring at me all night for exposing the kids to adult material. That said, they've been exposed to this stuff since day 1 as far as Futurama and the Simpsons goes. Only the most racy Simpsons are avoided, and the only Futuramas we don't watch often are the Santa Episodes, as they're kinda confusing to kids.

Any help? I'd hate to forgo opening night, and who am I kidding, they're gonna see it anyway at some point.

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« Reply #1 on: 06-10-2008 01:54 »

I've seen it - I think it's safer than BBS. 
soylentOrange

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« Reply #2 on: 06-10-2008 07:54 »

yeah, for a movie with such a suggestive name, there's relatively little adult material.  It shouldnt be a problem letting your kids watch.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #3 on: 06-10-2008 08:04 »

Much safer than BBS. The most it goes is the genticles.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #4 on: 06-10-2008 10:31 »

Good to know that it's relatively safe for kids.  I'm also scheduling a BWABB release party, and it's possible there may be kids there.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #5 on: 06-10-2008 18:59 »

I'd let my seven year old brother watch it. ...Then again, I also let him watch Mother's Day. I'm not good at this.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #6 on: 06-10-2008 20:23 »

It's definatly safe for kids, hell I'd make my 4 year old cousin watch it like I did with BBS and even worse than that he's seen Superbad because I was too lazy to move and turn off the DVD player.

SP: I've had my 4 year old cousin watch BBS, Mother's Day and I'm proud to say have made him afraind of Santa because of X-mas story and ATO2S  big grin. I'm not good at what kids should watch either so it's fine.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #7 on: 06-10-2008 20:42 »

I'd feel comfortable showing BWABB to kids. But what I would feel less comfortable about is answering the questions afterwards.

But then kids will always ask questions. I guess that's why they learn the word "why" so quickly.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #8 on: 06-10-2008 22:09 »

I wouldn't worry about kids.  A little bourbon in their juice boxes, and they'll stop asking questions about anything...

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x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #9 on: 06-11-2008 07:50 »

It doesnt really matter- they will find out about stuff like that sooner or later, as long as they dont take those jokes to school with them.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #10 on: 06-11-2008 12:23 »

Let's hope later than sooner...
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #11 on: 06-12-2008 04:14 »

yeah, my siters are getting older and i find it somewhat disturbing that they know what some hidden dirty jokes mean
Spy

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« Reply #12 on: 06-14-2008 09:31 »

Well I've seen it and there are only small aspects that may be inappropriate to have to explain to a child but otherwise it should be fine.
4_Legs_Good

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« Reply #13 on: 06-14-2008 17:28 »

Thanks for the info everyone! I can't wait to see it! I love opening night showings!!

4LG
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« Reply #14 on: 06-18-2008 23:19 »

It may make your kids cry at certain parts, so probably not. It's certainly more adult than BBS in my opinion (not sure what about BBS is supposedly more adult than BWABB).
limegreenaffair

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« Reply #15 on: 06-19-2008 01:34 »

It's not too bad. It barely has anything so much as mildly inappropriate.
Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #16 on: 06-19-2008 01:44 »

I'm not talking about inappropriateness, more shocking, disturbing, WTF did they actually commit such a cruel act sort of stuff.
Zmithy

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« Reply #17 on: 06-21-2008 04:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-21-2008 04:31 »

The film primarily features anti-Christian themes and tastefully-rendered tentacle rape on a grand scale, along with infanticide, adultery, casual murder and a sub-plot dedicated to polygamy.

Those are just technicalities though, it's fine to show it to your kids because it doesn't have lots of sexual humour or naked people in it like BBS did.

No boobies and weiners = a-okay!     smile
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« Reply #18 on: 06-21-2008 12:14 »


Anarchy_Balsac
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« Reply #19 on: 06-21-2008 14:33 »

 
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Anyway yeah I guess that's the problem. It's okay for kids to watch if it's horrific and disturbingly violent, but show the slightest bit of human anatomy and it's suddenly inappropriate.
Xanfor

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« Reply #20 on: 06-21-2008 17:44 »

 
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4_Legs_Good

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« Reply #21 on: 06-23-2008 14:43 »

There's other stuff in Futurama, beyond, what we normally thing of as "adult material" that is disturbing to me to have my kids watch - particularly suicide booths, which I've always found the most disturbing thing in the show.

Polygamy doesn't bother me!  smile

Kidding, sort of.

Anyway, Zmithy and Anarchy, points well taken, and I agree about the absurdity of our prudishness wrt sex and openness about violence. One of the nuttier aspects of our society.

Anti-Christian themes don't necessarily bother me, but I seriously doubt that Groening would be overtly anti-Christian. I've never seen anything in either the Simpsons or Futurama that's overtly anti-Christian. I've seen a lot of stuff that questions Christianity, and asks the viewer to question religion, or aspects thereof, and all that is, IMO, great for kids. It's good for them to be curious about why we believe what we do.

Anyway, don't want to turn this thread into something it wasn't supposed to be... I'll take everyone's comments into consideration when choosing whether or not to have a showing TOMORROW NIGHT!!! (wooo hoooo!!!)

4LG
Xanfor

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« Reply #22 on: 06-24-2008 00:25 »

 
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Originally posted by 4_Legs_Good:

Anyway, Zmithy and Anarchy, points well taken, and I agree about the absurdity of our prudishness wrt sex and openness about violence. One of the nuttier aspects of our society.

I dunno. Sex and violence both have their uses and can both be extremely damaging when used improperly. There's a difference, though, in the fact that most people don't have urges towards a violent nature (at least without external influence), yet most everybody does have (at some point in their lives) urges towards a sexual nature.

dr.bender nye

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« Reply #23 on: 06-24-2008 03:12 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 03:12 »

Well...

But apart from those two, I'd say its pretty safer, nothing to big to worry about.
aLx194

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« Reply #24 on: 07-05-2008 01:31 »

I would also say its safe for kids.
captyesterday

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« Reply #25 on: 07-09-2008 14:35 »

i would say its ok for kids if you let them watch regular futurama not as rude as the episode spanish fry
captyesterday

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« Reply #26 on: 07-09-2008 14:37 »

sorry i meant to say the movie is not as rude as spanish fry
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