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Kataang102

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« Reply #160 on: 08-13-2013 05:17 »

What about The Lesser of Two Evils

there's nothing too horrificly offensive exept maybe for the bathtub scene
There's also the strip club scene, though....

I think 'Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch' would be an appropriate episode for older kids who understand the whole pregnancy thing, say 10 and up, but not for a 3 year old.


you could skip over that, well that and the Ass whiplash
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #161 on: 08-18-2013 23:00 »

May I suggest Mobius Dick?
There's not much wrong with it, other than a few rude religious jokes and when leela says 'dick' rudely (....would that count?). Plus, there's alot of stuff for kids to enjoy in it- alot of sci fi, cool scenes, and some good humor.
Eternium

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« Reply #162 on: 08-18-2013 23:44 »

Leela and the Genestalk? A lot of adventuring which kids might like
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #163 on: 08-19-2013 01:04 »

Leela and the Genestalk? A lot of adventuring which kids might like

Yep. It also gives a good message about body image.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #164 on: 08-19-2013 03:15 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2013 03:17 »

War is The H word should be good for Older Kids if they know swear words

But not for Three Year olds, No three year olds should KNOW what Futurama is
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #165 on: 08-19-2013 18:28 »

If I remember correctly, "I, Roommate" didn't contain any content inappropriate for children. Tell me if I'm wrong, though. It's been a while since I last watched the episode.
Eternium

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« Reply #166 on: 08-19-2013 22:07 »

I,Roomate might be hard to understand... The fact that an *whispering* 'antenna' is like a robo-dick.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #167 on: 08-19-2013 22:42 »

If I remember correctly, "I, Roommate" didn't contain any content inappropriate for children. Tell me if I'm wrong, though. It's been a while since I last watched the episode.
I,Roomate might be hard to understand... The fact that an *whispering* 'antenna' is like a robo-dick.
I'd think the Robo-Wang-Dang-Doodle would fly over their heads. They'd just think, "Oh no! He hurt himself!" or something like that.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #168 on: 08-20-2013 16:34 »

I,Roomate might be hard to understand... The fact that an *whispering* 'antenna' is like a robo-dick.
Oh yea, I forgot about that. But I agree with Monster Robot Maniac, I doubt it would mean anything to them.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #169 on: 09-03-2013 01:15 »

What about 'Overclockwise'?

It's not like there's anything particularly bad about this episode, other than occasional swearing. I guess Fry falling off of the Niagra Falls may be frowned upon by some people, but To younger kids it would basically be harmless. Plus, this episode would be a good way to see if they like Sci-Fi themes or not, as there's alot of Futuristic stuff like inside of Bender's Head scenes and stuff like that.

Also, Murder on the Planet Express would be good for older kids who don't scare very easily. There's more uses of the word 'Ass' than usual in this episode, but that's just standard Futurama. Other than that, this epiode is very clean, and very fun to watch!
Beamer

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« Reply #170 on: 09-03-2013 03:08 »

"Mild swearing" outranks "Fucked-up storyline involving monster eating most of the characters" in terms of what kids shouldn't be exposed to?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #171 on: 09-03-2013 03:34 »

"Mild swearing" outranks "Fucked-up storyline involving monster eating most of the characters" in terms of what kids shouldn't be exposed to?
Well, it's not really that bad. It'd be alot better to show them this than Alien or The Thing (not that anyone should show their kids those movies), for example, as it is easier for kids to tell that things that happen in cartoons aren't real than in movies.
Beamer

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« Reply #172 on: 09-03-2013 04:00 »

True, but school-aged children are going to hear far worse on the playground than they ever will on television. It really doesn't seem like the thing parents should be most vigilant about. I was watching The Simpsons from about age 5 onwards, and you hear mild words like "ass" and "crap" in that constantly - but even those words didn't enter my personal vocabulary until years later. And the sexual innuendo went pretty much over my head (actually, somewhat even the opposite - I knew what "sex" in general was but didn't know the specifics, so I just assumed every single joke I didn't get was sexual tongue). The violence was really the only thing where I truly understood the actions and the implications.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #173 on: 09-03-2013 04:52 »

MOTPE is quite possibly one of the darkest episodes of the show. I'd sooner show a child "Spanish Fry" than that one.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #174 on: 09-03-2013 05:13 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2013 05:17 »

When I said MOTPE is OK for kids, I didn't mean three-year-olds nessessarily, but more like kids 10 and up, give or take. I know this thread is called 'Episodes for a 3 year old', but my suggestions are mainly for older kids.

