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I'm not pro- or anti- - I found the show to be amusing, and Angelica to be a little poopooface. It was after my time as a kid, so I didn't grow up on it. This does raise a good point about how we educate our kids about bullies/kids who behave poorly. I do like that the kids in the show aren't too rattled by Angelica's behavior - it makes just her look bad. When the kids grew up in that spinoff show, it wasn't too interesting, either.
I remember Salute Your Shorts - not much about the details but that I enjoyed it!
One of the only scenes I remember from Salute your shorts was one where they were riding on a bus and a police car is following them. One kid says "___ (?name) just gave the police half a peace sign!" Then the counselor says "Which...half?" That was pretty provocative for a kids show back in the day.
I grew up on that show and never really noticed the bullying or lack of supervision (I'm a child of the 90s. Born in '92), but now that you mention it, I can totally see what you mean! I believe they also had a movie where the boy Tommy got lost in the woods because he toddled off, as well as another movie where, if I remember correctly, they got lost in Paris.
Most of the 90s shows were similar (Ren and Stimpy, for example, was pretty disturbing), and as far as I can tell it hasn't negatively affected children.
I'd let my daughter watch that before I'd let her watch Hannah Montana, but mainly because I'd rather her watch babies having adventures as opposed to a teenager with two lives and constant "boyfriend" talk.
But thats just me.
If I noticed her bullying another child and saying because someone on a show did it, however, she wouldn't be watching that show anymore.
Holy MOLY! Now I feel OLD!!!!
I also watched RugRats, Ren and Stimpy, etc. I don't think I would put it on for my toddlers to watch, but an older child, I don't mind. And I do agree- Rugrats before Hannah Montana!!
It came out when I was a teen. The kids I babysat for watched it obsessively and I got hooked too! LOL Then My kids ended up watching it when they were little. They still love it! They think it's so funny! And I end up getting caught up in it all over again! I think I've seen every show there was!
Thank You ~steph2007~ For My Beautiful Spring Siggy!
I used to love this show when I was a kid Though I knew many parents who would not let their kids watch it because Angelica was a brat. So they would come over to my house and watch it with me XD
I would let my kids watch the show. If my child started acting like Angelica, I would punish them and explain that the behavior is not acceptable. Only if they kept acting like her, after repeat warnings would I not let them watch the show.