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tuesday tangents: disney parents

i might as well admit it now that i am a huge Disney channel fan. i'm not talking Disney movies today, strictly the Disney channel. (funny that i'm talking t.v. considering the hubby just came up with this idea which is in effect as of right now...but anyways...)


so i love the Disney channel, but lately something has been bugging me. well, i just put my finger down hard on it: the parents.

one of my new pet peeves is when i see parents acting like idiots. granted, there really are parents out there in the real world that act like idots-heh heh, and i know i've had my own moments-but when these parents are all over the media, and now being thrown into Disney channel shows....grrr! i hate it. kids don't need to see that. it only makes them think: gee, all parents must be that dumb. what losers. 

this is the first show that pushed me over the edge:

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Dog with a Blog. (yeah, ironic how i'm currently blogging right now huh?) have you heard of it? seen it?! well, you're not missing much. for me, the only redeeming actress in here is Genevieve Hannelius. she's the freaking cutest. but that's it. they(whoever "they" are-the director?) portray the parents in such an awful light, making them come across as complete numskulls.

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the next show that also has this trait is called Ant Farm:

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it's cute, you don't see the mom as much, but the dad is, again, portrayed as the unknowing/clueless father figure. he's even a cop in the show! what the heck?! do they want kids associating cops with idots? i don't even know.

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this last one i like (maybe just because i'm an Ashley Tisdale fan?...don't hate me) is Phineas and Ferb:

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but even these kids have brainless parents. the dad is the worst-just always off in his own little world of nonsense.

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perhaps the one show i started hating the most because of the main actress (Bridget Mendler), i ended up liking the most because of the mom (Leigh-Allyn Baker).

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she's not "perfect"(who is?!) but even though she has her silly diva moments, i feel like the show does a good job at displaying this mom's awareness for her family's needs. she cracks down on their shenanigans. and i like that.

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i get that these are shows geared for young adolescents, and that they're supposed to be funny, but why put so much idiocy on the parent figures? i just can't stand it. how are kids going to grow up appreciating and respecting their parents when all they see is how inadequate and stupid they are via television?

gaa. sorry for the vent. does anyone else see this too? am i being too harsh a judge? i guess i feel stronger about this issue due to the fact that i now have a baby of my own, that will eventually be watching t.v. shows like this. and i don't want him thinking i'm a clueless wonder. ha ha. (but seriously!)

*are you a Disney channel fan? have a favorite show?

*what do you think about the parent figures in these shows?


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