Honestly, I don't think 3 year olds should watch the show. It's just too vulgar and mean spirited at times, and it's put on networks like FOX and CC for a reason-it's for older induviduals. I think the youngest age that should be allowed to watch some episodes would be about 11, or even better, 12. Kids of those ages could easily handle MOTPE, in my opinion.

New Suggestion- That's Lobstertainment!
Yes, the episode is pretty boring, but some kids would still enjoy it, and there's not much wrong with it, as far as I recall. Prove Me Wrong, Everyone!
Everyone

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« Reply #175 on: 09-03-2013 05:59 »

Prove Me Wrong, Everyone!

It features Jar-Jar Binks as a head in a jar.

There, that was easy.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #176 on: 09-03-2013 06:03 »

Well, you can't argue with the logic of Everyone.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #177 on: 09-03-2013 20:29 »

I'd say SMFP. I'm pretty sure the Scooby-Doo segment didn't contain any inappropriate material. And they might get a kick out of the Purple Berry one (even if they don't understand the whole corporate joke behind it).

As for G.I. Zapp, I'm not sure whether or not they would just believe everything Nixon said.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #178 on: 09-04-2013 00:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2013 03:07 »

Prove Me Wrong, Everyone!

It features Jar-Jar Binks as a head in a jar.

There, that was easy.
You Have Made a Strong Enemy, Everyone.

Wasn't 'Game of Thrones' pretty safe? The only questionable scene I can recall is the 'Booby Tuesdays' one, and nothing bad actually happens when he goes inside. Other than that, it's a very creative and fun episode that kids will like. Plus, it may be a good episode to 'bond' over, what with Fry loving his Mom so much and whatnot.
Beamer

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« Reply #179 on: 09-04-2013 02:50 »

Wasn't 'Game of Thrones' pretty safe?

Yep, any episode of Game of Thrones is appropriate for a three year old. tongue
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #180 on: 09-04-2013 02:52 »

Best typo ever. But Game of Tones was pretty appropriate, save the strip club part, and some parents might consider the Fry/Michelle scene a litte suggestive.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #181 on: 09-04-2013 03:02 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2013 03:07 »

Wasn't 'Game of Thrones' pretty safe?
Yep, any episode of Game of Thrones is appropriate for a three year old. tongue

You are now on My List of Mortal Enemies.

Actually, I just remembered the 'I Swear, this never happens!' scene from GOT that might raise a little too many questions from kids.

New Suggestion: 2D Blacktop! Anything wrong with that sucker?
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #182 on: 09-04-2013 04:08 »

But what about the maniac street racers? Do you really want to expose children to such violent rebels like that? I think not.
Beamer

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« Reply #183 on: 09-04-2013 04:22 »

That would be some serious unspoken mental abuse.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #184 on: 09-04-2013 13:21 »

Wasn't 'Game of Thrones' pretty safe?
Yep, any episode of Game of Thrones is appropriate for a three year old. tongue

You are now on My List of Mortal Enemies.

Actually, I just remembered the 'I Swear, this never happens!' scene from GOT that might raise a little too many questions from kids.

New Suggestion: 2D Blacktop! Anything wrong with that sucker?
Pimparoo, but it might fly over their heads
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #185 on: 09-07-2013 20:58 »

Was there anything wrong with Decision 3012? I haven't seen that one in a while, but I think it was pretty safe..
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #186 on: 09-07-2013 22:22 »

Was there anything wrong with Decision 3012? I haven't seen that one in a while, but I think it was pretty safe..
It Shows a strip club, but not inside
SolidSnake

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« Reply #187 on: 09-24-2013 01:56 »

The Duh-Vinci Code comes to mind.......
stum

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« Reply #188 on: 11-06-2013 15:47 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2013 16:00 »

Space Pilot 3000 - PG
The Series Has Landed - PG
I, Roommate - PG
Love's Labours Lost in Space - 12
Fear of a Bot Planet - 12
A Fishful of Dollars - PG
My Three Suns - 12
A Big Piece of Garbage - PG
Hell is Other Robots - PG
A Flight to Remember - PG
Mars University - PG
When Aliens Attack - PG
Fry and the Slurm Factory - PG

I Second That Emotion - PG
Brannigan, Begin Again - PG
A Head in the Polls - PG
Xmas Story - PG
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love? - PG
The Lesser of Two Evils - PG
Put Your Head on My Shoulders - 12
Raging Bender - PG
A Bicyclops Built for Two - 12
A Clone of My Own - PG
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back - PG
The Deep South - PG
Bender Gets Made - PG
Mother's Day - 12
The Problem With Popplers - PG
Anthology of Interest I - PG
War is the H-Word - PG
The Honking - PG
The Cryonic Woman - PG

Amazon Women in the Mood - PG
Parasites Lost - PG
A Tale of Two Santas - 12
The Luck of the Fryrish - PG
The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz - PG
Bendless Love - PG
The Day The Earth Stood Stupid - PG
That's Lobstertainment! - PG
The Cyber House Rules - PG
Where the Buggalo Roam - PG
Insane in the Mainframe - PG
The Route of All Evil - PG
Bendin' in the Wind - 12
Time Keeps on Slippin' - 12
I Dated a Robot - 12
A Leela of Her Own - PG
A Pharoah to Remember - PG
Anthology of Interest II - PG
Roswell That Ends Well - PG
Godfellas - PG
Future Stock - 12
The 30% Iron Chef - 12
TheBPB11

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« Reply #189 on: 11-06-2013 17:01 »

Technically stum they're all TV-14, but whatever.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #190 on: 11-06-2013 20:44 »


Q: What if Futurama started making TV-G episodes on Nick?

Yoinked this from the Q&A thread because I thought it was an interesting idea.

I think the best way to do this would be a separate series, featuring the orphan kids, maybe Cubert/Dwight. They would interact frequently with the PE crew of course, because it's not Futurama without the gang. Maybe the beginning and end of each episode would have the PE crew heading off on/returning from a delivery por ejemplo, as my people say. And the kids would go off and have their own adventures while the grownups were away. Perhaps Zoidberg could be the incompetent babysitter, so we don't have to deal with the question of why the grownups leave the kids alone all day. For a younger audience, Zoidberg's whooping, weird anatomy, voracious appetite, and ink spray might make him a popular character.
stum

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« Reply #191 on: 11-06-2013 21:10 »

Oh yeah, that'd be well-received.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #192 on: 11-07-2013 18:39 »

Really don't think a 3 year old should watch this show.   Have a nephew of this age and I'm not letting him watch it until he's in junior high.  Think it's more for the 13 up until the day you die age group.

It's fine if others want to show it to little kids.

TheBPB11

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« Reply #193 on: 11-07-2013 21:51 »

I agree with Kurt, I woudln't show anyone under 10 Futurama.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #194 on: 11-07-2013 23:18 »

'Cold Warriors' was pretty safe, if I remember correctly. There was nothing too sexual or offensive, and the storyline could be easily be grasped by young people.
stum

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« Reply #195 on: 11-07-2013 23:28 »

Ghost in the Machines?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #196 on: 11-07-2013 23:38 »

Bender's 'God' line at the end may be a little too rude to show young children.
stum

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« Reply #197 on: 11-08-2013 00:11 »

I think TMC should do another of his lists, this time for "Ghost in the Machines" to see what's inappropiate in it.
Andromeda

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« Reply #198 on: 11-08-2013 21:05 »

Technically, it all depends on what the parents want their kids to be viewing. I, for example, started watching Futurama when I was 7 years old. I always used to sneak around and usually watched it when my parents weren't home so I didn't get caught. At this point, my mom knows about it and doesn't mind, but to this day, my dad would probably scream his head off at me and kick my ass if he ever found out that I watch it all the time. hmpf
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #199 on: 11-09-2013 03:16 »

I think TMC should do another of his lists, this time for "Ghost in the Machines" to see what's inappropiate in it.

Way to go, you found 1 episode in 140 that you can hold up as a shining example for how young children should watch Futurama!

Or maybe I just didn't care to go poking through the episode transcript looking for adult material.

Either way, be sure to list it on your resume as a major win. The world will be impressed.
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